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  • Product Manager, Covault

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    BBVA is a global financial group with more than 135,000 employees and 67 million customers across 35 countries. BBVA is on a mission to be the world's #1 digital bank. BBVA is building the foremost digital banking franchise worldwide.
    BBVA’s New Digital Businesses (NDB) is a global business unit that is disrupting the banking and financial services industry by investing in, partnering with, incubating, and acquiring fintech start-ups. With offices in Madrid, San Francisco, Hong Kong and London, NDB is a key piece of BBVA’s global innovation initiative. Through NDB, BBVA has acquired Simple (US), Holvi (Finland), and Openpay (Mexico). It owns a substantial stake in Atom (UK). It invests in fintechs like Prosper, Personal Capital, and Coinbase through its venture capital arm, Propel Venture Partners. And it is incubating a number of cutting-edge fintech start-ups including a bank-as-a-service platform that will allow developers to access the bank’s core processes via open APIs.
    At BBVA, we’re working to make banking better for everyone. That’s where you come in. We’re looking for smart, team-oriented people who want to be part of a first-class workforce that gives people the tools they need to meet their financial goals, all while delivering an outstanding client experience.
    Learn more below.


    One of these new startups is Covault. Covault is an identity management system, consisting of a secure on-line digital vault to store your private digital identities, sensitive documents, passwords and other data.  See for more detail.


    At some point we will all have electronic identities. Covault is looking to deliver a product toward this end goal. We are creating a consumer app and network service that enables everyone to privately and securely store, manage and control the information that makes you you.    


    We are seeking a Product Manager who will be responsible for our product roadmap, work with development teams to deliver solutions, and serve as the internal and external champion for CoVault’s solutions.


    This individual must have strong leadership skills and a deep understanding of what it takes to deliver a consumer facing mobile and web application.


    What you will do:

    • Own and drive the product roadmap and features from conception through to launch
    • Serve as both the internal and external spokesperson for CoVault’s products and role in transforming the digital identity industry
    • Define detailed, specific product release and technical requirements that meet consumer and business needs
    • Prioritize development work for scrum and sprint planning process with the dev team based in Madrid to deliver effective, on-time solutions that meet quality and budget goals
    • Gather customer feedback post launch the product, and quickly capture learnings and adapt the product
    • Work closely with Compliance to ensure that the product satisfies consumer and business regulations, laws, and policies
    • Work with Marketing to define the go-to-market strategy helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer
    • Serve as the internal and external evangelist for your product offering, working with the sales channel and key customers.
    • Understand changing market dynamics, understand competitive threats and interpret how changes in both technology and customer’s use of technology impact the acquire ability to acquire, serve and retain customers.


    What you will bring:

    • This individual should be able to balance building amazing customer experiences incorporating,  technological constraints, monetization needs, and regulatory requirements.
    • Prior background in Identity or Security products is strongly desired
    • Relevant experience in product management (at least 5+ years)
    • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in engineering or computer science
    • Previous experience and track record working on defining a product strategy upfront and successfully taking it to market
    • The ability to communicate highly technical concepts (e.g., asymmetric encryption) to a business audience (e.g., leadership at a commercial bank)
    • A clear aspiration to build a product that can change the face of digital identity; we’re looking to become the leaders in fulfilling this highly acute, unmet consumer need
    • Prior experience in Financial Services / banking is a plus, but not necessary
    • Professional fluency in Spanish (including the ability to communicate technical concepts in Spanish) is a plus, but not necessary


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