Product Manager

London /
Product /
Full-time
About Wintermute
 
Wintermute is a hyper-growth fintech startup and one of the largest players in the global digital asset markets. We provide liquidity algorithmically across most cryptocurrency exchanges and trading platforms, as well as support high profile blockchain projects and traditional financial institutions moving into crypto.

Culturally, we combine the best traits of both trading companies and technology startups. As a trading company, we manage hundreds of millions in assets, trade more than $5B+/day across dozens of trading platforms and are highly profitable in doing so. As a technology startup, we build, innovate and move incredibly fast, we create best-in-class liquidity products that create more efficient markets. We believe that traditional finance has to change and we are on a mission to define and build the decentralized future of finance. 

Wintermute is a hyper-growth highly profitable proprietary trading business. We are backed by top tier global venture capital investors such as Lightspeed, Pantera Capital, Sino Global Capital, Blockchain.com Ventures, Avon Ventures by Fidelity Investments, DeFi Alliance and others. Learn more about our team and culture on our website and Evgeny’s post here.

Working as a Product Manager at Wintermute  

Just like any exciting product role, this is an everything role. You will be responsible for driving Wintermute products growth by both devising the strategy and making it happen. You will have the big picture in mind while making sure everything is in place by delivering the existing roadmap. You will utilise your best technical skills, business sense and creativity. You'll work alongside our very talented designers, engineers and traders. You will enhance existing products and build new ones, regularly speak to the users, kick off support mechanisms and marketing practices. You will keep learning about the dynamic space that crypto is, be bursting with ideas without losing focus. In this role, you will be reporting to the Head of Product at Wintermute.

What you will work on

Product Strategy & Delivery
- Develop long term product vision and manage mid-term product roadmap
- Prioritise and communicate requirements to design and engineering
- Develop and track success metrics
- Design and evaluate experiments for new features and launch campaigns
- Select strategic vendors and partnerships to help products grow faster 

Market & User Insights
- Extract actionable insights from trading and usage data
- Establish communication channels with users to improve user understanding and inform roadmap priorities
- Proactively research the market and competitive landscape that informs the roadmap

Support & Community
- Closely engage with the user communities via various channels
- Create and manage user communication channels, including Discord and actively manage them
- Create and manage user-facing product documentation 

Go To Market 
- Develop varied go-to-market strategies in collaboration with marketing, strategy & operations and business development teams

But most importantly, all employees can shape and develop their roles. There's no limit set by the company. -

Hard Skills

    • BSc degree or equivalent
    • 2+ years experience as a B2B Product Manager or equivalent
    • Experience building products or parts of complex products from scratch
    • Loves working both with data and with people
    • Strong analytical skillsFast learner who takes initiative
    • Ruthless at prioritisation and excels at continuous incremental delivery

Preferred Skills

    • Experience in financial technology and / or blockchain technology sectors
    • Experience with institutional finance users, crypto or DeFi users
    • Experience in community management
    • Good knowledge of 3rd party tools for usage analytics, user support, release notes, etc (e.g. Google Analytics, GitBook, Intercom)
    • Experience with data querying languages (e.g. SQL), scripting languages (e.g. Python), data visualization

Other Requirements

    • You love problem solving, and love seeing your products work
    • You are determined, ambitious yet humble, willing to work hard and learn on the way
    • You like meritocracy and being judged by what you deliver
    • You have an entrepreneurial mindset versus 9-to-5 mentality
    • You are prepared to work non-standard working hours (since we are a high-growth startup operating in the 24/7 crypto world)
    • You like working in the team environment (not fully remote)

Wintermute Offer

    • A unique opportunity to work on very interesting projects, get the level of responsibility and ownership that would take 5-10 years to get in a traditional trading company/bank/hedge fund
    • A unique opportunity to join a high growth startup and one of the strongest and highest potential crypto startups based in Europe
    • Great culture: highly professional and ambitious, yet informal, non-hierarchical, collaborative and entrepreneurial
    • A cool office in central London with a sci-fi touch. Complete with Board / video games and ping-pong
    • Aligned incentive structure: a significant part of your compensation is performance-based with substantial upside

Tips for Successful Application

    • Only apply to us if you are genuinely interested or curious about this role and the space; this is not for someone who is just looking for "a job" or is very mercenary
    • Do your research: look at our website and social media channels
    • Write us a short, honest, and direct message if you'd like to apply. Tell us about why you are interested in crypto and market-making in general and in Wintermute in particular
    • Do not send us generic copy-paste applications, we are looking for authentic people who share our interests, values and ambitions! If you don't have some obviously matching experience or skills, make sure you state very clearly what you can bring or how your experience is relevant/transferable.
    • We get a lot of applications, so, unfortunately, we won't be able to proceed if you simply press the "submit” button; we do promise to reply to everyone who puts time and effort into making the application relevant!