Product Owner - Electrical



Other Engineering, Product
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

At Augmenta, we create software for the construction industry that fully automates the design of buildings - completely transforming the industry and empowering architects, engineers, contractors and developers. We’re a global team, headquartered in Toronto, Canada with a team of brilliant, kind and collaborative scientists, engineers and designers. We are spread across Canada, the US, and Italy, making our workplace a remote-first and distributed environment.

We’ve already built and delivered incredible software, and now we need your help to develop our first product and deliver it to market.

The role

We’re looking for a Product Owner to join the development team for our electrical product. We are experts in computational software development, and we are looking for an expert in electrical systems design and detailing to help us build the next generation of design software for your industry.

In this role, you will directly shape the future of design tooling for your profession. As our in-house voice of the customer and subject matter expert, you will define the details of how the product takes shape and help set priorities for our development. We are prioritizing domain knowledge for this role, and prior experience in software development is not mandatory. This role reports to the Director of Product.

What you will do

Guide our product design and development

  • You will advocate for the needs of our customers and translate those needs into requirements and priorities for the development team, in the form of user stories
  • Work with Product Management, Engineering, Design and Quality Assurance to understand product strategy and to set detailed development priorities that balance quantity and quality
  • As our in-house subject matter expert, you will educate our team on current design processes, code requirements and best practices within electrical design, detailing, and construction.
  • Create realistic and representative test and sample projects in Revit
  • Interface with our customers to identify their needs, best practices, issues, and to gather feedback to drive strategic decisions
  • Define the acceptance criteria for new functionality, and ensure newly developed features meet the needs of customers
  • Give virtual and in-person presentations to customers and industry representatives to showcase the product at conferences, customer visits, webinars, etc.

Learn to operate as a Product Owner

  • We will teach you the fundamentals of product management, customer research and software development
  • How to create clear requirements, acceptance criteria and priorities for a development team
  • How to inform and disseminate strategic decisions, perform competitive analysis, identify potential development barriers throughout development phases

About you

  • A building electrical engineer, or a VDC designer with experience working throughout the design and construction stages of electrical systems. From system design, BIM modeling, detailing, and construction
  • Knowledge of the NEC code
  • Expert in the use of Revit for modeling electrical raceway systems
  • Working knowledge of common project management and coordination tools, including Navisworks, ACC, Bluebeam
  • A builder and problem solver. Demonstrated examples of proactively identifying problems and implementing new tools and processes in your past roles
  • Curiosity for new tools and technologies, and a desire to learn how they’re built
  • Excited to take a leading role in defining the future of design for the electrical system design profession.

Nice to have

These are the things you’re likely to work on, so if you have any experience in the following, great! If you don’t have experience in the following, we still encourage you to apply.

  • Prior experience as a software Product Owner
  • Experience or exposure to product management and/or software development practices
  • Experience building automation tools (ie. Dynamo) for yourself or others
  • Demonstrated experience planning and/or conducting training

Our Team and Perks

  • We are an open, collaborative, and supportive culture including skill shares, design critiques, and a bi-weekly reading group
  • We believe that employees should be owners, which is why we provide stock option grants for full time employees
  • We believe in support the health and wellbeing of our team, which is why we offer a competitive health benefits package
  • We believe in balance and taking time to rest and recharge, which is why we offer 4 weeks vacation to all full-time employees plus an extra week off at the end of December.
  • As a remote-first team, we believe in the importance of having the right set up, which is why we offer a home office budget
  • Learning and development is critical to us, which is why we have a self-directed learning budget

Our location

Our team is remote-first and fully distributed! We have team members across Canada, the US, Italy, and South Africa. This means that we often collaborate asynchronously via Slack and Video Conferencing.

Here's how to apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to, with "Product Owner - Electrical" as your subject/title.

Our Hiring Process

Talk: You will have a 20-30 minute initial phone call with our recruitment team

Talk: You take part in a 60 minute call & portfolio review with the Director of Product & CPO

Technical Interview: 60-90 minutes

Meet the Team: 60 minutes with a few other team members!

Offer: You receive an offer to join Augmenta!

Accommodations and Accessibility

Inclusion and equity are the cornerstones of how we recruit, hire, and develop talent. We encourage applications from all candidates, especially those who identify as members of the BIPOC community, LGBTQ++ community, women, caregivers, immigrants, and people living with disabilities. We encourage candidates to include any accommodations you require in your application. We look forward to hearing from you.