Head of Product
Creating innovative financial products is incredibly difficult today, and we believe that unlocking the way people interact with their finances starts with enabling developers with the tools and infrastructure needed to execute on their vision.
Stitch is a developer-first API startup with a mission to deeply connect financial systems with the wider world. We provide an API which allows third-party apps and websites to interact with their user's financial accounts in ways that unlocks the ability for companies across Africa to build innovative technology products quickly.
As our Head of Product, you'll be responsible for working directly with the founders to define and manage the products which will enable Stitch and our customers to shape the future of financial services. You will be a key part of our Leadership Team reporting directly to the Co-founder & President of Stitch who is responsible for Product and Engineering.
You'll connect with our users to understand their needs, develop product strategy, prioritise and roadmap key features, and work closely with Engineering to ship products.
You will be responsible for coordinating teams across Stitch to move a product from ideation to scale including engineering, design, legal, data science, marketing and sales.
You will also be responsible for growing and nurturing our talented product team - product managers, designers, data analysts and product S&O.
The ideal candidate has built technical products and teams from scratch.
- Deeply understand customer needs by spending time with customers, sales, and support and observing patterns/trends across their feedback and the market
- Assemble and grow the product team
- Define the product strategy and roadmap
- Work closely with our engineers to build new products and features
- Own decisions directly impacting the growth of Stitch’s business
- Work cross functionally with design, data science, legal, marketing and sales to build and grow our data products
- 10+ years of total work experience
- 5+ years in a product role, most recently as a product leader
- A track record of success in financial technology or a related technology start-up
- Has built technical products from scratch
- Top-tier technical acumen
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent working experience
- Strong network and content knowledge in the local Fintech or Banking space
- Experience in working in B2B SaaS, APIs or Payments companies
- Strong understanding of developers and what makes a good developer experience
- Experience developing APIs
- Experience working on B2B2C products, or experience with both developing products for developers and developing products for end-users
At Stitch, we want our team members to be able to work from anywhere. As a business with continental (and eventually global) ambitions, we firmly believe that putting the best team together involves letting both current and future Stitches work from where they want to. You’ll have the opportunity to work from one of our offices (Cape Town & Johannesburg) if you wish or remotely. Remote team members will have the opportunity to visit our offices regularly where we have team lunches every day! 🍜 Friends, family, pets - everyone's invited!
🎨 Stock Options
We want to ensure that you own a part of this company, as your work will drive the fabric of the business.
🩺 Medical Aid
Stitch contributes and provides medical aid coverage for all team members.
All Stitchers receive a state of the art laptop (e.g. MacBook Pro) along with a $200 budget to spend on a keyboard and mouse of your choice.
🔥 Culture & Values
Stitch has a culture that emphasizes sustainable processes, kindness, and work-life balance. We value diversity in all its forms and believe that a broad range of lived experiences makes our team and product stronger. This is especially important to us as our leadership team includes diverse racial backgrounds and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
⛽ Our Investors
Stitch is a well-funded venture-backed startup. Our network of global investors include the co-founders of Venmo, Klarna and Flutterwave, and founding team members from Plaid and Revolut.
Our network of investor funds include firstminute capital, Raba Partnership, CRE and Village Global, bringing backing from LPs such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Eric Schmidt and Jeff Bezos.
This funding gives us the capital to make sure that all employees are empowered to do their jobs, and incorporates industry veterans who will help us grow and operate a multinational fintech startup.
We care deeply about developer experience and aim to provide tools and systems that software engineers will rave about. The team has collectively had a great deal of experience building fintech and developer-facing products in Africa and other emerging markets.