Senior Technical Product Owner (f/m/div) for FinReach at FinReach GmbH (Berlin, Germany)

 Stack Overflow ·  05.08.2018


FinReach Solutions sits at the heart of all convergent technologies trends (SaaS, AI, APIs, microservices, etc.) and our teams are  tackling some pretty challenging problems in technology today.

As a Product Owner at FinReach, you must be able to differentiate between good products and extraordinary products. Your background is in engineering, with demonstrated experience in communicating and working cross-functionally to deliver a great product to market. You manage the entire product portfolio from strategic planning to tactical activities. You work on a small SCRUM team to drive the development of modular, composable, and/or maintainable microservices. You will have an incredible amount of impact on the current state and future direction of our products, with visibility throughout the organization and a significant opportunity to take ownership.What you'll achieve:

3 months:


Become comfortable with FinReach tools and processes by partnering with a member of your team to ramp up effectively

Consult with internal stakeholders in product and Operations on best practices and standards within FinReach

Talk to internal partners to understand customers’ needs -- Start owning your product!


12 months:


Work with the team to ensure that development, product, processes and tools are in place to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of customer demand, quality and delivery targets

Coordinate SCRUM teams to into a cohesive product plan and release strategy

Make sure that every story is in READY state and fulfills the INVEST mnemonic.

Take operational ownership of translating detailed software requirements (using MLR)

Scope and prioritize activities based on business and customer impact

Support our CTO to further develop and grow our Technical Product Owner team.<span< span="">


What you'll need to be successful:


Great organizational skills, current expert in product management, engineering and/or project management

Ready to work hands on in a no-ego environment, to further build our product(s) towards our shared company strategy

Business-driven mindset with a passion for and deep understanding of technology (Java stack); you crave creating innovative technical solutions that fill a real business need

A strong sense of ownership of the work you do and believe in doing things the right way for the right reasons

High energy and drive; product managers are crucial leaders and decision-makers in our company and need the energy and passion to be on top of their game

Ability to recognize and communicate customer acquisition opportunities and related revenue opportunities, not just a technical solution

Excellent English communication skills (German as a plus); ability to bring your point across effectively and efficiently

Natural curiosity, ability and desire to learn quickly.


What you'll get from us:

Working with us means you will be challenged every day by our customers and your peers. You can be yourself, speak freely, be trusted and respected. You get to give and receive regular feedback to improve yourself and others.

We know that exceptional people don’t choose jobs based solely on benefits and we do our best to make sure that you’re set up for success. As part of our team you can benefit from our employee-funded company pension scheme, receive varied discounts (from public transportation to sports) and 28+ days of vacation per year. Naturally, we help you with integration in the city; provide relocation/visa support and German classes, if applicable. Plus the fun stuff, like choosing your own work equipment, weekly yoga or jogging with your peers, a fully stocked kitchen, regular lunches/breakfasts, other team socials and quarterly team events. Check out our page on Stackoverflow and our website to learn more!

About us:

Our technical stack consists of several services which are written in Java, Ruby, Python and Clojure. They communicate via HTTP and data is stored in MongoDB, MySQL, and Elasticsearch. Our frontends are based on React.js and Angular.js. The services are running in Docker containers in a private data center for high security. Deployments are orchestrated with Ansible and Rundeck, and we are looking forward to moving to Kubernetes. We use GitHub for source control and Travis CI for continuous integration. The development process is in Scrum-based with 2-weeks sprints.

Companies like DKB, Deutsche Bank and the German Sparkassen rely on FinReach to stay agile, deliver faster, and make the most of their IT investment with API-led connectivity. Hiring exceptional people who want to build a great company together is our number one priority, and we’re committed to providing an equal opportunity workplace. We’re growing and there’s plenty of opportunity for you to make an impact—join us!

Your application:

What have you done before? What are you interested in? What motivates you?  Please apply Online with your LinkedIn profile (or CV if you prefer). Please don’t send a generic cover letter. We’d rather hear your short intro in the summary section.

FinReach welcomes and encourages applications from diverse backgrounds e.g. related to gender, age, ethnicity, culture, race, religion and belief, disability, nationality, sexual orientation and gender identity. Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values, providing an environment where everyone brings distinct experience, talent, opinions and culture to their work.

To all recruitment agencies: FinReach does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to FinReach employees or to any other company location. FinReach is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with the company.  




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