Leatherback is a global digital cross-border payments service provider positioned to transform how treasury solutions are delivered to businesses and individuals in frontier countries. We provide a single access point that empowers individuals and businesses to be truly global. We do this by building best-in-class financial, payment, and commerce solutions that remove barriers to global growth and mobility for all citizens of the world.

Job Position: Product Manager (API Enterprise Solution)

Job Location: Victoria Island, Lagos (Hybrid)

Job Description

  1. The role of a API Product Manager requires a combination of technical expertise, strategic thinking, market analysis, and stakeholder management skills to successfully drive the development and adoption of API products that create value for both the company and its customers.
  2. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, and management of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) within a company or organization. Here are some key responsibilities and tasks associated with this role

Job Responsibilities

  1. Act as a Product Owner in an agile environment that defines, manages, and grooms the product backlog
  2. Own the product vision, strategy, and roadmap
  3. Conceive and execute on a product vision and strategy for our developer API
  4. Conduct user research by engaging directly with developers and merchants through interviews, surveys, forum participation, and more to understand their pain points and requirements
  5. Lead the design and development of APIs, including defining features, functionalities, and specifications based on customer requirements and market feedback, collaborating with cross-functional teams such as engineering, design, and marketing to ensure successful product delivery.
  6. Review and update API documentation to meet the required global standard making it easy to understand by users.
  7. Work with a team of Quality Analyst in testing APIs to ensure they meet the set requirements
  8. Analyze API usage data and feedback to measure product success and uncover new opportunities
  9. Ensure compliance with industry standards, regulations, and security best practices in API development and management.
  10. Manage the product plan: capture work from a wide range of inputs, understand and prioritise work to maximise the value that delivers a positive product outcome
  11. Develop the product requirements, user stories, and acceptance criteria to be used by the stakeholders, ensuring the right requirements are built
  12. Own and maintain the quality of the product your team is responsible for; deliver value in every release
  13. Motivate a group of committed, smart people to do the best work of their careers
  14. Be the source of communication between the business, customers, and scrum team.

Job Requirements
What we are looking for:

  1. You have 6+ years of experience as a Product Manager in a Software Company and 3+ years managing an API Product
  2. You have a strong technical understanding of APIs, web services, and RESTful architecture. Experience in API design and documentation is preferred
  3. Understanding of developer tools and workflows developers use in order to translate tooling/workflow requirements into features on the product roadmap
  4. You are familiar with the Agile framework and have worked in an Agile environment
  5. You are willing to uphold the company’s mission, vision, and values here at Leatherback
  6. Excellent communication and servant leadership skills
  7. Ability to deliver quality products according to schedule and scope
  8. You are self-motivated and have a passion for building amazing products

Added Advantage:

  1. Experience in API testing, using tools like Postman, SoapUI, Swagger, etc.
  2. Ability to use the Azure DevOps platform
  3. Product Management/Product Owner certification (PSPO, CPM)
  4. Project Management Certification (PMP, PRINCE2).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online