IT Product Owner (O297)

IT Product Owner (O297)

01 Jul
First National Financial LP

01 Jul

First National Financial LP


Working together to be our best!

First National is Canada’s largest non-bank lender, originating and servicing both commercial and residential mortgages since 1988. Over the past thirty years, we have been committed to hiring the best and brightest with over 1,000 proud team members. Through cooperation, ongoing coaching, development opportunities and a culture that celebrates both hard work and teamwork, First National team members are supported to lead, learn and grow.

If you are ready to join First National’s dynamic team, while working hard and having fun doing it, we invite you to apply online and let us know how you can be part of our success story.

We are hiring a Product Owner, IT!

Reporting To:

Director, QA and Implementation Services

Full-Time/Part- Time:


Posting Date:

May 24, 2021

Closing Date:

July 8, 2021

Hours of Work:

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Office Location:     



Great location! Steps away from the main public transit station

What we offer:

Highly competitive compensation package which includes, base salary, bonus, benefits, and career advancement opportunities!

*Eligibility for benefits is dependent on the terms of employment

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Director, QA and Implementation Services, within the IT Department, the Product Owner is responsible for managing the backlog of work received through the intake process for an application and/or application ecosystem. The Product Owner provides the vision and direction to the agile development team and stakeholders by planning, prioritizing, and grooming the product backlog to ensure that the agile development teams have an adequately prepared backlog to work from. The Product Owner will follow best practices to ensure the successful planning, scheduling, and release of deliverables to production.

- Providing vision and direction to the Agile development team and stakeholders throughout the project or initiative and create requirements

- Ensure that the team always has an adequate number of prepared tasks to work on

- Plan and prioritize product feature backlog and development for the product

- Define product vision, road-map and growth opportunities

- Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, epics, and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product strategy

- Actively work on intake flow and provide backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the requirements

- Work closely with the Business Team and IT Management to create and maintain a product backlog according to business value or ROI

- Lead the planning and scheduling of product release plans and set the expectation for delivery of new functionalities

- Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals

- Research and analyze the market, the users, and the roadmap for the product

- Follow our competitors and the industry

- Keep abreast with Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends

The Requirements Needed:

- Completed post-secondary education in a related field or

- Previous working experience as a Product Owner for 3-5 years

- In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles

- 4+ years’ experience with First National systems and practices an asset.

- Experience with data-modelling an asset

- Strong analytical, logical, and business knowledge 

Why join First National?

- Bright open concept office environment

- Large kitchens with a coffee and latte maker to enjoy at no cost

- Supportive teamwork focused environment

- Collaborative entrepreneurial spirit

- Opportunities to give back to the communities and work through events focused on a variety of charities

- Ongoing social events throughout the year

- Extensive training programs to set our employees up for success

First National is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

First National supports requests for accommodation from applicants with disabilities; please contact Human Resources at [email protected]

We would like to thank all applications for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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