Product Owner - Activate

Product Management Vancouver, BC


The Position

Do you dream about creating a more sustainable future? At Uplight, we are motivating energy users and providers to accelerate the clean energy ecosystem. Working with over 90 of the world’s leading electric and gas utilities, Uplight provides an end-to-end customer energy experience. Uplight delivers personalized experiences that utilities have now come to expect–improving satisfaction, increasing revenue, reducing the cost to serve, and contributing to carbon reduction goals. We are B Corp certified, enabling us to put our values into action by making decisions for the benefit of our shareholders, as well as for our customers, environment, employees, and community.

We are seeking a Product Owner to join our team and help us achieve our ambitious goals for our business and the planet.

What you get to do:

The person who accepts this challenge will be a member of the Product Management team. He or she will have an immediate impact on Uplight’s development efforts, market position, and revenue. Responsibilities:

  • Drives the sprint iterations
  • Owns team backlog: Works with internal and external stakeholders to triage and prioritize the backlog
  • Contributes to the product vision and roadmap
  • Ensures stories meet the acceptance criteria
  • Helps decompose JIRA Epics into stories and prioritizes the team backlog
  • Works closely with a cross-functional team (including Product Design, Consumer Operations, Information Systems, Accounting, Reporting and Implementation) to ensure product goals and deadlines and deliverables are met.
  • Collaborates with other team members to ensure that cohesive solutions are built across Uplight’s platform.
  • Performs agile ceremonies including sprint retros, refinement and planning.
  • Maintains responsibility for collecting, filtering and disseminating requirements through the various touch points for specific product(s).
  • Maintains a solid understanding of product capabilities, gaps, and short-term roadmap.
  • Works collaboratively and constructively when communicating and interacting with co-workers.
  • Communicating and demonstrating the business outcomes associated with a product epic

Skills and experience are necessary, but we hire on value alignment first, so if you feel you would be a good fit with us, still consider applying.

What you will contribute:

  • Full integration with 1-2 development pods, including planning and executing against a defined product strategy
  • Product voice and pod advocacy to cross-functional team
  • Involvement in all stages of product development from exploration to delivery – collaborating with highly skilled data scientists, engineers, designers, and others along the way.

 What you bring to Uplight:

  • Experience shipping great products for a leading consumer, SaaS, or enterprise software company
  • Ability to write and express complex ideas clearly and succinctly
  • Excellent analytical, teamwork, organization, and communication skills
  • Ability to drive initiatives and ideas
  • Experience with Agile and/or Scrum development
  • Proficiency with JIRA
  • A strong work ethic
  • Ability to be decisive and operate in a fast-paced environment
  • Engaging and personable
  • Excellent stakeholder management
  • Entrepreneurial, business-focused mindset
  • A contributor who seeks solutions
  • SaaS experience

 Bonus Points:

  • An online slide deck showcasing a product/feature of which you are particularly proud and the process used to launch it
  • SaaS experience
  • Utility or Energy industry experience
  • E-commerce experience
  • Experience working with Salesforce Commerce Cloud or Storefront Reference Architecture
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner

 What makes working at Uplight amazing:

  • We are proud to be over 500+ rebels with an important cause by helping to create a more sustainable planet.
  • We are committed to the environment, our employees, and our communities.
  • We are focused on career growth by following defined career ladders
  • We take our work and mission seriously and….we love to laugh!
We also provide:
  • 401k Match
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • Peer to peer recognition program
  • Management by objectives bonus plan
  • Innovative flexible time off
  • Exceptionally collaborative and cool office spaces (once we reopen them)

Salary Range: $75,000 CAD to $93,000 CAD (dependent upon experience)

Uplight provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.