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Cross-border Fintech|Pan-Africa & Europe Hybrid Financial Infrastructure

Junior Product Manager - Backend Focus - Integrations and API

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As a Junior PM you will support BitPesa’s Product Managers with the entire product life cycle from your own discovery work to implementation. You will be responsible for a diverse set of product responsibilities within the product team, including defining product requirements, writing user stories, gathering feedback from internal clients and problem solving. You will liaise cross-functionally to ideate and deliver tailored customer experiences while working closely with our sales, expansion and Engineering.

You will be focusing on the integration side of our business which is backend heavy, you will be exposed to core integrations, client issues & requests, and also our platform. This differs from a conventional PM role.

Responsibilities

* Gathering requirements and writing user stories
* Manage and monitor daily client issues
* Participate in all of the agile sessions
* Gathering feedback and iterating on product improvements
* Reporting on the progress, challenges and learnings of BitPesa products

Requirements

* Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with proven experience of project or product delivery
* 1 - 2 years of experience as a PM
* Experience with data analysis is preferred
* Experience with Jira is an asset
* Experience and interest with integrations through API is preferred
* Works proactively using initiative
* Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to think outside the box
* A passion for getting things done and taking ownership
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You can effectively communicate across diverse backgrounds and contexts, and lead through influence while building relationships across the business
* Interest in learning about product development in Agile/Scrum delivery approach
* Comfortable working closely with engineers
* Knowledgeable in blockchain/bitcoin/digital currencies or financial trading systems is preferred

Benefits

* Competitive remuneration
* Casual work environment
* Great work-life balance
* We value autonomy
* Environmental-friendly (we try to use as less paper as possible!)
* Opportunity for growth for all our employees
* …and more!