Kuda is a full-service, app-based digital bank. Our mission is to be the go-to bank not just for those living on the African continent, but also for the African diaspora wherever they might live, anywhere in the world. Kuda is free of ridiculous banking charges and great at helping customers budget, spend smartly, and save more.
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In this role, you will direct product development and ensure high return on investment (ROI.) You’ll translate ideas into strategy and features, and follow product development from start to finish.
In addition to this, you will be required to prioritize and assess work for our technical team, this will include gathering feature requests as well as scheduling releases and coordinating sprints.
To succeed in this role, you should be a perceptive and creative leader and a reliable problem-solver who is able to identify user needs and work with cross-functional teams to manage product releases.
Ultimately, you’ll help us roll-out products that deliver our company’s vision.
Roles & Responsibilities
Develop and implement product strategies consistent with 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 requirements documents (PRD)
Ensure products and releases are launched correctly and on schedule
Make creative recommendations to expand product base and vision
Suggest ways to track product use and impact on end users
Incorporate feature requests into product roadmap
Groom and prioritize backlog
Develop user stories and define acceptance criteria
Set sprint goals
Write acceptance tests
Plan releases and upgrades
Determine, Project and Analyse commercial viability of the product.
Continuous improvement in the product to ensure adoption by new users and increase the stickiness of the product.
Follow progress of work and address production issues during sprints
Analyze preferences and requests of end users
Refine our agile methodology based on results and client feedback
Keep track of industry trends
BSc / BA in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
Proven experience as a Product Owner or similar role within a Business Banking environment
Hands-on experience managing all stages of the product lifecycle
Background in software development and program management is preferred
Familiarity with 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 problem-solving aptitude
Creative thinking skills
Technical background with knowledge of software development and web technologies is a plus.
Why join Kuda?
Become a part of one of the trailblazers in the challenger banking arena by joining the exciting and ambitious team at Kuda Bank as we work to become the neobank for ‘every African on the planet’.