Technical Product Owner
About Équité Association
As a not-for-profit organization, Équité Association supports Canadian insurers to fight fraud by using advanced analytics, intelligence best practices, and coordinated investigations. Combining expert investigative services and advanced analytics, Équité serves as a unified organization, delivering improved service and fraud analytics for vehicle and cargo recovery. Leveraging relationships with law enforcement, partners and industry organizations, Équité serves as a centre point for insurance crime across all insurers, and is protecting Canadians by working to eradicate insurance fraud and crime. Équité, is invested in diminishing crime in Canada, and protecting all Canadians against exploitation.
About the Role
We use a wide range of data and intelligence to achieve four objectives:
Help insurers identify fraud through integrated advanced analytics and investigations;
Enhance and enable cross-insurer investigations coordinated by Équité;
Lead stakeholder in vehicle and hard-asset recover & identification services; and
Support law enforcement, regulators, professional colleges and other public investigative agencies to identify criminals and bring them to justice. We will also endeavour to raise public awareness about consumer scams: how they work and how to detect and prevent them.
The Product Owner reports to the Director, Head of Technology Solutions and requires the ability to anticipate needs, think critically, and offer solutions to problems with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. The Product Owner role is primarily responsible for creating the technical requirements for the Technology Solutions team(s) and support the team(s) in their Agile processes. Working with the Director, Head of Technology Solutions and the Technology Solutions team(s), the role will ensure best practices in creating and maintaining best practices in technical requirements gathering, building a roadmap and ensuring the sustainable health of the backlog for the sprints.
The position offers a motivated, astute person the opportunity to have an indelible impact on the organization’s evolution—an organization focused on creating a vibrant, accessible culture that welcomes open discourse, supports the members, and balances technology, process and people.
Specific accountabilities include:
Leading the efforts of creation of technical requirements flowing from the business requirements working in collaboration with the Business Analyst.
Refining the technical requirements in collaboration with the Technology Solutions team(s) allowing the addition of non-functional requirements based on architecture and design and technology selection.
Refining the technical requirements in collaboration with the cyber security team to adhere to the Secure Software Lifecycle and the earliest inclusion of security requirements as feasible
Maintenance of the backlogs required for the regular sprint planning session.
5+ years of product owner work experience
A university degree in the field of Information Technology
Strong skills in communication and collaboration
A deep understanding of requirement gathering
Experience of establishing an organisation wide ontology
Strong experience in product ownership in Agile environment
Strong experience with Agile tools like Jira and Confluence
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a friendly, collaborative attitude
Comfortable and excels within remote work
Équité Association is committed to providing accommodation for people with disabilities. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Please be advised that only those applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted.
We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities. We highly value our diversity and inclusion culture and welcome all candidates, including women, BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ and allies.