Technical Product Manager

  • Future Finance
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Sep 07, 2017
Full time Product Manager

Job Description

Future Finance is looking for a Technical Product Manager to join our team in Dublin.This is an exciting opportunity for someone with strong project management skills to grow their career by contributing to a talented tech company as we grow and scale. You don’t need to be a technical expert, but you need incredible communication skills, the ability to learn quickly, and some experience in project management. You have to be able to understand the obstacles the tech team faces and be able to communicate these issues to other stakeholders, and find workable solutions to overcome these problems and help the team to meet their deliverables. 

The Company:

Education can be expensive. Many aspiring students are not reaching their potential because they can't afford it. Our mission is to change all that. We believe everyone has the ability to have a positive impact on society. And money shouldn't prevent you from being the best you can be. That's why we exist.

Future Finance, Inc. is one of the fastest growing FinTech companies in Europe. Founded in 2014, Future Finance is backed not only by elite institutions such as Goldman Sachs, QED, and Blackstone, and has been appointed by the EU agency European Investment Fund as an intermediary to provide financing solutions for those in pursuit of higher education.

The People:

We are a team of pioneering entrepreneurs with a passion for FinTech. Future Finance thrives on collaboration and exchange of ideas. We operate a philosophy of Best Idea Wins & No Ego. This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented individual to grow with a dynamic team of smart, self motivated individuals who are working towards a common goal.

This position will report directly to the CTO.

The Role:

  • Owning the execution and delivery of features on the technical roadmap

  • Developing project plans with milestones, delivery timelines, dependencies, and contingency plans, while keeping with our agile development approach

  • Recommending and taking action to direct the analysis of and solution to problems

  • Providing visibility to team impediments/risks and helping to eliminate them

  • Working as the link between Product Management and Engineering

  • Influencing, problem-solving, and resolving conflicts with other internal business functions including Tech, Operations, and Marketing

  • Providing regular project status updates internally and with our partners

Your Experience:

  • 1 -3 years managing complex, cross-organizational, multi-stakeholder projects using Agile/Scrum development methodologies

  • Experience working in Engineering, Software Development, or other complex technical project domain

  • Ideally, experience in Finance and/or banking

Must Have Skills: 

  • Proven ability to learn quickly and apply new skills in a productive manner

  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills (verbal and written)

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with both technical and business audiences

  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and independently to solve problems and complete projects

  • Understanding  of product-based solution delivery

  • Great organisational skills and impeccable attention to detail

  • Facilitation and influencing skills, with the ability to work with large groups of varying levels of seniority, from user to board level

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, start-up environment without close supervision

Your Nice to Have Skills:

  • Knowledge of a programming language

  • Familiarity with financial software, banking or payment systems,

  • Familiarity with Web or SaaS products

  • Understanding of the technical architecture of complex and highly scalable web applications

  • Accreditations in project management methodologies

Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in any technical discipline; Computer Science could be a plus