About Clair

If you can send your friends money in seconds, why does it still take your employer two weeks to send your paycheck?

At Clair, we are on a mission to create financial freedom for America's workers by giving them an app that allows them to get paid as soon as they clock out of work. But we're not just another digital bank or on-demand pay provider. We meet Americans at their place of work by embedding our products within the scheduling, workforce management, and payroll apps they already use every day. And, as a social impact fintech, our promise to our users is simple: we'll never charge our users to access the money they've already worked for.

We welcome people who add a new set of experiences to our melting pot of backgrounds. We're 30-ish, spread across multiple states, hailing from various countries. We've got grandparents working alongside recent graduates, Americans partnering with immigrants, and self-taught coders debating with Ivy League graduates. We embrace diversity in all its forms.

We are backed by investors who are not only well-renowned in their fields, but are also great partners for us. We've raised $19.5 million from Thrive Capital, Upfront Ventures, Founder Collective, and Walkabout VC, as well as many individual investors like Michael Vaughan (Former COO of Venmo) and Paul Appelbaum (Founder of Seamless).

Learn more about us at getclair.com/about

What we’re looking for

Clair is looking for a Product leader to drive our product vision forward.  The ideal candidate is a strong team manager (to hire and empower your team), a structured leader (to help create and define the best processes) and a technology enthusiast (to partner closely with our VP of technology).

As a leader, you should put the needs of others first and help people develop and perform as highly as possible. You should inspire the team to go above and beyond, to fail forward, and to surprise everyone. You should create and hold a vision for how we can make the best product for our end users and the best integration for our partners. And, you should push hard to get us there. You’re comfortable leading cross-functional teams , understand and appreciate the value of test-driven development, and love to work in an agile and rapid environment.

As a manager, you should help the product organization operate at its maximum potential. You should increase team efficiency through communication, focus, process, and consistency, while not bringing unnecessary bureaucracy or ceremony. You should help the members of your team grow by providing them with tailored personal and professional development goals and constant coaching.

As a product leader, you should have a high-level understanding of what is possible through technology and be excited about the opportunities technology can bring to our business. You should be a passionate, experienced product leader with a passion for delivering products that meet market needs and delight customers. You should be able to participate in high-level product conversations, help break complex business needs down to technical capabilities, and help teams reach consensus. We gravitate towards those who are force multipliers and enhance the creativity and productivity of the team. 

Most importantly, you understand how to help an organization stay focused, happy, and productive. You’re a leader, who welcomes new ideas and innovative technologies. In this role, you’ll be critical in deciding how product partners with technology to build the best products. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a product lead within the company and guide product vision, roadmap development, and revenue generation.
  • Synthesize input from a variety of sources into a clear and compelling product vision. Continually test and validate the vision against the real world, iteratively refining based on learnings.
  • Communicate and champion the product vision both inside and outside the company through effective writing, visuals, presentations, and product demos.
  • Contribute to product specifications to help define feature and functionality requirements in order to scope work.
  • Set and enforce a realistic schedule of delivery for each priority on Clair’s product roadmap.
  • Proactively identify bugs and provide detailed description to the engineering team.
  • Develop high level and detailed prototypes and wireframes to communicate your ideas.
  • Establish, track and report on analytics (KPIs of product performance), observe product use, and synthesize learnings in order to strategize with CEO and leadership team on product and tech roadmap.
  • Attract, retain, mentor and develop an outstanding and motivated team of future Product Managers, UX and UI professionals, and contribute to the growth of these employees outside the formal product team as well.
  • Identify, prioritize, and communicate the rationale behind product requirements based on market and customer needs, available resources, and expected ROI and communicate the rationale behind the “what, when and why” for the product roadmap.
  • Monitor market and technology trends and identify opportunities for new product innovations, market segments, and strategic partnerships.
  • Be seen as a company and industry thought leader and inspire team members to push the Company and Industry forward.

Qualifications

  • At least 8 plus years of product management and/or product engineering experience in a results-driven, high growth environment.
  • At least 5 years of direct management experience and at least 3 years of experience scaling a team.
  • Minimum BS or BA degree in Computer Science, Product Management, Business or related field.  
  • Scrum or PMP certification preferred but not required 
  • Proven success developing innovative products that have been widely deployed and that achieved demonstrable commercial success.
  • Hands on experience with Lean and Agile software development methodologies
  • Technical and business aptitude that commands respect of engineering and cross-functional team members.
  • Experience within the Fintech space strongly preferred
  • Deep knowledge and expertise in technology with the ability to work with the highest levels of technical leadership. 
  • Demonstrated success building relationships internally and externally in the market.
  • History of recruiting, developing, and inspiring great talent in product management and design roles.
  • Team player who engages in respectful debate with peers on product and company strategy.
  • Outstanding communication, presentation, and critical thinking skills.
  • Exceptional listening skills and openness to differing points-of-view and new ideas.
  • Professional, high-integrity, organized, driven and results-oriented.

 

Need more convincing?

Apart from getting to work with our incredible team, here are some of the benefits you can expect when you join Clair:

  • 100% Medical, Dental, & Vision Coverage, with option to extend to your family
  • Fully-paid parental leave
  • Company-sponsored 401k, HSA, and FSA
  • Telehealth & medical concierge services with OneMedical
  • Unlimited vacation 
  • Work from home setup allowance
  • Citibike membership for NY-based employees
  • Access to your earnings every day on Clair 
  • Company-sponsored short-term and long-term disability insurance

Equal Opportunity Employer Information

Clair is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

For questions, please email us at careers@getclair.com

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