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REMOTE Product Owner - FinTech start-up / UX / Digital

  • Location:

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Product & Project Management, Product Management

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £35000 - £45000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Colin Frontczak

  • Contact email:

    colin@oscar-tech.com

  • Job ref:

    PR/032154_1659363759

  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-08-31

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Colin Frontczak

REMOTE Product Owner - FinTech start-up / UX / Digital

One of the UKs most exciting FinTech start-ups / scale-ups are looking to hire a Product Owner to work with their Product lead and help to deliver the ongoing technical roadmap of work from continuous improvements of their mobile-first product, to launching new features.

Oscar have already placed a number of people into their engineering teams, plus a Delivery Manager, with this role as the Product Owner coming in to the continue to build upon the work that they have done and position themselves for international growth in 2023.

The client

Our client are "one of the ones to watch" on a several noted lists as a FinTech / Investor app. It essentially empowers people the chance to invest in portfolios that are aligned to their interests, in what is a mobile-app fronted platform, built over an API heavy, Cloud-hosted platform.

Having initially grown in partnership with an incubator partner, they received 8-figure Series A funding in autumn of 2021 to help scale the business & ultimately their platform to support it's continued growth.

They have a API's heavy platform that both consumes & share huge amounts of data, with users having access via mobile applications.

From 2023, there are big plans for international expansion - the product is very popular in the UK with some pan-European and APAC take-up, but the aim is to drive growth in those markets. This will involve expansion of their products teams so this could well lead to more responsibility in the mid-term.


The role

The Product Owner will work closely with the Product Lead and will take on an existing roadmap and during the first 3-6 months of this role, help to fine-tune aspects of their Mobile-first product, such as the UX, continued improvements to features and performance.

Product as a concept is not alien here, but culturally there will be shift to start planning for the longer term. This role will take on some of the day-to-day aspects of product such as discovery, spring planning, managing backlogs and retrospectives. In turn this gives the Product Lead more time to go into longer term strategic planning.


As such, you will have previous experience of requirements gathering, writing User Stories, managing & prioritising product backlogs and working with users to understand pain points, then using those insights to influence future work.

Requirements

  • 18+ months experience as a Product Owner or even as an Agile Business Analyst with some product experience
  • Experience of backlog management & prioritisation.
  • Strong SDLC knowledge, ideally working on B2C or B2B2C digital products
  • Good knowledge of UX concepts
  • Excellent communication skills

Nice to haves

  • FinTech experience
  • CSPO or similar

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