Senior Product Manager – Financial Automation & Payroll

 Oyster - Company site
 January 13, 2022

A little about us

Oyster is on a mission to create a more equal world by making it possible for companies everywhere to hire people anywhere.

In 2021, we have grown rapidly, raising over $70 million in both Series A and Series B rounds and increasing our team size by nearly 10x. And we’re just getting started. As a fully distributed startup, we’ve built an incredibly strong leadership team and employee base across 47 countries (and counting!). We embrace asynchronous communication and collaborative work. We live on our platform, and we’re passionate about improving our product every day.

Hiring people internationally is complicated – engineering, legal, finance, operations, and HR processes all interact to make it happen. We’d like to find people who think this is as interesting a challenge as we do.

We're an inclusive and diverse workplace, and welcome applicants from marginalized groups – the world over.

The role ‍

What you'll be working on

You'll be a product manager on our Payments & Finance automation department, owning the automation of our internal and external financial operations as well as working on optimizing how we work with payroll as it's core for our business.

Apart from Engineers and other Product people, you will be working closely with the internal Operations and Finance teams to:

  • Drive financial process improvements across the customer lifecycle including payroll and invoicing
  • Working closely to finance to define requirements and prioritize the work to be implemented in Oyster platform
  • Improving financial operations with automation
  • Understand the complexity of payroll given the nature of our business (worldwide reach) and develop strategies and implementations to improve how Oyster deals with this
  • Develop a scalable strategy in these areas

Our product team is currently 10 product managers and growing quickly. We are looking for passionate product managers to join us on the path to category leadership. 

Key responsibilities 

  • Own the end to end product lifecycle from concept to post launch, working with design and engineering teams to deliver the product roadmap 
  • Understand the user requirements, business requirements, product vision & strategy, and competitive landscape
  • Work closely with cross functional teams including finance and operations teams to reach alignment 
  • Become an expert in your product domain and help to shape the product strategy

Key requirements

  • 3+ years of work experience in building and launching software products
  • Experience working with payroll products
  • Experience in automating finance processes and working with internal or external finance teams
  • Expertise in working throughout product, design (UI/UX) and engineering activities leveraging agile methodologies

Nice to haves:

  • Experience working with HRIS
  • Accounting background or internal finance experience
  • Experience with ERP solutions 
  • Some personal experience of the challenges of working internationally with the desire for remote work

What's it like to work at Oyster ❤️

Check out our public notion and see for yourself: Welcome to Oyster!

Here are some pages you might be interested in:

Mission, Vision, Values at Oyster

Why Oyster is a Distributed Company

How We Work Together at Oyster

Benefits & Compensation

Salary & Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • 40 days including public holidays, or legal minimum in your region if greater.
  • Home Office Equipment budget (see details at Equipment at Oyster)
  • Wellness and wellbeing support through HealingClouds and WithJuno
  • Private Health Insurance (if you want it)
  • Time off for volunteering