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Senior Product Manager



Berlin, Germany
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024
The Company
Payrails is an innovative technology company with a team that has many years of experience in the payment industry and a real-life understanding of the merchants’ needs. We have seen the complexity firsthand and we have learned from all the challenges we've faced. Now we want to help leading technology companies around the world accept payments and build financial services with minimal upfront investments.

Our vision at Payrails is to reimagine payments. We do this by removing heavy reliance on Engineering efforts using composable building blocks that put the control firmly in the hands of our customers. We exist to help our customers become more productive and flexible, impacting directly on their ability to grow.

We are joined in our mission by top-tier investors Andreessen Horowitz, HV Capital, EQT and General Catalyst alongside a great cast of knowledgeable angel investors to enable us to solve the growing complexity of payments.

At Payrails, we are committed to building a team full of the most talented people. Excellence is part of our values and we understand that in order to achieve this, we need to build an environment where skilled people can work openly, collaboratively, and with the utmost trust in one another. We believe people thrive the most when they are fully aware of what the business is trying to achieve, why it is important to the market, and what challenges lie in the way to reaching our goals. In such an environment we believe people can truly excel, grow and enjoy working together. We try hard to be a company where everyone is inspired and feels a sense of responsibility to do the right thing to help us bring our vision to life. Succeeding with us is about finding solutions to the most pressing problems and executing them effectively.
Your Team
Payrails is a dynamic workplace and our product team sits at the core of this landscape. Our mission is to drive a successful intersection between User Experience, Technology and Business. We do this by focusing on 3 main pillars:

  • Continuously studying our customers and the problems they are facing

  • Making sure we build a product that is feasible and best-in-class

  • Ensuring our product-market fit is always top of mind

Our Product team offers you the opportunity to work alongside a group of highly ambitious and knowledgeable Product Managers, while being faced with highly complex problems that affect customers on a global scale.

What You will be doing
  • You will lead your team members and manage collaboratively your team
  • You will manage individual project priorities, communications and deliverables whilst working with a team who enjoy knowledge sharing sessions
  • You will design, develop, test, deploy and maintain software in a thriving environment
  • You will work within your cross-functional team to uphold the highest technical standards right across the product
  • You will stay up to date with the latest trends in technology
Our Tech Stack

You as a Senior Product Manager will drive the product engineering strategy. You will be responsible for the end-to-end definition, scoping and development of the Payrails’ payments platform. You will own the roadmap, prioritization and setting of the technical vision for the team(s).

  • You will work directly with Engineering, Data and Business teams as well as external partners to meet Payrails’ product development targets

  • You will define and track success criteria and metrics to ensure product-market fit as well as constantly look for more efficient enhancing product performance

  • You will lead multiple cross-functional initiatives across the entire product lifecycle, partnering with business stakeholders to fully understand the problems faced by our customers and devise the right solutions to tackle them

  • You will be leading the scoping of initiatives at all levels from small improvements and bug fixes to large changes in the infrastructure and product

  • This role requires a technical person with strong communication skills, who can bridge the information gap between Business and Engineering teams. It will be this person’s responsibility to translate business objectives into clear technical scope for product development

  • You will be knowledgeable about the Payments market and will be actively involved in user, market and competitor research to ensure the best product-market fit

  • You will be responsible for the product-marketing strategy for your new product releases. Adoption of your products and features is a fundamental part of product delivery

You'll be great for this role if
  • You have 5-7 years of experience in a technical role, ideally in a complex B2B environment

  • You have experience in working with API-first solutions within agile companies

  • You have experience working with Jira, Postman, GitHub, Figma

  • You have experience in managing technical projects through their whole lifecycle from scoping to go-to-market

  • You have a proven track record of managing complex initiatives with a strong emphasis on data, providing actionable insights, and tracking the success of those initiatives

  • You are able to communicate complex problems in a simple and relevant manner at all levels

  • You have proficiency in facilitating workshops and design sessions taking customer needs and business goals into account at all times

  • You are passionate about new technologies and innovations within Fintech

  • Experience in payments is highly desirable

Why You should join Payrails
  • You can truly create your own path by taking responsibility and implementing your own ideas

  • We offer visa and relocation support to you and your family for a smooth relocation to Berlin

  • We offer flexible working hours and hybrid working conditions

  • You have 27 annual vacation days + 1 day of paid birthday leave for you to have fun without any worries!

  • We get together regularly for lunch, team events, and sports (remotely & in person)

  • You help us shape the future of payments

At Payrails, we prioritize a culture of inclusivity and diversity, evaluating candidates solely based on their skills and potential, regardless of age, gender, identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status, or religion. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities. In line with our commitment to fairness, we kindly request applicants to refrain from including personal details such as a picture, age, or marital status in their CVs.