YAPU Solutions is a young, Berlin-based fintech with strong ethical and business values. We make it our mission to address climate change-related challenges in developing countries. We achieve this by offering SaaS solutions to microfinance institutions and banks that enable them to digitalize their processes, better understand risk and offer better, more affordable products to their smallholder farmer clients. We assist the financial sector on this journey by providing targeted consulting services on the topics of green and climate-smart finance. We lay the foundations for triple bottom line reporting and improve access to finance in developing countries. With a second office in Ecuador, our current operations cover Costa Rica, Colombia, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Guatemala as well as Benin, Senegal and Burkina Faso. Please see www.yapu.solutions for more details.
The product department performs a central role, aligning between business and the technical side of the company, by translating needs and delivering of developed solutions. Communication with sales- and operational staff in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa is therefore key. Enthusiasm for software- and data services is essential, programming or data science skills are not required.
Coordinating smaller, new product item releases and supporting bigger item releases.
Supporting the development of new business requirements. This includes among others the communication with relevant internal stakeholders and review of received requirements.
Assisting the quality assurance of developed new software functionalities, by refining test frameworks and reviewing test results.
Aiding the development of product related materials, such as release notes, training outlines, manuals, product sheets and monthly reporting.
Providing assistance to review, structure and summarize feedback from client interviews and UX research.
Conducting product related research on datasets, competitors, new software- and data solutions.
Enrolled in university. Preference for Master’s student, with business, finance or technical focus
Proven passion for impact-driven business and finance
Proficiency in English and Spanish, French a strong Plus
Experience with banking and/or agricultural sector in the global south would be an asset
Proven enthusiasm for software services
High attention to detail, with ability to self-direct and prioritize different but simultaneous sets of tasks or projects
Strong technical skills with MS Office suite
Mental flexibility to grasp differing concepts and ideas
What we offer:
Close support to the Head of Product on trends and topics in Software as a Service and topics in the internal climate change adaptation finance community at the intersection of finance, impact and technology
You join a dynamic and young team of proven business professionals in the realm of development finance and will be in a crucial position to shape its future globally.
You gain international exposure, with current focus on Latin America and Sub-Sahara Africa
A flexible workload of between 10 and 20 hours per week; home office is an option.
Continued employment after graduation is possible
How to apply:
Interested? Send your application to email@example.com. Please state “Working Student Product Management” in email title. If you have any questions, please feel free to get back.
YAPU Solutions is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, name, sexual identity, orientation or preference, religion, marital status, health, disability, political opinions or citizenship.