Product Owner (Hybrid)

Acro Commerce.


If you want to work with an exceptional group of people, with numerous benefits and a terrific corporate culture—you are on the right page.

Acro Media is seeking a skilled Product Owner to join our team! As the Product Owner, you will be responsible for ensuring the success of our projects in a Scrum environment. You will work closely with the Project Manager (Scrum Master) and stakeholders to optimize the product backlog and maximize the value of our products and services.


At Acro Media, we pride ourselves on our collaborative and laid-back atmosphere. As the Product Owner on a delivery team, you will have the opportunity to work with clients, development teams, and other stakeholders to deliver high-quality products that meet their needs. We are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering high-quality work and can effectively communicate the shared vision with our clients and stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to understand and communicate business and end-user needs. You will serve as a subject matter expert on the product and collaborate closely with various stakeholders. Your role will involve creating and managing the product backlog, prioritizing user stories, and ensuring the backlog reflects the current understanding of the end product.

As the successful candidate, here are some things you’ll be responsible for:

  • Producing high-quality work adhering to Acro Media standards and following the Acro Media production process
  • Act as a subject matter expert on our client’s product, understanding and communicating the business and end-user needs.
  • Communicate the vision of the product and define clear success criteria with measurable KPIs.
  • Maximize the value addition of the services developed by the Scrum team.
  • Collaborate and work closely with stakeholders, including customers, business leaders, development teams, and project managers.
  • Create the product roadmap in collaboration with the client and development team.
  • Own the product backlog and ensure its quality, managing each user story from creation to delivery.
  • Populate the product backlog by creating user stories and tasks based on the story map and emergent requirements.
  • Prioritize the product backlog, gathering input from stakeholders and the project team to determine impact, priority, and ROI.
  • Monitor task estimates and actual time spent on tickets, highlighting trends during retrospectives.
  • Conduct initial QA of tickets before they are reviewed by the client.
  • Utilize epics to organize the backlog and keep timelines up-to-date.
  • Define release slices based on project goals and milestones.
  • Attend and actively participate in Scrum ceremonies, including standups, sprint planning, retrospectives, backlog grooming, demos, and launches.
  • Provide guidance on priorities and overall direction during sprint planning, defining the sprint goal.
  • Play an active role in backlog grooming sessions, including story estimation, story splitting, and writing acceptance criteria.
  • Collaborate with the Project Manager (Scrum Master) to remove blockers and ensure smooth project execution.
  • Be available to the project team, answering questions and providing requirement clarifications.
  • Promote agile methodology and the Scrum framework within the organization.
  • Champion the delivery of value, ensuring the final product meets business needs, delivers maximum value, and delights users.
  • Collaborate with the client to identify desired business outcomes and prioritize requirements.
  • Act as the liaison between the client and the project team, maintaining consistent communication.
  • Gather, organize, and triage client requests, collect client feedback, and share it with the project team.
  • Use data-driven insights to assess project progress and make necessary adjustments.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a Product Owner or related role.
  • Strong understanding of agile principles and the Scrum framework.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders and development teams.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and prioritization abilities.
  • Problem-solving mindset and the ability to make data-driven decisions.
  • PMP and/or certifications in agile, PMP, and scrum (ex: PMI-ACP or CSPO) is considered an asset
  • All offers of employment with Acro Media Inc are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check

Here are some things we pride ourselves on being able to offer our staff:

  • Flex start times & Earned days off:  Do you prefer to start at 8:00? or 9:00? We’ll work with you. Want every second Friday off? Well, we’ve got a program for that too!
  • Remote work: Flexibility is one of our core values, and so we understand that productivity is influenced by a healthy, rested mind. Each position at Acro Media can be done from the comfort of your home office, if you like, or if you would prefer to work from our Kelowna office, you can do that too, it’s a personal choice! Please note some of our client contracts require staff to be located in Canada, so while remote work is available, most positions require you to legally be able to work within Canada. 
  • Free stuff: If you prefer to work from our office HQ, located in Kelowna, we have the added extra of juice, pop, snacks, and coffee; choose your pleasure and enjoy.
  • Slappies: Tougher to explain but once a month we get together and have a little ceremony, some food and a laugh – no altars or corporate chants involved.
  • Fun day: We aim to have fun every day; however, every year for a day we cram a bunch of fun on ourselves. Weee!
  • SPARC Events: Sometimes we have a virtual happy hour, team building events, (less corny than it sounds), competitions, or just a plain little reward for no reason. It’s a little spark in our usually normal days. Warning, we make you wear costumes. Often. 
  • Professional development: We might live and breathe software development, but we are also really passionate about our team’s personal development too. We love to learn, and are always striving to be the best version of ourselves; whether it’s training on the latest technology, or learning how to become a better delegator, we will help you improve your skills and hit your goals.  
  • Culture: We’re a certain type of people. We’re all a little different and unique in our own way but we seem to work well together. No one’s perfect and we embrace that. We take our work seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Check out our site to get to know us! Feel free to dissect what and how we do what we do.

How to Apply

All careers come with a 30-day no-questions-asked money-back-guarantee. If you are in any way unsatisfied with your career, we will return you to the workforce at absolutely NO COST to you (minus shipping and handling)

If you would like to apply please send us an application via our website here!