In a nutshell
We are looking to expand our Product and Technology team and we are looking to hire a Product Owner. Reporting directly to the founder, you’ll act as the lynchpin between our Engineering Team and the wider business, ensuring alignment between the business and technology goals.
We're a Remote First business - work from your home office or our London office - you choose to help you manage a busy lifestyle with flexible working opportunities!
What is Dashly all about?
Our mission is to give homeowners a better deal on their mortgage, getting them off expensive Standard Variable Rates and taking the waste out of the market for distributing mortgage products.
We’ve got an ambitious vision to create a suite of products that together will reshape the mortgage market for the good of all. We’re creating a platform that puts control over their mortgage back in the hands of homeowners, taking the pain out of staying informed and changing the market to drive fairer mortgage deals.
To do that we’ll gather, enrich and leverage data about consumer’s mortgages to offer lenders new, more efficient ways to design and distribute products, and we’re building tools that let advisors truly manage their customer relationships and empower them to improve the service they can offer their clients.
What's the role?
Develop and maintain the backlog for your product area(s); ensuring alignment to business goals and our technology strategy
Be the champion for your product – produce and present clear communications to ensure buy-in
Explain customer and business needs to your Scrum team, and collaborate effectively with them to break down complex pieces of work into smaller items ready for development; work with the team to write user stories and acceptance tests, participate in sprint ceremonies and provide clear direction on sprint goals
Manage end-to-end delivery of product iterations, prioritising work and adapting to changing requirements/new learnings by making appropriate trade-offs that deliver maximum value
Communicate progress, proactively manage risks & issues, escalating where necessary
Work closely with stakeholders across technology, creative, operations and business functions, collaborating effectively with software engineers, architects, digital designers and 3rd party vendors to launch new products/features
Create sustainable improvement across the business by following Operational Excellence principles, maximising opportunities for simplicity, synergy and re-use
Prioritise, coordinate and communicate the resolution of live issues
Coordinate post-launch activities that validate products work as designed and assess value realisation
Establish and adapt KPIs for your product area. Understand and report progress against agreed outcomes and related success measures.
Use data to drive analysis of new features / iterations and drive prioritisation of future work
Dashly is split between the UK and Czech Republic, you’ll mainly be working with our teams in London and Brno, but will liaise with our Creative team in Prague on a regular basis.
What you need to know
12+ months product owner/management experience
Ability to analyse processes and data to draw insights, and identify opportunities/actions
Familiar with Agile methodologies (such as Kanban and Scrum) and associated planning & prioritisation skills
Understanding and experience of software development practices
A strong technical grounding, comfortable having technical discussions with the Scrum team and wider stakeholders
Great presentation, written & verbal communication skills
Be happy to occasionally travel to our offices in the Czech Republic
What you need to show
Passion for product management, be the authority in all aspects of your product area
Drive, determination and energy throughout the product lifecycle, turning envisioned opportunities into a reality for end-users – at pace
Great decision-making and problem-solving skills
Ability to balance strategic thinking alongside detailed product execution
Prepared to build a credible challenge and evaluate with all stakeholder levels
Curiosity, willingness to learn and experiment
Understanding how your role and team fits into the bigger picture, awareness of your impact on others
Accountability for the delivery of your backlog, working closely with cross-functional teams to achieve this
Ability to engage and motivate people with a variety of perspectives; building long-term, collaborative engagement across the business and across different levels of seniority
Anticipate risks and assess impact, understand dependencies, and facing into difficult conversations to define appropriate actions that mitigate and/or resolve issues
Commitment to ongoing personal development
Recognition and celebration of success by colleagues within your team and across the business
Resources available to me
You’ll have access to cross-functional internal and external resources required to deliver your product; including technology (software development), operations (change management) and creative (UX, UI, marketing) teams.
Why choose us?
Dashly are now looking to rapidly grow their team and value independent thinkers who are encouraged to use their creativity. You will share Dashly’s mission to drive fast-paced growth and be comfortable taking the initiative and working autonomously and independently.
You’ll be a consumer champion. Working on a product set that will potentially save homeowners thousands of pounds per year, while disrupting and changing both the traditional mortgage industry and price comparison business model forever.
Differentiated from other robo-advice platforms, mortgage comparison is just the start for us.
We’ll provide you with:
A competitive base salary
The opportunity to develop and grow with an ambitious company and have a genuine influence on the shape of the business
A fun, positive, creative autonomous environment where you will be encouraged to think independently
Home, flexible working
First rate pension plan
Private health cover
Life assurance and income protection