Senior Product Manager

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Product Manager

Have you ever tried to open a German business bank account as a freelancer? Did it suck? And did you ever wonder how much tax you need to put aside and why nobody can tell you? Imagine a smart mobile bank account that helps with tax calculation, accounting integration and which makes it as easy to run your own business. That’s Kontist: we provide the first German banking product exclusively for freelancers. It’s the ideal tool for expats who want to start their own business. The account can be opened directly through the app within minutes, it’s instantly accessible anywhere, anytime, it’s free of charge and paperless.

We are looking for an experienced product manager who embraces challenges and is passionate about helping freelancers better manage their finances.


What we offer:

  • This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in the early phase of a fast-paced and innovative Berlin FinTech startup
  • You will be working with an experienced international team
  • Regular events and team lunches
  • Inspiring environment in the heart of Berlin-Mitte
  • Flexible working
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Remuneration: Fixed plus variable, depending on level of experience
  • Note: Final position title and responsibilities to be determined based on experience


  • Lead an agile engineering team, managing the development process with Kanban, Scrum, specs, stories, tasks and through QA
  • Collaborate with customer support, designers, marketers, engineers to understand various viewpoints and trade offs. Synthesize these into broad understandings to make solid product recommendations, appreciating the need for compromise
  • Collaborate with designers to ensure we deliver beautiful, useable products
  • Own features, from spec to release, including defining, analyzing and reporting on metrics and A/B tests
  • Support user interviews, and ensure their feedback is incorporated into our products
  • Write and manage product copy including emails


  • 3+ years of product management experience with consumer products
  • Interest in FinTech and the challenges of freelancing
  • Superior technical knowledge and understanding. You must be able to hold your own and represent the product with both technical and non-technical teams
  • Exceptional analytical skills, and experience with data-driven decision making, including experience with SQL, or a strong desire to learn
  • Outstanding judgement and business acumen, with the ability to triage problems and balance product and business needs
  • Deep empathy for users and an ability to help the support team understand and triage issues
  • Willingness to slog through the tough stuff, learn new things, and to step in to help out where the company needs it most
  • Excellent English communication skills (written/spoken)
  • University degree or equivalent industry experience

Nice to haves:

  • Previous experience as a freelancer or in early stage startups
  • Professional experience as a PM with a revenue generating product
  • Experience conducting and reporting on the results of user research
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics, Mixpanel or similar tools
  • Comfort with git, jekyll and basic HTML/CSS
  • German communication skills (written/spoken)