Product Lead, API team

Bench

Vancouver, CA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Prod Mgmt/Dev
  • Post Date: 03/19/2021
  • Website: bench.co
  • Company Address: 545 Robson St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1A6, CA

About Bench

Bench solves bookkeeping for entrepreneurs. But our larger purpose expands beyond that. We’re here to help entrepreneurs understand what they want to do and where they want to go.

Job Description

What’s Bench? Check us out in Forbes Top 30 Under 30, The Vancouver Sun, Inc.comEntrepreneur Magazine, and our Instagram.

We acknowledge that Bench headquarters is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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Dear future Benchmate,

There has never been a more exciting time to join Bench. We’re on our way to make a profound difference in the quality of life of a million people.

Finance is inseparable from the human experience. Our personal finances influence our mental and physical wellbeing, where we live, our education, our family structures, and the opportunities we do or do not have. In the mind of a small business owner, there is no distinction between their business finances and their personal finances. Working at a Bench isn’t about fintech; it’s about making a difference in the quality of life of human beings.

Bench is already the biggest bookkeeper in North America—we currently have  over 10,000 clients, and in 2020 alone we processed $21B in transactions—and we’re just at the beginning of our technological  journey. 

The next step for us is “Powered by Bench.” Bench already partners with notable companies to make a difference for our shared customers. Now these partners are asking us for a “Powered by Bench” experience that lives directly inside their own UX. “Powered by Bench” is going to take us from tens of thousands of clients, to millions.

This is where you come in. This is an entirely new line of business for Bench, and we need someone to make this product great. We need you working side-by-side with engineers, designers, and platform partners, to find the intersection of incredible and possible. And collaborating closely with our business teams to make sure our partners’ launches go smoothly and that our teams are set up to deliver great customer service. We need someone like you to work from a vision and create something from nothing.

Does this sound like the kind of difference want to make for people? Let’s talk.

Sincerely,

Ian Crosby, Co-founder and CEO

 

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have:

  • A resonance with our mission and principles.
  • A technical background. This is an API product. You must have strong opinions about what separates a great API from a mediocre one based on personal experience.
  • Product management experience. You must have strong opinions about what it takes to build a product from scratch and bring it to market based on personal experience.
  • A passion for leading. Leadership requires us to take a stand for what we believe the future can be, and then to help others see themselves in that future. This is what gets your blood going.
  • Experience managing people. Management is not the same as leadership. It requires a commitment to getting the best out of the individuals who report to you, and the ability to figure out how to best organize their diverse skill sets for the objective you’re pursuing.
  • A demonstrable drive to grow. Fostering growth is what we do here, in ourselves and in our reports. Our mission is big, and we all need to grow significantly to achieve it.

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience running your own startup.
  • Experience working in a platform/API business.
  • Experience working at one of our partner companies and an understanding of their technology culture: E.g. Stripe, Shopify, Square, Freshbooks.
  • A well-developed equity lens: You actively engage in leadership of teams and of strategic-level work with an equity lens and an eye for inclusivity. You don’t just accept equitable practices, you model and advocate for them on your teams and in your work.

The extra details:

  • This is a full-time permanent position because we want to spend lots of time with your wonderful self!
  • This position offers an annual salary, stock options, and an extended benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision.
  • Our office has gone fully remote! We’ll set you up with everything you need to work from home, from day one. Although you'll need to be able to travel to Vancouver regularly once it’s possible to do so.

We believe that unchecked biases disproportionately impact the most marginalized people in society—including but not limited to BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ people, immigrants, and people with disabilities. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or other marginalized communities because we believe that without you, we are all less. At Bench, we don’t stand for tokenism. We stand for representation

 

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