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Head Of Product
San Francisco , CA 94107
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Venture Backed Cryptocurrency Start-up
Head of Product
San Francisco - Full-time
We are an institutional operating platform for investment managers and active traders. We strive to offer a complete solution for the investment and trading of crypto-assets. Our suite of data & risk analytics, workflow, connectivity and execution services are specifically built with institutional clients in mind, tailored for crypto-assets.
We are strong believers that the crypto-asset class is here to stay. Weve worked hand-in-hand with large institutions looking to enter this market. In order to pave the way for large-scale institutional adoption of this asset class, the market needs a platform that has the same reliability, stability, performance and features that the institutional market has come to expect. Our platform is the first large-scale institutional platform that will provide this complete end-to-end solution for crypto-asset built by financial service professionals.
Our platform is designed and built by technologists and financial service professionals who have created some of the worlds largest and most active trading platforms. Weve also led the way for the institutional adoption of crypto and blockchain alongside some of the largest financial institutions in the world. With our teams deep understanding of capital markets and institutional finance, we are building the platform that will enable crypto-assets to become a true intuitional asset class.
Our product is a front-to-back office investment and trading platform for institutional investors to access the crypto-asset markets. Its purpose-built technology provides portfolio and risk management, trade execution, investment operations and compliance solutions to buy-side, market-making and broker-dealer institutions. The product consists of a cloud-based NodeJS stack with a React web GUI for portfolio and order management (POMS) plus a C++ based execution management system (EMS) for time sensitive applications and algorithmic execution located in the Equinix datacenter in NY5.
It was founded in the fall of 2017 by an experienced team of technologists, financial executives and crypto pioneers, and has raised $10M in seed funding from leading investors.
We are looking for a head of product management to lead the companys overall effort to drive the product direction of its investment and trading platform for crypto assets. This includes, but is not limited to, the overall design and specification of our POMS, EMS and Data & Analytics products.
The head of product would be expected to bring on a talented team of product managers to take ownership of each individual product line within the overall offering. The qualified candidate must have worked in a startup and large organization driving towards tight deadlines and working with multiple functional groups including sales, development, client support and operations. The head of product must be able to translate past experiences in technology and finance into solutions that fit into the evolving crypto asset world. This quick, analytical and commercially driven candidate will work in a fast-paced environment independently and within a team to deliver the first institutionally focused investment and trading platform for crypto assets.
* 5+ years of product management experience in FinTech or financial service companies
* Experience in managing a team of individual product managers
* Hands on experience in building new software systems from ground up inception, design, launch, refinement, retirement
* Deep experience in developing, refining and managing product specs via systems such as Confluence and Jira
* General understanding of investment life-cycle in front, middle and back-office
* Analytical and data driven mindset with ability to adjust to changing client feedback
* Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with ability to face clients
* Masters or other graduate degree in engineering field a plus
* Understanding of crypto trading and post trade settlement a plus
What We're Building
We are building an Order Management System (OMS) and Execution Management System (EMS) to meet the needs of institutional clients. The EMS will run execution algos capable of accessing not only retail liquidity, but also the major voice brokers and OTC market makers, and also provide a suite of pre-trade and post-trade analytics to understand and minimize executions costs. The OMS will manage trade lifecycle from front office to back office.