Product Owner

Do you want to watch from the sidelines as the financial services industry is transformed? Or do you want to grasp a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of the team that makes it happen? Backed by a large consortium of the world’s leading banks, at Fnality, the world’s most talented engineers, lawyers, bankers, analysts, and thought leaders are shaping the global future of financial services.

A blockchain scale-up we’re driving the transformation of financial markets back to Peer to Peer by creating a new foundation for financial market infrastructure. With a successful proof of concept phase completed, we’re looking for people to join our team of doers, builders and collaborators, who are as excited as we are to help develop the platform upon which all future digital financial services are realised. Every capability for the new eco-system will be created from scratch. Our aim is simple, to create a highly motivated / talented team that can work from first principles to drive the creation of the world’s new financial services infrastructure.

We are looking for a first-class Product Owner to join the team and help us build the components and deliverables needed to establish the new organisation and achieve the overall Consortium vision.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understand and collaboratively contribute to delivering the organisations’ business strategy, outcomes and success criteria
  • Fully understand the as-is solution architecture (business/technical), and create solutions that adhere to, or build on, those foundations
  • Understand, support and adopt the organisations’ ‘Commercial Agility’ methodology
  • Clearly express Product Backlog items (increments/epics & stories), including the setting of appropriate acceptance criteria, down to a story level
  • Order the items in the Product Backlogs to best achieve overall business goals
  • Ensure the Product Backlog is visible, transparent, and clear to all, and shows what the Team will work on next
  • Ensure the Delivery Team understands items in the Product Backlog to the level needed to the point where they can deliver ‘done’ increments.
  • Accepts the ultimate delivery as having achieved the acceptance criteria and being fit for purpose
  • Participate in collaborative team ceremonies such as sprint planning, refinement, estimating, stand-ups and retrospectives
  • Be an active part of self-organising teams, with clear focus and setting realistic sprint targets / estimates
  • Adopt continuous improvement mindset, retrospect with the team to identify and action improvements to throughput and quality
  • Demonstrate a multi-skilled mindset and approach, contributing to 25 asset types (definitions, processes, documents, models, diagrams, presentation materials etc)
  • As part of the Product Management practice ensuring that interrelated deliverables are achieved in a coordinated way
  • Strong focus on learning and personal development to be cross skilled – maturing capability across legal, business, technical or compliance content

Required Experience

  • 5+ years practical experience as a Product Owner, and more recently involved in blockchain related initiatives
  • Strong knowledge and/or experience in financial services processes, systems and products
  • Solid knowledge of blockchain, payments and financial services products
  • Ideally experience in onboarding payments systems
  • Experience of working in an innovative, disruptive, rapidly mobilising and evolving business / teams
  • Strong experience of collaborative tools such as Jira and Confluence, and strong Word/Excel/PowerPoint skills
  • ‘Can do’ mindset – sets the priority in the backlog but also willing to participate in the team success first-hand
  • Strong knowledge and/or experience in fintech, financial services processes, systems and products

Personal Skills

  • Decisive
  • Analytical / Quality
  • Self-Disciplined / Organised
  • Strategic Planner
  • Innovative / Outcomes Centered
  • Initiative & Agility

Cultural Values

  • Collaborative
  • Empathetic
  • Resolves Conflict
  • Effective Communicator
  • Open to ideas / change
  • High Integrity


  • Free coffee, great kitchen, healthy food!
  • Competitive salary
  • Company pension
  • Central London office location, with flexible working and possibility to work remotely
  • Dynamic, modern culture and working environment
  • Monthly Friday company meeting with pizza and beers
  • “Show and Tell” sessions – knowledge sharing across teams
  • Company sponsored learning opportunities
  • Once in a generation opportunity to shape a dynamic blockchain start-up on the cutting edge of fin-tech