Platform Product Manager Co-op (Summer 2022)

Toronto or Remote (Canada)

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Wealthsimple is on a mission to help everyone achieve financial freedom, no matter who they are or how much they have. Using smart technology, Wealthsimple takes financial services that are often confusing, opaque and expensive and makes them simple, transparent, and low-cost. We're the company behind some of Canada's leading digital financial products and are growing faster than ever.
Our team is reimagining what it means to manage your money. Smart, high-performing team members will challenge you to learn and grow every day. We value great work and great ideas — not ego. We're looking for talented people who love a fast-paced environment and want to ship often and make an impact with groundbreaking ideas.
We’re a remote-first team and output is more important than face time, so where you choose to work is up to you — as long as you have internet access, you can work from anywhere in Canada.
Be a part of our Canadian success story and help shape the financial future of millions — join us! Read our Culture Manual and learn more about how we work.
What you can expect from the interview process:First Interview: 30 minute - Interview with our recruitment team. Here, we’ll get to know you, your background, and interest in Wealthsimple.Second Interview: 1 hour - Interview with the Hiring Manager where we’ll work together on a case study. We’ll be looking for product design and strategy skills, and system design thinking.Last Stage: Offer! 🎉
Product @ WealthsimpleWealthsimple has several product teams such as platform, core, growth, and data where our teams build and manage the software that powers our services. We do this using microservice architecture and an agile approach, focused on short iterations and rigorous automated testing, deploying our code over 100 times a day. We maximize our productivity by building high-performing teams and giving them autonomy to deliver results, working very closely with engineering, design, and operations/cx to make sure that our work delivers maximum benefit for our clients.
Co-op Students @ Wealthsimple are completely integrated into the teams they join and get to work on meaningful projects during their time with us! This May 2022, we're looking to add a platform-focused Product Manager to our growing teams! Throughout the interview process, we’ll learn more about your skills and interests to match you with the right team at Wealthsimple. 🙌

We're looking for people who:

  • Are driven to ship frequently
  • Take ownership and pride in working on projects to successful completion
  • Enjoy tackling new, complex challenges on a regular basis
  • Are excited about financial products and their impacts on society
  • Believe that debate, inclusivity and transparency result in better products
  • Are eager to learn from your team and others. We value making one another successful!

Within the four months, you'll:

  • Develop a plan on what you’d like to work on
  • Get to know our products, users, and stakeholders
  • Learn how work gets done within your team
  • Begin executing, while interacting with design, engineering, data, and ops/cx teams
  • Define and map success metrics
  • Work with the engineering teams on bug triage, requirements, etc
  • Overall, build product management experience and get an understanding of how we ship stuff!

A few requirements for the role include:

  • The ability to navigate uncertainty and ambiguity to being adept at synthesizing actionable problems, insights, and requirements from raw, unstructured qualitative and quantitative data.
  • An interest in building and shipping consumer products and features loved by thousands of clients customers
  • Experience working with multiple different teams to deliver great physical consumer products to clients
  • A passion for talking to end users or customers, and experience with design thinking methods (e.g. customer interviews, usability tests, and co-creation).
  • In the process of completing an MBA program or recent graduation from an MBA program considered an asset.
At Wealthsimple, we embrace difference. We believe that getting to the best outcomes requires diverse perspectives and backgrounds. We create space where all voices can be heard so that we can all do our life's best work. We’re committed to openness, curiosity and creating an inclusive culture as we know that diverse teams build better products and generate better ideas. We strongly encourage applications from everyone regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.
Wealthsimple provides an accessible candidate experience. If you need any accommodations or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond, please let us know.
Job perks/benefits: Flex vacation Startup environment
Job region(s): North America
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