Quidax is hiring a product manager, this kind of reminds us of Dr Strange, where he does that thing with the lighting shield thingy, haha. All we are saying is that we are looking for someone who has the ability to control a lot of things at the same time, so we have a number of products and we would love for someone to come on board and own the products like their babies.
Someone who is passionate about the product and realises that behind the product and numbers are actual people – customers who move and breathe. We want someone who is sold out to the idea of bringing joy to our customer’s minds, hearts and fingers every time they interact with our product. This is the core of the role; managing a product or suite of products from inception to delivery & maintenance to make sure the customer has a remarkable experience at the end of the day.
This is a role for someone who has 3-5 years of experience in product or worked in product for a large scale consumer product/service (B2C) or B2B company. The ideal candidate should have led a product team, have knowledge working with Jira or Trello for task management. And Mixpanel, Google, Hotjar for analytics.
These tools are not set in stone but Jira would be an added advantage because the team is already neck-deep in Jira and we would like you to hit the ground running.
We work primarily onsite, you would need to be able to come into the office in Lagos (Lekki) from 9–5 every day.
We always and strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds and identities to apply. With each new hire, we look to diversify, strengthen our team and be more purposeful about building our culture. On the other hand, we look to give you the opportunity to grow, do the most impactful work of your life tackling problems that matter while being happy doing it.
About the job
There is really no product without a product manager and this is one of the most important roles in the company. The job of the product manager at Quidax is to be the CEO of the product; basically, take charge of the product development process from start to finish and everything in the middle. In truth, it never finishes.
We currently have 3 products and you would be working on all while thinking up new ones we should build. The product manager sits in between the business and engineering teams while translating customer requests into language developers can understand and build.
We always want to give our customers a delightful experience so we would like someone who can demonstrate intuitiveness, passion for the customers and passion for the business.
We are big on metrics and how it can help us improve the business and product for the customers, it can help us identify where new customers are dropping off or old-timers are just getting plain confused or frustrated if we have the data, we can make the journey bliss for the customer.
For now, we are merging the product analytic roles into product management, so it would be great if you are conversant with analytic tools especially Mixpanel.
Of course, the expectation would be that you have led a team and would be great at working with and within a team, a lot of what you would be doing is liaising with the engineering, business, marketing and customer success teams and also working within your team to achieve the goals and KPIs y’all have set for yourselves.
The team has 3 people right now but will expand to be a lot larger in the near future.
Here’s an example of what your day to day at Quidax might look like
- Sync with your team on the direction for the week/day
- Analyse our previous week’s key metrics and prepare new experiments to be done
- Create tickets for tasks the engineering team is supposed to work on
- Sync with the business team on the direction for the next couple of weeks
- Join in an argument about why feminists need to speak up more or some other random stuff
- Prepare a product roadmap
- Critic the chef’s food
- Join the weekly book club meeting
It differs from day-to-day.
We are a company of learners in a lot of ways. We don’t expect you to be perfect so we would prefer if you were hungry and willing to learn. We like humble people too.
We are looking for people who are driven, patient and empathetic. We are looking for the person who the customer would say you are an idiot and they wouldn’t ask “how can they say such a thing to me?” rather would ask “why is the customer upset?” and what did we do to upset them.
We are big on discipline as one of our core values, because we believe it is the soul of an army and it can make great things happen in the long run. So we have rules that have consequences attached to them and then we encourage everyone to govern themselves to do what is required and go over and beyond in service of the customers.
We are big on openness and candour in the workplace, so if you see something that doesn’t make sense, it is your responsibility to say so. We are not afraid to disagree and argue about things so far we are doing it with a purpose, to bring out the best ideas and not bring people down.
We also like to have fun, we can look quite chilled, our interviews can be really great and funny experiences if you are not too wound up. We try to make you loosen up in the first couple of minutes and just have a conversation and so don’t give generic interview answers, we hate those. We are fans of alcohol and parties (after work hours) so if your thing is shots, beer or both, you are in good company.
We are a cryptocurrency company, building to be the most influential crypto company in Africa, but it isn’t a crime to not know jack about cryptocurrency, every single person here learnt and we are more than happy to teach.
We are a company that makes it easy for individuals and businesses to buy and sell cryptocurrency using their local currency. We are currently in Nigeria and we are building for Africa.
Our vision is to create a world where sending money and value around the globe is as easy as sending a text message and we believe this future is going to be brought to you courtesy digital currencies.
Our core values are
- Simplicity: a sign of great understanding and empathy.
- People: investing in our people and making the work experience remarkable.
- Integrity: being true & honest; to ourselves and those counting on us.
- Customers: realise the reason we exist is that they exist and we love and respect them.
- Excellence: doing things in a first-class way, going above and beyond.
- Discipline: leadership and doing what you say you would, no matter how we feel.
About Pay and Benefits:
We pay very competitively in the Nigerian market for the matched experience and role depending on your qualifications and experience.
Our benefits include health insurance, 4 weeks PTO, free lunch, we have a book club, and you get a front-row seat to the biggest thing in finance in the last 100 years.
You also have a company that cares about your well being and wants to do everything to ensure that your life in and outside of work is the most satisfying it can be.
How to apply
Please send an application tailored to the role that speaks to us. A lot of people send in bland generic applications and it is easy and very helpful to stand out especially when someone has been going through 100 applications, endeavour to make your application the breath of fresh air. We appreciate great writing, take time to put your application together.
We would most likely send you a test should you get through the application stage, please imagine you are already part of the team and walk us through your thinking about the problems we present.
We would only get back to you after the deadline has passed, or maybe when the position has definitely been filled so that we can give room for last-minute additions or drop-off.
We are excited and waiting to hear from you.