We enable growing platforms to build payroll. Our programmatic payroll solution and infrastructure powers the payroll stack for large-scale employers, such as gig economy and staffing companies, and prominent fintech, HR, and back office solutions. We not only help our customers manage their compliance, but also have the immense responsibility of ensuring accurate and timely payments to hundreds of thousands to millions of Americans.

As a Series A company, backed by top investors such as Y Combinator and Spark Capital (Plaid, Marqeta, Coinbase, Anthropic), we are pioneers in the space of embedded payroll and aim to revolutionize the way people use and think about payroll systems.

Our mission is to revolutionize how people build payment and payroll services by providing robust, seamless, and forward-thinking technology and we'd love to learn more about you and how you could be a fit for our growing team!


As part of the founding Product team, you will be working closely with Engineering, Design, Leadership, and Partner Growth teams to solve problems for customers, execute on our Product Roadmap, and build something people love. You will lay down the foundations for the product team to grow and scale. If you are on board for a large scope product role with the ability to wear many hats and define an amazing fintech product, this may be the role for you!


  • Work on all our current products within Components, Services, Tax, and Payments and brainstorm with stakeholders and engineering for new features and products to delight our customers
  • Write and maintain user stories per changing product and engineering requirements
  • Liaise between various teams to manage project scope
  • Maintain accurate, up to date internal documentation and release notes
  • You will partner in product discovery and lead product delivery to ensure the final, shipped product matches the expectations of the customer
  • You will be the swiss army knife of product managers; owning a large product scope rather than a small slice which means you will be the glue in helping things run smoothly and getting things done on time.
  • Liaise between various teams to manage project scope, reporting on project statuses and key metrics
  • Set strategy for the product team this year and beyond!


  • 4+ years experience as a Product Manager preferably at a start-up
  • Experience overseeing roadmap strategy and definition for a B2B related product
  • Skilled at product strategy and road mapping
  • You have experience with task and project management as well as some analytics tools
  • Adept at white-boarding and have an ability to conduct customer and user surveys to optimize the current and future product roadmap
  • A keen sense for prioritization and are flexible to iterate on changing business requirements
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills and you are an adept partner to stakeholders, engineers, designers and other staff members


  • Experience working in: finance, information systems, or an API ecosystem
  • Customer-driven product development experience, you think about the problem first and question the ‘why’ behind how we build our products
  • Interest in payroll, HR, and the fin-tech landscape


We are a tight-knit, inclusive community that is into: music 🎵, cocktails 🍹, pets 🐈🐕, and above all else ~ high-quality espresso ☕ but more importantly we value championing for our staff to bring their authentic true selves to work and aim to provide a fun and collaborative work environment for everyone!


  • 🩺 100% health coverage premium paid by the company; vision, dental, and 80% for dependents with HSA options
  • ➕ Life Insurance, Accidental Insurance, and access to free EAP services
  • 💸 Generous salary and equity for all staff
  • 🪟 10-year equity option exercise window for all employees
  • 🪜 401k option; helping you save for the future
  • 🚌 Commuters Stipend for all SF-based employees
  • 📚 Yearly Professional Development Stipend to use on courses, books, events, etc
  • 🥤 Monthly Happy Hours, Team Lunches, Boba breaks, and lots of Events (board games, trivia, bowling, VR, golfing, hiking)
  • 👏 Company Wide Offsite every year (2023 - Coronado Island 🏝 2022 - Sonoma and Napa 🍷)
  • 🦓 Awesome Zeal Swag - did you know a group of Zebra is called a Zeal, that’s why we have a Zebra mascot!



The range for this role is between $150,000-$170,000 for California-based candidates. This role is hybrid working in San Francisco 2x a week.

Check out our Job Leveling, Salary, and Equity Guide to learn more!



We are a fast-paced startup, so you may expect to hear back from us soon. While this is our process for most of our roles, sometimes stages are subject to change from time to time. But we will definitely notify you of the change ahead of time. If you have any questions about the role, our process, or anything else before applying, feel free to reach out to one of our team members at pranab@zeal.com.

Hiring Manager Chat: 30 min

Take Home Assignment

Final Interview

Step 1: 💻 Take Home Assignment Presentation (45 min)

Step 2: 🔨 Behavioral Chat (30 min)

Step 3: 💬 Cultural Chat (30 min)

Step 4: 💬 Leadership Chat (20 min)


❤️  If you are curious to know more about our culture, check out our Notion Culture Doc: https://www.notion.so/zeal-api/Do-remarkable-things-at-Zeal-0d9af42e7dd2498391e1ccfde42c0137

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