Product Owner/ Business Analyst
Jonas Software Solutions Inc.
Jonas Software is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc. (“CSU” on the Toronto Stock Exchange) and employs over 3,000 team members working in 95 software companies worldwide. We are serial acquirers of vertical market software providers with a widely publicized buy-and-hold-forever strategy. Fiscal 2019 was a record-breaking year on the acquisition front, with 17 deals closed across North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand as we entered 6 new verticals.
To support our next phase of growth we are opening a new Research & Development operation, Jonas Software Solutions, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
We are now looking to recruit our first wave of Developers, QA Analysts, Designers, DBAs, Product Owners, and other key individuals with all levels of experience to form an integral part of the Jonas business across North America.
Product Owner/ Business Analyst
We are looking to hire a number of Product Owner/ Business Analyst (BA) roles supporting various businesses within the Jonas group. Experience levels ranging from 1 to 5 years.
The Product Owner is responsible for interpreting requirements from internal and external stakeholders, creating functional specifications, and working with scrum teams to drive the effective development and implementation of new functionality in our applications.
As a PO in Research and Development, you must have a customer focus and strong business acumen, understanding customer needs, and trends in the marketplace.
Ability to partner with the stakeholders to thoroughly understand the customer journey map and enhance their business objectives to build a world-class SAAS product.
Work closely with leadership, developers, product owners, BAs, QA and end-users throughout the SDLC AND ensure applications meet acceptance criteria and our customer’s needs.
Work with both internal and external stakeholders, documents business requirements based on the business problem the user is trying to solve
Communicate functional requirements to Product Development through formal functional specifications
Work within agile methodologies and frameworks such as Kanban, Scrum, Scrumban, or SAFe.
Communicate regularly with Account Management and our customers to maintain a deep understanding of how the product is used
Performs functional testing of beta and released products, logging and addressing issues on a timely basis
Acting as a Scrum Master to remove impediments for the team.
Assists in the Product Development department’s escalation and triage process
Works with vendor partners on joint projects which can improve the value proposition of the product solution for customers
Coordinates or conducts training on new modules/features for internal and external customers
Maintains backlog of customer enhancement requests
Plans, schedules and facilitates grooming, estimation and demonstration of stories
Occasional travel to the US on for customer and/or company meetings
1 to 5 years of experience in a similar role.
Ability to analyze and work with 3rd party technical specifications
Experience working in an agile environment or with scrum teams
Previous experience in managing/delivering SaaS development projects preferred
Previous experience working with teams doing Microsoft .NET development preferred
Ability to communicate technical or complex topics to non- technical audiences
Ability to communicate business concepts to technical audiences
Experience with Jira & Atlassian Suite or other comparable development ticketing system preferred
Ability to generate creative ideas, make decisions in a timely manner and prioritize effectively
Candidates must possess strong analytical, excellent written communication, and problem-solving skills
Basic understanding of client-server architecture and relational databases is an asset
Proficiency working in desktop applications (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, Project)
We are part of the largest software company in Canada with a unique blend of local control and Big Company support and we are recruiting our first 30 team members in Nova Scotia. Whether you are an ambitious graduate looking to kick start your career or an industry high achiever searching for the next opportunity why not get in touch and find out more about our plans. We would love to hear your story, learn about your ambitions, and figure out if we could have a great future together.
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More About Jonas Software:
Jonas Software is the leading provider of enterprise management software solutions to the Country and Golf Clubs, Foodservice, Construction, Fitness & Sports, Attractions, Salon & Spa, Education, Radiology/Laboratory Information Systems, and Product Licensing industries. Within these vertical markets, Jonas is made up of over 65 distinct brands, which are respected and leaders within their own domain.
Jonas’ vision is to be the branded global leader across the aforementioned vertical markets and to be recognized by customers and respective industry stakeholders as the trusted provider of ‘Software for Life’ and as an ambassador for technology, product innovation, quality, and customer service.
Jonas Software is the valued technology partner of over 60,000 customers worldwide in more than 30 countries. Jonas employs over 2,000 skilled individuals consisting of a cross-section of industry experts and technology professionals. Jonas is headquartered in Canada and also operates offices throughout North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia New Zealand and Africa. Jonas is a 100% owned subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc., headquartered in Toronto and traded on the S&P;/TSX 60.