Vayu is re-imagining the trillion-dollar U.S. B2B card payments infrastructure, with a focus on the country’s 500,000 commercial fleets, 10 million commercial vehicles, and 4 million commercial drivers. The incumbent technologies that cater to these customers are decades old, and drivers, fleets, and the merchants that serve them all increasingly demand modern digital experiences and affordable and transparent financial services products. Vayu’s mission is to deliver them at a transformational scale, and to improve working lives in one of the country’s biggest industry sectors. The company is currently in stealth and will officially launch in 2021.
Vayu is founded and led by Daniel Simon, who previously cofounded Bread (breadpayments.com), a leading payments and credit technology firm backed by some of the world’s top VCs.
Vayu is backed by top fintech and mobility venture funds – including Better Tomorrow Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, BoxGroup, Foundation Capital, Greycroft, and Colle – and premier angel investors – including Max Levchin (Affirm), Josh Abramowitz (Bread), Jason Gardner (Marqeta), William Hockey (Plaid), Ryan Petersen (Flexport), and many others.
The Fintech Product Manager is a very hands-on role, an early hire and critical team member that will steer the execution on Vayu’s initial product, in close collaboration with the CEO, CTO, Engineering Leader, and development team.
The Fintech Product Manager will:
- work independently as well as with outside agency help to define initial and successive iterations of Vayu’s digital and financial products;
- engage with customers and prospects both individually and through surveys to conduct user research and validate product decisions;
- work with design to refine the product’s presentation and experience;
- work with leadership to define and revise the product roadmap, and distill it into deliverable user stories for implementation by engineering;
- be deeply involved in the day to day execution of an agile development process, working closely with the Engineering Leader to conduct estimating and planning, joining daily team standups to get insight and remove obstacles, and acting as the user proxy to perform acceptance testing;
- provide visibility and reporting to leadership on progress proceeding down the product roadmap;
- define and monitor metrics for product traction and user engagement;
- and play a leading role in evaluating, selecting, and integrating third-party partners and vendors in both the payments and mobility stacks.
The Fintech Product Manager must:
- have at least 2-4 years’ experience as a software product manager in a complex and regulated industry such as financial services or healthcare;
- be comfortable and experienced with working in close cross-functional collaboration day to day with an engineering team in an agile development framework;
- have knowledge of modern tools and methods of user research;
- have some technical background to be able to understand and help define API specifications, and ideally at least basic coding ability;
- ideally, have knowledge of the payments and/or mobility ecosystems and value chains;
- and be able to work independently with little oversight or management in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with high-energy and mission-driven colleagues.