Technical Product Owner at Funding Options, Remote then London, £Contractor Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Remote (London, UK)
  • Sep 08, 2020
Duration not stated

Contract Description

Technical Product Owner - Contractor



Funding Options are looking for a talented Product Owner to help reimagine and reinvent how small businesses discover and access the right financial products for their needs.



The Product Owner role with Funding Options will prioritise, assess, schedule and help deliver work for our scrum teams.

Reporting to our lead Product Manager, you will play an integral part of an industry-leading, high growth scaling fintech in a role that gives you exposure across the whole business; not just Engineering, but also Operations, Sales, and Marketing.



Product Owner responsibilities include gathering feature requests, scheduling releases and coordinating sprints. To be successful in this role, you should be able to identify user needs and work with cross-functional teams to manage product releases.

Ultimately, you’ll help us roll-out products that deliver our vision and help us on our path to build a culture of true customer and date-led product design to broaden and deepen our product set.



  • Incorporate feature requests into the product roadmap: Work hand in hand with our Product Managers to help deliver the product vision and roadmap
  • Groom and prioritise the backlog: Help create and maintain the product backlog, including providing backlog management and direction to sprint planning
  • Help deliver the sprint: Develop user stories and define acceptance criteria, set sprint goals, write acceptance tests, plan releases and upgrades, follow progress of work and address production issues during sprints
  • Work collaboratively with developers in our Engineering team, unpicking problems or advising on how to implement a new feature to ensure we continue to ship at pace
  • Help define the product vision & roadmap: Work with our Product Managers and business stakeholders to help define the product vision and roadmap and help prioritise the roadmap according to business and customer value
  • Improve processes: Help develop and deliver an improved process for how features and new products are prioritised and added to the roadmap and refine our agile methodology based on results and retro/team feedback
  • Customer and industry analysis: Analyse preferences and requests of customers and keep track of industry trends

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Shape and define how we ‘do product’ here at Funding Options, implementing projects and processes to help us scale at pace
  • Learn hands-on from our expert Product team to help develop your Product management skills and experience and take on ownership of your own product over time
  • Play an integral part of an industry-leading, high growth scaling fintech in a role that gives you exposure across the whole business; not just Engineering, but also Operations, Sales, and Marketing


  • You’re an experienced Product Owner (or BA who wants to push into Product) with a broad skillset - smart, driven, analytical, commercially savvy and strategic with a passion for using technology to make things better for customers
  • You’ve shipped product before, whether as a PO or BA you know the full tech product life cycle and you know how to move through it
  • You are a self-starter, organised and entrepreneurial, able to take direction from the Product Managers, come up with an action plan and start delivering fast - but also know when to ask for more direction
  • You are data-driven; quickly able to find the information you need but pragmatic enough to know when what you have is good enough to move forward
  • You have a passion for technology and you are happy to talk about the nuts and bolts of the product with our Engineering team
  • Technical background with knowledge of software development and web technologies
  • BSc in Computer Science, Engineering or similar field is a plus