Head of New Products

Palo Alto, CA or Remote

Gen Z is the generation of the side hustle. 💪🏻 They’re creators. 👩‍🎤 They’re freelancers. 🧑‍💻 They’re investors. 👩‍💼 And they’re not afraid to take on challenges, especially when it comes to their finances - and we’re here for it.

Step is a next-generation financial services company building a better banking experience to help teens and young adults achieve financial independence and knowledge at an earlier age. We’re on a mission to improve the financial future of the next generation by empowering teens to start their financial journey today. Step is a well-funded Series C company that has raised more than $175M, focused on disrupting the banking industry through a differentiated mobile-first consumer experience.

Teens and families love our product. We eclipsed 1 million customers in just four months after launch and have now crossed 2 million customers in our first 9 months on the market. If you’re looking to join a fast-growing company with a strong mission and vision that puts people first, we want to meet you!

Role

As the Head of New Products at Step, you will own overall product vision, decisioning and delivery across an entire product area. You have the ability to break down complex problems into actionable steps that drive product development and business results. You have experience leading high-performing product teams and are no stranger to making difficult tradeoff decisions in balancing the delivery of world-class products. Through your leadership, you will recruit a team to deliver on Step’s mission to improve the financial future of the next generation.

Responsibilities

  • Attract, build, manage, and develop a team of product managers
  • Partner with design, engineering, and other stakeholders to prioritize, build and roll out products across the entire company
  • Understand Step’s strategic and competitive position and deliver products that are recognized best in the industry
  • Manage multiple products and priorities, scale teams, and ensure org is effective, healthy and set up for success by establishing clear and measurable goals
  • Establish shared vision across the company by building consensus on priorities leading to product execution
  • Create a compelling vision for future zero-to-one initiatives that delight our customers

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of product management experience or equivalent, software engineering or design experience a plus,
  • Critical thinking/analytical leadership experience
  • Experience in fintech or related consumer technology where consumer safety and security is paramount
  • Experience building 0-1 products
  • Experience building, launching, and managing products at scale
  • Deep care for the customer, proactive, outcome-oriented
  • Experience driving product development lifecycle (i.e., product roadmaps, go-to-market strategy, driving requirements, and product launch).
  • Experience building and managing a product management team

Working at Step

  • Competitive salary based on experience, with full medical and dental benefits 💸
  • High potential for growth 📈
  • Stock in an early-stage startup 🤩
  • Flexible WFH and vacation policy 🏝
  • Employee referral program 👯‍♀️👯
  • Monthly stipend for Step Card testing ☕️
  • 401K plan 💪🏻

The team

Step was founded by financial industry veterans CJ MacDonald and Alexey Kalinichenko to provide teens and their families with financial tools for today’s modern-day banking needs and to promote financial literacy for the future. The founding team has 50+ years in combined financial technology experience across companies like Gyft, First Data, Square and Google.

About the team