Product Owner at Moula

Tech, Melbourne melbourne product
Posted a month ago

We’ve developed a unique platform that will analyse a business’ data, making the process simple, fast, and friendly. But we’re not just a smart algorithm; we’re all about human interaction, which is why we have a team of real people who will get to know each business’ unique needs. Founded in Australia by an experienced team who are passionate about using technology to simplify finance, Moula continues to lead the market with our transparent pricing and responsible lending practices.

As we continue to scale, we’re creating exciting opportunities. Come and join our super talented team and find out why we were recognised as a LinkedIn Top Startup (2019).

About the position

This role is responsible for the technical and functional success of our products in collaboration with the product, technical and delivery leaders in a fast-paced, high-functioning Agile environment. 

Using a well-balanced sense of commercial and technological priorities, this role will own the end-to-end execution of prioritised strategic initiatives and maintain a backlog of continuous improvement opportunities within their product domain. In collaboration with the technical and business functions of the organisation, it will be responsible for shaping the detailed solution design, validating the solution design with key stakeholders and users to deliver the strategic outcomes. 

This role is a critical conduit between the Strategy and Product Delivery functions within the business and will be supported by the architecture, technical leads and BA functions to work with the sprint rhythms of the development squads.  

We are looking for someone who can make decisions in the face of ambiguity, can find solutions just as easily as spot problems and take people along an outcome-driven journey.

Key responsibilities

  • Design the feature set for prioritised initiative and build into incremental releases using story mapping techniques bound by the strategic measures of success for the initiative.
  • Apply understanding of technical design, solution & application architecture to translate internal and external user needs into business process maps, story maps and user journey maps.
  • Collaborate with the development teams, other POs and solution architects to finesse the requirements for the prioritised initiatives and ensure their traceability into epics and user stories with the BAs. 
  • Own the Continuous Improvement backlog of small-sized initiatives based on CX and analytical insights and sequence these into the development iterations.
  • Participate in Agile ceremonies with the development teams and organise Showcases of delivered strategic and continuous improvement initiatives to the business.
  • Change management and go-to-market planning of released initiatives, in collaboration with the initiative sponsor and marketing team.

About you

  • You have extensive experience working with Agile development teams as a PO and are well-versed in the mechanics of scrum.
  • You have a strong technical background with a good understanding of APIs, back-end architecture and third-party integration 
  • You are adept at gathering and articulating business and technical requirements and can operate equally well at both high-level process design and detailed user story descriptions
  • You have a build-measure-learn approach for continuous improvement of products workflows and development practices
  • You have extensive practical experience in Agile development practices, especially Scrum/SAFe and are familiar with DevOps practices
  • You demonstrate a good balance of technical and commercial aptitude, along with well-developed communication, negotiation and influencing skills to drive cross-functional outcomes
  • You have experience with project planning and issue tracking applications like Jira and Aha!
  • You demonstrate leadership through a proactive and enterprising attitude to problem-solving, solution ideation and resolving ambiguity. 

We don’t know it all. We’re not looking for someone who does. But you’ll need to be prepared to roll your sleeves up, be curious, and keep pushing until you’ve found the boundary. We don’t believe in perfect, but we do believe in testing, learning, and asking more questions than any of us had thought of to start with.

We’re a quirky bunch, we love a good laugh, and we’re not afraid to face a challenge head on. No two of us are alike, so to fit in, you’ll need a good dose of different.