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Associate Product Owner

| Austin
Associate Product Owner
Product
AffiniPay is looking for an Associate 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 Operational Tools initiative that will be executed by working with third party vendors, offshore teams and in-house development teams. Product quality and a great user experience should be core to your DNA enabling great value for customers.

Core Competencies and Skills Required:
  • Customer and User Centricity
  • Bias towards action
  • Resilience, resourcefulness, optimism and energy
  • Respect for ‘Time to Market’
  • High attention to detail
  • External Relationship Management
 
Your Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • 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 foster product development by providing clear goals and user stories, backed up with persona data.
  • You will provide the product teams with visibility into the product backlog and prioritization.
  • You will be responsible for maintaining a steady flow of available work for development 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 moving the business forward by evaluating opportunities that will transform the operations team through the Operational Tools initiative.
  • You will partner with third party vendors to evaluate and integrate various tools to accelerate efficiency.
  • 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.
What We're Looking For: 
  • Understanding of Operations (support, Customer Success, Underwriting) for a Payment Processing organization
  • High attention to detail with understanding challenges, defining scenarios and creating stories and acceptance criteria
  • Orchestrating Vendor Management and maximizing utility from vendor products
  • An element of Project Management to handle multiple initiatives at the same time
  • Excellent business and non-technical communication skills.
  • Ability to solve complex problems in an organized way.
  • Ability to work through ambiguity with excellent planning and organizing skills.
  • High energy, can-do attitude with a willingness to take on challenging situations.
  • Comfortable with preparing detailed and thoughtful presentations to stakeholders, including the executive team
  • Extraordinary attention to detail, including the ability to anticipate likely outcomes and assess risks
  • Ability to build productive customer relationships and collaborative internal relationships.
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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks

Location

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.

Heather

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.

Vinay

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.

Sarvesh

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)
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
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
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