Principal Product Owner, Personal Loans
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®. 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.
SoFi is looking for a Principal Product Owner for our Personal Loans business. As SoFi expands its portfolio to realize its vision of becoming an end-to-end financial institution serving the entirety of our members financial needs. We are looking for a hands-on, technology proficient, team player who can lead, define, and deliver innovative solutions for our products.
This role is a unique opportunity to work on our personal loans product offering. In this role, you will be the product owner responsible for prioritizing, defining and building features that enable SoFi to both improve the conversion of existing applicants as well as grow and expand into adjacent markets. Just as you will be responsible for learning, iterating and improving on our existing personal loans product, you will also be responsible for developing innovative functionality that disrupts competitors and further differentiates SoFi’s personal loan offering in the marketplace. As a principal product leader in our organization, you will be expected to set ambitious goals, be gritty, and accountable to results.
This role is inherently cross-functional—you will work closely with engineering, design, operations, finance, and executive teams to set technology strategy, define and prioritize features. You’ll bridge technical and business worlds engaging with matrixed teams including engineering, design, operations, legal, risk, compliance and you must drive internal stakeholder and partner engagements necessary for the on-time launch of the product.
What you’ll do:
Be able to drive disruptive innovative solutions in a customer centric environment
Build a vision, strategy and own a multi-year product roadmap
Break vision into phases, prioritize and drive backlogs for launch with your dedicated engineering teams
Own BI, instrumentation and data and analysis for your products to drive deep understanding, innovation and product plans.
Be able to lead in a fast paced agile environment
Work with internal project stakeholders from marketing, sales, operations, community 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.
Lead extensive framework of experimentation in order to drive 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 ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, manage tradeoffs and evaluate opportunistic new ideas with internal and external partners
Experience managing complex product development cycles and highly technical solutions
Experience leading cross-functional teams to deliver products and projects on deadlines
Ability to work with remote teams
Nice to have:
MBA with BS or higher in Computer Science
8+ years product management
Passion for personal finance
Ability to think strategically and execute methodically.
Proven track record of taking ownership and successfully delivering results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Experience in end to end ownership of a product and P&L
Demonstrated experience shipping commercially successful consumer products to global market segments
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 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.