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Senior Product Manager (first product hire)



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2022

Our mission

Boom is on a mission to level the playing field for the 110+ million renters in the US by making housing more flexible, affordable, and attainable. We’ve started by creating rent payment tools that enable renters to pay on the schedule they define and build credit in the process, currently serving thousands of renters. We are led by a team of second-time founders Rob Whiting (ex-BCG, Rubicon) and Kirill Moizik (Eco, Technion, Grubhub). It's backed by investors such as Starting Line, Clocktower Ventures, Gilgamesh Ventures (Petal co-founders), and angels such as William Hockey and Zach Perret (Co-founders of Plaid) who led Boom's pre-seed round (joined by Harry Stebbings and others from places like Cash App, Mint House, Landis, Party Round, and Redfin).


As our first product hire, you'll work with our Co-founders (CEO, CTO) to help define and execute our product roadmap. This role is one of the most important roles we’re hiring this year, and as such, you will be responsible for the direction and growth of the product in its current iteration (BoomReport) and defining and building what new products come next. You’ll need to be able to toggle between deep detail (e.g. user experience flows, payment flows, technical documentation) while keeping the broader business strategy and product direction in mind. This role is a great fit for someone who is highly-organized, works well cross-functionally, and wants to ship real products and features; it’s not a great fit for someone who wants to do market analysis, benchmarking, slide decks, etc. Lastly, in this role you’ll be involved in senior-level company decisions and work closely with a talented team from places like BCG, Grubhub, Eco, and Goldman Sachs. Given the seniority of the role, this role is based in Austin with our leadership.

What you'll do

  • Create and maintain the product roadmap (alongside the CTO and CEO)
  • Own and report out on key product analytics metrics (e.g. in Amplitude), and stay close to marketing analytics metrics (e.g. in Singular)
  • Write business requirements + wireframes (for design) for product requirement docs, working closely with engineering
  • Serve as the primary interface with design
  • Lead all product handoffs/releases
  • Lead, alongside the CEO, external product communication (feature launches, user guides, API docs, FAQs, email communication, etc.)
  • Become a domain expert - deeply understand customers, competitors, vendors, industry trends, etc.
  • Bonus: If time, lead Boom’s customer discovery, and translate learnings into new features, refinements, or new product pilot sprints (which you will also lead)

What you'll need

  • 5+ years of experience as a product manager
  • Experience at an early stage venture-backed company
  • Have built consumer mobile products
  • Experience working with product analytics (e.g. Amplitude)
  • Experience working with marketing analytics tools (e.g. Singular)
  • Experience working with data (e.g. able to manipulate Redash queries or SQL)
  • Experience working with Figma + strong bias to get to rough visuals as fast as possible
  • Strong bias to action with an ability to conceptualize and plan
  • Strong communicator and writer (e.g. you have plenty of past writing samples such as product releases or PRDs)
  • Other table stakes stuff - analytical ability, attention to detail, organization skills, personable demeanor, competitive spirit
  • Strongly preferred: Technical background / computer science degree (our stack includes React Native, Ruby, JavaScript, Postgres)
  • Strongly preferred: fintech or proptech background (ideally you have both, but one is fine)

Benefits of working at Boom

  • Competitive salary with stock options
  • Full healthcare coverage (health, dental, vision) including 50% coverage for dependents
  • 15 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) per year + 5 sick days + all US federal holidays (11 in total) (note: we think unlimited PTO is BS and causes some employees to feel guilty when they take it)
  • Company-issued laptop/MacBook
  • Company-sponsored training & development
  • Regular off-sites, retreats, and other company-sponsored events and travel opportunities

How to apply

Apply on Angelist and send a quick paragrah addressed to Rob as to why you're interested / qualified.