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Published on 22.11.2019


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Position : Product Owner

At the click of a button, we provided a safe, more convenient, mobile-first transportation platform for Africa’s booming young population. On the high-frequency use of our transportation service, we are providing value to consumers, our drivers and passengers, with additional financial services, payments and other on-demand services to keep Africa moving forward. Based in Nairobi, Kampala and Barcelona, we are a venture-funded company that is already having a huge impact on millions of people in East Africa.

About the role:

  • Become a domain expert in your product areas and conduct rigorous data analysis to help improve customer experiences and identify profitable growth opportunities
  • Manage your Product Backlog. Create the list of backlog items and prioritize them based on the overall strategy and business objectives. Additionally, you will need to map out​​​​​​​ project dependencies to inform the necessary sequence of development.
  • Understand and anticipate the client’s needs to more effectively manage the​​​​​​​ development process.
  • Effectively communicate a project’s impact, priority, development approach, size, and​​​​​​​release plan to the internal and external stakeholders
  • Maintain the development team focus on delivering value, balancing multiple streams of​​​​​​​ requirements so that they can concentrate on what they do best: create a great product!
  • Facilitating development by working with design and UX teams to ensure the developers​​​​​​​ have the things they need to keep moving forwards
  • Work cross-functionally with product, engineering, design, and marketing teams to build​​​​​​​ world-class products and design hypothesis-driven experiments; make clear, coherent​​​​​​​ and holistic recommendations based on test results
  • Inspect and evaluate product progress through each iteration.
  • Improve product experiences for all our customers using data science techniques and monitoring product performance through dashboards and ad hoc analysis
Required profile for job ad : Product Owner
  • 3+ years of experience as a Product Owner of Apps (iOS and Android)
  • In-depth knowledge of UI/UX conventions on mobile platforms and in user-centered product development as well as related tools and processes.
  • 3+ years experience in product management, customer experience management, business analysis and software engineering.
  • 3+ years experience with Agile methodologies including Scrum and Kanban
  • Experience managing successful Apps initiatives from concept to completion
  • Strong experience working with designers to deliver UX/UI
  • Strong business process design and transformation skills
  • Focused on building businesses, not simply features. Experience building and leading businesses, including ownership and optimization of business performance metrics
  • Be emotionally intelligent, humble and excited to work with in a team with a diverse set of experiences, backgrounds, and skills
  • You are excited to become a master of our product, have great knowledge of our market,​​​​​​​ customers and competition
  • Possess strong data analysis skills. Be comfortable presenting to senior stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excitement for SafeBoda and what we are trying to achieve​​​​​​​

Nice to have

  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Experience working with offshore resources
  • Every person on our team:
  • Has fun and is passionate about their work
  • Plays a critical role in the company's success
  • Is willing to pitch in and do whatever is needed
  • Cares about their co-workers and our customers - drivers & passengers
  • Work philosophy
  • Get stuff done - flexible work hours
  • Sometimes and in some roles you’ll need to be in the office, however, it’s about getting​​​​​​​ the work done. We’re pretty flexible when it comes to managing workload and time. It’s​​​​​​​ about delivery!
  • Mental hydration
  • The only way to stay sharp in the office is to make sure you leave it from time to time. Go for a stroll, pump some iron, play some Fifa. No-one will judge you or look over your​​​​​​​ shoulder.
  • Vacation - up to you!
  • Creativity feeds on outside stimulation, not staring at the same four walls day in, day out.​​​​​​​ That’s why we offer a generous holiday allowance. You can freely pick when to do your​​​​​​​ vacation.
Job criteria for job ad : Product Owner
Job category:
Production, maintenance, quality
R&D, project management
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Employment type:
Permanent contract
Region :
Experience level:
5 to 10 years
Educational level :
Number of Position(s):6

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