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Technical Product Owner

Quebec - Montreal Job No. r00215003 Full-time

Job Description

ARE YOU READY to step up to the New and take your technology expertise to the next level?

There is never a typical day at Accenture, but that’s why we love it here! This is an extraordinary opportunity to build a rewarding career at Accenture Technology. Working in highly collaborative teams for world-leading clients, we’ll nurture your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity. Whatever your work and life goals, we’ll help you achieve them. Sooner.

Join Accenture Technology and thrive in a digitally driven, innovation-led environment where you can help clients shift to the New using leading-edge technologies on some of the coolest projects you can imagine.

Accenture Technology Center is an exciting and growing team to be part of! We have highly developed project management skills that fit in to nearly all types of client projects, from Business Process Outsourcing to new Application Development. We focus on delivery excellence, creating repeatable, efficient, scalable, delivery solutions in which we are sourced to support global projects with over 500 clients. You will have the opportunities to be part of delivering high quality innovative differentiated solutions to our clients, manage small to large scale Portfolios, Programs and Projects as well as deliver functional and technical detailed requirements to clients’ business.


As Technical Product Owner, you will be responsible for-

  • Collaborating with Portfolio & Product Leaders to sequence & maintain a healthy product backlog of features & user stories. 
  • Technical Execution Lead and accountable decision maker on product features and backlog management.
  • Seeks out various constraints, market rhythms, company events, etc. as inputs to sequencing into the architecture runway.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure successful product launches and drive business growth.
  • Author and refine user stories for the features, writing Gherkin format acceptance criteria and as per DoR.
  • Lead and incorporate feedback in user stories refinement for all platforms included in the cross functional product team.
  • Drives refinement sessions to ensure user stories are written, planned, and built. 
  • Collaboratively creating the Definition of Done and Definition of Ready with the team members
  • Fosters built-in quality by including NFRs and defining good acceptance criteria on user stories.
  • Ensuring backlog readiness and prioritization.
  • Incorporate the feedback provided by the Product manager and team on the user stories.
  • Work with developers and engineers and make sure the low-level design meets the business and technical requirements.
  • Review and validate (review test plans, test cases, results) the software developed for the user stories to ensure they meet DoD.
  • Proactively identify risks and mitigation plans and communicate to stakeholders.
  • Review the swaggers and LLDs are complete and perform data mapping.
  • Maintain sequence of work in progress to continue toward delivery of MVPs. 
  • Coordinate and Manage dependencies.
  • Identifies and solves the top problems and ensures the final product meets the business need, delivers maximum value and delights users.
  • Facilitates trade-off decisions, when needed, by balancing business needs, customer experience and technical feasibility`
  • Takes responsibility and accountability for the product from conception to execution to delivery and maintenance.
  • Navigates organizational landscape and effectively manages stakeholder relationship to achieve a desired outcome.
  • Works with stakeholders to create, maintain and prioritize product and iteration backlogs for maximum efficiency.
  • Focuses on outcomes and not on role titles and recognizes that every organization will have different role definitions and expectations.
  • Enables constant feedback loop to maximize the benefit of the customer and stakeholder feedback by synthesizing it and integrating it in the product roadmap.
  • Facilitates meetings for team cadence, cross platform coordination, discovery and framing, stakeholder governance etc.
  • Pairs with client product owners and other partners to coach them on lean product development.
  • Guides the team to self-organize and empowers them to voice opinions and make decisions.
  • Supports the team by working towards removing obstacles and distractions.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of exposure to delivering Product Roadmap in an Agile environment
  • Minimum of 5 years of product management or Agile delivery experience.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 10 years) work experience. (If Associate Degree, must have minimum 6 years work experience) 

English is required for this position as this role will regularly interact with English-speaking stakeholders across Canada. Due to the significant high volume of interactions with these English-speaking stakeholders, which is inherent to this position, it is not possible to reorganize the company's activities to avoid this requirement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Scrum, Lean, Kanban, JIRA
  • Certification in Agile (CSM, CSPO, SA, SPC, etc)
  • Exposure to software development and/or cloud modernization

Professional Requirements:

  • Strong organizational skills to plan, organize and schedule resources.
  • Experience with technical concepts and working with development team as needed.
  • Good understanding of APIs, Swaggers, ETL processes, PowerBI reports.
  • Good knowledge of SQL, Sequence Diagrams, Databases.

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