One of the biggest untapped markets in fintech is personal financial advice. It’s also one of the toughest domains to crack. If you’re looking to build a successful career and make a huge impact in the lives of many South Africans, then this is the opportunity you’ve been searching for.
What are we all about?
LifeCheq is a personal finance fintech business operating across South Africa. Our very unique approach to financial advice and our market-leading advice platform has redefined the category. We’re looking to scale our operations significantly in an exciting new chapter.
Our technology touches consumers, financial advisors and large enterprise institutions. The vision for our advice platform is to become one of the most transformative technology platforms in South Africa’s financial services landscape. As part of this journey you will be leading the charge.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to enter the world of technology product management. Ideally you will have a background in business analysis, engineering, software development or a general business background with some experience in a technology business. You excel at analysis, problem solving and communication. This role is designed to bridge the gap and help you transition. After 6-12 months working in this role, you should be ready to take on all aspects of product management for one of our product portfolios.
This role will report to the Chief Product Officer or a Senior Product Manager and will interface with all levels of the organisation.
Work with the rest of the Product team to shape the product vision and strategy for the projects
Work closely with stakeholders to understand, analyse and refine product requirements for the backlog as user stories with acceptance criteria;
Understand, map and communicate user stories and process flow diagrams together with engineers, designers and other business stakeholders to ensure we build quality, valuable and reliable software as productively as possible.
Work with the product team to manage from concept, to design, production, testing, rollout, and support of applications/services on our platform.
Help resolve tradeoffs between cost/technical feasibility, value to customers, internal stakeholder concerns and business value
Collaborate with engineering team on platform features and deep dive with them to solve problems;
Give input and assistance on the maintenance of the product roadmap
Help ensure the product achieves targets in terms of key business metrics such as client conversion, revenue, retention etc.
Gather feedback from client-facing teams, and clients directly and use these to improve the performance of the product
Routine and ad-hoc management reporting on all activity and product performance
What Skills You Will Bring
You are competent with modern project management tooling such as GSuite, issue trackers (eg Jira, YouTrack, Trello)
You can communicate well with team members and stakeholders on deliverables and approach, demonstrating the ability to communicate and listen appropriately depending on the audience
You strive for success, are keen to learn and develop, are collaborative with a can-do attitude, and can build positive relationships
Strong commercial understanding and good business knowledge
The ability to analyse product performance metrics and suggest areas of focus, improvement or further investigation
Good technical understanding of relevant technologies
Experience with online consumer services is valuable (or small business B2B)
At least 8 years' experience in a software development environment or in a technology-driven business
Experience with financial services a plus
What It's Like To Work Here
We take the development of our people very seriously! We will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference. In addition to your competitive salary, medical and insurance benefit, you’ll enjoy some great perks including:
Flexibility: Feel free to skip the commute and hit your deadlines from home, or choose to work from our hotdesk office space in Johannesburg or Cape Town (hotdesk office from 2021)
Wellness: Enjoy half a day off dedicated to your health and wellness and receive a medical aid benefit paid directly to your account each month
Planning: How about a free LifeCheq plan to help you action and drive towards your goals
Maternity Leave Benefits: Bond with your little one whilst on paid maternity leave
LifeCheq Shares: Celebrate your 1 year anniversary by receiving LifeCheq Shares Scheme
This is a permanent, full-time position.