Product Owner
in Halifax, NS

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent
Experienced
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Competition Number: 10577
Company Website: http://www.nspower.ca

Job Title: Product Owner
Company, Department: Nova Scotia Power, Information Technology
Location: Halifax, NS, Hybrid
Type of Employment: Regular, Full Time
Closing Date: Open until the successful candidate is found
Reference Number: 10577
At Nova Scotia Power, we're committed to providing safe, reliable electricity so that our customers and communities can thrive. We work across the province, from Yarmouth to Wreck Cove, to prevent power outages and to strengthen our electrical system-for today, and for the future.
As a subsidiary of Emera Inc, we provide 95% of the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power to approximately 540,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers. Our company is focused on new technologies to enhance customer service and reliability, reduce emissions, and add renewable energy.
We are proud to live and work in Nova Scotia. It's why we work to understand how we can give back meaningfully, support local organizations and work collaboratively to enhance the communities we call home.
We believe that every unique perspective should be valued and that everyone should have a sense of safety and belonging-at work, and in our communities. Leveraging the thoughts of a diverse workforce helps us to be innovative and provide the best service to our customers.
If working in an environment focused on innovation, safety and putting customers and community first inspires you, we want to hear from you.
Currently, we are looking to fill two (2) Product Owners to join our Cyber Security Initiatives team in a Permanent Position. Reporting to the Manager, Enterprise Cyber Security Initiatives, you will drive the implementation of cyber security capabilities in an agile environment by understanding the business and technology requirements to deliver on objectives.
This role will be well-suited to an experienced team leader or skilled mentor looking to expand their career leading a team assembled for the agile delivery of our cyber security initiatives or an experienced technology professional looking to develop managerial responsibilities to mature our cyber security posture. Cyber Security Initiatives include, but are not limited to, the advancement of operating system and endpoint security, including network/host-based security, wireless and mobile devices, identity access management, privileged access management, and others.
Accountabilities:
As the successful candidate, you will steer the cyber security initiative (product) throughout the product lifecycle and ensure the final delivered product meets business (end-user) requirements. You will successfully lead agile team members through modern product management techniques (e.g., OKRs, canvassing, design thinking, User Story Mapping, prioritizing value-focused backlog and risk reduction, etc.) as well as lead team planning sessions, daily scrums, retrospectives, sprint reviews, etc. to ensure alignment on vision and value delivery.
This leadership role requires an individual with a strong technical acumen, as well as a keen ability to work with the broader organization to align priorities and plans with key business objectives. As such, you must excel at balancing technology solutions with business drivers such as speed, agility, quality, and performance. Further, you will own and drive change with strong project coordination or project management experience, as well as phenomenal stakeholder management skills.
You will be responsible for personal safety and that of co-workers by observing and ensuring compliance with all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations. You will be accountable for environmental performance as it relates to the environmental management system processes and initiatives.
Skills, Capabilities and Experience:
A strong desire to learn, recommend, and support new security technologies (e.g., email security/SIEM/Firewalls/IDS/IPS/VPN/EDR/AV/AM/CASB/IAM/PAM, etc.) that can be adopted to enhance the organization's cyber security posture is critical for this role. Although you are most known for your proven ability to effectively deliver business change through technology, your strong influencing, persuasion, and facilitation skills are also your key strengths. A solid understanding of program and project management methodologies and Agile practices is preferred but not mandatory.
You hold a bachelor's degree in business, computer science, information security, engineering or other related discipline, and a minimum of 5 years of experience in an Information Technology related field. Industry recognized certification(s) in information technology risk and security are considered an asset.
At Nova Scotia Power, everyone is a leader in their own right. Our Leadership Competencies set standards that advance our business strategy, deliver results for customers, and provide career development for employees. The successful individual in this role will take ownership and acts with integrity, builds strong collaborative relationships, and cultivates innovation and embraces change and thinks strategically and exercises sound judgement.
We offer remote work opportunities, to be discussed with your leader, however you are required to live in or be willing to relocate Nova Scotia for this role.
Why join our team?
Flexibility: Hybrid work model with flexible remote workdays.
Health & Wellbeing: A comprehensive benefits plan, access to a free on-site fitness center Employee and Family Assistance Program, parental leave top-up plan and wellness benefits.
Grow Your Career: Opportunities to advance within and between our affiliate companies, a focus on employee development and available sponsored education programs.
Community Engagement & Care: Corporate investments in the places where our people live and work, mentoring opportunities, fundraising-matching & volunteer programs, and scholarships for children of employees.
Competitive Compensation: A comprehensive benefits plan, short-term incentive plans and employer matching RRSP contributions.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Emera: At Emera we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including persons who identify as racially visible, Indigenous, persons with disabilities, women in underrepresented roles and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Applicants from these equity groups may self-identify through the online application process. Emera supports candidates and employees with access and accommodation needs.
Recruitment and Promotion Policy: When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available. We are committed to providing employees with a fair and equal opportunity to compete for jobs. Hiring and promotion of employees is based on skills, capabilities, knowledge and demonstrated abilities.
As part of our commitment to health and safety, we continue to closely monitor and adjust our pandemic response as needed based on public health guidance, current epidemiology, and considerations regarding business continuity. At this time the Emera Vaccine Policy, which outlines the requirement for all Nova Scotia Power employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide corresponding proof, has been suspended. This policy may be reinstated in the future, either in full or in part, at the discretion of the Company, and employees will be required to demonstrate compliance. Any non-compliance could result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
At Emera we understand that experience comes in many forms. We're dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team - so if your experience is close to what we've listed above, please consider applying. If you don't quite see yourself in this role but want to join our team, set up a Job Alert to learn about future opportunities!
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About Nova Scotia Power Inc.

Our Greatest Source of Energy is Our People

At Nova Scotia Power our people are our greatest source of energy. We have a passion for energy—producing and delivering it safely every day to customers across Nova Scotia. Collaboration, innovative thinking and a commitment to sustainability is driving us towards a greener and smarter energy future and we are currently looking for like-minded people to join us.

Interested in learning more about what it’s like to be part of our team? As an employer, our focus is on delivering an exceptional employee experience from the moment you join us. This includes:

  • A Culture Focused on Safety – As a member of our team, you join a workplace that lives by the motto “everybody goes home safe everyday”.
  • Keeping Health and Wellness Top of Mind – Throughout your career with us, you will be offered a range of services and programs that will help you take charge of your overall well-being.
  • Celebrating Diversity - We see the inclusion of diversity of our team as one of our strengths – and something we continue to focus on and strengthen with the help and guidance from our employees on what’s most important to them.
  • Developing Our Teams and Leaders - Leadership isn’t just for our senior team members – all of our employees are leaders. Our focus is on developing our team by providing opportunities for growth, development, and mentorship to ensure the success of our business while we prepare our leaders for the future.
  • Giving Back – We’re Nova Scotians which means it’s important to lend a helping hand in the communities where we live and work across the province.

Does this sound like a team you want to be part of? If so, visit nspower.ca/careers to find out how.

You can also learn more about us at www.nspower.ca.

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