FinTech Product Owner
SUMMIT Africa Recruitment
Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA
5d ago

About the Product Owner role

We are looking for Product Owners that have built technical digital products for high volume transactions servicing large customer bases and / or have experience with large-scale transactional processing systems.

A love for human-centred design, experimentation and testing as well as a natural curiosity to understand the why are traits that will make you successful.

Our product owners drive our product innovation and development. As the voice of the customer, you will build and maintain fantastic product experiences for our users.

You will work in a cross functional Product Team alongside software engineers, designers, data analysts, quality assurance specialists as well our marketing, operations and credit teams.

Our teams are small and hands-on allowing you to truly own and innovate alongside experienced team members.

This role is based in Cape Town with hybrid and remote working options available.

What will you do?

  • Draw out feedback from our users to understand their experience with our products
  • Align teams on a shared vision and steer the team towards the execution of that vision
  • Drive the decision-making process across all the aspects of product development (strategy, design, technology, launch)
  • Define, monitor and analyse metrics to guide product improvements
  • Create and own the roadmap; prioritise initiatives according to aggregate needs, with defensible reasoning that aligns stakeholders and energizes the product team
  • Monitor and communicate updates on product priorities to internal and external stakeholders
  • Document ideas and plans; be the face of the product working directly with partners and our users
  • Work with our external partners to deliver solutions that will solve problems for our users
  • Drive progress across product initiatives by removing blockers from the team and going the extra mile to ensure that the product objectives are met
  • Make several decisions daily on the best path to success for our product objectives
  • Required Skills

  • Business analysis, product ownership, computer science, software engineering or data science experience
  • 3+ years experience building and managing technical software products
  • Proven track record in working with agile teams and successfully delivering agile based software projects
  • National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree with Information Technology or Computer Science advantageous
  • Financial services, fintech experience is advantageous
  • A little about who you are

  • Self-starter, entrepreneurial with high ownership and accountability
  • Clear and empathetic communicator both verbally and in your writing
  • Motivated by the opportunity to improve the lives of our users
  • Have a deep and unrelenting customer focus
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts
  • Turn incomplete, conflicting, or ambiguous inputs into solid, manageable tasks and action plans
  • Do whatever it takes to make your product and team successful, no matter how big or small the issue may be, whether that means writing a QA plan or hunting down the root cause of a user’s frustration
  • Creative product thinker who loves collaborating across the company with engineering, analytics, marketing, design, and sales
  • Obsess about continuous product improvement and can optimize for shipping a portfolio of small, medium and large releases beyond just shipping new products
  • Take an evidence-based and data-driven approach to making decisions
  • Have excellent organisation skills to ensure that your team is focused and operating efficiently
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