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API Product Manager

Alkami Technology Inc

This is a Full-time position in Plano, TX posted June 24, 2021.

Alkami builds and delivers the nation’s most innovative cloud-based digital banking (online and mobile apps) for Credit Unions and Banks with over 10M users on our platform. Through our bold investments in technology and people, our clients confidently grow, adapt quickly and build thriving digital banking communities to compete against the Megabanks. Founded 11 years ago with headquarters in Plano, Alkami is one of the fastest growing software companies in Texas and among the fastest growing privately held technology companies in the U.S. To share just a few of our recent recognitions: Best Place to Work in Fintech; Inc. 5000 America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies; Deloitte Technology Fast 500; Tech Titans Top 5; and, SMU Cox Caruth Institute Dallas 100. With every Alkamist having ownership in Alkami, we are obsessively intentional about our culture: optimistic-perseverance, caring-collaboration, transparent-communication, courageous-innovation, trusted-accountability and real-fun. Beyond intentional culture, our commitment is to attract and retain amazing talent by fostering a high-growth, dynamic and rewarding environment; providing great benefits; making meaningful investments in learning and development; celebrating our successes together in remarkable ways; and, ACTing together by taking time to give back and volunteer.

Position Overview:

Alkami is hiring an API Product Manager who will steer Alkami’s product vision, strategy, and roadmap around our D2C and B2B API framework. You’ll assist in managing the product life-cycle from strategic plan to tactical deployment activities. You’ll work across departments to understand our business objectives and opportunities. You’ll also create business requirements, communicate and prioritize a backlog, and work with our amazing teams to deliver solutions.

Key Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Serve as product owner for the API Team 
  • Work with extensibility strategic product manager to formulate vision
  • Successfully manage backlog and execute on vision 
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and understand the potential impact to API 
  • Present product direction and features to clients and prospects
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to execute product vision and maintain product effectiveness
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate and lead development teams
  • Proven experience and skills working with APIs 
  • Good working knowledge of Atlassian products: Jira and Confluence
  • Ability to write highly effective user stories that are actionable by development teams
  • 3+ years of general development experience using Agile/SDLC methodologies or experience leading a development team in a product management capacity
  • Experience managing a product backlog 

Desired Skills:

  • Clear and concise written and verbal skills
  • Ability to create roadmaps for new product lines that relate to overall corporate strategy
  • Good working knowledge of SCRUM software development methodologies such as Agile
  • Good Google Docs knowledge
  • Good working knowledge of Bitbucket within the Atlassian Suite
  • Good understanding of Product related tools and technologies
  • Experience in FinTech
  • Experience working with tools like Postman and Swagger

Cool Things to Know

Not Just Any Company: Alkami has an awesome diverse and inclusive environment. We have a FUN culture and offer great benefits. Did you know every Alkamist has ownership in Alkami? We also have on and off site employee events and activities.
Relocation: Unfortunately we don’t offer relocation assistance. We are ready for you to contribute from our super cool Plano, TX location.
Work Authorization: We cannot offer employer sponsorship at this time; candidates must be eligible to work in the US for full-time employment.
Recruiters: We are not looking for outside recruiting firms to help us in this search — we know who you are and we love you, but we don’t need you right now.

The Important Stuff

Alkami Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Alkami is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Alkami are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Alkami will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Alkami encourages applicants of all ages.

Qualifications

Skills

Preferred

Jira

Some Knowledge

Intermediate

Product Management

Some Knowledge

Behaviors

Preferred

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

Motivations

Preferred

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks