Julia Park (aka #yogixinja) has recently joined Xinja as our Deposit Product Manager, with the aim of helping us build exceptional banking products ahead of our planned launch of deposit accounts later in the year. Julia had been stalking Xinja for a long time prior to starting with us and brings a wealth of banking experience. When the opportunity to join the team came up, she jumped at the chance!
I’ve been stalking Xinja since the launch, invested in the crowdfunding and have been wanting to work here because it’s exciting to be able to build a digital bank from scratch!
Tell us what you do at Xinja
I’m designing and building ‘banking’ products that is different to how we know it!
What is your Xinja origin story?
I’ve been stalking Xinja since the launch, invested in the crowdfunding and have been wanting to work here because it’s exciting to be able to build a digital bank from scratch with an opportunity to disrupt the Australian banking industry! Coincidentally a recruiter contacted asking if I’d be interested in working for Xinja – I didn’t have to think twice about it! The following week I had a meeting with Andy Rigg, our COO which went really well as he offered me a job on the spot, and of course I accepted the offer on the spot!
What does a typical day look like for you?
Being a young start up, I get to be involved in a lot of things. I do all sort of things from mapping customer journey, designing product roadmap, talking to potential partners, being a scrum master, handling actual customers queries – work is never boring!
Who do you work with and how does the team run?
There are two of us in the Financial Offerings team; Myself and Matt Shaw. We both report to Andy Rigg, our COO who provides guidance on the amazing stuff we’re building for our customers.
What are you most proud of working with Xinja?
Working for a company that is genuinely passionate about helping customers with their financials.
What have you learned in your time working at Xinja?
You CAN have fun and work hard at the same time!
What are you most looking forward to in the coming months?
Launching exciting things for our customers 🙂
What technology are you most excited about?
Blockchain and cryptocurrencies! I’m excited to see how this space will unfold over the next few years. Yes, I hold a few cryptos!
If you weren’t at Xinja, what would you be doing?
II’ll travel around the world writing a blog.
List 3 words to describe Xinja?
Fun, Passionate, Disruptive
What is your Spirit Animal?
Hummingbird – tiny yet highly capable. They can fly very very long distance and also backwards symbolising resilience and adaptability! I love these qualities’