Meet Product Owner, Jonah Craig

Product Owner Jonah is one of our Open Banking and technical specialists in Dublin, so we spoke to him about his career so far with Fire – the challenges but also the highlights!

What does your job involve?
Hi there, my name is Jonah and I work on the product team here in Fire. In my role here, I mainly focus on designing new products and technical solutions. This ranges from Open Banking to the technical re-design of some of our systems.

What’s the most rewarding thing about working here?
I enjoy the challenge of everyday life here. Working in Fire on the product team, you get a lot of responsibility and control over the product you’re working on.

Biggest work challenge you’ve faced?
When developing a new product, there are a lot of challenges that arise throughout the journey. In order to cross the finish line, you have to be ready to adapt to new unforeseen challenges and be able to address them.

Why Fire? Why FinTech?
The Fintech industry is a fabulous industry to be in and Fire is right at the center of it. In Fire, you get direct hands on experience of what this industry is like and you play an important role in it.

Summarise the culture in 3 words?

Innovative, Driven, Collaborative

What do you do for fun?
I joined Fire in the middle of the Covid Pandemic and even still, I have had a great social experience here. Some of us hang on after work on a Friday to have a drink and catch-up. The culture here has been very inclusive and I’m glad I’m apart of it!

What’s something new you’ve tried out since lockdown
I’ve started working towards my private pilot license as becoming a pilot has been a childhood dream of mine. I’m usually in the air 1-2 times per month!

Any unusual skills, fears, or interests?
Most of my professional interests are based around technical architecture, cloud architecture in particular. I am sitting a series of AWS Solution Architecture certificates to build up my technical knowledge. The knowledge directly applies to a lot of the products and projects that I work on.