Career Opportunities

Product Owner

Tantalus Systems

Tantalus Systems

Burnaby, BC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

About Tantalus Systems (TSX: GRID)

Tantalus is a technology company dedicated to helping utilities modernize their distribution grids by harnessing the power of data across all their devices and systems deployed throughout the entire distribution grid – from the substation to the EV charger located behind the meter. We offer smart grid solutions across multiple levels: intelligent connected devices, communications networks, data management, enterprise applications and analytics.

Learn more at http://www.tantalus.com/.

Come join us if you’re interested in being part of an entrepreneurial team, solving complex technical problems and delivering innovative solutions that will directly impact the electrification of everything and the decarbonization of our society.

We have operations throughout the United States and Canada with offices in Burnaby (British Columbia, Canada), Raleigh (North Carolina, USA), Kanata (Ontario, Canada) and Norwalk (Connecticut, USA).

This position offers a competitive salary plus variable compensation based on performance targets and business objectives. Tantalus also offers generous benefits, including medical, dental and vision plans, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts and paid time off.

Location of Position:

This position will be based in our Burnaby, BC office.

The Opportunity:

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our team as a SCRUM Product Owner. Reporting to the Vice President, Product Development, the Product Owner is a key member of our Agile development team and will play a crucial role in defining and prioritizing product features, gathering requirements, and ensuring the successful delivery of high-quality software solutions.


  • Product Ownership: Act as the primary liaison between the development team and stakeholders, defining and prioritizing product features based on business value and customer needs.
  • Requirement Gathering: Collaborate closely with stakeholders to elicit, analyze, and document functional and non-functional requirements, ensuring a clear understanding of project scope and objectives.
  • Backlog Management: Maintain and prioritize the product backlog, ensuring that it accurately reflects the most up-to-date requirements and aligns with overall project goals.
  • Release Planning: Participate in release planning sessions, working closely with the Scrum Master and development team to identify sprint goals, deliverables, and timelines.
  • User Story Creation: Write clear and concise user stories, acceptance criteria, and other documentation to effectively communicate requirements to the development team.
  • Requirement Validation: Collaborate with QA analysts to review test cases and ensure that all requirements are adequately covered and tested.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Facilitate regular communication with stakeholders, providing updates on project status, gathering feedback, and managing expectations.
  • Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvement and contribute to the refinement of Agile practices within the organization.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Certification(s) in Agile methodologies (e.g., Certified Scrum Product Owner) is highly desirable.
  • Proven experience as a Product Owner, Business Analyst, or similar role in an Agile software development environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to translate business requirements into actionable user stories and acceptance criteria.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Experience with Agile project management tools (e.g., Jira, Trello) and proficiency in using them to manage backlogs and track project progress.
  • Knowledge of software development processes and methodologies, including Agile, Scrum, and Kanban.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and adapt quickly to changing priorities and requirements.

If you possess some of the key skills and experiences outlined in the job posting and are genuinely interested in the position, we invite you to take a chance and submit your application. We value diverse perspectives, unique skills, and believe in the power of potential over specific qualifications.

Tantalus is committed to employment equity and building a diverse workforce. We welcome and encourage Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities to apply. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, simply email us at careers@tantalus.com.