Principal Product Manager, New Products at Papaya Pay (Remote)

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About Papaya:

Papaya is a modern fin-tech platform that simplifies bill payments for American families. Using computer vision and automation, our app makes paying your bills as simple as taking a picture. 

We started in 2016 with the mission to alleviate the frustration of paying bills. We are building technology to help address American families’ number one source of stress, finances, while also helping billers of all sizes and from all industries get paid faster and more often.

At Papaya, we love to celebrate our incredible group of hardworking employees - and it shows. We’re proud to say that we were voted one of Built In LA’s Best Small Companies to Work for in 2020, 2021, and 2022! We are proud to have 4.8 stars and over 90k reviews on the App Store, and are backed by investors that include Sequoia Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, and First Round Capital. 

About the Role:

We are looking for a Principal Product Manager to launch new products that deliver on our mission to eliminate bill pay related financial stress in the lives of our users. Bills are the #1 source of financial stress in the lives of millions of Americans. You’ll own the entire lifecycle from research and demand testing to releasing MVPs and driving business outcomes at scale.

This is a rare opportunity to hone your 0-1 skills on impactful products. Success in this role will lead to opportunities to lead a team of Product Managers working on new products.

A passion for delivering world class mobile UX and a track record of driving engagement and retention by centering on users is a prerequisite. Experience creating habit loops will make you a shoo-in for this role.

Teamwork, flexibility, communication, and a willingness to learn are of the highest importance. Papaya believes that diversity helps build an inclusive culture where all team members can grow, contribute, and feel valued. If you agree, we’d love to hear from you!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Synthesize a strategy centered on user needs gathered from surveys, interviews, tests and other user feedback
  • Rapidly de risk product ideas
  • Launch MVPs and iterate rapidly to drive user engagement and retention
  • Hands on to start, build a team as we grow

We’d like to hear from candidates with:

  • 5+ years of Product Management experience, several of them in a senior role accountable for shipping world class consumer mobile product
  • Experience formulating and implementing engagement and retention strategies at scale
  • Effective communication skills and ability to liaise seamlessly between functions
  • High degree of ownership within ambiguous environments and the ability to keep up with the changing nature of startups
  • Experience hiring, coaching and leading a team of Product Managers will be a plus but is not required

If you don't think you meet all of the criteria above but still are interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone excited to join the team.


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An Insider's view of Papaya Pay

What are some social events your company does?

We have a PapayaTalks series where coworkers present something unique and special to them. A non-exhaustive list of topics we've covered: bharatnatyam, birding, tequila+mezcal, taiwanese food, our school system, motorcycles, competitive online racing.

We also tried to start a band but it never got off ground. I'm sure every startup can relate.

Coleman

Operations Specialist

How does the company support your career growth?

We have incredible access here at Papaya. I've been able to participate in mentorship programs through First Round Capital, get advice from people leaders at Sequoia, and network with bright minds in fintech. Being at a 40-person startup, I'm able to try new things and grow on the job with support from internal and external leadership.

Danielle

People Operations Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I believe that creative ideas can come from anyone. I've found that giving teams a high degree of autonomy after clearly spelling out goals and constraints leads to the best creative outcomes. Autonomy encourages them to be creative and a clear charter helps avoid analysis paralysis.

Navjot

VP, Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about a collaboration with Product to figure out what cool new benefits we can offer new and existing users using a combination of quantitative and qualitative inputs. I'm also excited about the tools I'm building for our various teams to be able to streamline their day, helping them make better & faster decisions using data.

Tamar

Senior Manager, Data & Analytics

What are Papaya Pay Perks + Benefits

Papaya Pay Benefits Overview

We believe that diverse team helps build an inclusive culture where all team members can grow, contribute, and feel valued. If you agree, we’d love to hear from you!

Everyone receives a competitive salary, equity, and benefits package.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Most of our teams are full-time remote for the foreseeable future.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Mentorship program

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