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Head, Product & Financial Services

Aequilibrium is a technology solution provider focused on digital transformations for financial services. We use domain, product, and technical expertise to transform digital banking experiences into rich life experiences. By building seamless and immersive omnichannel solutions, Aequilibrium empowers banks and credit unions to deliver tailored and seamless digital experiences, in order to drive business growth and to increase customer retention and engagement.

We are seeking a Head, Product & Financial Services to define and deliver the next generation of digital banking experiences to our clients. The ideal candidate is a seasoned leader and expert in delivering custom digital solutions for financial services: digital strategy, digital transformation, product development, product pre-sales, marketing and strategic analysis.

A deep understanding of the Financial Services industry for this role is a must. You are well aware of the players involved and can contribute from a highly strategic point of view. You can take our newly developed IP and generate multiple customers by later this year. You also have a strong business acumen able to support clients with any digital transformation need.

As a leader, you spearhead initiatives through expertise, reputation, and thought leadership. You enjoy being part of executive level discussions, from inception of an idea all the way to execution. Planning, hiring, retaining, and developing top talent into strong, collaborative product and digital strategy teams is your strength. In addition to team leadership, you’re eager to work with other leaders to provide support and ensure they are hitting key results within their own teams.

Skills and Experience:

  1. Background in both Financial Services and Product Development
  2. Expert in go-to-market strategy, customer segmentation / targeting, and assessing product market fit
  3. Able to build detailed product roadmaps and deliver winning digital products for financial services
  4. Knowledge of software lifecycle, modern testing methods, design patterns, continuous integration, and Agile methodology
  5. Experience in building enterprise SaaS products with an acute understanding of how to make an extensible and customizable product platform
  6. Experience in data-driven decision making using analytics, AI or machine learning experience an asset
  7. UX design experience or knowledge of core design principles an asset
  8. Possess effective and diplomatic leadership, communication, and presentation skills
  9. Able to take high-level direction, work through ambiguity, and execute in an iterative mode
  10. Excellent time-management and organizational abilities that facilitate structured work
  11. Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams and partner across complex organizations
  12. Proven experience in hiring, motivating, engaging, managing employees, including crucial or difficult conversations

Education:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience, including 5+ years of leading product direction and launching winning enterprise grade SaaS products
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science/Engineering or a related field, or equivalent professional experience

Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee digital transformation and product strategy for Financial Institutions (FIs) across multiple business units with all stakeholders
  2. Provide thought leadership for FIs and their customers
  3. Work with our leadership team to define and execute a unified product strategy through creating efficient, value-added processes and communicate expectations, decisions, and changes to all stakeholders
  4. Translate our company’s vision into clear and actionable product objectives through a comprehensive product roadmap
  5. Work with engineering leadership and Product team to communicate priorities and help design and oversee implementation of product vision or project goals and strategy
  6. Ensure the product and digital strategy teams are aligned with company vision, strategy, and priorities
  7. Collaborate with Product Management on effective future product release and roadmap planning to produce a product that best meets customer and organizational needs

About Aequilibrium

Speed. That’s something we’re known for around here. We work fast. Really fast. Our team uses Agile methodologies and Lean Startup principles to deliver our clients’ projects ahead of their competitors. We are a technology solution provider which brings together product managers, designers and developers dedicated to creating winning web, mobile and IoT solutions for the banking industry. We plan, design, architect and build omnichannel digital solutions technology solutions for established companies such as Hootsuite, Central 1 Credit Union, Monexa, and iQmetrix.

At Aequilibrium, we're big on technology and creativity, and believe that teamwork is the key to reaching amazing feats. Our office is located in downtown Vancouver, steps from the seawall and Waterfront station, and home to tons of shops and eateries.

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