Head of Product

Head of Product

At Mako Fintech

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Location: Canada Only, TELECOMMUTE

Are you an experienced product manager who knows how to work with design, development and sales teams to build an incredible product experience? Are you passionate about Agile development best practices and turning user stories into reality? If you answered yes to both of these questions then we want to hear from you!

About this position

Working directly with the Chief Technology Officer, you will be responsible for defining our product identity and guiding its future development road map. A typical day at Mako starts with our 10 am standup team meeting and continues with a self-directed production schedule, an afternoon walk, and a few GIF posts in Slack. Your primary tasks will include:

  • Defining and maintaining our product vision through roadmaps and user stories
  • Meeting with customers to understand their needs
  • Interfacing with sales and customer success to understand to understand how the product can better enable them
  • Providing customer-led insights to all business teams to keep them on target
  • Hiring and leading additional product team members as the company grows

About you

You've achieved product-market fit with new B2B products, ideally SaaS subscriptions
You have experience as a founder, or an equivalent level of accountability leading complete product teams
You have a strong grasp of product strategy, and good taste
You enjoy speaking with customers, and conducting qualitative user research to inform direction
You have strong quantitative skills and comfort with analysis
You work well in resource-constrained environments
You move faster than is comfortable—you are an instigator
Your written and spoken communication is clear and concise

You've got:

  • Relevant undergraduate or professional education, with at least 4 years of relevant work experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of pertinent experience in B2B projects (SaaS or finance experience preferred)
  • Proficiency with product management tools, particularly Jira, Slack, Github, Bitbucket and Trello
  • Basic illustration and design skills, such as with Figma, Sketch, or Canva are a bonus
  • Strong written and spoken English language skills (French is a bonus).


  • Remote (Eastern Canada) and Montreal (Place Ville Marie)

Why work for us

  • Competitive compensation, equity, awesome benefits, extensive vacation policy
  • Leadership role in a fintech startup experiencing very rapid growth

About Mako Fintech

Mako Fintech's workflow orchestration platform allows wealth management firms to bring client onboarding, renewal, and investment online seamlessly. Every player in the financial industry is experiencing digital transformation in their own way, and Mako uses this principle as its North Star. Mako's mission is to democratize the digitalization of wealth management by providing each firm with a cloud solution adapted to its unique workflow processes, and delivering it at a disruptively lower cost. Mako Fintech is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and led by a team of finance and technology experts.

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