Senior Product Manager – Financial Automation & Payroll

 Oyster - Company site
 June 21, 2022
 Remote

✨ One platform, a whole world of opportunity 

Right now, the best jobs are limited to people in a handful of the world’s wealthiest cities, yet brilliant people are everywhere. Driven to overturn the status quo and distribute opportunities equally around the world, Oyster launched its global employment platform to help companies hire, pay, and care for talent anywhere. 

When it comes to global employment, we walk the walk. We’re proof that companies don't need an office to create a highly-engaged culture. Since the company’s inception in January 2020, Oyster has:

Created a fully-distributed, vibrant team of 500+ employees across 60+ countries
Established a diverse leadership team and an employee base that’s 60% female
Achieved one of the highest employee engagement scores in its class
Raised $150 million in Series C funding at a valuation of over $1 billion!

Our momentum speaks to the power of global employment—and we’re just getting started! If you want to change the world with Oyster and be empowered to work remotely while doing so, we’d love for you to apply! 

The Role ‍

You'll be a product manager on our Payroll 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

We are looking for passionate product managers to join us on the path to category leadership. 

What you'll do…

  • 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

What we're looking for

  • 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

Bonus attributes

  • 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

You'll also need…

  • A reliable home internet connection (or be able to get one)
  • Fluent English language skills

How we work together at Oyster

Our values guide the work we do, the decisions we make, and the culture that makes us special. We elevate talent.   We build trust. We thrive together.

Our mission is to create a more equal world—one global hire at a time. Everything we do ladders up to our mission—and that doesn’t just mean building software. We develop programs, participate in workshops, and create dedicated teams to ensure we successfully support companies and knowledge workers in this new world of work. 

We embrace asynchronous communication and collaborative work—and we share how we work in the Oyster Public HQ—to help other global teams learn from our experiences.

  How YOU work

Different countries have different statutory benefits, different cultures have different norms, and different people have different needs! In order to best support and encourage our diverse team, we’ve created How YOU Work; a program of policies, practices, and perks to support your whole human experience as an employee at Oyster.

  • Work from anywhere: Oyster is a borderless, HQ-less company. As long as your work gets done on time, your team has the support they need, and you're authorized to work where you live, the world is truly your Oyster.
  • Paid time off: We’re all about taking breaks—we all need it. Oyster provides employees with 40 days off each year, which includes public/bank holidays and vacation/holiday leave (unless your country mandates more).
  • Mental health support: We consider your mental health a top priority. We offer access to Plumm, a mental well-being service, to support your mental health.
  • Wellbeing allowance:  Each month, Oyster will top up your Juno wallet with a wellbeing allowance. Juno Points can be applied to anything that helps you show up to work as your best self, whether that’s your internet bill, a class, gym membership, or houseplants. The choices are endless!
  • Flexible parental leave: Families are created in lots of different ways. Our parental leave policy applies to all employees who are becoming parents, regardless of how they become a parent. Oysters are eligible for a minimum of three months of paid parental leave and your job will be held for 12 months (or longer if required by local jurisdiction).
  • WFH stipend: We give you a laptop and $1500 for equipment so you can have your remote office up and running in no time. Check out Equipment at Oyster for more details.  

✨ The best jobs should be available to everyone 

At Oyster, we celebrate a variety of perspectives and experiences and we’ve intentionally built our product and our company with an inclusive, global mindset. We know from experience that people from underrepresented groups often don’t apply for roles they don’t feel they meet all the criteria for. We’re committed to elevating talent by creating a trust-based environment where we can all thrive together. So if you think you have what it takes, but don’t necessarily check every single box, please consider applying. We’d love to hear how you might contribute to our mission and our team.

Oyster is committed to ensuring equal opportunity of employment for qualified persons with disabilities and actively fosters an inclusive work environment. Please email ** Redacted ** with the subject line: Interview Accommodations if you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruiting process.