Technical Product Owner - FX - #305736

Psybergate (Pty) Ltd

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Boksburg, Gauteng
Contract type: Full time
Reference: PR000463-RN-1

Psybergate is an IT company that builds bespoke software solutions and provides highly skilled resources to its clients.
We are looking for a Technical Product Owner to join our financial services client based in Johannesburg for a 12-months contract role.

What you will be doing: 
  • Ideally looking for someone with a product sense, product execution and analytics, leadership, technical know-how, blockchain knowledge and learnability. They need to be adaptable to change.
  • As a Product Owner, you will play a pivotal role in driving the development and success of IT products within the organization.
  • Act as the bridge between business stakeholders and the development team, defining product features, prioritizing tasks, and ensuring that the IT products meet business objectives and user needs. Your expertise will be crucial in delivering high-quality, efficient, and user-friendly IT solutions.
  • Define and communicate the long-term vision and goals for IT products, aligning them with the organization's overall strategic objectives.
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders, end-users, and cross-functional teams to gather requirements, understand their needs, and prioritize feature requests.
  • Create, maintain, and prioritize the product backlog, ensuring it is well-organized and reflects the most valuable and urgent tasks.
  • Write clear and concise user stories, acceptance criteria, and other relevant documentation to guide the development team.
  • Collaborate with the development team to plan and prioritize product releases, taking into consideration resource constraints and business priorities.
  • Participate in sprint planning meetings, provide input on sprint goals, and help resolve any questions or issues raised by the development team.
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the performance of IT products, gather feedback, and make data-driven decisions to improve product quality and user satisfaction.
  • Identify and manage risks associated with product development, including technical challenges, resource constraints, and changes in business priorities.
  • Work closely with the QA team to ensure that the product meets quality standards and functional requirements.
  • Maintain up-to-date product documentation, including user guides, release notes, and process flows.
  • Provide training and support to end-users and internal stakeholders to ensure they can effectively use and benefit from the IT products.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, competitors, and emerging technologies to make informed product decisions.
  • Role is critical for ensuring that IT products align with the organization's strategic goals and meet the needs of both business stakeholders and end-users.
What we are looking for:
  • Completed IT Degree / BSc degree or other related fields
  • 6 years experience as a Product Owner
  • 6 years financial industry experience and Transactional Banking Experience
  • Proven experience as a Product Owner or similar role in IT product development.
  • Strong understanding of agile methodologies, such as Scrum and Kanban
  • Familiarity with project management tools and software development methodologies.
  • Knowledge of IT infrastructure, software development processes, and technology trends.
  • Agile or Scrum certification.
  • FX or digital asset knowledge
  • Blockchain (DLT) knowledge
Please note that if you do not hear from us within 3 weeks, consider your application unsuccessful.
Please note that most of our positions are remote however candidates should be residing within the traveling distance as circumstance of the opportunity can change.


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