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Product Owner (Contract Position) At Getty Images

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Job Description

Contract Product Owner 3 plus months

Who You Are

Like photography? Videos? Music? Do you thrive in a mature lean and agile environment that is enabling business partners to acquire, merchandize and distribute media to an ever evolving population? You enjoy working with both technology and business teams in a global organization across multiple time zones utilizing all possible communication mediums. You are driven to align business goals and technological possibilities, leveraging fast feedback and iterative development to deliver value directly into the hands of users. You are constantly seeking new ways to introduce efficiencies for your teams.

Job Summary

The Product Owner brings knowledge of software technology (e.g. websites, applications, enterprise services, platforms), business value prioritization methods, critical path dependency identification and solution options for stakeholders in accordance with their vision and goals focused on business value. The PO translates goals and objectives into iterative deliverables for implementation. Balancing competing factors (discovery, dependencies, mitigation of risks, highest-ROI, etc.) to prioritize the backlog to ensure optimal delivery. Manages ongoing negotiation of time, scope and plan of attack with business stakeholders. Empathetically communicates risk, tradeoffs, status, and targets for delivery of the team’s work in timely and adaptive fashion.

Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with the business partners and software development teams to provide solutions that shape and define Getty’s Products & Services
  • Exhibits a strong sense of responsibility and ownership for the success of software development from prioritization to delivery (inlcuding post-deploy monitoring of performance)
  • Defines and champions best practices for the systems and technology they are responsible for
  • Provides knowledge and leadership in specific domains and/or applications
  • Work with business partners to understand and translate goals and objectives into deliverables
  • Elaborates Portfolio needs into user stories that are granular enough to be implemented by developers and provide incremental value to our customers
  • Comfortable leading regular agile ceremonies: daily stand ups, development reviews, product and team retrospectives, kick-offs, planning, sizing, demos and be the voice of the user by communicating the value behind each product and prioritization decision
  • Prioritizes and sequences the backlog according to business value.
  • Conveys the Vision and Goals at the beginning of implementation and inspects the progress for each story to own acceptance or rejection of completed work
  • Defines Service Level Agreements and maintains communication regarding application performance
  • Communicates implementation status and health updates to both business and technology management (formal and informal, regular cadence and ad-hoc)
  • Ensures testing strategy is implemented, maintained and adequate to support health of systems and services

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated business analyst skills
  • Domain knowledge in the following areas:
    • Website, mobile applications, enterprise services and/or platforms
    • Business knowledge in software/high tech industry
  • Enterprise software development (experience as a developer, SDET, architect, etc. a plus)
  • A “can do” attitude with the ability to juggle multiple workstreams and operational support in a fast paced environment
  • Story management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, specifically around status, risk, trade-offs, and target delivery reporting
  • Demonstrated ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Desired 3 years relevant experience in this field
  • Well versed in the principles of Lean and Agile software development, preference for Kanban experience

Who We Are:

Getty Images is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world, with over 200 million assets available through its industry-leading sites www.gettyimages.com and www.istock.com. The Getty Images website serves creative, business and media customers in almost 200 countries and is the first place people turn to discover, purchase and share powerful content from the world's best photographers and videographers.

Getty Images works with over 200,000 contributors and hundreds of image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 130,000 news, sport and entertainment events, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world's deepest digital archive of historic photography.

Getty Images is the starting point for our customers imagery search. Customers are confident that they are going directly to the best source of content, and that Getty's search engine will surface only the most relevant content to them and have the tools they need to refine and explore creatively.

Our customers will be able to communicate effortlessly with Getty Images, in their quest to find the right imagery. Using text, voice, or visual channels, they will have the ability to describe their content needs creatively and thoroughly. Getty Images' search will eliminate the barrier that exists between a creative art director and a technical researcher.

Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of still and moving imagery in communication and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life. For company news and announcements, visit our Press Room, and for the stories and inspiration behind our content, visit Stories & Trends. Find Getty Images on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Tumblr, or download the Getty Images app where you can explore, save and share the world's best imagery.

Getty Images is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. Getty Images believes that diversity is critical to our success in moving the world with images and is committed to creating an inclusive, mutually respectful environment which celebrates diversity. We seek to hire on the basis of merit, competence, performance, and business needs.