Product Owner / Team Manager

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Old Port, Montreal, Qc, Canada

Permanent, full time

Salary plus Stock Options

Start Date
As soon as possible

Why us?

The best people should work on the most challenging problems. At exagens, we’re using cutting-edge technology, data analysis, behavioral theory and more to curate memorable individualized digital journeys. Already in use by millions of people worldwide, we’re hard at work expanding the capabilities of our products and growing our market presence. If you’re a problem solver interested in shaping the future of the financial industry and working in a collaborative environment which empowers you to own your own projects while giving you both the freedom and mentorship to grow, we’d love to meet you. Here’s your opportunity to get in early to define and own a piece of the future. We are a rapidly growing profitable company, so there’s plenty of opportunity to learn, lead, laugh, and share in our success.

What's in it for you?

The products and the company we are building are unique and are already having a head-turning impact.

As a Product Owner/Team Manager in our growing startup, you will be an extremely valuable asset to the team and will have big career opportunities.

We are looking for someone who loves leading a team to success while keeping in mind the big picture and the value to the end-user.

You will understand and interpret customer feedback, analyze user behavior, define features, and take steps to improve the product. You will lead a development team in the design, the development, testing and operating a SaaS solution as well as working to improve our processes. You will help accelerate our growth by ensuring that exagens caters to the needs of different financial institutions in the USA and across Canada.

We are looking for you:

If you’re creative, proactive, looking for new challenges, have a good understanding of the software development technologies/processes and want to work on products used by millions, we’re looking for you and you should be looking for us.

Of course, you won’t be on your own: at exagens, you’ll be surrounded and supported by some amazing people who are light on ego and formality, high on curiosity, and flat out want to achieve big things.


  • Create a product road map based on the vision
  • Manage the product backlog and prioritizing them based on changing requirements. Write the user stories.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for the development team, customers, sales, and stakeholders regarding product-related issues
  • Ensure that the team members have a clear understanding of the product vision, the expected deliverables, the goals of each initiative, and new product release timelines and milestones
  • Monitor and evaluate product progress at each stage of the process
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of a development team focusing on SaaS solution development. Oversee all stages of the product including the design, development, testing, and the operation.
  • Drive the development team to ensure the project is completed on time and within budget and is following established engineering processes, practices, and methodologies.
  • Serve your team, empower them, remove barriers and help them be as successful as they can be.
  • Ensure the team has accurate direction and understands product requirements
  • Responsible for reviewing and assessing the performance of individual team members (mostly developers) and the team as a whole. Provide coaching and mentorship to help members improve their skills and performance, and identify areas where training or development is needed.
  • Create a positive and productive work environment for the engineering team. Eliminate conflicts by early identification and addressing their sources. Promote collaboration and teamwork, and provide support and guidance to your senior developers when needed. 
  • Participate in product strategy and have a deep knowledge of the solution the development team is creating. Have regular communication with the development team, customers, sales, and other stakeholders.
  • Interface with customers to understand requirements, set priorities, and communicate direction and progress

Qualities and skills

  • Proactive, Leadership
  • Thinking outside the box
  • Be in charge of a product from creation to exploitation (4 years +) 
  • Have experience in software development (back-end and front-end) (2 years +).
  • Be familiar with development/quality best practices (Unit Test, CI/CD pipeline, testing strategy...)
  • Manage, mentor and lead development teams (3 years +)
  • Experience in project management will be an asset
  • Bilingual – French and English
  • Have experience in the following technologies will a asset
    • Back-end technologies, for example: Java, spring boot, hibernate
    • Front-end technologies, for example: Node JS, React JS
    • SaaS technologies, for example: Kubernetes, docker, AWS services...
    • Security standards (SOC2, OWASP ASVS...)

You’ll enjoy

  • Competitive compensation and generous stock options
  • Tier-1 medical, dental, and vision plan
  • Our office in one of the oldest, coolest buildings in Montreal’s Old Port
  • A kitchen stocked with free drinks, snacks, fruit, wine & beer and more!
  • Team get-togethers, video games
  • Easy access by public transit or car, company bike rack & bike, in-house showers
  • A fun team environment and the ability to quickly learn & grow

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