Principal Product Owner, Lending Growth more...
Location:San Francisco, CA
First posted:March 24, 2021 (last updated 2 weeks 4 days ago)

Principal Product Owner, Lending Growth


San Francisco, California
Seattle, Washington
Helena, Montana


Position at SoFi

Who we are

SoFi is a digital personal finance company whose mission is to help its members achieve financial independence to realize their ambitions, whether that be to buy a house one day, start a family on their own terms or be debt free. We aim to be at the center of our members' financial lives, and to help every member Get Their Money Right(R). By joining SoFi, you'll become part of a forward-thinking company that is transforming financial services by embracing technology to build innovative loan products, investment tools, and more. One of the fastest growing fintech companies, we've grown from 250 employees in 2015 to over 1,500 employees today, and are well on our way to reaching 1 million members. With offices across the US, we offer the excitement of a rapidly growing startup with the stability of a seasoned management team and some of the best talent around. As an employer, we strive to hire employees who are committed to both our company's mission and our desire to build the best culture in the world. If you are driven, passionate about what you do, and excited about the SoFi mission, we would love to hear from you.

The role

SoFi is looking for a Principal Product Owner to grow our Lending products. In this role, you'll be defining, prioritizing, and building features and tools with high frequency use cases that we can use to acquire and engage prospective lending members. You must be user-first in your approach. What can we build that will help people get out of debt faster, or pay less interest over the term of their loans? How can we deliver the right insights and advice regarding our users' debt at the right time?

You will own the strategy, product planning and leadership throughout the product life-cycle, including: setting the product vision, gathering and prioritizing product requirements, and working closely with engineering, design, user research, legal/compliance, and marketing to ship new features and product improvements. 

As a product leader in our organization, you will be expected to set ambitious goals, be gritty, and accountable to results. You'll play the critical role of bridging the technical and business worlds to deliver enhancements that delight our users and drive our business forward.

What you'll do:

  • Build disruptive innovative solutions in a customer-centric environment.

  • Create and evangelize a product vision for lending growth and own a multi-year product roadmap.

  • Prioritize and drive backlogs for launch with your dedicated engineering teams

  • Own instrumentation and data for your products to drive deep understanding, innovation and product plans.

  • Be able to lead in a fast-paced agile environment

  • Work cross-functionally with stakeholders across marketing, sales, operations, legal, compliance, capital markets, and executive management to translate customer needs into a product.

  • Be able to work closely with engineering to own and dive deep into backlogs, definition of done and technical details.

  • Experiment constantly to drive customer learnings and customer impact.

What you'll need:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher with a technical discipline, or equivalent experience

  • Superior communication skills, written and verbal. Experience presenting to C-level leadership

  • Demonstrated experience defining and shipping commercially successful consumer- facing products on mobile and web to large market segments

  • Experience in end to end ownership of a product and P&L</span>

  • 8+ years of leading high performance product teams

  • Data-driven approach and excellent analytical skills

  • Passion for your users! You do right by them, always

  • Ability to work with remote teams

Nice to have:

  • MBA with BS or higher in Computer Science

  • 10+ years product management

  • Experience with hypothesis-based product experimentation

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, manage tradeoffs and evaluate opportunistic new ideas with internal and external partners

  • Growth or Acquisition experience at a technology-first company

Why you'll love working here

  • Competitive salary packages and bonuses

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits

  • Generous vacation and holidays

  • Paid parental leave for eligible employees

  • 401(k) and education on retirement planning

  • Tuition reimbursement on approved programs

  • Monthly contribution up to $200 to help you pay off your student loans

  • Great health & well-being benefits including: telehealth parental support, subsidized gym program

  • Employer paid lunch program (except for remote employees)

  • Fully stocked kitchen (snacks and drinks)

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

SoFi does not seek salary history information from job applicants.

SoFi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and conditions related to breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), physical or medical disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law.


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