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Product Owner

| Austin
Product Owner 
AffiniPay is looking for an experienced Product Owner to join our emerging Product Team. As a Product Owner at AffiniPay, you will take a strong execution role in ensuring that product features are transformed into actionable deliverables. 
You will own the backlog for AffiniPay’s Financial Technology platform that will be executed by the Scrum team. In addition, you will be driving out features by working with the engineering team during backlog refinement sessions to translate those features into user stories, and validating the feature before the release. Product quality and a great user experience should be core to your DNA enabling great value for customers.
  • You will work with the Product Director and other senior business team members to understand the business needs and product goals.
  • As the voice of the customer, you will motivate product development teams by providing clear goals and user stories,backed up with persona data.
  • You will provide the product and technology teams with visibility into the product backlog and prioritization.
  • You will participate in agile best practices and a culture of improvement within your scrum team
  • You will be responsible for maintaining a steady flow of available work for scrum teams to consume.
  • You will lead the functional quality of the product delivered by setting and evaluating expectations and acceptance criteria.
  • You will be a key participant in regular standup meetings, iteration planning and iteration reviews.
  • You will partner with UX to ensure we produce exceptional user experiences.
  • You will partner with the Product Director on communication to Leadership, Customer Success, Support, Marketing and other team members for rollout plans, feature details and bug status updates.
  • Customer and User Centricity
  • Bias towards action
  • Resilience, resourcefulness, optimism and energy
  • High Organizational EQ
  • Respect for ‘Time to Market’
  • High attention to detail
  • Comfort with complex discussions
What we're looking for:
  • Experience with at least two roles as a Product Owner or Product Manager
  • Strong knowledge of Agile development practices (especially Scrum and / or Kanban), methodologies and tools.
  • Direct hands on experience with writing user stories, grooming product backlogs and coordinating/prioritizing conflicting requirements.
  • Strong negotiation skills with aptitude to handle controversial situations, as well as influence.
  • Excellent technical and non-technical communication skills.
  • Highly quantitative, analytical and business-minded. Ability to solve complex problems in an organized way.
  • Ability to work through ambiguity and excellent planning and organizing skills.
  • High energy, can-do attitude with a willingness to take on challenging situations.
  • Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products.
  • Extraordinary attention to detail, including the ability to anticipate likely outcomes and assess risks
  • Ability to build productive customer relationships and collaborative internal relationships.
  • Experience with financial technology is a plus.
About AffiniPay At AffiniPay, we’re continuously tackling exciting and interesting problems to define the direction of the financial technology industry and transform the way professionals get paid! Our drive to become leaders in fintech has fostered our fast-moving, growth-focused culture. We’ve assembled teams of highly collaborative problem solvers who are passionate about both personal and company growth. We are eager to create, work together, and do whatever it takes to get the job done. We also know that our people are our greatest asset and responsible for our ultimate success. As such, we invest in our team-members’ growth and development, recognize accomplishments, and celebrate successes together. We’re building a winning team, and we need more creative, collaborative, and fun-loving people to help us get the job done!
 Affini-Perks! We've got you covered... Competitive compensation structure
401K with automatic 5% company contribution
100% paid medical, dental, and vision benefit plans
100% Company paid short- and long-term disability and life insurance
Competitive PTO plan
Paid maternity/paternity leave
Fun destination quarterly meetings
AffiniPay Swag Package
Company lunches and fully stocked kitchen
All the benefits of a startup culture without the downsides
The chance to get in on the ground floor of one of Austin's fastest growing companies!
AffiniPay is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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3700 N Capital of Texas Hwy Suite 300, Austin, TX 78746

An Insider's view of AffiniPay, LLC

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I write the documentation for developers who integrate with our Payment Gateway, and I work with a cross-functional team that includes Business Development, Product, and DevSupport. We guide partners and their developers as they create and maintain their integrations, and we work together internally to make the process quicker and easier.


Senior Technical Writer

What makes someone successful on your team?

As part of the Product Management Team, we sit on the intersection of Technology, UX, the Business and the Customer. All of us spend a significant of time with our customers and the market. However, given that we are market leaders, we get to lead and influence our entire industry which requires bold yet analytical product decision making.


Director of Product Management

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My career has changed for the better while I’ve been at AffiniPay. After a year here, I switched from engineering to the product department. My manager helped identify this opportunity after I expressed an interest in taking a more customer-facing role. This sort of movement is encouraged and has allowed many folks to grow in their careers.


Product Manager

What are AffiniPay, LLC Perks + Benefits

AffiniPay, LLC Benefits Overview

Employee happiness and well-being are key to our success, which is why we’ll reward your hard work and strive to earn your loyalty with fantastic perks and incentives.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
AffiniPay contributes an automatic 5% to our staff's 401(K).
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
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