Senior Product Manager (SaaS)

| Greater LA Area
Product Managers at Zest AI own products and services that drive substantial business results across the company. Using analytical thinking, a strong dose of creativity and by working with the company’s world-class teams of engineers, data scientists and business analysts, product managers drive the product roadmap from strategy to execution through a rapid, test and learn approach that generates real impact.

In this role you will:

  • Lead the ideation, development, and launch of innovative productsDefine and manage product roadmap, executing on current priorities while planning future strategy through qualitative and quantitative customer feedback, market analysis and business needs evaluation
  • Help build a culture centered on Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) keeping the team focused on delivering incremental value each sprint while sizing contributions against defined objectives.
  • Collaborate with our Engineering and data science teams to understand the feasibility of product features and alternative options when necessary.
  • Work closely with product designers and help inspire a design culture where user research and feedback is interwoven through the product development lifecycle.
  • Work with the Product Marketing team in support of positioning and promoting our product and collaborate with sales and marketing on GTMGather, analyze and report key metrics on product performance and launch timelinesIdentify and resolve critical issues, roadblocks and execute on shifting prioritiesNice to have: Understand the underbanked / alternative financial services market and competitive landscape

We are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business or similar fields5+ years of experience as a product manager with 3+ years experience at a SaaS company owning the product management and delivery lifecycle
  • Strong organizational skills with a track record of delivering products on-timeExcellent communicator, both oral and written, with ability to influence at all levels and in various departments; a proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships
  • Experience designing web products along with a solid understanding of web technologyExcited to solve complex problems.
  • Ability to distill requirements from multiple stakeholders, multiple data sources into a single feature set
  • Deep knowledge of the product development life-cycle; experience running agile teams 
  • Experience with agile methodologies and SW tools such as JIRA
  • Results oriented, highly self-motivated, and quick-to-learn personality
  • Nice to have: Experience operating in a hyper-growth / entrepreneurial environment and building innovative products from the ground-up.

Perks and benefits:

  • People – the best part of Zest
  • Robust healthcare plans, matching 401K and unlimited vacation time
  • Dog friendly office with lounge areas, video games and gigantic jigsaw puzzles
  • On-site gym with fitness classes
  • Daily catered lunches from LA’s top restaurants and fully stocked kitchen 
  • Company happy hours, social events and outings

About Zest AI:
Here at Zest AI, we’re leveraging the power of machine learning and big data to challenge the traditional method of credit underwriting. Lending institutions apply our product – Zest Automated Machine Learning (ZAML) – to better assess decisions on loan portfolios; which in response increases revenue, reduces risk, and automates highly regulated compliance measures within fin-tech. 
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • KerasFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

The Tower at Burbank

An Insider's view of Zest AI

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We're committed to providing value and great work. This commitment is built upon a strong foundation of communication and collaboration, shaped by one’s personal working-style preference. We're able to create a flexible work environment through this understanding and we’ve been able to accomplish great things and enjoy remarkable success to date!

Sean

VP of Data Science

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Some of the best ideas for my team have come from family style lunches with a diverse group of coworkers. Our open office space allows unfettered access to everyone in the company, and when you couple that with reasonable confidence that you’re surely not the smartest person within earshot, cross-functional collaboration at Zest is just status quo.

Jose

VP of Technology

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Zest provides employees a lot of autonomy to explore areas that pertain to career growth. Decisions are made collectively, based on employees' preferences and company's needs. Since joining within a year, I've been able to play a key role in critical company milestones and progress my career into leadership development.

Jackie

Senior Data Scientist

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The first step is to create a safe space where we encourage new ideas and give feedback to improve along the way. So I try to encourage transparency and I try to show my team that their input is valued. When people know that they can share their ideas, and that behavior is rewarded and reinforced, they’re more likely to be thoughtful and creative.

Jay

CTO

What are Zest AI Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
ZestFinance’s wellness program provides free yoga classes, an onsite gym, unlimited vacation plan and generous family leave to keep employees happy and healthy.
Onsite Gym
ZestFinance has a state-of-the-art fitness center with cardio equipment, weights, and fitness classes.
Team workouts
Zest employees participate in weekly HIIT, cardio, and strength training group workouts.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Zest’s 401(k) retirement plan matches an employee's contributions up to 4% of their annual base salary.
Company Equity
Zest’s equity plan allows employees to share ownership and achievement in our company.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Zest provides 6 months paid maternity leave with the option to return to work part-time for 6 months after that (for new primary caregivers) and 3 months paid paternity leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
ZestFinance offers a completely flexible schedule outside of core hours. Our experienced team can build market-leading systems – without working 15-hour days in the office.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
ZestFinance’s unlimited vacation policy gives employees the flexibility to travel and take time off.
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
ZestFinance offers all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Zest offers unlimited paid sick days.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
ZestFinance offers beer on tap as well as two fully stocked bars.
Casual Dress
ZestFinance’s casual dress code includes jeans, t-shirts and flip-flops every day of the week.
Commuter Benefits
To help reduce their carbon footprint, Zest reimburses employees for their monthly Metro cards.
Company Outings
Each team has quarterly offsite outings like go-kart racing, paint & sip, and museum trips. In addition, we throw company-wide holiday parties.
Free Daily Meals
Zest provides healthy, delicious catered lunches every day from some of LA’s best restaurants.
Game Room
At Zest, we’re all about starting a little friendly competition with video games, ping pong, gigantic jigsaw puzzles and game nights.
Stocked Kitchen
Zest offers a fully stocked kitchen complete with all the snacks and coffee needed to fuel your day.
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Employees get free lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Happy Hours
Zest hosts a company-wide happy hour every other week in our in-house bar.
Parking
Zest employees don’t have to worry about parking - we provide free parking in a secure garage.
Pet Friendly
Zest is proud to be a dog friendly office.
Recreational Clubs
Zest employees participate in salsa club as well as basketball and soccer leagues.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Zest provides onsite gym memberships for those who choose to participate.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Zest offers a wide range of programs including management and leadership development, along with an annual budget for attending conferences and tuition reimbursement.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Zestians are widely diverse, and at the same time, we’re united by a common DNA. We’re people who want to change the world. We’re on the customer’s side. We voice our thoughts and the best ide
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

People – the best part of Zest
Robust healthcare plans, matching 401K and unlimited vacation time
Dog friendly office with lounge areas, video games and gigantic jigsaw puzzles
On-site gym with fitness classes
Generous family leave policy
Tuition reimbursement, conference allowance and Zest talks
Complimentary massages, manicures, pedicures and more
Daily catered lunches from LA’s top restaurants and fully stocked kitchen
Company happy hours, social events, outings and much more!

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