Principal Product Owner - Lending Platform

  • SoFi
  • Murray, UT, USA
  • Sep 25, 2018
Full time Product Manager

Job Description



As a Principal Product Manager, you will own defining, executing, and delivering a technology roadmap that significantly reduces customer friction and creates efficiency in our fulfillment engine. You will help drive technology innovation in the form of products, features, and platforms. You will help create and drive the long-term strategy, vision, and roadmap, with a high degree of ownership over critical features and the member experience. 

This role is inherently cross-functional—you will work closely with engineering, design, operations, finance, and executive teams to set technology strategy, define and prioritize features. You’ll bridge technical and business worlds engaging with matrixed teams including engineering, design, operations, legal, risk, compliance and you must drive internal stakeholder and partner engagements necessary for the on-time launch of the product. This is the position for someone who is comfortable in ambiguous environments and can create structure and clarity for stakeholders and engineering counterparts. 

At SoFi, you’ll become part of a new kind of finance company based around speed, transparency, and alignment with our members’ interests. Our goal is to be at the center of our members’ financial lives. We created student loan refinancing, addressing the biggest financial challenge of a new generation through a modern approach to lending and personal finance. We expanded into other types of loans, and then into insurance and wealth management with similarly inventive products and soon to be launched SoFi money a modern take on a checking or savings account. As the company has grown, we’ve been able to help more people with these tools. SoFi has achieved significant growth, with ambitious plans ahead, but to continue this growth we need great talent.


  • Build a strategy and drive execution of automated solutions to traditionally manually done process 
  • This requires an ability to 
  • Understand complex problems and define what success means in terms of specific metrics 
  • Breakdown of these complex problems into simpler component pieces that can ultimately be automated 
  • Create a roadmap that allows for highly iterative delivery of demonstrable business value while still managing various risks 
  • Be able to drive disruptive innovative solutions in a customer centric environment 
  • Build a vision, strategy and own a multi-year product roadmap 
  • Break vision into phases, prioritize and drive backlogs for launch with your dedicated engineering teams 
  • Own BI, instrumentation and data and analysis for your products to drive deep understanding, innovation and product plans. 
  • Be able to lead in a fast paced agile environment 
  • Work with internal project stakeholders from marketing, sales, operations, community and executive management to translate customer needs into a product. 
  • Be able to work closely with engineering to own and dive deep into backlogs, definition of done and technical details. 
  • Lead extensive framework of experimentation in order to drive customer impact. 

Basic Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with a technical discipline, or equivalent experience 
  • Demonstrated experience shipping commercially successful consumer products to global market segments 
  • Superior communication skills, written and verbal. Experience presenting to C-level leadership
  • Experience in end to end ownership of a product and P&L 
  • Experience managing complex product development cycles and highly technical solutions 
  • Demonstrated experience shipping commercially successful consumer products 
  • Superior communication skills, written and verbal. Experience presenting and influencing C-level leadership 
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams to deliver products and projects on deadlines 
  • Ability to work with remote teams 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • MBA with BS or higher in Computer Science 
  • 10+ years product management 
  • Passion for fin tech 
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, manage tradeoffs and evaluate opportunistic new ideas with internal and external partners 
  • Ability to think strategically and execute methodically. 
  • Proven track record of taking ownership and successfully delivering results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment


  • Employer paid lunch program, a fully stocked kitchen, and subsidized gym membership.
  • Competitive salary packages and bonuses.
  • A flexible vacation policy allows you to truly relax and reboot.
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, and life insurance as well as disability benefits.
  • 100% of health, vision, and dental premiums paid by SoFI for employees and their dependents.
  • 401(k) and education on retirement planning.
  • Tuition reimbursement on approved programs, up to $5,250 a year.
  • Monthly contribution to help you pay off your student loans.