Technical Product Manager - Chicago

Future • Finance - Chicago, IL

Technical Product Manager

Technology - Chicago, USA - Future Finance

Future Finance is changing the consumer credit landscape in the UK, by expanding access and opportunity to students and young professionals. To date, we have helped nearly 10,000 students to access University by removing the financial barriers to entry - and we want to help a lot more people. To do this, we are developing our product offerings using first rate technology. We’re looking for a Technical Product Manager to join our team to ensure that we continue to marry excellent products with exceptional technological solutions.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with strong project management skills to grow their career by contributing to a talented tech company as we grow and scale. You don’t need to be a technical expert, but you need incredible communication skills, the ability to learn quickly, and strong experience in project management. You have to be able to understand the obstacles the tech team faces and be able to communicate these issues to other stakeholders, and find workable solutions to overcome these problems and help the team to meet their deliverables.

This position will report to the Director of Technical Product Management.

The Role

Owning the execution and delivery of specific features on the technical roadmap

Developing project plans with milestones, delivery timelines, dependencies, and contingency plans, while keeping with our agile development approach

Recommending and taking action to direct the analysis of and solution to problems

Providing visibility to team impediments/risks and helping to eliminate them

Working as a link between Product Management and Engineering

Influencing, problem-solving, and resolving conflicts with other internal business functions including Tech, Operations, and Marketing

Providing regular project status updates internally and with our partners

Your Experience

3+ years managing complex, cross-organizational, multi-stakeholder projects using Agile/Scrum/Kanban development methodologies

Experience working in Engineering, Software Development, or other complex technical project domain

Experience in financial services (preferably fintech)

Must Have Skills

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with both technical and business audiences

Demonstrated ability to think creatively and independently to solve problems and complete projects

Understanding of product-based solution delivery

Great organisational skills and impeccable attention to detail

Facilitation and influencing skills, with the ability to work with large groups of varying levels of seniority, from user to C level

Proven ability to learn quickly and apply new skills in a productive manner

Exceptional communication and presentation skills (verbal and written)

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, start-up environment without close supervision

Resilience and dedication - you are not a quitter

Your Nice to Have Skills

Knowledge of a programming language

Familiarity with financial software, banking or payment systems

Familiarity with Web or SaaS products

Understanding of the technical architecture of complex and highly scalable web applications

Your Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in any technical discipline; Computer Science could be a plus

Accreditations in project management methodologies would be beneficial
Your Location

Chicago, IL

About Us

Education can be expensive. Many aspiring students are not reaching their potential because they can't afford it. Our mission is to change all that. We believe everyone has the ability to have a positive impact on society. And money shouldn't prevent you from being the best you can be. That's why we exist.

Future Finance, Inc. is one of the fastest growing Fintech companies in Europe. Founded in 2014, Future Finance is backed not only by elite institutions such as Goldman Sachs, QED, and Blackstone, and has been appointed by the EU agency European Investment Fund as an intermediary to provide financing solutions for those in pursuit of higher education.

We are a team of pioneering entrepreneurs with a passion for FinTech. Future Finance thrives on collaboration and exchange of ideas. We operate a philosophy of Best Idea Wins & No Ego. This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented individual to grow with a dynamic team of smart, self motivated individuals who are working towards a common goal.

Future Finance is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.