Product Owner – Core Security – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Product Owner – Core Security

Reference Number: 10097
Department: Information Technology
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
Type of Employment: Regular, Full-time
Date Posted: June 1 st , 2022

Nova Scotia Power’s greatest source of energy is our people. In a culture focused on safety and security, we’re committed to providing exceptional service to our customers and rewarding jobs to our employees. We’re hiring security-minded people excited to help us grow into the future.

Nova Scotia Power has embarked on a new way of working (i.e. Agile) to deliver its cyber security capabilities across all Emera Canadian companies (Nova Scotia Power, Emera Inc., Emera Energy, Emera New Brunswick, and Emera Newfoundland and Labrador). An agile way of working is not tied to process or tools, but rather a mindset that prioritizes business and technology working together throughout all phases of a project. Agile brings together cross-functional teams that deliver organizational goals in short iterations to bring value to the business sooner than later.

We are currently looking to fill the position of Product Owner for our Core Security Product Line. Reporting to the Manager, Enterprise Cyber Security Initiatives, you will drive the implementation of cyber security capabilities in an agile environment by understanding the business and technology requirements to deliver on the objectives of the Core Security Product Line. Core Security projects include, but are not limited to, the advancement of operating system and endpoint security , including network/host-based security, wireless and mobile devices.

Accountabilities:

The Product Owner role defines and communicates the vision, capabilities, and value proposition of the product. As the successful candidate, you will steer the product line throughout the lifecycle and ensure the final delivered product is aligned to the product goal and delivers on business (end-user) requirements. You will validate that the work produced by teams are aligned to business and technology value through modern product management techniques (e.g., OKRs, canvassing, design thinking, User Story Mapping, prioritizing value-focused backlog, , etc.) as well as lead team planning sessions, daily scrums, retrospectives, sprint reviews, etc. to ensure alignment on vision and value delivery.

This leadership role requires an individual with a strong technical background, as well as a keen ability to work with the broader organization to align priorities and plans with key business objectives. As such, you must excel at balancing technology solutions with business drivers such as speed, agility, quality, and performance. This role will be well-suited to an experienced team leader or skilled mentor looking to expand their career leading a team assembled for the agile delivery of our cyber security initiatives or an experienced security professional looking to develop managerial responsibilities leading a Core Security Product Line to mature our cyber security posture.
You will be responsible for personal safety and that of co-workers by observing and ensuring compliance with all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations. You will be accountable for environmental performance as it relates to the environmental management system processes and initiatives.

Skills, Capabilities and Experience:

A strong desire to learn, recommend, and support new security technologies (e.g., email security/SIEM/Firewalls/IDS/IPS/VPN/EDR/AV/AM/CASB, etc.) that can be adopted to enhance the Cyber Security profile of the Emera Canadian companies is critical for this role. Although you are most known for your proven ability to effectively deliver business change through technology, your strong influencing, persuasion and facilitation skills are also your key strengths. A solid understanding of program and project management methodologies and Agile practices is preferred but not mandatory.

You hold a bachelor’s degree in business, computer science, information security, engineering or other related discipline, and a minimum of 5 years of experience in an Information Technology related field. Industry recognized certification(s) in information technology risk and security are considered an asset.

At Nova Scotia Power our employees are our greatest strength. Our Leadership Competencies set standards that advance our business strategy, deliver results for customers, and provide career development for employees. As the ideal candidate, you provide a workplace where everybody goes home safe and believe that nothing is more important than the safety and health of employees. You demonstrate integrity with a high standard of work performance for yourself and your team and drive operational excellence for our customers.

You encourage team members to share new ideas and foster a flexible work environment where change is accepted as the norm. You help team members understand how their work relates to business goals. You support the growth and development of your team and model respectful inclusive behavior in a productive work environment.

In accordance with Emera’s occupational health and safety program and the Emera Vaccine Program, subject to any approved accommodation, all new employees hired or existing employees (applying for new positions), will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For clarity, “fully vaccinated” means having the number of doses or combination of doses of a vaccine approved by Health Canada or local public health agencies in the jurisdiction in which they will be employed.

At Nova Scotia Power, our employees are our greatest strength. Our Leadership Competencies set standards that advance our business strategy, deliver results for customers, and provide career development for employees. As the ideal candidate for this position you speak up on health, safety and environment issues, and demonstrate a belief that all injuries are preventable. You support flexibility in the workplace and embrace change. You build strong collaborative relationships with a commitment to a respectful, inclusive and productive work environment while demonstrating integrity and a commitment to operational excellence for our customers. Lastly, we encourage you to proactively ask questions and seek information to understand how your work relates to the business goals and make well informed decisions.

Reports to: Manager, Enterprise Cyber Security Initiatives

Form of Application: Click the APPLY button at the end of the online job posting. Complete all required information fields and copy and paste your covering letter and resume into the online form.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Must Be Received By: All interested candidates should apply no later than June 15 th , 2022. Late applications may not receive consideration

Recruitment and Promotion Policy: When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available. We are committed to providing employees with a fair and equal opportunity to compete for jobs. Hiring and promotion of employees is based on skills, capabilities, knowledge and demonstrated abilities.
In accordance with Emera’s occupational health and safety program and the Emera Vaccine Program, subject to any approved accommodation, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For clarity, “fully vaccinated” means 14 days since having the number of doses or combination of doses of a vaccine approved by Health Canada or local public health agencies in the jurisdiction in which they will be employed.
At Emera we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including persons who identify as racially visible, Indigenous, persons with disabilities, women in underrepresented roles and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Applicants from these equity groups may self-identify through the on-line application process. Emera supports candidates and employees with access and accommodation needs.

If you are selected for an interview and require a specific accommodation, please advise our Talent Acquisition team and we will support you with the recruitment process.

Company Website: http://www.nspower.ca