Oct 25, 2018

Associate Product Manager

  • NextCapital
  • Chicago, IL, USA
Full time Entry Level Finance Software SaaS Fintech

Job Description



NextCapital's Digital Advice Platform is a holistic service built around the investor, providing world-class advice at an affordable price. It is the only service that offers integrated planning, advice, and portfolio management capabilities. Because of the breadth of advice services, NextCapital serves a broad range of investor types, from the low-balance beginning investor to the sophisticated high net worth investor.


We're looking for talented and highly motivated product managers to join our team. You'll assist in leading one of our full stack software model teams, each of which owns feature development related to specific models that make up our scalable digital advice platform. Ideal candidates are strong communicators with a demonstrated ability to balance competing priorities and deliver complex technical features from inception to delivery. Learn more about NextCapital at www.themuse.com/companies/nextcapital 


  • Assist in leading one or more full stack software delivery teams
  • Plan and resource delivery to maintain sustainable output velocity at high quality
  • Synthesize input from users and stakeholders to effectively prioritize the backlog
  • Work with designers, developers and reliability engineers to deliver high quality software
  • Identify, communicate and remove impediments to feature delivery progress
  • Build and maintain a well organized product backlog of complex features
  • Interface effectively with project managers, executives, and enterprise customers
  • Engage at varying levels of technical detail depending on the audience
  • Become a subject matter expert in workplace, retail investing, and advice


  • You are highly organized and are known for driving software from requirements to production
  • You break down complex problems into concrete deliverables
  • You value iterative progress over perfection
  • You are a dynamic communicator; you know when to be consultative and when to be direct
  • You are comfortable operating in a dynamic environment with a high level of uncertainty
  • You are equally comfortable leveraging a defined process or designing a new one
  • You have a demonstrated ability to manage resources effectively
  • You have a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • You have at least 2 years of software product management or business analytics experience
  • You have experience delivering complex projects and working with enterprise partners


  • Disrupt the financial advice industry by bringing affordable, easy to use financial tools to millions of people
  • Enjoy a laid back work environment & learn from FinTech's best & brightest
  • Receive great benefits like stock options, 401(k) match, and employer contributions to health, dental and vision coverage
  • Join a fast growing company where you can have a real impact on the company's future
  • Participate in company-sponsored cornhole leagues, wine tastings, fantasy football leagues, hackathons and other fun events
  • Enjoy a newly built out office on Michigan Avenue with a view of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan.
  • Sip locally roasted coffee, kombucha, or craft beer at your modular sitting/standing desk