We are smava, the online loan comparison platform.  We are one of the three largest Fintech-employers in Germany. Our mission is to revolutionize the loans market by making it fair and transparent. smava finds the best loans for everyone: fast, convenient and cost effective. We are in the third stage of innovation in the finance industry: first ATM’s, then online-banking, now digital loans by smava! This is also why we were awarded as Innovator 2018. All of this was achieved thanks to more than 400 employees. Become a part of the smava-story now!

Head of Product - Matching Engine (m/f) 

smava is an innovator in the German consumer finance industry. The core of our success is our matching engine, called “smarket engine”, which uses machine learning/AI to match every consumer individually to loan offers from our partner banks.

We are looking for an experienced Head of Product, who will drive the whole „smarket engine” along with a team of product managers, engineers and data scientists.

Your tasks

  • Take full ownership of the “smarket engine” product strategy and roadmap
  • Bring new ideas and concepts to provide the best loan products and related digital banking products to customers using data algorithms
  • Improve and clarify requirements for "smarket engine" product
  • Gain solid understanding of customer and banking partner needs in order to increase the efficiency and accuracy of the matching algorithms
  • Analyze and challenge technical feasibility of algorithms
  • Define the product vision and ensure strong collaboration between product, engineering and data science teams
  • Manage a high-performing team with a large experience in technology and data sciences

Your profile

  • An enthusiast Data-Driven product leader
  • 5 - 7 years of hands-on experience in Product Management
  • Academic Degree in Computer Science, Business Intelligence or Data Science
  • Pronounced logical and analytical skills
  • Sound understanding of relational databases and API’s (XML, JSON, SOAP)
  • Basic knowledge of programming (Java, Python, R) and SQL
  • Fluent in English, German would be considered as a big plus

What we offer

  • An exciting opportunity in an innovative and fast-growing Fintech company
  • Signing bonus, because every great decision should be rewarded
  • Relocation bonus (in case you are relocating to Berlin)
  • Onboarding support (e.g. visa sponsorship & accommodation)
  • Paid education (e. g. trainings, workshops, conferences)
  • Employer-funded pension
  • Subsidized lunch offer (smunch.co) and subsidized public transport ticket (VBB Umweltkarte)
  • Discounted fitness offers close to the office
  • Flexible working hours
  • Language courses
  • Brown Bag Lunches, Hackathons, Beer Friday, Cookie Friday, Mystery Lunch, Breakfast Club and team events
  • Open communication, flat hierarchy and fast execution
  • Smart colleagues from all around the world (40+ nationalities)
  • Choice between Mac or Windows laptop

Did we get your attention? Then we are looking forward to receiving your application including:

  • CV, salary expectations and the earliest starting date addressed to Natalia Nehring
  • In case you are not an EU citizen, we also need copies of your academic degree & valid passport
  • If you already have a Blue Card, Visa or Work Permit, please let us know

Note that it will be difficult to proceed with your application without the documents mentioned above.