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Product Owner

Interested in experiencing a fast-growing international fintech company? Become a Product Owner at five°degrees. 


We believe working collaboratively leads to great results. Join our team!

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About five°degrees

what we do.

five°degrees is a financial technology provider delivering next generation banking software to retail and private banks. Our clients are retail banks, asset managers, online savings banks and greenfield operations in the financial services industry. 

Our industry-proven and award-winning Matrix digital banking platform offers fully automated banking services supporting any segment, product or channel through a rich mid-office environment, and connecting to any (legacy) back-office system. Our products operate in a fully automated model with an unparalleled level of self service at every touch point giving both customers and banks real-time insight and control in the process. The cutting-edge web-based Mid office portal offers benefits in terms of efficiency in adapting new business processes on the go. The open API services platform integrates with any external system or service e.g. checks, passport validations, personal finance modules, AML, risk, or any external banking service that is required. Our clients run the technology in pre-defined flavors: full retail and SME banking, savings bank, private banking or micro finance.

and we do it with high quality.

five°degrees is a 3-time consecutive member of the FinTech50 and a Dutch FinTech Awards winner in the Banking IT category. Our product and setup have won multiple awards globally.

how we do it.

Colleagues at five°degrees are very proud of the company and are extremely happy with their job, as shown in the Staff Involvement Survey. Last year we were in the top 10 best employers for companies in the category of up to 100 staff members, according to Effectory and Intermediair.

The culture in our company is characterized as open, transparent and collaborative.

We believe that having fun in your work gives better and greater results! We have monthly activities with our teams in all locations and, of course, there's the daily group lunch we have in our office.

what you'll do.

As a Product Owner, you play a crucial role in the product development of five°degrees. You will play a key role in setting the company’s product vision and developing the related technology strategies. You need to be able to cultivate relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You should understand, define and prioritize the needs of our clients.

You will be member of the agile release train and serve as the client’s proxy responsible for determining high value features and work in close collaboration with internal stakeholders, such as sales, architects and the other PO’s. You define and prioritize epics & stories in the backlog of your teams. You are responsible for refining and detailing stories within the team and committing as a team to the backlog as part of the program increment. Maintain the conceptual overview across teams, address dependencies and support the technical integrity of the features and architecture for the whole platform.

your role.

  • “Owning” the product’s experience and features and be the product evangelist to constantly explain the concept and value of the platform, both internally as well as externally.
  • Researching and gathering requirements for the different international markets in our target geography.
  • Provide input on the long-term, overall product vision of the platform as defined by Product Management, while delivering added value after every sprint.
  • Prioritizing and building a feature roadmap to support the long-term product roadmap.
  • As part of the agile release train; plan, prepare and participate in planning increments to work towards a committed backlog for your teams.
  • Make sure all stories for your teams are designed, refined, documented and according to UX & architectural guidelines before the sprint starts.
  • Support the developers and testers in detailed questions, unclarities, dependencies with other teams or impediments.
  • Write user documentation input for the developer’s portal.
  • Take pride in a well-groomed backlog, accurately estimated, updated statuses and transparent in dependencies.
  • Pro-actively look for opportunities to improve the product and the efficiency of the teams.
  • Be an internal expert on banking products in the market: both from our competitors as well as our partners.
  • Support the Implementation Consultants when delivering the product to a client and facilitating the Sales Team in the sales process.

who you are.

  • Proven analytical and designing skills, preferably at a consulting firm or product company.
  • Experience with interaction on C-Level and across IT and business units.
  • Experience and passion for (cloud-native) development, preferably based on Microsoft Azure.
  • Strong communicator, able to switch between an innovative product vision and detailed functionality. Challenge each other to come to an even better design, not to win an argument.
  • Passion and commitment for client success.
  • Take responsibility for your own input, but also for the team as a whole.
  • Work experience in a fast-paced, dynamic, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree, preferably in banking or technology.
  • Finance background, or able to be a subject matter expert on financial products and processes, backed by multiple years of experience working in the digital or IT domain at a bank or FinTech.
  • You are a digital native that knows loads about tech, business, and UX.
  • Preferably: Familiar with SAFe or other Agile/Lean product development practices. Must have experience in working with teams using Scrum.
  • Experience working with remote teams will help you a lot.
  • You are a social person with great communication skills and the talent to motivate people in the right direction.

five°degrees provides excellent company benefits.

  • Competitive monthly salary.
  • Travel allowance.
  • Professional workspace with a laptop.
  • The opportunity to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Working closely in a team of highly skilled professionals.
  • Plenty of space for personal development.
  • The office is easily accessible with public transport.
  • Drinks, snacks and fruit.
  • A fun environment with many social events per month.
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