Bilingual (French/English) Software Product Owner in Montreal at Volt

Date Posted: 9/14/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
  • Duration:
    28 weeks
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Pay Rate
    $0.0 - $57.55/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch

Job Description

We are looking to hire a Software Product Owner for our client in Montreal, QC for approximately a 6 months' assignment with the possibility of extension through our Company Volt Workforce Solutions Canada.

Job Description:

  • Job title: Software Product Owner (PO) / Program Manager
  • Employer: Volt Workforce Solutions Canada
  • Client: in the IT Industry
  • Location: Montreal, QC, H3A3R2
  • Hours per week: 40 ; hours per day: 8
  • Pay Rate: upto $57.55/hr (T4)
  • Length of assignment: 6 months assignment with the possibility of extension

** Candidates Must be Eligible to work in Canada without Employment Sponsorship**

** Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information **


  • Volt Workforce Solutions is seeking a strong Software Product Owner (PO) to help us deliver the best retail software solutions in the industry!
  • This is for our Client's Fuel Agile Scrum team, and other Agile products.
  • As a client-facing individual, the Project Owner works with all product stakeholders to define, refine, map and prioritize all stories in the product backlog.
  • The PO also applies agile principles with the development team, contributing to the vision and refinement of the product backlog. 
  • Other responsibilities include iteration plan acceptance, story acceptance criteria and acceptance of stories as done.
  • This position also requires strong collaborative skills and a systems-thinking mentality that can work both with technical and nontechnical stakeholders to develop and apply product development budgets, financial control, and strong understanding the financial impacts of product decisions.


  • Need to understand and know software development life cycles, ideally retail however any type of development projects
  • Serve as key stakeholder in story definition, assisting agile teams with clarification, estimates, story sequencing and team objectives for each iteration.
  • Provide product vision and direction to agile teams and stakeholders throughout the product development.
  • Develop and prioritize stories to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value and are aligned with product strategy.
  • Iteration planning – Review and prioritize the backlog for iteration planning including coordination of story dependencies, story acceptance criteria and acceptance of stories as done.
  • Backlog refinement – Build, prune, and maintain the team backlog with input from the key stakeholders
  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals.
  • Budget and financial awareness - understand how to develop a product development budget, financial control and understand the financial impacts of their product decisions.
  • Understand client delivery timelines and commitments against a maintained MVP target for the delivery of the product. Ensure that customer's commitments are addressed and met on a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with the team to continuously improve and define its mission.
  • Be a key contributor in the team retrospective helping drive improvements across the team
  • Manage communications and relationships with clients and diverse internal stakeholders.
  • Good knowledge of Retails systems is an asset.


  • No direct reports, but is responsible for coaching and advising all individuals in their assigned Agile team as required.


  • Minimum Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent mix of education and relevant work experience required.
  • Previous working experience as a Product Owner for 3 year(s) and supplemented with significant experience within in the software industry.
  • Experience in Retail Systems is a definite asset.
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles
  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills
  • Strong abilities in client negotiation (scope, deliverables, contract) is a definite asset
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with a content management tools such as VSTS, JIRA, etc.
  • Creative thinker with a vision
  • Excellent English communication skills both written and spoken. French communication skill is a definite asset.


  • SAFe 4.5 and SCPO certifications are a definite asset.


  • Some travel is expected (5-10%) for client visits and trade shows.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer