Head of Product

  • Paystand
  • San Francisco, CA
  • 15/09/2020
Full time IT - Systems Engineering IT - Design Marketing IT - Software Development Project Management Executive Management

Job Description

PayStand is looking for a seasoned, motivated Head of Product to join us in implementing a world changing payment system. You are going to be a part of a growing team that is aiming to create the category defining the $100B B2B payment network. This isn’t just any job. We are a team of like-minded people are paving the way for a financial system and are changing the status quo of legacy banking.

As a Head of Product, you will be responsible for the development of all aspects of the product, answering directly to the CEO. Your contributions will have direct impact into Paystand platforms and its clients. If you can demonstrate the ability to learn, grow, and dedicate yourself to this role, we want to talk to you. This is an incredible opportunity to get in on the ground floor and directly contribute to a company's success and mission.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Work closely with all team members to facilitate a shared understanding of our customers, product and the corresponding vision. Collaborate with all parts of the organization to turn a raw flow of feature requests into well-defined problem definitions.
  • Define a product scope that is focused on the most important use cases with a focus on getting it into users' hands as quickly as possible.
  • Manage the product roadmap. Understand and prioritize potential projects from various inputs (user research, business wishlist, etc) so the team is always working on the most impactful projects.
  • Understand business strategy and deliver products with Paystand’s unique perspective in mind.
  • Define quantitative and qualitative success metrics and constantly evaluate if your solutions have solved the problem through these measures, both before and after their release.
  • Be strongly data-driven in understanding product usage, measuring success and failure of different features and adapting product to meet the needs of customers in the most optimal way possible.
  • Adopt a mindset of product iteration through analytical experiments and calculated risks.
  • Work with designers to design product experiences that users love.
  • Understand our core markets deeply at several levels - competition, technology, go-to-market, pricing, buyer and user personas, and analyst coverage.
  • Efficiently and effectively see projects through from planning to deployment by managing projects and facilitating communication between all the involved parties. Reliably involve and manage third parties.
  • Mock-up product concepts, write functional specs, cut tickets, write copy and do whatever it takes to express your ideas to our engineers, designers and other company stakeholders.
  • Work with engineering to plan and track features and releases, be plugged in into sprint execution on a regular basis and own and execute on product deliverables in an agile development environment.
  • Assist in building product roadmap presentations for customers, training materials for sales engineering team and other activities where product marketing might need help in messaging and positioning.
  • Work closely with marketing and sales on product definitions, pricing, and segmentation.
  • Strategic thinking, deep technical background, awesome interpersonal skills, and a passion for technology are also highly desired.


Qualifications & Requirements

  • You have 4+ years experience as a Product Manager for a FinTech company.
  • You are a person who thrives in a fast moving environment with a heavy dose of ambiguity.
  • You have a strong technical understanding in building APIs and experience working directly with engineers and engineering management.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and strategic thinking skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong technical background with 4+ years of prior experience building, launching and scaling enterprise SaaS products at high-growth startups.
  • A deep interest in UI/UX design and a passion for building delightful end-user experiences working closely with product designers.
  • A natural instinct, honed by experience, in perfecting the best course that optimizes across product quality, delivery times, customer feedback, and user experience.
  • Prior experience with cloud-native stacks and SaaS platforms a big plus.
  • Ownership mindset and a bias for action to make directionally correct choices with incomplete information.
  • You have experience working with both qualitative customer insights, and quantitative customer data to inform decisions. You’ve conducted user research, a/b tests and have worked closely with design researchers and analysts (or have analyzed data yourself).
  • You’re entrepreneurial—you're self-driven and you don’t need direction.
  • Be able to easily switch between thinking creatively and analytically.
  • Have an understanding of Fintech and blockchain.



  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience.
  • Paid vacation. Work hard and recharge when you need to.
  • Paid company holidays.
  • Competitive stock option package.
  • Medical, dental, vision coverage
  • Your own Macbook

We understand that no candidate is perfectly qualified for any job. Experience comes in different forms; many skills are transferable; and passion goes a long way. Even more important than your resume is a clear demonstration of dedication, impact, and the ability to thrive in a fluid and collaborative environment. We want you to learn new things in this role, and we encourage you to apply if your experience is close to what we’re looking for. We also know that diversity of background and thought makes for better problem solving and more creative thinking, which is why we're dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team. We look forward to hearing from you.

(This is not a remote position)***No recruiters please***

Only English resumes will be considered.