Product Owner

Posted on May 26th, 2021 | 71 days left to apply | 58 views

ABOUT LULALEND

Lulalend is a FinTech company with a belief in the power of small business. We work hard to empower businesses across South Africa with the funds they need to grow. Small business owners are the foundation for growth in our economy, and they deserve an easy and inspiring lending process.

Lulalend was founded because there is an underserved market for access to funding that the banks and other lenders overlook. We innovate in order to significantly reduce this credit gap - directly assisting our economy and job creation on a grand scale. So, by joining our team you’re helping businesses stay open, grow and offer more job opportunities. Yay you!

Lulalend is a one of a kind business – literally. There is no-one in South Africa doing what we’re doing yet, because we’re awesome!

OUR VALUES

At Lulalend we:

  • Are passionate about helping SMEs succeed
  • Believe in responsible lending
  • Strive to offer an unbeatable customer experience
  • Value humility and teachability
  • Embrace technology
  • Communicate openly
  • Work hard and play hard

OVERALL PURPOSE

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Product Owner to join a growing fintech business. This role will see you working very closely with our Engineering team to define and manage our product backlog, ensuring we deliver a best-in-class product. Working collaboratively with our Head of Product and Engineering Team Leads, you will be responsible for our product and its end-to-end features.

Our current Tech team is lean, and we’re looking for someone who can work alongside our Developers to remove blockers, work effectively and continuously adapt to ensure we deliver the best product to our customers. You’ll be successful in the role, if you can inspire and motivate our Engineering team to deliver top-class solutions with a healthy sense of urgency.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the product backlog, prioritising in line with strategy and business objectives by determining and managing budget, scope and time constraints
  • Overseeing the development of our product by playing a key role in sprint planning
  • Stakeholder management - you are the link between stakeholders and our Engineering team, ensuring buy-in and the delivery of clear instructions and deliverables for our Developers
  • Adopting a mindset of product iteration, responsible for evaluating progress at each stage of the development process
  • Building an understanding of our users through market research and customer engagement in order to adjust development accordingly

THE COMPETENCIES WE’RE AFTER

  • Confident decision-maker
  • Ability to execute and get things over the line
  • Strong collaboration skills and a passion for working with people
  • Positive, high energy and committed to the mission and our values
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of customer desires and behaviors
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves in a start-up, entrepreneurial environment
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Exceptional organisational and time management skills

THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Bachelor degree in a relevant field or equivalent
  • Product owner certification an added bonus
  • 1-2 years experience as a Product Owner, ideally within a start-up or high-growth company
  • Experience with prototyping, testing, and validating product hypotheses
  • Experience defining, prioritising and communicating a product roadmap across the organisation
  • Managing and building out a backlog with a focus on iterative and continuous delivery
  • Hands-on experience working with Engineering teams in an Agile environment
  • Experience building products iteratively by applying lean principles and focusing on MVPs
  • Understanding of agile development process
  • Technical acumen and genuine passion for technology
  • Understanding of core concepts related to UI/UX design
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Access the funding you need to get your business going! Lulalend is more than a company. It’s a belief in the power of small business, making a difference, building a better solution and striving for excellence. We work hard to empower businesses across South Africa with the funds they need to grow, and we have a great time doing it!
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