Sep 24

Head, Product Management

Verikai is an insurance technology company changing the way the industry views risk with true predictive analytics. Our well-established database includes over 5,000 behavior attributes for 250+ million people in the United States and provides deep insight to these individuals’ true health risks. With this data, we help insurance companies improve underwriting precision, speed and efficiency using alternative data and machine learning – and ultimately, we provide consumers and small businesses with greater access to a broader range of insurance products.

Verikai isn’t your typical startup. And we aren’t looking for typical employees. For starters, we are a fully remote organization, meaning your home base can be your sofa, your favorite café, or a (wifi-equipped) cabin in the woods. All you need is your brain and a laptop…and we provide the laptop. We’re looking for people who want to do inspired work for a higher purpose. We are a growing and well-funded tech startup with a great product and even better ideas. If you want to make an immediate impact on the way the insurance industry operates while working in a fun, fast-paced and supportive environment, you’ve come to the right place.

About the Role

We are looking for a talented, hands-on leader to own product strategy and development for all current and future products within Verikai’s portfolio of products.This individual must be detail-oriented and highly collaborative as he/she will work closely with colleagues in engineering, design, sales, marketing, customer success, data science, and executive leadership to create and optimize product development processes. Ideal candidates have built teams, are passionate about understanding user needs, and have a track record of building great products that solve their clients’ biggest problems. Candidates will have the strong analytical skills and utilize critical thinking to align the roadmap with industry needs to drive the highest value and ROI for our customers within the insurance industry.

Responsibilities

  • Establish metrics, goals and KPIs for product management
  • Create processes to ensure consistency and scalability within the product function
  • Be an evangelist of product, but also a champion of best practice and execution
  • Utilize all resources at hand to understand market/customer needs to drive product definition and positioning
  • Develop product requirements in an agile framework
  • Manage a product backlog and work closely with Development to deliver great products
  • Engage directly and regularly with customers to gain in-depth understanding of their business processes and product needs
  • Perform competitive analysis and market research to guide product planning
  • Contribute to a long-term product vision, roadmap and goals
  • Balance the priorities of short-term deliverables with long-term vision
  • Coordinate the deliverables of several development teams to meet roadmap goals
  • Aid in creation of customer driven messaging, sales enablement tools, and thought leadership materials to execute the go-to market strategy
  • Manage and oversee a product team to execute at a high level
  • ASK QUESTIONS!!

Skills and Qualifications

  • 10+ years of total experience
  • 5+ years of product management experience, with demonstrated success in product definition activities for enterprise software and platform products
  • Experience working in and managing product, consulting, project management, technology roles
  • Insurance industry background
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to craft a compelling vision and gain buy-in from stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to take a product from ideation through GTM launch
  • Both rally and drive teams and effectively operate within a rapidly growing organization•Demonstrated ability to drive execution in a startup environment
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency and effectiveness working closely with engineers
  • Financial modeling skills, for both cost and revenue projections needed
  • Self-starter with high levels of initiative, commitment and energy who can galvanize the team to follow
  • Lead by example mentality
  • Management Consulting experience a plus
  • Startup experience, including working closely with founders or a founding team
  • Experience defining product requirements in one of the following problem domains: Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), hosted applications or services delivered through APIs
  • Comfort working in small teams wearing multiple hats
  • Experience in AWS (bonus!)
  • Jack-of-all-trades type that thinks strategically, prioritizes process and best practices, and is a relentless executor who can readily adapt.
  • These are traits that don’t just describe our Head of Product, they define him/her: responsible, accountable, intelligent, perceptive (“high EQ”), analytical, consultative, and integrity-based
  • Highly detail-oriented

Security, Confidentiality, and Availability

  • Review, accept, and adhere to all security and confidentiality policies and procedures listed below where many policies apply directly to every company employee and some policies only apply directly to employees in particular departments:
    1. Proprietary Information and Inventions Agreement (PIIA)
    2. Acceptable Use Policy
    3. Access Control and Termination Policy
    4. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan
    5. Change Management PolicyoCode of Conduct
    6. Configuration and Asset Management Policy
    7. Data Classification Policy
    8. Data Retention and Disposal Policy
    9. Encryption and Key Management Policy
    10. Information Security Policy
  • Make conscientious decisions in what information is shared with internal and external stakeholders keeping in mind security and confidentiality policies
  • Be available during local regular business hours and respond to requests and concerns as quickly as possible outside of those hours based on urgency

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Perks

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health, dental, and vision
  • 401(k) plan
  • Unlimited PTO + generous paid holidays (including Thanksgiving and winter breaks)
  • Ego-free, open-door policy
  • 100% remote company—you can literally work anywhere with just your laptop and an internet connection
  • Employer-paid meal delivery program via GrubHub
  • Customer-focused, innovative environment
  • Flat organizational structure
  • Team offsites, happy hours, lunch n’ learns


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