Product Owner- Application Processing

Kitchener, ON

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We’re building a movement - an education revolution.
We’re building a world where anyone, anywhere can have access to the best education regardless of where they were born. At our core, we believe education is a right, not a privilege. To that end, we’re building a company and a suite of products to lead the charge in transforming access to education. 
ApplyBoard is an online platform that empowers students around the world to access the best education by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions. We simplify the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process. Not only do we help students with their study abroad journey, but we also help academic institutions to find the best students globally. Our goal is to help enable better, more diverse, schools that are enriched with cultures from all over the world.
The Role
As a Product Owner, you will be a critical part of the Product team and will be responsible for driving our Application Processing domain and its evolution with new features, improved scalability and streamlined operations.  You will play an integral role in building and executing the roadmap that will have an impact on thousands around the world.
You will work closely with a world-class cross functional team to manage the full product lifecycle, from problem identification to product launch.  Our Product Owners are passionate about the intersection of user need, design and technology with a knack for simplifying complex problems into elegant solutions that ship! 

What you’ll be doing every day:

  • Becoming the SME of all application processing related workflows and features with extreme attention to details
  • Being the ultimate advocate and owner of the product via storytelling, data-insight gathering, and following through the end-to-end execution 
  • Work closely with the product team, your POD as well as internal and external stakeholders to discover and prioritize high-level opportunities into an actionable roadmap
  • Lead your POD in defining, refining and executing on the backlog with a focus on launching measurable, user-impacting features 
  • Participate in and/or lead ideation workshops to ensure you are continually discovering and prioritizing the most important features
  • Roll up your sleeves and lead your POD, continually aligning everyone to your mission, writing awesomely clear and actionable epics & stories, being a champion in daily standups, refinement & retrospective meetings, etc.
  • Collaborate closely Engineers, Product Managers, Data Scientists, and Designers
  • Develop a comprehensive product roadmap while tracking to important milestones

What you bring to the table:

  • Bachelors in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience in a Product Owner or similar roles
  • Experience with the entire product development life cycle
  • Experience with tools such as JIRA and familiarity with Agile and SCRUM methodologies
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written) and overall project management skills
  • Basic experience with data analysis tools such as Google Analytics, Amplitude, Mixpanel, Tableau, or equivalent
  • Basic experience with wireframing and prototyping tools such as Balsamiq, Figma, or equivalent

Ideally, you also have experience with some of:

  • Knowledge of web application development
  • Workflow management/rule engine optimization
  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills while working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
  • Ability or willingness to take initiative not only within your sphere but beyond, and continue to grow will be recognized and appreciated.
  • Basic understanding of design principles and wireframing experience
  • Natural storyteller who tailors based on audiences

What we Offer

  • The opportunity to have an impact on a product that is positively affecting change to thousands of students lives every day
  • To work with a brilliant and globally diverse team that is the fastest growing in the Waterloo region
  • Great compensation and benefits package to keep you healthy and happy!
Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard, however, only those applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
At ApplyBoard, we understand the value of having a diverse team. That’s why we believe in providing equal opportunity regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction. Please let us know if you require accommodation during the recruitment process.
At ApplyBoard, we understand the value of having a diverse team. That’s why we believe in providing equal opportunity regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction. If you require accommodation to submit an application and/or during the interview process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team at talent@applyboard.com. Requests will be addressed confidentially.
Life at ApplyBoard:By joining our team, you have the opportunity to join the fastest-growing technology company in Canada, with many opportunities for growth and advancement. Work alongside a globally diverse team of over 900 team members based in 18 countries, who represent over 30 nationalities and speak more than 40 languages.
Make a difference in the lives of thousands of students as they explore educational opportunities. Want to learn more about Life at ApplyBoard, be sure to follow us on our Life at ApplyBoard Instagram. 
About ApplyBoardApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions on one platform. To date, ApplyBoard has become the world’s largest online platform for international student recruitment, assisting more than 100,000 students with their educational journey.
 In 2019, ApplyBoard was named the fastest-growing technology company in Canada by Deloitte, ranking #1 on the Technology Fast 50™ list. In 2020, ApplyBoard announced a C$170M Series C funding on a C$2B valuation, reaching a ‘Unicorn’ status. This funding will allow us to further invest in our technology, grow our team, and serve more students on our mission to educate the world. Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard. Please note that only qualified applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.  
Job tags: Analytics Balsamiq Engineering Figma Scrum
Job region(s): North America
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