Full Job Description
We're on a mission to empower hard-working Americans to achieve greater financial resilience; arming them with the products and support they need to create healthy financial habits. Through our mobile app, we offer customers premium bank accounts that have no minimum balance requirement or monthly account fees, high-interest savings accounts, and solutions to build, repair, and access credit. Our state-of-the-art technology provides tech-first features to help people achieve their financial goals and manage their money more easily.
Varo is distinct from other fintechs: We've made history as the first and only consumer fintech to be granted a national bank charter by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Our unique team combines the best of tech and banking, and we’re wildly passionate about keeping our customers happy by helping them manage and grow their money. Our teams are based in San Francisco and Salt Lake City. Privately held, we've raised over $419M to date, from leading institutional investors and strategic partners including Warburg Pincus, The Rise Fund / TPG Growth, Gallatin Point Capital, Harbourvest Partners, and Progressive Insurance.
ABOUT THE PRODUCT TEAM
Varo’s product team is a cornerstone of the culture and the app experiences that our customers interact with on a daily basis. We’re responsible for making sure the products we ship provide innovative solutions that solve real problems for people.
We appreciate the value of getting into the mental models of our customers and out of our offices. We truly live up to the “glue” metaphor for product management and bring together cross-functional teams to act on a combination of qualitative and quantitative data. We thrive on feedback and push to always up our game—but try to never take ourselves too seriously.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Work with Product Managers, Operations, Risk, and Engineering to define and execute technical requirements and configuration of our core-banking systems.
Develop deep knowledge of our bank infrastructure to inform technical product requirements.
Partner with Head of Retail Bank, Head of Lending, Head of Partners, and Head of Growth to support, build, and maintain new product offerings.
Ability to conceptualize business problems and solve them through deep data analysis.
Lead technical story-writing.
Support go-to-market for launching new products.
Monitor product performance, understand the “why” of your domain, and propose improvements.
Own the release management process and delivery.
Drive the core platform product strategy and create capabilities that application teams can leverage to have a direct impact on our end-user experience.
Evangelizing product roadmap internally and externally in informal and formal settings.
EXPERIENCE THAT WILL MAKE YOU GREAT
Experience driving strategy for infrastructure products in a top tech or payments company.
Experience with configuration of all T24 banking and lending modules and interfaces.
Knowledge of T24 Data migration.
T24 performance tuning (COB tuning error handling).
Experience in J2EE Application Server (JBOSS/WebSphere/WebLogic).
Experience building and designing JMS queues.
Passion to seek an in-depth understanding of stakeholder needs and turn that insight into a compelling vision and strategy for the platform product area.
Strong execution and ability to drive work to completion.
Comfortable with pulling and manipulating data using SQL.
THE THREE SKILLS THAT MATTER MOST
OTHER NICE TO HAVES
A passion for fintech
A bias towards action
Scrappy and game for any task
Able to adapt to quick changes in direction
A strong sense of ownership and thought-leadership
At Varo, we are committed to living our values. We hope these resonate with you.
Customers First: Understand the problems our customers are trying to solve. Respond with a sense of urgency. Build relationships that result in loyalty. Be data and insights-driven. Test everything. Achieve results through strong execution. Build a product people love. Assess new initiatives with the customers’ interest in mind. Act with empathy.
Take Ownership: Bias towards action. Have high standards. Be accountable for the results of your work, our product, our company. Trust others to own it.
Respect: Treat others how you want to be treated. Listen first before being heard. Speak the truth even when it's not easy. Assume best intentions. Bring your full self to work.
Stay Curious: Ask why. Dare to make things better. Learn something new each day (even from mistakes). Be open to growth. Develop creative solutions.
Make it Better: Think big. Set high goals. Work towards long term value rather than short term wins. Create change. Be resilient.
Varo is an equal opportunity employer. Varo embraces diversity and we are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.