Kuda is a full-service app-based digital bank. Our mission is to be the bank of reference not only for those who live on the African continent, but also for the African diaspora wherever they live, everywhere in the world. Kuda is free from ridiculous bank fees and great at helping customers budget, spend smarter, and save more. Overview and purpose of the role
In this role, you will lead product development and ensure high return on investment (ROI). You will translate ideas into strategy and functionality, and follow product development from start to finish.
In addition to this, you will be responsible for prioritizing and evaluating the work of our technical team, which will include collecting feature requests as well as planning releases and coordinating sprints.
To be successful in this role, you must be an insightful and creative leader and a reliable problem solver, able to identify user needs and work with cross-functional teams to manage product releases.
Ultimately, you will help us deploy products that realize our company’s vision.
Roles and responsibilities
Develop and implement product strategies aligned with the company vision
Collect and analyze feedback from customers, stakeholders and other teams to shape requirements, features and end products
Work with senior management to create product plans and roadmaps
Lead product managers and coordinate cross-functional teams
Produce and review product requirement documents (PRD)
Ensure products and releases are launched correctly and on time
Make creative recommendations to expand product base and vision
Suggest ways to track product usage and its impact on end users
Incorporate feature requests into the product roadmap
Clean and prioritize the backlog
Develop user stories and define acceptance criteria
Set sprint goals
Write acceptance tests
Plan releases and upgrades
Determine, project and analyze the commercial viability of the product.
Continuous product improvement to ensure adoption by new users and increase product stickiness.
Track work progress and resolve production issues during sprints
Analyze end user preferences and requests
Refine our agile methodology based on results and customer feedback
Follow industry trends.
Skills & Qualifications
B.Sc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
Proven experience as a Product Owner or similar role specifically on remittance-based products?
Hands-on experience managing all stages of the product lifecycle
Experience in software development and program management is preferred
Knowledge of the Agile framework
Exceptional organizational and leadership abilities
Excellent communication and relationship building skills to ensure you are able to work with cross-functional teams to achieve results.
Strong aptitude for problem solving
Creative thinking skills
A technical background with knowledge of software development and web technologies is a plus.
Why join Kuda?
Be part of one of the pioneers in the challenger banking arena by joining the exciting and ambitious team at Kuda Bank as we strive to become the neobank for “all Africans on the planet”.
An exciting and flexible work environment
Smart and kind colleagues
Full pension contribution
Reliable health insurance.
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