Parkside is simplifying global access to US stocks through regulatory innovation and modern technology. We’re a registered US broker-dealer providing access to US stocks for individuals around the world - starting with China. Soon, our customers will be able to invest globally using their local currency, low fees and no minimums.

We are looking for a Product Manager to join the team and lead the design and development of new financial trading products. This is a unique opportunity to join an early-stage startup and to deliver large-scale global financial systems built from scratch. Experience working in FinTech or Financial Markets is a plus.

About our Product

Parkside is in the process of building a brand new, real-time trading application allowing users to trade US securities (Stocks, ETFs & ADRs) in whole-share or dollar (fractional shares) denominations.

Our front-end consists of:

Our back-end consists of:

  • Micro-services written in Clojure with an API interface using Facebook's GraphQL
  • A real-time streaming event based system made with Kafka and an immutable database using Datomic

User Flows consist of:

  • User enrollment and account verification/creation
  • Funds transfer management
  • Real-time streaming market data
  • Fundamental and technical data and analytics
  • Real-time trading
  • Order management, routing and execution
  • Margin trading
  • Account performance (realized/unrealized gains and losses)
  • Account transactions and history
  • Trade confirmations and statements
  • Tax reporting
  • Customer notifications
  • Position maintenance such as allocation, dividends payouts, adjustment, and corporate actions/shareholder servicing
  • Regulatory reporting
  • User profile management such as profile updates, user credential management, language/currency preferences
  • An admin platform for internal broker dealer employees consisting of reporting, surveillance, CRM, trading, operations and reconciliation

About this role

  • You will work cross-functionally and collaboratively with leadership, broker dealer, design, engineering, architecture, regulators, vendors and partnerships
  • You have the ability to prioritize features and bugs tied to the company's vision and goals
  • You love to dive into details, and obsess over optimization, all while working efficiently with high throughput.
  • You also take the time to poke your head above water every once in a while to ensure we are headed in the right direction
  • You have experience with third party vendor management/negotiations/integrations
  • You are driven, curious and proactive
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills to drive requirements, timelines and effective teamwork
  • You have the ability to communicate both with developers, to understand technological possibilities and limitations, as well as leadership, to discuss strategy, roadmap and execution
  • You have experience in, and understand the issues with, delivering mission critical internet-scale systems across multiple work streams
  • You have 6+ years direct experience as a Product Manager

Nice to have

  • You have experience working in FinTech, at a broker dealer, managing retail trading platforms or post-trade settlement systems
  • Experience working in a regulated industry
  • You have experience working in China, with a Chinese customer demographic and/or can speak Mandarin and read/write in Simplified Chinese
  • User / AB Testing experience
  • Data-driven decision making
  • Prior development experience
  • Willing to work in Lean Kanban style project management