Product Manager

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Are you looking to use your amazing product management skills to help develop a product that will make an impact? We’re seeking a motivated, driven Product Manager to join our innovative, fast-growing startup. The Product Manager is responsible for the product planning and execution throughout the product life cycle of our fintech mobile app. This key role also ensures that the product supports First Boulevard’s overall strategy and goals.

About us:

First Boulevard is a modern financial technology company building generational wealth for Black America. Though unbanked, underbanked and underserved, the Black community’s $1.4 trillion in annual economic impact provides a significant base to build upon. By providing a platform focused on improving financial livelihood through incentive-based financial education, Black-focused spending and automated wealth building, First Boulevard helps members remove the stress from managing their money while also developing positive financial behaviors and habits to reach goals faster.

  • 17% Black Americans do not have a bank account.
  • The disparity in average net worth between black families and white families in America is $153,000.
  • Incumbent banks require on average an additional $245 in deposit minimums for Black Americans to avoid fees.
  • Black families are being underserved and overcharged by incumbent banks.

What you will do at First Boulevard:

User Experience and Research

  • Performs competitive and marketplace analysis.
  • Communicates with the appropriate stakeholders through various channels.
  • Creates a user experience guide that helps a potential customer fully walk through the First Boulevard product.
  • Assists in the documentation of any research learnings and helps to ensure the application of such learnings.

Product Development and Innovation

  • Reviews APIs, defines the user experience, and constructs the associated product user stories and acceptance criteria.
  • Manages the product definition work for any new and existing work, including the Jira task creation alongside the Sr. Product Manager.
  • Manages follow-up and communication to stakeholders and makes regular proposals to the Product team about upcoming milestones.
  • Identifies opportunities for innovation and brings them to life.
  • Collaborates with Product leadership and additional teams to build a focused product roadmap.
  • Shepherds product features through analysis, definition, execution and prioritizes based on ROI and customer value.

Product Management

  • Creates documentation, process flows, and training as needed.
  • Documents current milestones and develops clear processes and timeline associated with new milestone documentation.
  • Creates product training as needed.
  • Maintains the confluence space with up-to-date product information for the entire team.
  • Defines metrics to evaluate success of product features or opportunities.

Requirements:

  • Highly developed design thinking process.
  • Servant leadership skills with a drive to solve customer problems.
  • Experience with prototyping tools, backlog management tools, storyboards, and roadmapping.
  • Ability to empathize with end users and create software that users love.
  • User interview, surveying and/or usability test experience.
  • Extremely detail-oriented.
  • Strong listening, influencing, and communication skills; ability to convey important messages in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Excellent teamwork skills with a proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit focused on outcomes and not just pretty features.
  • Data-influenced perspective with an ability to push for the data when it really matters, balancing customer needs with business needs.
  • A burgeoning Product Management track record with a portfolio of intuitive and profitable applications that you have previously worked on.
  • A recent practitioner of shipping products.
  • Agile delivery experience.
  • Must have fintech or neobank experience.
  • Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products.
  • Startup experience preferred.
  • Mobile app experience preferred.

Why join the First Boulevard team?

First Boulevard is working hard to build generational wealth for our Black community. We are here to make a big impact, and we’re looking for team members to help achieve our goals by building an amazing financial product. Work for a company that walks their talk! Our team members enjoy competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including:

  • High-quality, comprehensive Aetna medical plans. The company pays 100% insurance premiums for employees, and 75% of premiums for spouse and family.
  • Dental and vision insurance.
  • Meaningful equity via stock options.
  • Flexible vacation plan and 10 paid holidays.
  • Wellness program.
  • Advancement opportunities with a fast-growing company.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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