Director of Product (LA, NYC or Remote)

| Greater LA Area
Who we are
Albert is a new type of financial service that uses powerful technology to automate your finances, with a team of human experts to guide you. Albert saves and invests automatically for you, helps you avoid overdrafts, finds savings you’re missing, identifies bills you’re overpaying, and much more. Text Albert a financial question, and our geniuses won’t just offer guidance — they’ll help you take action.

We're an LA-based startup with a proven business model, backed by top-tier institutional investors and with nearly 6 million users who have trusted Albert to help them achieve their financial goals. We're on a mission to democratize money management through our simple, beautifully designed product, and we're looking for thoughtful, talented people to join us on our journey.


About the role
We are looking for an experienced and motivated Director of Product to join our growing team. The ideal candidate has proven experience driving products from ideation to completion, and is highly skilled at creating intuitive user experiences. As a Director, you will be responsible for 1–2 product verticals within the Albert app. You know the details that make or break a good product across design, engineering, and business decisions.

Things you're good at

  • Ownership: own and execute financial products that create value for Albert's customers.
  • Planning: you take a systematic approach to work, defining measurable goals and objectives for each project.
  • Strategy: understand Albert's strategic needs to deliver products that align with the needs of our audience.
  • Shipping: delivering projects quickly at high quality. It's not done when it’s deployed, it's done when it's documented, monitored, and measured.
  • User-experience: excellent understanding of user experience design processes and methodology for mobile-app based products.
  • Prioritization: prioritize you can prioritize resources across new product build and ongoing maintenance. You aren't afraid to add scope and cut scope as necessary to meet business goals and customer needs.
  • Data: you're comfortable diving into API's and data modals to get a deep understanding of how data is stored in order to think through what can and can't be done.
  • Attention to detail: you are accountable for the final outcome of your products. You have an eagle eye for typos, tone, UX consistency, and overall flow of experiences. And apply your eye anywhere from initial screen designs to thoroughly QAing every corner of a new feature multiple times throughout development.
  • Happy to roll up your sleeves: you lead by example and no task is beneath you. Need to figure out how to replicate a bug? Write an error modal in Figma? No problem.
  • Managing: you're good at leading a team, empowering your organization and making their success your top priority.

Responsibilities

  • Own the product delivery process end-to-end and drive high-quality projects to completion.
  • Build out screens and overall product flow, including detailed documentation on backend/mobile engineering needs, operational needs, and design needs.
  • PRD creation and liaison between product, operations, engineering, legal, and customer support as product requirements change throughout implementation and delivery.
  • Anticipate and remove roadblocks that slow down or prevent product delivery by personally gaining a deep understanding of the problems at hand. Whether it's a design question, engineering issue, or compliance concern, you are able to carefully and quickly find a path forward.
  • Thorough and iterative QA for all new releases and updates.
  • Lead, mentor, and manage product managers on your team vertical.
  • Work cross-functionally with the executive leadership team and other departments.
  • Stay on top of industry trends and developments across competitors within the fintech space.

Requirements

  • 6+ years experience in product management
  • 3+ delivering D2C mobile products
  • 3+ years working delivering products built on native mobile-front end languages and Python (or similar backend)
  • Strong sense of urgency, with the ability to get things done both autonomously and collaboratively
  • Excellent general communication, people and problem resolution skills
  • Strong cross-functional strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • A track record of managing and optimizing product experiences to establish KPIs.
  • Deep understanding of and appreciation for world class design and user experiences
  • Thorough and efficient troubleshooting, debugging, and QA skills
  • Experience navigating API docs and data models
  • Experience with Github and Figma (or similar)
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) is required
  • Samples of your work in the form of 2–3 case studies. Please showcase your process and skill delivering compelling products across design and engineering implementation through final release.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity
  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • Daily meals provided
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • 401k match




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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
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    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • NotionManagement
    • SlackManagement

Location

Our office is located at the Hayden Tract in Culver City, just a short walk from the Culver City metro station serviced by the expo line.

An Insider's view of Albert

What are some social events your company does?

Our leaders truly understand the value of letting loose and getting to know each other on a personal level. In addition to an awesome overnight retreat that we do once a year we also do monthly events. Sometimes we geek out with a private trivia night, find balance with a meditation session at our local yoga studio, or volunteer in our community.

Kinga

Office Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

As we add more features to our app (The Post & Instant most recently), we are starting to see exciting scalability and organizational challenges. As we're experimenting with different architecture and coding patterns, we are working towards reducing our build times and unifying coding patterns across the team.

Ergin

Mobile Engineering Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Albert supports career growth by prioritizing personal development and fostering an environment in which people have the opportunity to show their strengths. Anyone can volunteer to lead or be a part of a project or initiative, providing valuable experience and promoting personal growth.

Patrick

Finance Director

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our Geniuses understand that personal finance can be stressful and overwhelming so our primary goal is to bring relevant, personalized, and timely financial advice to our users.

Trina

Financial Advice Expert

What are Albert Perks + Benefits

Albert Benefits Overview

At Albert, we believe that everyone, regardless of income or net worth, should have access to financial wellness. Simplicity, empathy, and wellness are the core values that not only guide our mission, but the way we care for our team.

We make sure our employees and their families are taken care of with virtually free, premium quality health, dental, and vision insurance. We promote a solid work-life balance by offering generous PTO, paid holidays, and monthly company events. Since we take long-term financial wellness seriously, employees at Albert are able to sign up for our 401(k) plan, with company matching, on their very first day.

Aside from our basic suite of benefits, we believe in providing a great work place for our employees. Our office is situated in Culver City's well-known Hayden Tract, within walking distance of the Expo line, retail and many restaurants. Other perks include a pet-friendly office, free lunch, a fully stocked kitchen complete with snacks and a rotating selection of beer.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Albert's health insurance policy covers up to 99% of out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Team workouts
Albert's team fitness initiatives include In-office and/or Remote yoga, mediation, and fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Albert employees receive between 15 and 21 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Albert offers a monthly reimbursement of $100 to anyone who uses public transportation, rides a bike, or walks to work.
Company Outings
We throw an awesome company retreat each year in addition to monthly happy hours and events.
Free Daily Meals
We provide a $20 stipend for each day you work to be used at your discretion.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Albert has a fully stocked kitchen including healthy snacks, rotating beer, coffee, tea, cocoa, and other beverages.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted on occasion, usually every other month.
Parking
Pet Friendly
Albert's pet policy is dog-friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Albert offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite & Remote training courses.
Cross functional training encouraged
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