Product Manager

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M1 is a young, rapidly growing company determined to reinvent personal finance. We believe the current tools used to invest, borrow, or spend your money fall short of what's possible with new technologies, and we're looking to change that. We're building the tools to empower people to make the most of their money through a free and intuitive automated financial platform. We already manage hundreds of millions of dollars and are signing up thousands of new customers each week, but we’re just getting started and have ambitious plans to take on an entrenched industry. Join us and help build the future of personal finance. 

For this role, we're looking for someone that can bring a data-driven, business-oriented approach to product management. We are looking for someone to help us harness our data to identify opportunities, track results, and facilitate better decision-making. We need someone to utilize their understanding of economics to help us track and achieve financial goals and to bring a strong knowledge of investing, personal finance, and fintech to the table to help understand customer needs and build a great product. 

Job Description 

We’re seeking a Product Manager to join our Product team and to help us build and ideate on the next generation of investment and money management tools. Our Product Team is comprised of product designers, mobile engineers, web engineers, and QA Engineers, and our product managers will coordinate with all of those team members to build and improve upon our existing web application, mobile applications, and our internal processes. Product Managers will be involved in the entire product lifecycle, including the prioritization, planning, research, design, engineering, testing, release, and measurement phases. We’re looking for someone who can have a huge impact and help us push our products forward. 

We’re a high-performance, high-impact team that values curiosity, collaboration, and transparency. Everyone has a direct hand in shaping the future of the product. If you’re the kind of Product Manager who is looking to both help us grow and grow with us— then we’d love to talk to you. 

Diversity is important to us and unique perspectives are welcome. 

Responsibilities 

  • Facilitate projects through the development pipeline, building and improving upon development and design processes that drive the team 
  • Facilitate team meetings, including stand-ups and retrospectives 
  • Define, measure, and report on Product KPIs to leadership and stakeholders, while measuring the effectiveness of past and new efforts 
  • Write detailed specifications for feature implementations 
  • Provide support for the internal team while working to remove roadblocks 
  • Ensure that we listen to and understand customer wants, monitor competitors, quantify value, and help steer the direction of the product
  • Assist in quarterly planning and scoping, manage our backlog, and run the prioritization process 
  • Coordinate across cross-functional teams, like marketing, operations, customer support, engineering, and compliance 

Qualifications 

  • 2-5 years of experience in Product Management in a fast-pace, high-growth environment 
  • A good understanding of, and interest in, investing, personal finance, and the fintech space 
  • Ability to bring a business and/or analytical mindset to product management  
  • Working knowledge of SQL for data analytics 
  • Ability to collaborate with many different teams and coordinate efforts across product lines 
  • Ability to coordinate with leadership to ensure the product aligns with overall business goals 
  • Ability to develop, monitor, and report on metrics across platforms 
  • Experience in a fast-paced, agile environment  
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Location

The M1 office is centrally located in Chicago's Loop, with easy access to public transportation and plenty of bars and restaurants nearby.

An Insider's view of M1 Finance

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Laid back but very energetic at the same time. We're always working on the next product update, the next campaign, and while it can be a bit demanding, every team is good about providing flexibility and we celebrate all successes together.

Catalina

Art Director

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Open communication and collaboration welcome at all times. We're always looking for ways to harness each other's expertise so that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Patryk

Digital Marketing Specialist

What makes someone successful on your team?

We look for people who are smart, ambitious, hard-working, and friendly.

Steven

VP of Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

M1 Finance should functionally change the way we manage our personal finances.

Steven

VP of Engineering

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

M1 has a mountain to climb, and we are always looking for more solutions. Any person on my team is empowered to come up with those solutions

Steven

VP of Engineering

What are M1 Finance Perks + Benefits

M1 Finance Benefits Overview

A great product is the result of a talented team and strong work culture. At M1, our philosophy is to hire unbelievably intelligent, motivated, high-integrity individuals and promote an environment that enables their best work.

Our company’s culture reflects what creative, intelligent people value in their careers: meaningful and interesting work, a fun environment, and financially rewarding opportunities.

https://www.m1finance.com/about/culture

Culture
Volunteer in local community
M1 sponsors volunteer opportunities in the Chicago community each quarter, which allows us to give back, bond as a team, and spend time doing things that are important to the employees of M1.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
M1 uses a SIMPLE IRA, which is similar to a 401K. It allows us to use the M1 platform for the retirement benefit. M1 will contribute 2%, regardless of the employee contribution, even if that is 0%.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. M1 also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
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