Product Director Identity & Access Management (Product Development) Cardiff

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The job in short

You own the Identity & Open Banking product lines of the Backbase Digital Banking Platform. You drive the vision, strategy and foremost: execution. You lead and inspire our product teams that are driving the product line. Simultaneously, you have to make sure that your product is positioned strongly in a competitive market: from product demos, presentations and marketing collateral, you're in charge - all the way.

Meet the job

● Product Strategy - Defining and driving our Identity & Open Banking product vision together with your product team and internal stakeholders, based on customer / prospect requirements and market developments;
● Leadership - Support, coach & mentor your product team with product managers and Product Owners through leading by example; ensuring strong team dynamics, true ownership & accountability and actively coaching individual team members on their performance and personal growth;
● Capacity Planning - Ensuring your product teams have the execution power to deliver on our vision. Driving the recruitment process to get the best talent to join your product line;
● Portfolio Management - Aligning and working with cross-functional teams together with your Development Managers; overcoming dependencies smartly and servicing your dependants properly;
● Customers - Establishing strong and trusted relationships with customers, internal stakeholders and external suppliers to ensure we deliver a great product;
● Consistently championing and clarifying our product vision for 10+ engineering teams that are executing the Backbase retail banking product vision across the globe;
● You strongly represent the Backbase product both internally as well as externally, from both an operational level as well as at a strategic level at our customers, prospects and at conferences.

How about you?

● You are customer-obsessed, and bring a mix of technical, business and UX know-how to your teams;
● 10+ years experience in a digital, cross-functional Agile (scale-up) environment, used to manage across different locations & cultures with a strong Product Owner background;
● You have strong knowledge in the Identity & Access Management domain, fully understand topics such as OIDC, federation, SSO, MFA and FIDO, and can really act as a Subject Matter Expert on these topics;
● You have strong knowledge in the Open Banking domain, fully understand topics such as PSD2 and are familiar with the latest developments around OpenID’s FAPI and other global initiatives;
● You have working experience for organisations in the financial domain, preferably banks and the way how they secure their channels;
● You are excited about the latest technologies, a degree in computer science is of advantage;
● Distinctive strategic mindset and ability to prioritize and delegate high numbers of tasks with varying workload and importance;
● You have the ability to set up a long term strategic roadmap for our product and involve all stakeholders in the execution of it;
● You are driven and constantly pushing toward clarity and delivery while balancing the need for great collaboration;
● You prefer executing smart experiments with an outcome focused on challenging assumptions and learning, over personal opinion;
● You are able to build, manage and inspire a product team that consistently delivers our product roadmap on time and at the highest quality level;
● You are passionate, ambitious and a “go-getter”.

Why Backbase?

Backbase is leading the way in the Digital Banking space and we are widely known for our innovative power and visionary view of how all of us (including you) handle our daily financial lives. Exploring is in our nature and we love technology. No matter how big the challenges are: we make it work.

We come from all over the globe (45+ nationalities) and we currently employ the brightest people in the field. We are organized to support you. You will work with some of the best people in the business. We are work and play. At Backbase, you can come as you are and say it like it is.

Join us for a journey instead of a job!

Perks of working at Backbase

Our People Learning & Development Success & Celebration Healthy food & fitness Office life & Swag

We love working with smart, amazing people from all over the world. At Backbase we really strive to be open & inclusive. Together, with more than 60 different nationalities in our offices globally,  we make it happen! Backbase is not just about professional relationships, it is a place where you find genuine, true friendships. Come as you are and blend in.

Being part of such a diverse community truly gives you an opportunity to learn and grow both professionally and personally. We believe that at Backbase you need to be brave enough to go out of your comfort zone to explore new areas, learn from it and drive it home. The key factor is to get new insights and continue our growth path – both yours and Backbase’s.

We take pride in our achievements and we like to celebrate them. We organise a variety of parties,celebrations, team outings, games nights and office drinks in all our global hubs.

We care about you and support an active lifestyle. Free healthy lunches and fruits are provided daily.  Want to let that stress out? You can unwind and have fun with one of our employee-initiated sports teams.

You get an enjoyable workplace, complete with focus areas collaborative spaces – nerf guns included. We’ll get you proper swag, the latest and greatest technologies to play with and awesome people to work with.

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It’s official – you’ve joined Backbase, an industry leading fintech company. We look forward to shaping the future of banking with you!

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