Technical Product Owner

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Closes: June 30, 2024
Nova Scotia

Career Opportunity 

GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc. is growing and has a new career opportunity for an experienced technical product owner who is passionate about software product development to our clients. 


As a Technical Product Owner, you work with business leaders and agile development scrum teams to prioritize product development, and ensure teams are delivering according to the product roadmap.  


You collaborate with key stakeholders across disciplines to understand the high-level product roadmap and then translate it into clear and prioritized stories for execution. You and your teams work on a highly technical, real-time sonar processing and display suite; you have the background to be able to understand an applied processing product and discuss features in technical depth with the development teams.  


As we work in a highly collaborative workplace to build and test our custom software, electrical, and mechanical sonar system integration in-house, this position is based primarily in our Dartmouth, NS office. 


Explore GeoSpectrum’s Story 

GeoSpectrum Technologies is a rapidly growing company that designs and manufactures state of the art underwater acoustic components, transducers and integrated end-to-end systems for maritime surveillance and exploration. GeoSpectrum is known for its innovation and designing leading-edge products. 

With clients across ocean science, defence and homeland security, and oil and gas industries, we’re proud of delivering reliable, customized solutions that go above and beyond the requirements of our customers. 


GeoSpectrum was founded in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and continues to grow after three decades of engineering. Our company’s core values are woven into the fabric of our work, commitment to employee engagement, and client service. 


Position Responsibilities 

  • Product Ownership – build a comprehensive understanding of the current product and its product roadmap. Translate product roadmap features into well-defined product requirements and clear stories.  
  • Product Prioritization - Curate the project backlog to ensure your team is always working on the highest priority tasks, balancing the development of new features, iterations, bug fixes, and other internal tasks. 
  • Collaboration - Work with cross-functional teams and various stakeholders, including analytics, design/user experience, hardware engineering, and sonar operations experts. Partner with stakeholders and users across the organization to inform the product features and prioritization. 
  • Applied Agile Methodology - Work in an Agile environment and continuously review the business needs, refine priorities, outline milestones, deliverables, and identify opportunities and risks. Prioritize and maintain the sprint backlog for assigned products, balancing the requirements of stakeholders. 
  • Communication - Consistently communicate what your team is working on and releasing to partner teams.  Champion the accomplishments of your team to the rest of the company, ensuring that proper recognition is given.  
  • Documentation - Document the design to facilitate communication & collaboration as well as persistent knowledge capture. 



Top candidates for this position will possess the following: 

  • A degree/diploma in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer, Engineering, Software Engineering or a related field.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies, including SCRUM and are a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) or SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM). 
  • At least 5 years of experience building systems as a Product Owner and/or Software Developer in an engineering environment. 
  • Proficient in Agile project management tools such as JIRA and/or Confluence.  
  • Experience working in Linux / Unix operating systems  
  • Preferred experience in C or C++ 
  • Preferred experience with applied algorithm development, physics, and / or real time processes 



  • You possess leadership qualities with the ability to influence and guide teams.  
  • You embrace and champion change. You'll continuously evolve your thinking and the way you work in order to deliver your best. 
  • You have the ability to break down large projects into manageable tasks and use metrics to add significant value to a product. 
  • You are a proactive problem solver who can balance the bigger picture with technical details. 


Security Requirements 

Candidates must be able to demonstrate they are eligible to apply for and maintain the Canadian Controlled Goods and Canadian Government Security Clearances. Specifically, candidates may be asked to show proof of living in Canada for the past five consecutive years and provide a criminal record check. 


Explore GeoSpectrum’s culture and benefits 

Watch our company video to get to know us! Visit home page. 


At GeoSpectrum, we take pride in fostering a workplace that based on professional relationships, innovation and continuous improvement, and agile.  Our employees work together in a collaborative, cross-functional approach.  Enjoy having fun at work? Our social community is next to none! Our leadership team encourages our people to contribute their ideas, insight, and feedback for innovation, continuous improvement, quality management, and workplace safety. 


  • Competitive salary based on experience 
  • Work-life balance with core hours 
  • Paid Time Off 
  • Employee-Family Assistance Program 
  • Group Plan Benefits  
  • Virtual Healthcare 
  • RRSP matching 
  • Corporate Discounts and perks 
  • Career development opportunities 
  • Monthly social activities  
  • Professional Development and training 
  • Free on-site parking 


GeoSpectrum is committed to employment equity and building a diverse workforce where every employee can bring their best self to work. GeoSpectrum encourages applicants from all qualified individuals, including underrepresented individuals who identify as African Nova Scotian, racially visible, Aboriginal persons, LGBTQIA2S+, persons with disabilities, and women. GeoSpectrum will accommodate applicants' disability-related needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.  If you are a member of one of an equity group, we encourage you to self-identify on either your application form, covering letter, or resume. 


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