Senior Product Manager
Posted on: June 15, 2019
LendUp is a financial technology startup based in Oakland focused
on transforming the subprime credit and lending space. We're a
Y-Combinator alum (YC W12) backed by prominent investors such as
Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, and Kapor
Capital. Our product is being used in 7 states and we've seen great
press coverage in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNN,
NBC, TechCrunch, Venturebeat, Inc, Wired, Bloomberg, Fortune, and
Dow Jones, amongst others.
What we're doing:
At LendUp we are on a mission to provide anyone with a pathway to
better financial health. Millions of people don't have access to
quality credit. Their options are often limited and unfair, and
it's easy to become trapped in a debt cycle. This is the first
problem LendUp set out to solve, by applying our combined expertise
in software, data science, credit, and education, to our shared
passion for financial health and dignity.
Our core product, the LendUp Ladder, is an alternative to payday
loans that transforms a trap into an opportunity to borrow at lower
rates and build credit. And every day, we see our customers
succeed. We're building additional financial products that will
help us further accelerate our mission of providing anyone with a
path to better financial health.
LendUp has all the things you'd expect from a mission-driven
company, like a competitive salary; early stage equity; 100%
company paid medical, dental and vision insurance; generous
vacation/sick leave policy; catered, free lunch; kitchens fully
stocked with snacks; 401(k).
But here's what we really love about LendUp Life:
- We're committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that spurs
innovation and creates a--meaningful and impactful work
- We have fun together at our bi-weekly happy hours, quarterly
team building events,
- company-sponsored volunteerism, hackathons, and sports teams,
including a few--fantasy sports leagues
- One of our values is "different backgrounds, same mission." We
are passionate about--diverse candidates and have slack channels
dedicated to everything from philosophy to sports to hip hop
About the role:
As Senior Product Manager, you will connect with customers to
understand their needs, develop--a product vision & roadmap, and
champion it across the company, such that it inspires the team--to
go to crazy lengths to make it happen. Being a perfectionist, you
will work relentlessly to--improve the product to create customer
delight - be it conversion, new features,--user-experience or
anything else that matters.
You Must Have:
- An interest in the financially underserved consumer/market
segment (the 40% of the US population that does not have more than
$400 in savings to cover an unexpected expense) and how software
could help bring dignity and delight to borrowing and improve their
overall financial health.
- A general understanding of how lending works and the lifecycle
of a loan. This includes understanding that lending is a regulated
industry and thus has Compliance and Legal considerations that
necessitate additional creativity and due diligence compared
- A desire to own your domain end to end - from understanding the
customer problem and--definition of strategy to implementation via
internal project team or 3rd party partnerships. Successful PMs at
LendUp enjoy both strategic and tactical work.
- An understanding that real impact requires both focus and
prioritization and an innate--desire to make decisions and monitor
their effectiveness using data, including the ability to
self-service with SQL.
- Proven ability to connect with customers, identify unmet needs
and come up with--innovative ways of meeting them.
- Proven ability to engage other stakeholders (e.g., operations,
design, engineering, legal,--compliance, 3rd party vendors) in
achieving the best outcome and bringing to life your
- Proven record of executing on projects that move business or
You Could Have:
- Thirst for and comfort in conversations with engineering about
how the product is built at--a high level.
- At least 3+ years of product management experience developing
and launching--consumer-facing products.
- Experience working in FinTech or Financial Services;
Engineering, MBA degrees
- Hands-on experience working with engineering teams in an Agile
environment, building--out a backlog, and managing a roadmap.
LendUp is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We extend equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants
and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age,
race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status,
marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition, or
any other reason protected by law.
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