Head of Product

  • AlphaLayer
  • Remote (Toronto, ON, Canada)
  • Apr 22, 2021
Full time Product Manager

Job Description

"If you’re looking to build products at the intersection of artificial intelligence and investments, the Head of Product position is an extremely unique opportunity. You will be joining a highly skilled team with a strong mission to leverage AI to drive our understanding of the financial markets and build unique solutions to big problems. This is the perfect job for someone looking to make a large impact and build transformative products. If this sounds exciting to you, we’d love to speak with you!" - Chad Langager, General Manager - AlphaLayer

As the Head of Product you will lead in the strategy, building, and launching of cutting-edge products powered by artificial intelligence that generate significant value for end-users in the investment management industry. Reporting directly to the General Manager, this role will lead the execution of bringing brand new products to market. This dynamic position will expose you to exciting challenges, highly specialized technical experts, and leverage your skills in developing and shipping cutting edge technology products.

This is the rare opportunity to join a highly-unique team on a mission to lead innovation and value-creation within the investment management industry.

What you'll do:

  • Lead and communicate our product commercialization strategy and efforts
  • Create and evaluate a range of potential product visions
  • Work with a team to execute on validation, launching, and scaling of products
  • Build a product team focused on excellence

What you bring:

  • Passion for the investment management industry
  • Experience working within startup environments
  • Drive to push efforts forward and craft unique solutions to challenges

Basic Qualifications:

  • Senior level experience for technology products, specifically in investment management or fintech
  • MBA, Bachelors in a technical field, or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of financial markets and investment management
  • Confident, clear, and concise communication
  • Professional interaction with customers, including executives

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a startup, whether successful or not
  • Experience with the full life cycle of a product, from conception to revenue
  • Experience with machine learning
  • Knowledge of additional functional areas such as Engineering, Sales, UX/UI, Customer Support, Marketing, or Finance
  • Certification or training in Product Management through organizations such as Pragmatic Marketing or Scaled Agile
  • Entrepreneurship training, for example going through TechStars, Y Combinator, and so on

Who we are looking for:
Our core values speak volumes about who we are and how we work:

  • Humble – Listen to the data
  • Happy – Tap-dance to work
  • Gritty – Be persistent, not complacent
  • Agile – Make small bets, then iterate

About our Company:

AlphaLayer is a fast-growing applied AI company building technologies for the investment management industry focusing on solutions for alpha generation, risk management, and operational efficiencies. We work with large institutional asset managers including our core strategic partner AIMCo (~$120B+ AUM). Our cross-functional team of data scientists, quant researchers, project delivery, and software developers allow us to execute quickly in launching unique solutions. Data informs our every move, and we aim to work quickly, collaboratively, and creatively. We have offices in Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto.

AlphaLayer is a joint-venture between AIMCo (large asset management firm, ~$120B+ AUM) and AltaML (an applied AI company working across industries). 

What we have to offer you:

You will be able to experience a collaborative company culture. We nurture an environment that combines the nimbleness and can-do attitude of a successful start-up, but with the scale of a large investment management firm. Your work will be applied to real-world problems and will have a high impact within the market. You will be working with extremely talented and passionate people who bring multiple years of industrial and academic experience in data science, software engineering, and machine learning fields. 

We also have fun. We believe in working hard, getting the job done and enjoying the group social Fridays. You’ll also get flexibility in where you work, what hours you work, how much vacation you take, and what you wear. We expect hard work but respect work/life balance.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job.  We’ll let you in on a secret - there is no such thing as a perfect candidate.  AlphaLayer is working with new technologies, and no one is standing still when it comes to learning.  As long as you are continuing to push your growth and development, then consider applying even if you don’t check all the boxes on our posting.  


So, however you identify and whatever background and experiences you bring, please apply if this is a role that would make you “tap dance to work” every day.  We would love to add your biological uniqueness to our own! :-)



You will be required to undergo the following checks during the hiring process:

  • Background
  • Education
  • Criminal
  • Credit
  • References