Hiring Strategic Senior Product Manager - (YC'19, Series A payroll API, $14M) Hybrid | Zeal

Strategic Senior Product Manager - (Yc'19, Series A Payroll Api, $14m) Hybrid


Date listed

2 months ago

Employment Type

Full time

Glassdoor Rating

4/5 (4 reviews)

WHO WE ARE We are a modern, embedded payroll provider that helps empower companies to build their own unique payroll service. On top of our easy-to-use payroll API we are pioneering an all inclusive tax engine to democratize a broken and cumbersome process providing accessibility to small, medium and large businesses and helping Americans get paid.

Backed by over $14 million in funding from top investors such as Y Combinator, Spark Capital (Marqeta, Coinbase, Affirm), and Robinhood's Founder; Vlad Tenev we are projected to be a forerunner in embedded payroll with an industry amassing billions of dollars in untapped revenue.

Our mission is to empower companies to become their own fin-tech company using our simple, seamless, and forward-thinking payroll technology and we'd love to learn more about you and how you could be a fit for our growing team here!

! This role is hybrid in San Francisco, 2x per week (Tues & Thurs) ✌️

ABOUT THE ROLE This role will be working closely with Zeal Founders, Sales, and customer-facing teams to understand user's pain points and stakeholder's interests as it relates to workforce management solutions. Someone who has worked at a startup and was responsible for diverse product responsibilities from initial scoping, and strategy all the way to go-to-market plans would be a great fit. This role will also focus quite a bit on API design/work as it relates to our payments and compliance product feature development.


  • Full ownership over the strategy and roadmap for Zeal’s new Workforce Management API product features that touch thousands of existing and future users
  • Work collaboratively with internal (founders, sales, engineering, design) and external partners (stakeholders, PMs, etc) to understand the user's pain points tied to key business metrics
  • Own API design and documentation for these new workforce management features
  • Write and maintain user stories per changing product and engineering requirements
  • Liaise between various teams to manage project scope
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date internal documentation and release notes
  • You will partner in product discovery and lead product delivery to ensure the final, shipped product matches the expectations of the customer
  • Collaborate with various teams to manage project scope, reporting on project statuses and key metrics


  • 4-6 years of experience as a Product Manager preferably at a start-up
  • Experience working in an API ecosystem, working closely with engineering and design teams
  • 0-1 Product Experience (talking to users, buy-in from stakeholders, road mapping, building out eng stories, project managing, marketing, etc)
  • Strong business acumen (professionalism + metrics/KPI driven)
  • Experience overseeing roadmap strategy and definition for a B2B-related product
  • You have experience with task and project management as well as some analytics tools
  • Adept at white-boarding and have the ability to conduct customer and user surveys to optimize the current and future product roadmap
  • A keen sense for prioritization and being flexible to iterate on changing business requirements
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills and you are an adept partner to stakeholders, engineers, designers, and other staff members


  • Experience working within payments or fintech adjacent industry would be great
  • Very early-stage product experience
  • HR Compliance and Workforce Management Product Experience

OUR INTERVIEW PROCESS This is our process for most of our roles, but sometimes stages are subject to change from time to time, but we will definitely notify you of the change ahead of time.

Step 1: Chat with our recruiter Step 2: Chat with the hiring manager Step 3: Take-Home Assignment Step 4: Presentation/Final Interview with the team

After a few days to 1 week, we will get back to you with a decision

ZEAL CULTURE Zeal is located in the SoMa district of San Francisco and we value in-person collaboration and communication as we grow and scale our business. We are a tight-knit, inclusive community that is into music 🎵, cocktails 🍹, pets 🐈🐕, ping-pong 🏓 and above all else ~ high-quality espresso ☕ but more importantly we value championing for our employees to bring their authentic true selves to work and aim to provide a fun and collaborative work environment for everyone!


  • 100% health coverage premium paid by the company; vision, dental
  • Generous salary and equity for all staff
  • 401k option; helping you save for the future
  • up to $4k reimbursement for female employees to get access to safe and legal abortion care
  • Monthly benefits stipend to use for lunch, commuting, and other essentials
  • Free professional headshot for your LinkedIn
  • Free snacks and drinks and Friday happy hours
  • Awesome Swag

OUR COMPENSATION & PHILOSOPHY The range for this role is between $150,000 and $180,000 for California-based candidates Check out our Job Leveling, Salary, and Equity Guide to learn more! {https://www.notion.so/Job-Leveling-Salary-and-Equity-at-Zeal-ae4900f63acd465e871a76c5afa9cbbe}

❤️ If you are curious to know more about our culture, check out our Notion Culture Doc https://www.notion.so/Do-remarkable-things-at-Zeal-0d9af42e7dd2498391e1ccfde42c0137

Zeal is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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