Product Owner

Location:
Brno
Workload:
Full time
Required languages:
English

About The Company

On behalf of Capital Markets Gateway (CMG), we are building an experienced product development team in Brno, Czech Republic.

Capital Markets Gateway is a financial technology (FinTech) firm that is modernizing the equity capital markets.

In 2017 CMG launched a platform that connects investors and underwriters, delivers integrated market data and analytics, offers full transparency, and workflow efficiencies. Thanks to data provided by CMG, clients make more timely and better-informed decisions.

This system is currently used by more than 100 buy side companies and 15 investment banks in the US.

In June 2020, CMG announced their Series B investment of $25 million from top financial firms such as Barclays, Citi, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and Morgan Stanley (see here).

CMG has offices in New York, Chicago, Seattle, USA and since 2019 in Brno, Czechia

The Role

You’ll join our amazing team in Brno and you’ll be immersed in CMG’s extraordinary culture. We will give you time and guidance to get onboarded into the role.

In this role, you will work on critical product areas of our innovative capital markets platform. You will work closely with Product Managers and Designers to identify, define, analyze, prioritize, and refine product requirements.

You will communicate those requirements to the Engineering team. You will collaborate with engineers to drive user stories to acceptance throughout the Agile software development lifecycle.

Responsibilities
  • Working with Product Managers, UX Designers, and Engineering teams to ensure business, quality, and feature goals are met for each release
  • Collaborating with Product Managers to translate business requirements into user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Maintaining a prioritized backlog of user stories, features, and defects
  • Performing new-feature testing during deployment cycles; documenting and triaging bugs as needed.
  • Working within an Agile team to identify and facilitate process improvements across the organization
  • Taking ownership of daily stand-ups as well as regular sprint planning, sprint review, and retrospective meetings
  • Making sure all dependencies are accounted for and all roadblocks are removed, in order to assure a stable and predictable cadence of enhancements to achieve customer satisfaction
  • Inspiring and motivating engineering teams to deliver innovative solutions with an appropriate sense of customer-centric urgency
  • Monitoring progress and making constant adjustments based on larger strategic objectives
Skills & Requirements

Must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in technology or finance-related fields
  • Strong understanding and experience working with Agile methodologies
  • At least two years of experience in software product management
  • Good team player and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Data & metrics-driven approach to project tracking
  • Understand the challenges and nuances of software releases, upgrades, and migrations for SaaS products

Nice to have:

  • Technical knowledge or experience as a software engineer
  • Familiarity with REST APIs and tools such as Postman to test API endpoints
  • Previous experience at a startup
  • FinTech industry experience
Perks
  • Cozy office in the heart of Brno  
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work from home  
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Meal vouchers
  • Multisport card contribution  
  • Pension contributions  
  • Paid courses and tech conferences  
  • Top of the line Macbook (we all work in a Unix based environment)
  • Potential trips to the USA  
  • Company team building events  
  • Snacks to munch on during work
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