Senior Technical Product Owner (Barcelona)

  • Technology
  • Barcelona, Spain

Senior Technical Product Owner (Barcelona)

Job description

Do you love to work on complex backend products and do you thrive in a fast paced startup environment? Do you want to turn an award-winning KYC solution to best-in-class, leading a newly-formed core team? Then read more about what you can achieve as the Senior Technical Product Owner here in our scaleup Safened.

Who are we?

We are Safened – a fast-growing, FinTech/RegTech scaleup that builds products to tackle real and hard problems in the financial industry. Our vision is to protect the integrity of every financial institution that works with us - we are FinTech’s gatekeeper. Right now, we are driven to offer the best know-your-customer solution for mobile banking and beyond

What that means concretely? If you use your phone to create an account with one of Europe’s most successful mobile banks, we are the ones who verify your identity within minutes.

With offices in London, New York, Amsterdam, and Barcelona, we operate globally. To get a feeling for the atmosphere here, you can check out this video:

Your mission at Safened

We are growing fast. To keep our high quality while pushing limits, you will be our Senior Technical Product Owner. Your mission is to drive the newly established core team, with a main focus on the backend of our KYC product: While our hardworking developers write code to bring our products to the next level, you are the one that keeps the overview with expertise, a cool mind, and determination.

  • You write concise and clear user stories and documentation, and you share and discuss these with your team with dedication;

  • You prioritize the backlog, ensuring our developer’s efforts are aligned with the business needs of our clients;

  • You find agreement on operational objectives by working with business teams, capturing information, and evaluating output requirements and formats;

  • You make decisions based on data, because we improve the product based on fact rather than gut feeling;

  • You demonstrate our progress internally, during our bi-weekly ‘demo’s and beers’;

You will work on our KYC solution for digital onboarding, enabling customers of one of the most successful European startup banks to start banking within minutes. Our list of clients already includes leading names in finance, and it’s growing rapidly: The number of users in touch with our product is in the hundreds of thousands (and likely even millions within this year alone). Therefore, Safened can be your ideal place to take significant ownership, right at the intersection of high-level banking clients and the innovative startup world.


Boxes you definitely tick:

  • You have 4-6 years of professional experience (or more) with product ownership, as a product owner, or as a scrum master
  • You have in-depth knowledge of the Agile process and its principles

  • Your communication, presentation and leadership skills are outstanding

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • You have superb communication skills in English

  • You already live in Barcelona / Spain or within commuting distance

You get extra points if…

  • You worked in a startup or scaleup in the stage of hypergrowth

  • You are no stranger to working with large and high-stake clients

  • You have successfully worked with distributed teams

  • You speak Dutch and/or Spanish (but work-related matters will always be in English)

What we offer you:

At Safened, we care about attracting and retaining excellent people. That's why we offer

  • A competitive salary and pension in place

  • 25 days of vacation to recharge your batteries

  • A workplace in our beautiful new office in Barcelona!

  • Daily catered, fresh and tasty lunch with your colleagues

  • The option to travel to our Amsterdam office from time to time

We would love to hear from you, even if it’s just to ask some questions about this job or to have an informal conversation in confidence. Simply write your questions, comments, or concerns into the cover letter field.

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