TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGER
Jaja is an innovative UK based consumer finance business. Leading initially with a digital credit card launching in 2018, and a pipeline of consumer finance solutions in the making. Working closely with Visa as a Principal Member and leveraging our own consumer credit license authorised by FCA, we are challenging an industry that has seen little real innovation in nearly twenty years.
We are on a mission to redefine the consumer finance experience and liberate customers from needless complexity, wasted time and frustration. Or as we say it, Make Simple. We will delight our customers – making the customer experience simpler, more enjoyable, more intelligent – treating customers fairly and giving them more control of their money.
We’re looking for a professional who is truly passionate about pushing new boundaries in the marketplace to join us as Technical Project Manager. The successful candidate must have exceptional problem-solving skills, strong business judgment, and demonstrated experience in managing cross-functional teams. This role requires excellent technical acumen and internal/external client facing tact.
Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Manages people for programs or projects involving department or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of projects and/or programs into a finished state.
Drives complex technology projects through project lifecycle to completion.
Facilitates bug triage and track issue cause, resolution and user acceptance seamlessly using bug/issue tracking tools as necessary.
Plans and directs schedules as well as project budgets.
Organises project activities that may require interdepartmental meetings and communication ensuring completion of the program/project on schedule and within budget constraints.
Assigns and monitors work of technical personnel, such as Business Analysts and Software Developers, providing support and interpretation of instructions/objectives.
Directs the activities of project support staff and sub-contractors and is responsible for ensuring appropriate resources are allocated and maintained to facilitate the successful completion of the project.
Ensures the ongoing process/system capability associated with projects and manages any changes required to meet or exceed the expectations established in project designs.
Senior management reviews objectives to determine the success of the operation.
Works on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives.
Establishes and assures adherence to budget, schedules, work plans, response time SLAs and performance requirements.
Regularly interacts with senior management or executive levels on matters concerning several functional areas, divisions, and/or customers.
Evolve internal project management methodologies and best practices.
3+ years’ experience in leading or managing a team of developers
Project management experience using Scrum, Sprints etc
Experience working in an Agile environment
Background in software development
Strong vision and foresight
You care deeply about helping customers manage their money smarter and want to make a tangible impact, in an outdated consumer finance industry, by applying technology and processes smarter
You are a reliable and structured professional and excel in a flat team structure where trust and integrity is the key foundation for everything we do
You have a minimum bachelor's degree, ideally in computer science
What we’re doing at Jaja excites you!
You are comfortable using a direct language and speaking in a straightforward yet respectful manner to save peoples´ time and simplify everyone´s workday. You hate corporate politics on the other hand and show no fear of communicating what neither creates value for the customer nor the for the company
You love rolling up your sleeves to get it done
What we’re doing at Jaja excites you!
The chance to make a real impact in a growing start-up on a mission to change the face of the consumer finance industry forever
A flat and collaborative team structure fuelled by an exciting mix of people welcoming both experienced people from the industry with both feet on the ground and tech-savvy dreamers who pave way for the new stuff. Come as you are and be yourself
A unique opportunity to carve out your own dream job by simply making things happen at a pivotal time when the company´s future is being shaped. We look for the brightest and smartest who tell us what to do
Competitive salary with the potential of taking part in a shares options plans upon delivering results (or The option to buy Jaja shares at a later date, at a discounted price with reduced tax liability?)
Hand brewed Scandinavian style coffee served fresh from Jaja Bar every day
Social Jaja Sessions where lofty ideas are rewarded
More exciting benefits you will hear about when we talk