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Junior Product Manager

full-time BitPesa London

About BitPesa

BitPesa ( is a cutting-edge online payment platform that leverages Blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and within sub-Saharan Africa. BitPesas clients range from African businesses and multinational companies paying suppliers as far as China and Dubai to international remittance companies using our API services for white-label payments to dozens of bank networks and mobile money operators across Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, and the DRC.

Our diverse team of over 60 employees spans across Nairobi, Lagos, Dakar, London and Luxembourg and includes former employees of Barclays, Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo, Moneygram, Deloitte Consulting, and PwC. We have raised nearly $10 million in funding from institutional investors including Greycroft Partners, Draper Associates, Pantera Capital, and Digital Currency Group.

Our company values are Accountability, Customer Centricity, Flexibility/Creativity, Resilience/Grit, and Teamwork.

As a Junior PM you will support BitPesa’s Product Managers with the entire product life cycle from strategic planning to implementation. You will be responsible for a diverse set of product responsibilities with the product team, including defining product requirements, writing user stories, gathering feedback from internal clients and creating user journeys. You will liaise cross-functionally to ideate and deliver tailored customer experiences while working closely with Design, and Engineering.

Key Responsibiliites

  • Gathering requirements and writing user stories
  • Participating in all of the agile sessions
  • Gathering feedback and iterating on the products
  • Reporting on the progress, challenges and learnings of BitPesa products

About You

  • Strong problem solving skills and willingness to think outside the box
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You can effectively communicate across diverse backgrounds and contexts, and lead through influence while building relationships across the business
  • Comfortable working closely with engineers
  • Interest in learning about product development in Agile/Scrum delivery approach
  • A passion for getting things done
  • 1 - 2 years of experience as a PM
  • Experience with Jira is an asset
  • Experience with data analysis is preferred
  • Experience with integrations through API is preferred
  • Knowledgeable in blockchain/bitcoin/digital currencies or financial trading systems is preferred
  • Bachelor degree in a relevant field with proven experience of project or product delivery


  • Competitive remuneration
  • Work with a diverse team
published: Feb. 5, 2019

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