Product Owner - SDC Open Banking Platform

SDC is building a state-of-the-art open banking digital platform – do you want to lead the way?

Open Banking is about to change the banking industry and how banks are building IT systems. What was originally just new legislation driving EU banks to open API access to customer’s accounts and payments (PSD2), has now turned into a new paradigm of open banking platforms and soon open finance platforms.

SDC already have a solid foundation for open banking with a cloud-based infrastructure and well-functioning API’s. The next years we will heavily expand this offering starting by assembling an ambitious team who dare think out-of-the-box and set new standards. The journey will be to fully embrace the concept of open banking for the benefit of our banks and their customers.

We will build new API’s exposing key banking services and we will work with FinTech companies targeting the need of our customers. We see this as the future of building bank IT, and if you see the same, maybe you want to join our team?

We are looking for a product owner who can set the vision for the open banking platform and lead the development team to success. You need to be visionary and determined but also able to find solutions and compromises in a complex word.

Value optimizer and a swiss army knife

The role is multifaceted, covering everything from business strategy to product design. We are in the early phases and this role of Product Owner is the first we hire for – allowing the chosen applicant an active role in setting the right team for success. You will be working closely together with the CTO and the role may evolve as we go along.

The job in brief: being the Product owner of 3 products: Open API, PSD2 API and Open Banking Developer toolbox. This means defining product and roadmap for the Open Banking products based on user requirements and growth potential. As an experienced PO you already know the tasks – but let’s list a few:

  • Manage and prioritize product backlog for sprint planning
  • Follow market, our competitors, and the banking industry in general to maintain a clear and visionary outlook on how SDC must be positioned going forward
  • Become a liaison between FinTech companies and SDC banks to create business opportunities and new product ideas
  • Triaging of incoming support cases and overseeing resolution in the team

Driven by innovation and digitization – and experience from FinTech and banking

Previous experience from a similar role is required and you need to have a conceptual understanding of API’s, Service Orchestration, Test Automation and Cloud computing. We are looking for someone who is passionate about using technology to improve business outcomes for our customers and have experience managing complex roadmaps working in collaboration with tech, science, UX, business and functional leaders.

A natural interest in technology, standardization, automation, and optimization of processes goes without saying. And you can communicate complex messages and constructively challenge and guide stakeholders.

Last – but not least – you come with the ability to stay motivated in a fast-moving environment where priorities change and with a requirement to deliver results.

Great Place to Work

Our work environment is characterized by openness, commitment, delegated responsibility, and team work as well as excellent professional and personal development opportunities.

You get flexible working conditions, pension scheme and health & dental insurance. You also get a 6th holiday week, 5 extra days off, increased holiday compensation, etc.

Application and contact information

Should you wish to know more about the position or SDC, you are welcome to contact Jesper Nyvold Larsen on mobile +45 2515 1372 or

About SDC

It all started back in 1963, when a series of small savings banks went hand in hand with a dream of economies of scale and electronic bookkeeping. That dream still drives us. Today, we are 100+ both small and large banks from all over the Nordic region, who are part of the community, because shared solutions make us stronger.

We are over 700 colleagues in Ballerup and Warsaw, who work together every day to deliver a good banking experience to the users of 100+ Scandinavian banks. Many of our solutions are developed jointly for all customers - some for a small group. Common to them is that we want to maximize the customers’ benefit from the solutions and minimize the risk of not meeting the customers' needs.

The future demands more of SDC. The banks are working to adapt to the needs of the market, at the same time they are being met with increasing demands for regulation and efficiency. SDC works hard to be at the forefront of the customers’ needs and continue to be the preferred provider of solutions to Scandinavian banks.

Application Deadline: 30/11-21.

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