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Junior Product Owner



Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2023

What to expect

As a Junior Product Owner, you will play a vital role in driving the development and enhancement of our payment products, ensuring we deliver exceptional user experiences and stay ahead in the competitive fintech industry.

As a Junior Product Owner, you will collaborate with cross-functional teams, including developers, user experience designers, and business stakeholders, to translate customer needs and business requirements into actionable product features. You will be responsible for assisting in the end-to-end product development lifecycle, from ideation to release. This role requires strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and excellent communication abilities to effectively prioritize and manage product backlogs.


  • Product Vision and Strategy: Assist in defining and refining the product vision and strategy, considering market trends, customer feedback, and business goals.
  • Requirements Gathering and Analysis: Collaborate with stakeholders to identify and document product requirements, ensuring they align with customer needs and business objectives.
  • User Story Development: Create clear, concise, and actionable user stories and acceptance criteria that effectively communicate product requirements to the development team.
  • Product Backlog Management: Prioritize and maintain the product backlog, ensuring it is up-to-date, properly groomed, and aligned with product goals.
  • Agile Development: Participate in Agile ceremonies such as sprint planning, backlog refinement, and sprint reviews, actively contributing to the development process and making sure deliverables meet quality standards.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Work closely with development teams, designers, QA analysts, and other stakeholders to ensure smooth execution of product initiatives.
  • Release Management: Collaborate with the development team to plan and coordinate product releases, ensuring timely delivery and effective communication to all relevant parties.
  • User Experience (UX) Advocacy: Advocate for exceptional user experiences, conducting user research, usability testing, and gathering feedback to continually improve the product. Competitive Analysis: Monitor industry trends and competitors, providing insights to drive product innovation and differentiation.
  • Product Documentation: Prepare and maintain product documentation, including user guides, release notes, and feature documentation.
  • Product reporting: Management of product reporting in terms of product metrics and performance as well as progress reports.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science, or a related field. Equivalent work experience will also be considered.
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in a product management, product owner, or related role, preferably in a fast-paced technology or fintech company.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to understand complex business and technical requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to effectively collaborate and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies and experience working in Agile/Scrum development environments.
  • Knowledge of the fintech industry, specifically payments systems, is highly desirable.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Detail-oriented mindset, with a focus on delivering high-quality products that meet customer expectations.
  • Experience with product management tools such as JIRA, Confluence, or similar platforms.
  • Passion for innovation, staying up-to-date with the latest technology trends and industry developments.

In office perks

  • Healthy breakfast, lunches and snacks (Cape Town)
  • Healthy lunches and snacks (Johannesburg)
  • Free laundry service (Cape Town)
  • Monthly socials (Cape Town and Johannesburg)
  • On-site Barista (Cape Town and Johannesburg)
  • Workplace Concierge (Cape Town)
  • Ozow Library (Cape Town)
  • Ozow Playroom (Cape Town)

Perks for South African based employees

  • Medical aid subsidy (permanent staff)
  • Group Risk Insurance (permanent staff)
  • Paid annual leave
  • Employee Health and Wellness Assistance
  • Gym / Fitness sessions
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Mentorship programme
  • Community initiatives
  • Quarterly team retreats and annual company retreats
  • Employee gifting
  • Access to cutting edge technology
  • Hybrid

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