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Product Owner – Cybersecurity

January 7 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Information Technology, Internet, Web, E-Commerce, Security, Continuity, Risk, Product development and Management
Montreal, QC

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

Job Level


Are you known for your leadership? Do you strive for continuous improvement? Do you have strong communication abilities and excellent organizational and time management skills? Are you proactive, and do you like to innovate? Then we want to get to know you!

As Product Owner, you will represent the voice of the client in projects and be responsible for the member/client experience. You will consistently prepare a range of products and services to ensure a positive member/client experience. You will work in close collaboration with the project developer and business analyst to ensure the solution meets user needs and that the project's expected benefits are delivered. You will manage relationships with the project's various stakeholders. Your ability to engage others will therefore be an essential skill.

You will lead and influence your squads' specialists and the various stakeholders as part of planning, feasibility and development projects that involve strategic, complex, highly innovative interventions involving multiple sectors. In this regard, you will contribute to developing and recommending strategic orientations and business positioning.

You will make recommendations on the development and delivery of files and projects involving a very high degree of operational and conceptual complexity that have a major impact on the business sector's orientations. These tasks will require analysis and an overall, in-depth understanding of the business and the organization. Coordination will be critical. You will be called upon to interact with a very large number of stakeholders who are active in a variety of fields of expertise.

You will serve as expert advisor and subject matter expert, as well as a resource person and coach for senior management and decision-making bodies.

General Information on the Position

Additional responsabilities

  • Manage a number of major initiatives, such as implementing new features in the CRM tool, software development of a new reporting and process automation tool
  • Establish product backlog for projects, mandates and development activities specific to your field of expertise and squads, the scope and impact of which are significant for the business and for Desjardins Group as a whole
  • Advise and assist clients and partners with positioning, planning, development, performance and follow-up of various strategic mandates under your responsibility.
  • Oversee the development and updating of policies, standards, models and programs to support your unit's strategic projects and mandates
  • Identify and analyze problems, raise any major issues, develop diagnostics and make recommendations to the decision-making bodies concerned regarding business solutions and key market-development strategies and tactics
  • Coach other product owners
  • Represent your unit in dealings with senior management committees and decision-making bodies
  • Represent Desjardins when negotiating and committing to agreements with partners and external organizations

Other working condition

  • Number of job available : 1


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, IT, in Buisness Administration or in a related field
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in security governance, risk assessment and the creation of cybersecurity strategies
  • Experience in a product owner role and in complex, large-scale environments (an asset)

Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered

  • Certified or working toward certification in information security (CISSP, CISM, OSCP, CEH, etc.)
  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required

Specific knowledge

  • Knowledge of the top 10 vulnerabilities as defined by OWASP
  • Knowledge of the ISO 27001 standard, NIST and major compliance frameworks such as PCI-DSS
  • Advanced proficiency in English, both oral and written

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Ambiguity, Communicates effectively, Engagement, Resourcefulness

Work Location

Complexe Desjardins Montréal network