Latest Job Openings at The People Practice


The People Practice - Our client is a Digital Financial Service Provider that consistently goes the extra mile to improve the financial security of our consumers. By merging deep consumer insights and cutting-edge technology, we have built a range of carefully tailored products that improve the quality of your life. They provide solutions that cater to today, while also securing tomorrow. Their vision is to be the preferred digital financial solutions provider, with a reputation for innovation and trustworthiness. They believe that life should be lived to the fullest

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They are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Position: Product Manager

Job Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-Time
Department: Digital and Innovation

Job Summary

  • The product manager will be tasked with recommending innovations and improvements to the business’ product as well as the day-to-day product activities in a way that ensures that the product is constantly growing to suit the consumers’ needs.

Responsibilities

  • Create BRDs for new or existing solutions.
  • Review and recommend solutions to processes and business products.
  • Communicate reports about product backlogs, change management and performance to the team.
  • Maintain and manage the product backlogs.
  • Work with the technical team to communicate user stories, acceptance criteria for the stories.
  • Work with UI/UX designers to convert BRDs into UI components that programmers can easily understand.
  • Conduct user and market research where required, as part of product discovery.
  • Partly responsible for Product Quality Assurance.
  • Will be required to make basic data analysis, reporting and monitoring.
  • Research and benchmark of products built against world-class counterparts

Other Duties:

  • All other duties and responsibilities as may be required by the Senior Product Manager.

Qualifications

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience.

About You

  • Must be highly collaborative and a critical problem solver.
  • Must be self-driven, self-motivated, and result-oriented.
  • Must be detail-oriented.
  • Must have strong analytical skills
  • Must have excellent spoken and written communication.
  • Strong time skills shown ability to organize, prioritize, and balance multiple projects.
  • Must be a great team player.

About Your Expertise:

  • Knowledge of the financial ecosystem in Nigeria.
  • Data analysis and visualization skills.
  • Passion for improving customer experience.
  • Product management or business analyst experience is preferred.
  • Understanding of the product development life cycle and agile processes.
  • Curious about new and emerging technologies.
  • Proficient use of MS Office Software including MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.

Here is What We Bring to the Table

  • You get to live the #Life and work in a dynamic, innovative and rewarding environment.
  • Yes, rewarding. Our compensation packages are competitive.
  • We offer a robust medical plan.
  • Well-rounded personal development experience – you also get room to grow for and by yourself.
  • Our offices are great. The ambience, the environment, the people! We love it and hope you will too.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online


Job Position: Engineering Manager

Job Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-Time
Department: Digital and Innovation

Job Summary

  • The Engineering Manager will help manage existing data resources, implement new technologies and tooling to further enable science and analytics, as well as help drive scalable data sharing practices. In this role, you will split your time between hands-on development and managerial activities.
  • You will own data environments, integrate with new technologies, and oversee the development of new processes that support teams across the global organisation.
  • You will gather requirements through direct interaction with business, science, as well as software development teams.
  • You will track the performance of our resources and related capabilities, constantly evolving our offering to scale our capability set with the growth of the business and needs of our customers.

Responsibilities
Manage Engineers:

  • Manage team members with different skill sets and technical areas of focus
  • Mentor and coach the engineers and ensure their success
  • Encourage and promote best engineering practices
  • Encourage a data-driven culture to improve the efficiency, scalability, and stability of our products
  • Support engineers in identifying, resolving and escalating issues that impact their work
  • Manage and track engineers on performance and career development

Provide Technical Leadership and Guidance:

  • Unblock engineers on complex issues via pair programming and design sessions
  • Review architecture and design approaches for the engineering team
  • Provide scoping and estimation feedback to the business
  • Make technology choices working with the team members
  • Drive issue resolution and ensure production system uptime.

Manage, Measure and Improve Engineering Processes:

  • Continuously improves our software development lifecycle processes
  • Improve release planning and sprint execution
  • Drive prioritization and issue resolution approaches
  • Refine onboarding and offboarding processes for engineering team members

Collaborate with key Stakeholders with and Across Departments:

  • Ensure collaboration with Engineer leadership and across Engineering teams
  • Advocate for and ensure prioritization of technical initiatives working with Product Managers.
  • Engage with users and key stakeholders to understand problems and requirements

Recruit Talent:

  • Identify potential candidates that best fit our roles (e.g. team leads, senior engineers)
  • Interview and evaluate prospective talent to ensure fit
  • Facilitate onboarding of new hires
  • Support budget alignment and monitoring and adherence of responsibilities.

Other Duties:

  • All other duties and responsibilities as may be required by the Chief Technology Officer.

Qualifications

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in tech-enabled product environments that rely on data and technology to produce products that ultimately change consumer behaviour preferences.

About You

  • Demonstrated experience as a respected and credible leader with success in leading a team.
  • Evidence of strong operational and systems thinking skills.
  • Proven track record of sharing outcomes through written communication, including an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams.
  • Teambuilder: Leads by example, inspires team, respected for technical capability.
  • Demonstrated collaborative style with the ability to influence the team and build strong relationships across various internal executive stakeholders and constituents.
  • A self-starter who will enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Strong business acumen with an innate drive to deliver results.

