Product Owner - Teaching Aid Tools

April 23, 2020

GRICS , an essential technological ally for the education community! Serving all school boards in Quebec and serving a million students, our main mandate is to develop software solutions by putting forward modern projects relating to administrative, school and educational management. Among other things, we will be launching important projects related to the Quebec Digital Education Action Plan in the near future. We work in an environment where DevOps, Agile SCRUM and Kanban practices are put forward in a spirit of collaboration and innovation.

Product owner - Educational support tools Contest # 137-002 1 position , permanent - 35 hrs / week - Unionized Salary: $ 30.76 to $ 49.21 (hourly rate), depending on experience Sector: Product strategy and communications

Being part of the Product portfolio and marketing department , the product owner is at the heart of product design under his leadership and works closely with the product manager, internal and external stakeholders as well as the Scrum development teams. Under the supervision of the Director of Product and Marketing Portfolio, he analyzes the software needs of customers for the business areas for which he is responsible and represents the voice of the customer internally. He is responsible for the development of products according to user needs and the guidelines established jointly with the product manager. The product owner will therefore prioritize the production of new products in accordance with product strategies. Its primary objective is to ensure that the priorities it has established lead to deliveries that meet the expectations of internal and external stakeholders. He will carry out his work in an environment where Agile practices and values ​​are put forward and where teamwork and continuous improvement are valued. He will carry out his work according to the Scrum guide in effect at GRICS.


• Collaborate in the development of strategies and vision of products as well as product positioning and analysis of opportunities; • Take a critical look at the products and collaborate in defining and prioritizing the implementation of new functionalities and improvements: o Translate the vision in specific objectives in order to achieve the functionalities offering the best return on investment; o Create and maintain the list of requirements and formalize as well as prioritize the product notebooks ("backlog"). • Collect, prioritize and communicate customer needs and product vision to internal stakeholders, for example by ensuring: o Participate in seminars or presentations; o Conduct surveys, organize and animate discussion groups; o Interact with users for all product-related activities under his / her responsibility; o Analyze business needs and define the scope of the solution; > o Detail business needs and acceptance criteria. • Manage the delivery plan, ensuring: o Plan and organize product increments and development iterations; o Manage the scope, endorse the recommended solution and collaborate on the effort and schedule estimates; o Accept the work • Collaborate with all sectors to ensure product success. The person must: o Ensure the transfer of knowledge of product increments to other sectors of the organization; o Collaborate with stakeholders to define the experimentation and piloting strategies; > o Support the team which carries out the piloting with the users, while monitoring the progress of the projects. • Carry out all other tasks related to the position. strong>

• Hold a university degree in education or any other related discipline; • Any training combined with professional experience deemed relevant will be considered; • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a role related to pedagogy; • Excellent command of the French language, both spoken and written; • Functional English; • Be available to travel to meet clients in the context of employment; Hold a valid driver's license (class 5).

Qualities required: Client-oriented, analytical, good judgment, comfortable working with multidisciplinary teams, excellent communication skills, good listening skills, organizational skills, tolerance of ambiguity, autonomy.

Skills sought: Good knowledge in the field of education and techno-pedagogical tools, skills in leading working groups, on the lookout for new trends and strategic and political issues in business areas.

> Will be considered an asset: Have worked in an environment for the development of educational applications, experience in software product management, knowledge of GRICS systems.

Let us know send your application by mentioning competition number 137-002. We will thank all the candidates. Please note that we will communicate only with the successful applicants.

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