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Product Manager – Blockchain Transfer Agent

US

Posted: Jun 8, 2021

Securitize (www.securitize.io) is a start-up aiming to modernize finance by leveraging blockchain technology where it makes sense. As the lead platform on Digital Securities issuances (also known as Security Tokens), Securitize sits in the intersection of technology, capital markets and the opportunity to bring a new kind of assets to a growing base of worldwide investors. Our platform aims to provide an end-to-end service to issuers during their whole lifecycle, including providing our SEC-registered Transfer Agent functions. Our team, with offices in Miami, New York, Buenos Aires, Tokyo or Tel Aviv, is working with partners providing liquidity, custody or asset management to issuers and investors, and defining a new industry with every step.

We’re looking for a passionate Product Manager, potentially close to any of our US hubs (New York, Miami and San Francisco) but remote working is encouraged, to helps us grow our product offering around Transfer Agent Services. Candidates should be able to find opportunities for new products in uncertain environments and be able to understand how blockchain technology and developers can revolutionize the Capital markets industry.

Experience in Transfer Agent services, having performed activities at a product or operational level, is required. In particular, experience with Mutual Fund Transfer Agent operations is preferred. Blockchain knowledge, especially around tokenization and smart contracts, as the role is expected to bring a vision on how to further digitize traditional transfer agency activities blockchain. If you’re excited by the dynamic blockchain industry and a massive potential market worldwide, and you are looking to bring TA functions fully into the digital space then we want you on our team.

Responsibilities

Product Strategy Definition

  • Understand industry dynamics, specifically around the Transfer Agent function. Identify participants and roles, understand pain points and opportunities to explore.
  • Do competitor’s analysis and extract key customer insights behind the need for new products and services.
  • Define stakeholders maps, understand process flows and identify solutions based on product definition and roadmap.
  • Generate requirements documents and user stories and manage priorities with engineering.
  • In cooperation with Marketing and technical teams, develop product documentation and prototypes / wireframes for new capabilities.

Product Development and Launch

  • Act as product owner for the Transfer Agent services development team.
  • Define clear criteria for prioritization and set priorities for the overall roadmap.
  • Analyze internal capabilities and assets contributing to ‘make/buy’ decision; identify partners and evaluate potential partnerships to address specific product needs.
  • Bring the “voice of the customer” to the organization, communicating it to different levels, from specific teams (sales, engineering) to potentially executive team or board.
  • Monitor product performance including customer feedback; track technical performance and propose fixes/improvements.
  • Take full ownership and responsibility for the success of the product strategy.

Growth Strategy Support

  • Help identify specific needs in resources (product and engineering) required to drive the selected strategy,
  • Support in the identification and selection of candidates.
  • Help in the on-boarding and evaluation of capabilities.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in digital product management and development.
  • Specific experience in Transfer Agent activities is required. Mutual Fund Transfer Agent operations preferred.
  • Blockchain knowledge and experience, understanding of tokenization standards, different capabilities among main blockchains, smart contract capabilities and advantages.
  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in a numerate scientific, technical or engineering discipline / Master’s degree in Business Administration or Economics.
  • Entrepreneurial, able to influence across the organization.
  • Listening skills, diplomacy and ability and mediate in conflict situations, driving others towards results.
  • Great communication skills, able to communicate in a convincing and effective manner.
  • Resilience and tolerance for ambiguity. Ability to define solutions and next steps in complex situations.
  • Business judgement and market knowledge, passion for products and deep customer orientation
  • Fluent with technology and its implications on product design and business.
  • Good insight into software product development processes, particularly Agile.
  • Ability to work in a fast-changing space and in the dynamic environment of a start-up.
  • Ability to work with an internationally diverse and distributed team.

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