Vice President, Product, Lending

San Francisco, California


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.

The role

As the Head of Product for Lending, you will be the leader driving SoFi’s lending business, including personal and home lending.

The role will own strategy, product planning and team management and leadership throughout the product life cycle, including: defining the product vision, gathering and prioritizing product requirements, and working closely with engineering, design, marketing, member services and operations to reimagine what a great experience should people have when taking a home loan. 

What you’ll do:

  • Own and drive a disruptive a product line from strategy to production 

  • Focus on Exceeding Member’s expectations in every engagement with the product.

  • Lead engagement with internal and external teams

  • Become the chief evangelist of lending within SoFi and the industry 

  • Define the product and business metrics , drive to implementation and run the business in a data driven approach.

  • Breakdown of these complex problems into simpler component pieces that can ultimately be automated 

  • Create a roadmap that allows for highly iterative delivery of demonstrable business value while still managing various risks 

  • 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 

  • Demonstrated experience shipping commercially successful consumer products to global market segments 

  • Experience leading consumer products at scale 

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

  • Experience in end to end ownership of a product and P&L 

  • Experience managing complex product development cycles and highly technical solutions 

  • Demonstrated experience shipping commercially successful consumer products 

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

  • Experience leading agile cross-functional teams to deliver products that delight customers 

  • Ability to work with remote teams

  • Ability to invent and simplify  

Nice to haves:

  • Consumer Lending experience

  • MBA with BS or higher in Computer Science 

  • 15 + years product management 

  • Passion for technology 

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

  • Ability to think strategically and execute methodically. 

  • Proven track record of taking ownership and successfully delivering results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

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.

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