Director of Product Management - Branded Apps at AffiniPay

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Director of Product Management - Branded Apps
Product
AffiniPay’s Product Team strives to develop and maintain our suite of payment applications that are transforming the way professionals get paid. Attorneys, CPAs and professional Associations across the country are relying on our user interface for the $7 billion+ worth of transactions we process every year. 
As the Director of Product Management for Branded Apps, you will work directly with our users as well as our internal development team to design, define and build the latest features within our main end customer product. Although this position is an individual contributor role, this role represents a unique opportunity to lead the product strategy for the key product that enables our users!
Requirements:
  • THE CHOPS: You describe yourself as a jack-of-all-trades, thoroughly experienced and excited by modern technologies and services. You are a leader who manages through example and prides yourself on organization and results.
  • PASSIONATE ABOUT DESIGN: You understand that design makes everything possible. You see the difference design thinking can make in the lives of users. You understand that even complex solutions need to be solved with simplistic designs.
  • PROBLEM SOLVER: You enjoy learning how to solve problems in the most efficient way possible. Complexity doesn’t scare you. The challenge of distilling something complex into something simple invigorates and excites you.
  • BIASED TOWARD ACTION: You are a self-motivated, action-oriented person. You don’t sit on your hands and wait for someone else to fix a problem. If there is something you can do to make a situation better, you do it.
  • FOLLOWS THROUGH: From customers to product designers, to engineering – you speak the language of each of these archetypes. You are empathetic, concise, and consistent in your communication and follow-through. You ensure that the team owns their commitments, collectively and personally.
  • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS: You recognize the strengths of your teammates and understand that we will only get where we want to go if we work together.

About You:
  • You have 7+ years of experience in a Product Management role.
  • You have proven experience building organized, detail-oriented requirements and project plans.
  • You love to learn and figure it out.
  • You enjoy talking with customers and getting their feedback.
  • You thrive when using data to help drive decisions.
  • You think holistically enjoying the full lifecycle from strategy/concept to tactical execution.
  • You can write requirements that are thorough and complete but also understandable
  • You really understand how to prioritize requirements and how to make those hard tradeoff decisions.
  • You have experience with UX and a perspective on what makes elegant, easy-to-use software.
  • You understand that saying no is as important as saying yes. You use data to explain decisions.
  • You love a good brainstorming session where you collaborate with others to create new ideas.
  • You are a master at sharing the why and impact on your roadmap and features to all levels from executives to developers.
 
Your day to day:
  • You own the evolution of our direct branded SaaS products from Roadmap to Release.
  • You will develop, get buy-in for, and communicate your product roadmap.
  • You will be the go-to-person for any question or communication related to the product.
  • You own the feedback channels with our direct customers.
  • You define and articulate new product requirements based on market intelligence and research, internal feedback, and one’s own understanding of the product space.
  • You’ll drive execution of the product by continuously guiding the development team and leading cross-departmental go to market release plans
  • You’ll collaborate closely with UX designers.

About AffiniPay
At AffiniPay, we’re continuously tackling exciting and interesting problems to define the direction of the financial technology industry and transform the way professionals get paid! Our drive to become leaders in fintech has fostered our fast-moving, growth-focused culture. We’ve assembled teams of highly collaborative problem solvers who are passionate about both personal and company growth. We are eager to create, work together, and do whatever it takes to get the job done. We also know that our people are our greatest asset and responsible for our ultimate success. As such, we invest in our team-members’ growth and development, recognize accomplishments, and celebrate successes together. We’re building a winning team, and we need more creative, collaborative, and fun-loving people to help us get the job done!

 Affini-Perks! We've got you covered...
Competitive compensation structure
401K with automatic 5% company contribution
100% paid medical, dental, and vision benefit plans
100% Company paid short- and long-term disability and life insurance
Open PTO plan
Paid maternity/paternity leave
Fun offsite quarterly meetings
AffiniPay Swag Package
Company lunches and fully stocked kitchen
All the benefits of a startup culture without the downsides
The chance to get in on the ground floor of one of Austin's fastest growing companies!
AffiniPay is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

We're located in the beautiful hill country of Austin, Texas, just off of Highway 360. We're surrounded by plenty of shops and restaurants, too!

An Insider's view of AffiniPay

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I LOVE coming to the office every day and solving problems face to face with my colleagues. We have a beautiful office, in a beautiful setting, with amazing perks, plus a group of smart, fun and inspiring people to collaborate with.

Amanda

Partner Integrations Director

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I write the documentation for developers who integrate with our Payment Gateway, and I work with a cross-functional team that includes Business Development, Product, and DevSupport. We guide partners and their developers as they create and maintain their integrations, and we work together internally to make the process quicker and easier.

Heather

Technical Program Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

As part of the Product Management Team, we sit on the intersection of Technology, UX, the Business and the Customer. All of us spend a significant of time with our customers and the market. However, given that we are market leaders, we get to lead and influence our entire industry which requires bold yet analytical product decision making.

Vinay

Director of Product Management

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Dev teams are encouraged to come up with creative ideas both to technically solve existing problems as well as identify business problems which the company may or may not currently comprehend. 

Greg

EVP Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

The project I am most excited about at this time is helping build our integrated payment platform. It presents a ton of interesting problems to solve including how to ensure our customers get paid at scale!

Ryan

Senior Software Engineer

What are AffiniPay Perks + Benefits

AffiniPay Benefits Overview

Employee happiness and well-being are key to our success, which is why we’ll reward your hard work and strive to earn your loyalty with fantastic perks and incentives.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
AffiniPay's AffiniCares team organizes local volunteer activities such as Clean Up Lady Bird Lake, Partnerships for Children's Wish Program, and Build a Bike.
Partners with Nonprofits
AffiniPay partners with non profits such as Partnerships for Children.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our staff has the opportunity to get involved with things such as event planning, volunteer and health committees.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have a group that meets periodically called the Diversity Round Table where we cover topics related to and around diversity issues in our world.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
AffiniPay contributes an automatic 5% to our staff's 401(K).
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications
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