Director / Senior Product Line Manager – Fintech 

Job Description  

Sepior is leader in providing core cryptographic security software systems for next generation financial services and fintech applications based on blockchain, cloud, and mobility. We apply cutting edge threshold cryptography techniques with multiparty computation (MPC) to provide cryptographic key management SDKs, APIs, and software libraries. Our customers are fintech service and application providers, fintech technology and solution developers, and operators of exchange, remittance, and payment systems. Our products facilitate advanced security and transactional trust for emerging blockchain smart contracts, cryptocurrency wallets and exchanges, cloud services, and mobile payment applications. 

Sepior is a well-funded, Series A security software startup with a team of world class cryptographers, a proven CEO and executive team, and initial customers ranging from startups to SBI Holdings which is one of the world’s largest financial services firms based in Japan. We’re currently engaged in architecting and planning security solutions for next generation blockchain- and mobility-based systems for multi-national network scale services. We’re looking for a strong product management lead to help us firm up detailed planning, customer engagement, and roadmap prioritization. 

If you’re a fintech guru, with experience in transaction services for banking, exchanges, payment systems, mobility, blockchain, and/or SaaS, and you have a fundamental understanding of security and cryptographic services such as encryption, digital signing, and key management, contact us and let’s explore if this opportunity is right for you.  

Responsibilities Will Include 
This role will offer broad exposure to the security of next generation financial services and fintech systems based on blockchain, cryptocurrencies, mobility, and cloud applications. The main responsibilities for this role will be to participate in customer engagements to collaboratively define and drive the product roadmap and advocate product adoption. 

  • Building a roadmap and strategy for our cryptographic APIs, SDKs, and software libraries based on customer and partnership opportunities, and the industry landscape. 

  • Serve as overall product owner for Sepior’s cryptographic APIs, SDKs, and libraries, working closely with the engineering team, sales and customers to manage our backlog, oversee planning sessions and release planning. 

  • Apply industry experience in fintech to create and design products which are attractive and marketable to fintech customers. 

  • Test new monetization strategies for Sepior’s APIs and SDKs by engaging with target fintech companies. 

  • Negotiate terms of use with customers and work with legal and business teams to create customer contracts and agreements. 

  • Work with Product team to translate business and functional requirements into User Stories. 

  • Lead product roadmap decisions and have overall ownership of Sepior’s software products and services related to fintech. 

  • Work with marketing team to develop a marketing plan for maximizing customer adoption, identifying key target audiences and how best to engage with these audiences. 

  • Own all product related documentation including PRDs and source materials for support, training, sales, and marketing. 

  • Define product KPIs and critical performance metrics for your products, work with engineering to ensure instrumentation and reporting is comprehensive and empowers you to make educated decisions around product roadmaps and optimization. 

  • Collaborate intensely with the rest of the team to discover, prioritize, plan, and develop products that customers love and meet the needs of our business 

  • Work closely with the technical support team to craft SLAs and incident processes to ensure appropriate support is in place at launch to address application performance and customer issues. 

  • Follow key industry trends to identify emerging opportunities and changing landscapes which may influence our markets. 

Skills and Experience Required 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related technical field is highly desired. 

  • 5+ years’ experience in fintech related product lifecycle management. Prior experience serving bank/exchange/payment provider customers and/or with blockchain, cryptocurrency, and wallet technologies highly desired. 

  • Prior experience supporting fintech related product initiatives involving multiple systems and processes, working through technical, operational, legal and business issues. 

  • Understanding of digital security systems and vendors. Prior experience with use of Key Management Systems (KMS), Hardware Security Modules (HSM), and cryptography in financial systems highly desired. 

Additional Requirement 

  • Role will require occasional travel for customer meetings, periodic development planning sessions in Aarhus Denmark and other locations, and occasional industry events. 

Posting Date 
April 25, 2019 
 
Primary Location 
Initially, choice of virtual office preferably in the US or development center in Aarhus Denmark. Future plans to open US offices in the San Francisco Bay area or elsewhere in California. 
 
Education Level 
Bachelor's Degree 
 
Job Function
Product Management 

 Employment Type 
Full Time 
 
Job Level 
Individual Contributor to Director, based on experience.  

Industry 

  • Financial Services 

  • Fintech Security 

  • Cryptographic Security