Job Openings Product Manager

About the job Product Manager

Our principles

  • no one is "above" or "too good" for anything that needs to be done
  • people are judged on the things they do, not their job title, or tenure
  • no one is a full-time manager / supervisor / work off-loader, everyone tries to help each other improve
  • no problem is insurmountable

If you believe in these principles keep reading….

About Archax

Archax is a London headquartered company founded by experts from the traditional and regulated capital markets. We are a provider of institutional-grade exchange services intended to facilitate the trading of cryptocurrencies and digital assets. Our solutions are built using existing, proven, resilient, scalable, high-performance infrastructure, hosted in top-tier data centre space, and integrated into the current institutional trading workflow.

We were the first-ever FCA regulated digital securities exchange and have a development centre located in the Philippines, with additional remote staff globally.

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Archax for a Product Manager to help with the development of our digital securities exchange.

As the Product Manager your will own and manage the product features, planning and review process, owning the business strategy, ensuring the product fits with the company’s business model. Whilst working with multiple cross functional teams to ensure execution of tasks across product, development, and design.

The candidate will have product experience with traditional capital markets platforms including execution management systems, order management systems and exchanges; candidates with experience with DLT/Blockchain technologies and products will be given priority. Candidates should also have thorough knowledge of the full lifecycles of equity and FX trading.

Key Skills

  • You operate at a strategic level, but are hands-on and roll up your sleeves in day-to-day work
  • You have the skills, knowledge, and technical background to gain the respect of Product Owners and Engineers
  • You have the gravitas to influence stakeholders and inspire your team
  • You are a team player and able to work well across the organisation
  • You have led Product teams in a fast-paced financial environment
  • You are entrepreneurial and have a positive ‘get it done’ attitude
  • You are commercially aware, and customer focused
  • Experience with capital markets and trading software
  • Seeks and values data in decision making
  • Highly analytical, flexible and a creative problem solver
  • Strong knowledge and experience of product development and management principles, Agile methodologies, user-based testing, UX and IA
  • Knowledge of the Atlassian suite and how to use it most effectively to drive and enhance management of processes

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the UK based project team and stakeholders to help define and manage the product
  • Oversee the delivery of the product, working with the Solutions Architect to ensure that the teams are resourced effectively and have the appropriate skills, processes, and tools to manage risks and deliver to agreed success criteria and timelines
  • Define team goals, objectives and strategy and assesses the quality of deliverables from the Product team
  • Work with Product Owners on establishing KPIs at the start of a project which can be used to measure project effectiveness post go live. Ensures the communication of results to team and stakeholders are clear and insightful, communicating decisions/recommendations to optimise or stop new epics/features
  • Keeps track of results and ensures full team is carrying out release analysis
  • Own the data reporting for the domain and regularly share with the business
  • Develop, enhance, and continuously improve the product management capability of the organization
  • Develop a strong partnership with the Solutions Architect to deliver high quality products, features, enhancements, and fixes at pace
  • Ensure the right balance is struck between developing new features, resolving technical debt and fixing defects
  • Ensure that the product team are focused on the customer and user experience, and that there is a balanced emphasis on delivery of non-functional as well as functional requirements
  • Stakeholder engagement and project reporting to ensure that expectations and risks are managed effectively

Desirable:

  • Worked with:
    • Execution Management Systems
    • Order Management Systems
    • Portfolio Management Systems
  • Knowledge of market data platforms and real time systems
  • Blockchain
  • Crypto and Digital Assets

Benefits

  • 25 days holiday, raising up to 30 days with years of service
  • Career opportunities to grow and scale with a start-up company
  • Be a part of an exciting, fast-growing, and future thinking industry