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Product Owner

Want to be part of a fast-growing international fintech company? Become a Product Owner at five°degrees.

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About five°degrees

what we do.

five°degrees is an Amsterdam-based Fintech, currently developing a cloud-native core banking platform to create banking as it should be. We combine state-of-the-art technology and sound financial knowledge to create unique digital solutions for today’s banks and for people who like banking to be quick and easy.   

With 150+ employees in Amsterdam, Lisbon, Reykjavik, Frankfurt and Serbia, we have a broad spectrum of different cultures and are growing.   

Our mission is to provide banks and financial service providers with a way to bridge the gap between the old and the new world by adopting digitization and automation. We achieve this by offering a cloud native core banking platform.  

We have a learning mindset and aim to continuously improve ourselves and our own way of working. 

how we do it.

Your future colleagues are very proud of the company and are extremely happy with their job, as is proven in the results of the Staff Involvement Survey. Our company culture is open, transparent, and collaborative. Be part of a team where everyone makes a real contribution to our customers’ success.

We believe that having fun in your work gives better and greater results! Even in the current lockdown, we stay connected, have regular company-wide meetings and make sure you feel appreciated.

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 a 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.
  • Proactively 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.

what we offer.

  • All the basics like a competitive monthly salary and great hardware.
  • A mobile phone of your choosing.
  • plenty of space for personal development.
  • A multi-cultural international working environment.
  • A great team of highly skilled professionals.
  • Excellent benefits like a retirement plan and disability plan.
  • Mutual flexibility.
  • A warm workplace that promotes equal opportunity and values inclusion and diversity.

and once the current social restrictions are over.

  • Travel allowance.
  • A cool office workspace, easily accessible with public transport.
  • Drinks, snacks and fruit.
  • A fun environment with many social events per month.

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Summary

  • Company: five°degrees
  • Location: The Netherlands
  • Employment contract: Full-time