Head of Product Development

April 4, 2022

Job Description

a Fintech Organization - Ethan Hayford Consulting

Ethan Hayford Consulting – Our client, a Fintech Organization based in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State, is recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Head of Product Development

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Oversight of the company’s technology offering in the global payments marketplace
Primarily buildmobile payment applications, secure payment-processing platform, and merchant management system via front-end and server-side technology
Hands-on software development and coding
Managing, leading and training the internal software development teams
Monitoring development against stated project roll-out plans
Reporting to the Board on project performance and potential risk
Liaising with internal and external advisors (where necessary) on completing development milestones
Presenting the company to new and existing investors, and other relevant parties, via events and roadshows
Other duties as assigned.


Agile software development: DevOps, Scrum and similar lean methodologies.
Knowledge of systems architecture, practices and techniques.
Enthusiastic about running software development and operations processes.
Excited about continuous learning and improvement
Knowledge of payment processing standards: PCI-DSS, EMV, ISO 8583.
Previous experience with building mobile payment and/or retail software applications
Expert skills in server-side technologies: Java/Scala, Linux, scalable SQL database development, and back-end support for Android applications
Familiar with front-end web development technologies
Previous experience managing tech start-ups using lean methodologies, and training junior developers.
Ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects
Experience leading distributed teams.
Good professional written and verbal English communication and interpersonal skills- including developing and delivering presentations.
Ability to communicate and interact with individuals at all levels and to work effectively with a wide range of cultures in a diverse company.
A seasoned IT professional with exceptional project management, general management and leadership skills.
Proven software development capability including front and back-end coding, workflow management, 3-tier application,
Competent when dealing with complex coding requirements.
A proven ability to develop long-term workflow strategies, aimed at streamlining the development process
Exceptional technological awareness, particularly in the context of the mobile payments, retail software, and smart payment terminals sector.
A high-profile IT leader, with a demonstrable track record of successfully seeing every stage of software build-out (ideally within early-stage businesses), from software conceptualization and early-stage programming through to employee management and strategic resource management.
A robust self-starter with the desire to challenge the status quo in order to drive IroFit forward and ensure software development is delivered on time and on budget.
Strong interpersonal skills, able to build rapport quickly and develop long-term relationships with all stakeholder groups.
The ability to work with minimum supervision when interfacing with stakeholders but who is also able to work with all members of the development and management teams as and when necessary to drive projects forward.
A broad awareness of IroFit’s market sector, ideally from a hands-on perspective
Strong entrepreneurial instincts and ability to operate comfortably within a fast-paced, high-technology environment.
Able to prepare key progress reports.
Strong general management acumen and proven

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
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