Director of Product - Brokerage Platform at Altruist

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Altruist is an LA fintech company on a mission to make financial advice better for everyone. We’re looking to hire an experienced and hands-on Director of Product Management to own the ambitious roadmap for our Brokerage Platform. This is the most critical product area for our company, with the opportunity to revolutionize the financial services industry. If you are passionate about building meaningful products and experiences that have a real impact on people’s lives, and you have experience scaling products and product teams then we want to hear from you.

What you’ll do

  • Own the vision and roadmap for Altruist’s fully-digital brokerage platform for independent financial advisors.
  • Define requirements, workflows, and user experience for key brokerage features including, account opening, funding, trading, rebalancing, and reporting.
  • Create quarterly/annual roadmaps and OKRs for the Brokerage product line and define plans to achieve them.
  • Leverage stellar project management skills to coordinate and direct the efforts of multiple departments to deliver on the product roadmap and achieve company OKRs.
  • Ensure that requirements and designs for the product are based on sound market and competitive research and are supported by customer interviews, focus groups, and surveys.
  • Drive key architectural and vendor decisions in close partnership with the engineering team and executive stakeholders.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with key partners and vendors.
  • Own, measure, and drive improvements across key product metrics, including product revenue, engagement, adoption, CSAT, and NPS.

What you’ll need

  • 5-10 years of product management experience building SaaS or Fintech products.
  • Prior experience in the financial services industry, including understanding of investment management principles, securities trading, regulatory environment, and technology landscape.
  • Experience hiring and building a team of product managers and maintaining a high bar for performance.
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and investigate customer requests and issues and work with engineering teams to resolve them.
  • Solid technical background or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies.
  • Comfortable leveraging 3rd party APIs and translating them into workflows and functional requirements.
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills and ability to interact persuasively with engineering and design teams.
  • Proven ability to develop product strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to executive management.
  • Affinity for a fast-paced, early-stage environment and a lean product development mindset.
  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree, preferably in a technical or finance-related field.

What you’ll get

At Altruist you’ll work with a talented group of hungry creators looking to disrupt our industry. You’ll be given the freedom to do your best work alongside down-to-earth developers, designers, and thinkers who are at the leading edge of their craft.

We offer top-of-the-line health benefits, 401(k) with employer match, a competitive salary, and a flexible schedule including unlimited vacation time. You’ll join at the ground floor and have the opportunity to make your mark and have a real say in how we build products. Our office is located in the heart of Venice on Abbot Kinney Blvd.

You’ll join a proven founding team with significant venture backing by Venrock. Together, we’re going to fix the broken parts of finance and investing (most of it).

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • ConfluenceManagement
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    • TrelloManagement
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Per GQ & Forbes magazine, "The coolest street/block in America." Abbot Kinney Blvd. The beach is also just a 15-minute walk away.

An Insider's view of Altruist

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office is relaxed and welcoming. We check our egos at the door and focus on producing great work together. Collaboration is paramount. While we're flexible, down-to-earth, and provide plenty of autonomy—we're also extremely motivated and hard-working. Altruist has a huge opportunity to make a big impact and we're dedicated to making it happen.


Head of Design

What does your typical day look like?

Our team has a collaborative spirit while also taking ownership of our areas of expertise. The environment at Altruist requires us to be flexible as we build our technology for our clients. Maintaining a balance between these multiple aspects is both challenging and fulfilling. I genuinely feel empowered and responsible to make an impact.


Quantitative Researcher

What's something quirky about your company?

Let’s just say that I don’t dread Mondays anymore. People genuinely want to be here! Coming to work is like coming to hang out with great friends, and together we are building something that will help a lot of people. The days tend to fly by, and in the heart of Venice, there is never a dull moment!


Marketing Manager

What are Altruist Perks + Benefits

Altruist Benefits Overview

Office on Abbot Kinney, 401k with 4% company match, stock options, unlimited PTO, free snacks/beverages, dog friendly office, flexible schedule, community volunteering, monthly lunch & learns, fun work environment.

Volunteer in local community
Altruist loves to volunteer in our communities. We have participated in beach clean-ups and looking to get involved with local charities, animal shelters and helping the homeless.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Altruist offers stock options with a 4 year vesting schedule.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Altruist provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 20 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Altruist offers commuter benefits for transit and parking. Altruist will deposit $100 each month towards your commuter benefits.
Stocked Kitchen
You want it, we probably have it. :)
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted every Thursday.
We offer employees flexible commuter benefits up to $100/mo, to be used however best for each team member.
Pet Friendly
Altruist pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
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