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Associate Product Owner

Date:  Nov 26, 2021

Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E 1X7

Company Name:  EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases — all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

EBSCO's Stacks division in Edmonton, Alberta, seeks an Associate Product Owner to join their team. The successful candidate will support the enhancement and customization opportunities for the Stacks product line by identifying the technical, user experience and workflow requirements for new features, functionality, and 3rd party platform integrations. The PO will serve as the intermediary between customers and the EBSCO/Stacks development and implementation teams.


As the ideal candidate, you have demonstrated experience in business or systems analysis. Detail and results orientated, you excel in a team and remote work environment.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Project delivery, including day-to-day project and backlog management, monitoring and review of dependencies, issues, and risks
  • Business analysis, engaging with customers and other stakeholders to evaluate and improve Stacks' technology processes, systems, and services
  • Contribute to the development and refinement of the team's best practices, templates, and tools


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and/or 2+ years of experience working as a Business Analyst, Digital Project Manager, or similar
  • Experience working with software developers in an Agile development environment
  • Experience in gathering requirements from a diverse group of stakeholders, including requirements elicitation, user acceptance testing, use case development, gap analysis 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience in PHP, JavaScript, Python, SQL, CSS, and other tools and languages commonly employed in web projects
  • Experience in working in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365, Atlassian JIRA and Confluence


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Passionate about EBSCO products with a focus on solid customer service
  • Experience in RESTFUL API development and writing API documentation
  • Experience in writing functional tests
  • Knowledge of library systems or library services platforms
  • Knowledge of Identity Management protocols, such as OAuth, OpenID Connect, SAML, Federation
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and adeptness at conducting research

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex, pregnancy status, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment. We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

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