About Your Expertise:

  • 5+ Years of Data Warehouse Experience with GCP, BigQuery, PostgreSQL, etc.
  • Demonstrated strength in SQL, data modeling, ETL development, and data warehousing
  • Experience in maintaining data warehouse systems and working on large scale data transformation using DBT (Data Build Tool), Airflow, GCP, BigQuery, or other Big Data technologies
  • Experience with a platform deployed to GCP, using a modern CI/CD pipeline (Docker, Kubernetes, and CircleCI).
  • Coding proficiency in Python
  • Experience with cloud compute provisioning, forecasting computer usage, and securing cloud data warehouses.

Here is What We Bring to the Table

  • You get to live the #Life and work in a dynamic, innovative and rewarding environment.
  • Yes, rewarding. Our compensation packages are competitive.
  • We offer a robust medical plan.
  • Well-rounded personal development experience – you also get room to grow for and by yourself.
  • Our offices are great. The ambience, the environment, the people! We love it and hope you will too.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online


Job Position: Chief Technology Officer

Job Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-Time
Department: Digital and Innovation

Job Summary

  • The CTO is responsible for establishing the Group’s technology vision and strategy, expanding product development capabilities, leading client implementations and electronic data interchange (EDI) shared services while maintaining their core values of higher standards, greater accountability and more fun.

Responsibilities

  • Establishing a clear technology vision aligned with the company values; set specific and challenging objectives and action plans; motivate teams to balance customer needs, budgets, and business success.
  • Innovative thinking to create vibrant products, services, and solutions.
  • Set, communicate and execute strategic and operational strategy and performance.
  • Analyse competitive product environment and adjust the product strategy to be proactive in the marketplace.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with consultants, partners, customers, and prospects.
  • Must effectively partner with internal Financial Group’s stakeholders.
  • A significant contributor to strategy, growth, culture and execution.

Technology / Operations:

  • Significantly expand the company’s product development capabilities to accelerate the penetration of its offering across all business segments.
  • Enhance its in-house technology expertise to build efficiency and more automation into the platform, particularly for large market clients.
  • Develop and drive comprehensive system integration capabilities that allow the business to own the design, development and deployment of the required end-to-end solutions while leveraging business expertise.
  • Direct oversight of implementations and onboarding for direct business uses.
  • Lead and direct the Digital & Innovation team to ensure they are delivering high-quality work – products and services.
  • Consistently strive to upgrade execution, through defining the departmental, team and individual SLAs and operational metrics; regular review of metrics; and development of appropriate remediation activity as required. Meet or exceed all contracted performance metrics.
  • Drive process improvement initiatives, while balancing short-term execution of daily, weekly and monthly tasks with building the required infrastructure to support future growth.
  • Analyse operational practices for effectiveness and practicality, while influencing a culture that is innovative in the approach to solutions.

People:

  • Accountable for leading the team in accordance with standards of leadership excellence.
  • Develop a culture and organization that attracts, selects, and retains high calibre, diverse talent that can successfully achieve or exceed business goals.
  • Build a cohesive team that works well together and across other business segments.
  • Drive a culture of proactive customer service and teamwork.

Other Duties:

  • All other duties and responsibilities as may be required by the Group Executive, Commercial.

Qualifications

  • MBA or MS in Management, Informatics, It, Digital Innovation Finance or a related discipline highly desired.
  • Experience in tech-enabled product environments that rely on data and technology to produce products that ultimately change consumer behaviour (preferred).
  • 10+ years in reputable innovative organizations.

About You

  • Demonstrated experience as a respected and credible leader with success in leading cross-functional and market-based teams at various levels.
  • Evidence of strong operational and systems thinking skills.
  • Ability to successfully manage internal relationships while simultaneously profitably growing the business externally.
  • Teambuilder: Leads by example, inspires team, respected for technical capability.
  • Hands-on visionary: Architectural lead
  • A P&L leader that can establish the necessary financial rigour in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to collaborate with and understand the needs of business leaders and help translate those needs into an actionable plan.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical concepts and implications to business and policy decision-makers and clients.
  • Demonstrated collaborative style with an ability to influence diverse teams and build strong relationships across various internal executive stakeholders and constituents.
  • Ability to negotiate complex issues; reach consensus and work through people to achieve key goals.
  • Ability to build scale while maintaining a strong culture.

About Your Expertise:

  • At least 10 years of senior management experience or equivalent required.
  • Demonstrated success in developing a strategy to grow profitably in a highly competitive landscape.
  • Expertise in distributed systems, micro-services and open-source technology.
  • Extensive experience in e-wallet, payment domains.
  • Ideally experienced in leading a start-up company through the scale-up phase from 3 million users to 10+ million users.
  • Infrastructure Technologies, Digital Strategy, Growth Strategy, Digital Strategy, Agile Development, App Development, Strategic Vision.
  • Experience in rationalizing a portfolio and decision making on stop/start/continue initiatives to deliver value.

Here is What We bring to the Table

  • You get to live the #Life and work in a dynamic, innovative and rewarding environment.
  • Yes, rewarding. Our compensation packages are competitive.
  • We offer a robust medical plan.
  • Well-rounded personal development experience – you also get room to grow for and by yourself.
  • Our offices are great. The ambience, the environment, the people! We love it and hope you will too.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online

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