Senior Product Owner (Platform Infrastructure)

JUMO, Cape Town, South Africa

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Billions of people in emerging markets are coming online for the first time, most of them via mobile phones. Many have limited or no access to financial services.

JUMO combines technology with data to create progressive financial choices for anyone, anywhere.  We believe any individual should be able to leverage their data footprint and access financial services tailored to their needs. 

A blueprint for our mission does not exist and our growth trajectory is steep thus we look for exceptional people who will enhance our culture and who have the potential to have an impact now and in the future.

We are motivated by an ambitious purpose and inspired by the exceptional people that we work with and we are looking for a Senior Product Owner to join our Product team.  This position will be based in Cape Town and will report to the Head of Platform.

Job Purpose

We’re looking for a motivated Senior Product Owner to join our team which is responsible for the development of digital financial products for mobile money in African and Asian markets, technical integration into marketplace partners (mobile networks and FSPs) and evolving the JUMO platform into a scalable, high value, micro-services architecture.

Key Responsibilities

  • Own product and platform component of delivery from business case to agile development, driving value for the business and our customers
  • Propose and drive relevant feature roadmap based on elicited requirements from customers, partners and internal stakeholders.
  • Prioritise work and communicate effectively to all relevant stakeholders
  • Document all feature proposals, development artifacts and system processes


  • Business focused with a clear understanding of technical ramifications of execution
  • Strong focus on delivery, taking accountability and quality completion
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator
  • Follows 80/20 rule in systems design and work prioritisation
  • Ability to understand and work within a variety of work streams
  • Fast, resilient learner with a positive attitude
  • Logical thinker with problem definition and solution design

Key Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree (essential)
  • Business analysis / product owner / project management diploma or certificates are highly desirable
  • Tech qualifications (development, hardware etc.) are highly desirable
  • Minimum 5 years as a product owner or business analyst responsible for delivering new solutions.
  • Minimum 7+ years work experience in a related field.
  • Track record in building products or solutions from inception


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About JUMO

We are JUMO. We continue to grow and shape the organisation to meet the magnitude of the unusual challenges we face. This approach makes JUMO a unique and exciting environment to work and build your career.


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