Chief Product Officer

Bank, Forsikring og Finans | IT, Teknologi og Telecom
Are you passionate about the Product Owner role? Are you willing to plan and execute the handling of diverse tasks in a dynamic and international environment? Are you motivated by building the best payment platform of tomorrow together with a high performing team?

Our client is a fintech company, positioned to take advantage of the opportunities given by the PSD2 directive and challenge the banks’ domain on payments and remittances. Their ambition is to become the leading B2B payment platform in Europe. No less!

As a licensed payment services provider, it is vital that they comply with all regulations applicable to them. Our client operates a fully digital solution and will develop procedures and processes using both old and new technology. They are dedicated to complying with all regulatory obligations and compliance, and to achieve this, a framework has been built that will secure such through a complete test automation suite.

We are looking for an experienced Product Owner with an interest in and passion for product ownership and development. You will be working closely with the Business Development Team and have direct responsibility for developing the organisation’s product and technology mindset. As the Chief Product Owner you will be part of the Management Team and the position requires a high degree of professionalism and personal integrity, solid business understanding and ability to handle complex issues. The position will report to the Chief Executive Officer.

Focus areas
  • Be a first-class product owner to the business, both internally and externally
  • Follow both national and international market trends in the tech industry, eg. open banking
  • Create the roadmap and own the backlog
  • Value the “Build”, “Measure” and “Learn” principles
  • Be the driving force for building the best and most innovative payment platform of tomorrow
  • Working closely with the development team ensuring high value is generated in every sprint, through a well-groomed backlog, refinement meetings and excellent collaboration with stakeholders and Dev Team
  • In cooperation with the team produce a future oriented design and build an offering that deliver on user and business needs
  • Play an active role in sales related processes and be able to present the product solution to partners and customers
  • Be responsible for building a first-class product owner team
  • Help to maintain an ethical and positive reputation
We are looking for employees who always strive to develop themselves and our organization. We expect you to be committed and eager and to have the ability to work in and across teams. You are operational, have strong leadership and management skills and you have good attention to details as well as the ability to maintain an overview in stressful situations. Previous experience as a product owner in the fintech industry is preferred (FX, Payment, Accounting).

The position requires a Master's degree, preferably combination of technology and business administration, or equivalent and fluency in Norwegian and English, both spoken and written.

What we offer
We expect a lot from our employees – and in return we also offer a great deal to our employees. We offer you a high level of responsibility. We have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and you will be surrounded by colleagues who are pleasant, professional and are passionate about their work. You get to work in an open climate, close to decision makers and with the possibility of making a difference.

Who we are
As a challenger, our client is characterized by an entrepreneurial and innovative mind-set. Their global payment solution is built on smart technology utilizing PSD2 (Payment Services Directive no. 2). They enable clever integration into ERP (accounting) systems thru API building blocks to build customized payment solutions.

The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (“Finanstilsynet”) has granted them license to operate as a payment institution, with PSD2 licenses to provide Payment Initiation Services (PISP) and Account Information Services (AISP). They expect to be in operation in Q1/21.

Prior to hiring, a background check will be conducted to verify information provided in the CV and available documentation. You must have a clean criminal record and not be under bankruptcy proceedings. The position requires a suitability assessment with approval from the FSA.
The background check is adapted to the nature of the position and the company and will be carried out with the consent of relevant applicants. Further information will be provided.
Regarding the position, please contact Senior Advisor Leif Thoring direct line +47 913 68 810 or Senior Advisor Robert Larsen, direct line +47 948 78 163 in Dfind AS.

All inquiries will be treated confidentially.
Applications will be processed on a continuous basis.