Product Owner - Mobile Apps

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SafeBoda is a rapidly growing consumer platform that is revolutionizing transportation, payments and on-demand services in Africa’s cities. At the click of a button, SafeBoda provides a safe, more convenient, mobile-first transportation platform for Africa’s booming young population.

We are a venture-funded company, just completing a Series B financing, that is already having a huge impact for millions in East Africa.

In November 2018, SafeBoda was announced among the 2018 AppsAfrica award winners at an event held in Cape Town, South Africa. SafeBoda beat four startups from Nigeria and South Africa to become the Best African App.

Our Product Team

Operating in Uganda, Kenya and in the next few months also in Nigeria and Tanzania, SafeBoda is expanding rapidly.

In order to develop the best products, we believe that diversity and shared knowledge are key, that’s why currently we have 2 offices for our Product Team:

  • HQ in Kampala with CTO and Head of Product based there
  • Barcelona Tech Hub

Any new candidate can decide where to live and work while contributing to our mission. We try to ensure that new hires go to Kampala for some weeks to experience the product regardless of where they will be based.

Our Product & Engineering team is currently represented by 11 different countries!

What you will do

  • Become a domain expert in your product areas and conduct rigorous data analysis to help improve customer experiences and identify profitable growth opportunities
  • Manage your Product Backlog. Create the list of backlog items and prioritize them based on the overall strategy and business objectives. Additionally, you will need to map out project dependencies to inform the necessary sequence of development.
  • Understand and anticipate the client’s needs to more effectively manage the development process.
  • Effectively communicate a project’s impact, priority, development approach, size, and release plan to the internal and external stakeholders
  • Maintain the development team focus on delivering value, balancing multiple streams of requirements so that they can concentrate on what they do best: create a great product!
  • Facilitating development by working with design and UX teams to ensure the developers have the things they need to keep moving forwards
  • Work cross-functionally with product, engineering, design, and marketing teams to build world-class products and design hypothesis-driven experiments; make clear, coherent and holistic recommendations based on test results
  • Inspect and evaluate product progress through each iteration.
  • Improve product experiences for all our customers using data science techniques and monitoring product performance through dashboards and ad hoc analysis 

Every person on our team:

  • Has fun and is passionate about their work
  • Plays a critical role in the company's success
  • Is willing to pitch in and do whatever is needed
  • Cares about their co-workers and our customers - drivers & passengers 

Work philosophy

  • Get stuff done - flexible work hours
    Sometimes and in some roles you’ll need to be in the office, however, it’s about getting the work done. We’re pretty flexible when it comes to managing workload and time. It’s about delivery!
  • Mental hydratation
    The only way to stay sharp in the office is to make sure you leave it from time to time. Go for a stroll, pump some iron, play some Fifa. No-one will judge you or look over your shoulder.
  • Vacation - up to you!
    Creativity feeds on outside stimulation, not staring at the same four walls day in, day out. That’s why we offer a generous holiday allowance. You can freely pick when to do your vacation.
  • Grow yourself - we can help this
    At SafeBoda, learning is a habit. It happens every day on the job, from our successes and our failures. 
    We empower people and we want you to grow with us. Tell us the areas you wish to improve in and if it makes sense for the business, we’ll do what we can to help you do just that.
  • Casual dress code 

Main requirements

Main Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience as a Product Owner of Apps (iOS and Android)
  • In-depth knowledge of UI/UX conventions on mobile platforms and in user-centered product development as well as related tools and processes.
  • 3+ years experience in product management, customer experience management, business analysis and software engineering.
  • 3+ years experience with Agile methodologies including Scrum and Kanban
  • Experience managing successful Apps initiatives from concept to completion
  • Strong experience working with designers to deliver UX/UI 
  • Strong business process design and transformation skills
  • Focused on building businesses, not simply features. Experience building and leading businesses, including ownership and optimization of business performance metrics
  • Be emotionally intelligent, humble and excited to work with in a team with a diverse set of experiences, backgrounds, and skills
  • You are excited to become a master of our product, have great knowledge of our market, customers and competition
  • Possess strong data analysis skills. Be comfortable presenting to senior stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excitement for SafeBoda and what we are trying to achieve 

Nice to have

  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Experience working with offshore resources


  • Flexible work hours - We’re pretty flexible when it comes to managing workload and time. It’s about delivery! You can start from 8h to 9.30h and on Friday leave at 15h!
  • Discovery days - Every 3 Fridays we spend the whole day to hack, read, talk to customers, try a new experience... explore and create what you want to!
  • Vacation - up to you! - You can freely pick when to do your 24 days of vacation
  • Grow yourself  - At SafeBoda, learning is a habit. We empower people and we want you to grow with us. Tell us the areas you wish to improve in and if it makes sense for the business, we’ll do what we can to help you do just that
  • Free water and coffee
  • Be part of a passionate team that is changing the mobility landscape in Africa
  • Opportunity to travel to East Africa and interact with the product and our multi-cultural team

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