Director of Platform Strategy

| Cambridge

Opportunity Overview


Voted as one of the top companies to work for by Built in Boston in 2018, MineralTree is disrupting the accounting industry by enabling over 1,500 companies to improve operational efficiency with AP Automation. With our award-winning solution, companies such as the Boston Celtics, Appalachian Mountain Club, EverQuote, Baltimore Ravens and Attivio have shifted accounts payable from a source of inefficiency and fraud risk to a secure and strategic profit center that provides deep visibility into the cost drivers of the business. MineralTree sells its solution directly to customers and through value-added partners consisting of financial institutions, payment processors, and credit card providers.

We are a close-knit organization where everyone is working toward a common goal and where all contributions matter. With passion, teamwork and a good dose of humor, we drive toward challenging goals. We pride ourselves on our collaborative nature and always put the team above the individual. We’re looking for high-energy individuals who are ready to learn and take ownership of their career growth. This is an opportunity to join an early-stage company led by an experienced management team with a track record of building successful companies. Located right down the street from the Alewife MBTA station in Cambridge, the office is easily accessible from both Route 2 and the MBTA Red Line.

The Director of Platform Strategy is responsible for the overall management of one or more technology product solutions for MineralTree. This role will help develop and manage the medium-term vision and strategy for the platform. As the platform evolves rapidly to address new markets, use-cases and services, this role will define the overarching vision and strategy to guide that evolution. Equal parts strategist, product manager, and data analyst, this individual will articulate a consistent platform “story” to executive leadership, clients and partners. S/he will also guide new product development by helping the product management team identify gaps proactively. The role will also identify synergies between MineralTree and other internal and external services for example – tokenization, authentication, aliasing etc. and help integrating these into the product roadmap.

This individual will manage the solutions in line with the MineralTree strategy, ensure that solutions fit consistently within the integrated suite of technology enablers, as appropriate, that the solutions operate as designed and are of high quality. This position is also responsible for the successful deployment of these solutions and supporting the domain Knowledge Leader and Knowledge managers while providing consultative guidance on technology for the application sponsor. This position will also initiate, plan, and execute projects (moderately complex), leading mid-sized project teams (virtual, matrix) to success, applying effective project management processes, including management of stakeholder expectations, communications, and scope management. This role will report to the Chief Product Officer, while working closely with colleagues in Engineering, Business Operations, Finance and Marketing for executive reporting, business planning and product marketing.

Responsibilities


  • Know our markets and the unique needs of each (direct customers, partners and payment providers, financial institutions).
  • Understand the industries we serve and understand our competitors, accounting systems and payment rails that MineralTree works with
  • Collaborate across and with product managers and marketing to drive a seamless and integrated knowledge capability to the business
  • Apply advanced principles and concepts to a wide range of work in a complex functional area; duties are varied in scope and require a broad knowledge base to perform
  • Perform with a good understanding of the product’s full range of functionality and a working familiarity with technology tools and services
  • Provide detailed review of development solutions and schedules
  • Build the business case have the ability to secure executive support and funding
  • Manage application-related projects for the product family supported
  • Coordinate business readiness activities and plan measurement and analytics outputs
  • Monitor innovative trends and external market changes
  • Research industry best practices, vendors and assess competitive positioning
  • Create and manage platform engagement best practices, success stories and related activities
  • Determine priorities needed to achieve business objectives and ensure these are aligned to strategies
  • Effectively influences and directs the activities of individuals in other parts of the organization

Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field of study
  • Eight plus years of Technical Platform Product Management experience
  • Deep technical knowledge of API integrations, software containers, cloud-based applications and microservices
  • Strong project and product management skills with the ability to prepare detailed instructions/guidance and to manage projects
  • Curious and empathetic customer interactions to gather requirements and identify pain points
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple products and projects simultaneously
  • Passionate about building meaningful, intuitive products
  • Commitment to continuous development of product expertise and technical knowledge
  • The ability to write clear internal product specifications, external communications and training materials
  • Excellent project management, organizational and time-management skills
  • Experience with Accounts Payable processes and/or accounting systems is a plus
  • Knowledge of payment systems and rails (check, ACH, credit card, etc.) is a plus

The Benefits


As a full-time MineralTree employee, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary commensurate with the position, benefits for your peace of mind such as a BCBS sponsored medical & dental insurance and life & disability insurance. Start saving for retirement using our 401k plan through ING/Voya. We motivate you to be a continuous learner and believe in making investments in you by providing tuition reimbursement. Talented people tend to hang together and we want you to shout it from the rooftops about how great it is to work at MineralTree so we give you the opportunity to earn significant employee referral bonuses. While we work hard, we also know you need to recharge your batteries, so we provide unlimited (yes unlimited) vacation time.

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Location

Our office is near local bike paths, as well as Alewife station and Route 2. Employees have access to our fitness center, cafe, and food trucks.

An Insider's view of MineralTree

What are some social events your company does?

MineralTree has company-wide happy hours every month at different locations around Cambridge, as well as seasonal parties, including our summer barbecue and winter holiday party. We also have a company-wide cornhole tournament during the summer and team lunches every Friday!

Daniela Joggi

Human Resources Manager, People & Culture

What does your typical day look like?

No two days are alike, but the mornings typically include a couple of meetings to align engineering, product and UXD teams on the active sprints. We also communicate quite a bit over Slack. In the afternoon I'm moving between design reviews and smaller team meetings, and trying to set aside time for a short walk along the nature trails out back!

Meeta Mathur

VP Experience Design

How does the company support your career growth?

Early on, I transitioned from a marketing role to the product team. Since then, a series of fresh challenges like designing new features, guiding new integrations, and managing relationships with strategic partners has allowed me to learn, grow, and ultimately take ownership of our product strategy and set the priorities of our product roadmap.

Andrew Waters

Senior Product Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

My team's fast-paced approach to developing disruptive software sets the tone for the company as we redefine how businesses manage accounts payable. Our cross-functional collaboration with the product team has been paramount to the success of different product features and projects, and we always strive to create a continuous learning culture.

Kerry Kee

Senior Vice President, Engineering

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Accounts payable automation is a new concept that many businesses are unfamiliar with. My team is focused on educating finance professionals to understand the opportunities that this disruptive technology is creating for accounting teams across all industries.

Scott Siegler

Content Marketing Manager

What are MineralTree Perks + Benefits

MineralTree Benefits Overview

As a MineralTree employee, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary commensurate with the position, benefits for your peace of mind such as a BCBS sponsored medical & dental insurance and life & disability insurance. Start saving for retirement using our 401k plan through ING/Voya. We motivate you to be a continuous learner and believe in making investments in you by providing tuition reimbursement. Talented people tend to hang together and we want you to shout it from the rooftops about how great it is to work at MineralTree so we give you the opportunity to earn significant employee referral bonuses. While we work hard, we also know you need to recharge your batteries, so we provide unlimited (yes unlimited) vacation time!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Unlike the typical FSA account we provide a Health Savings Account (HSA) which is even better! The HSA plan is used to defer money tax-free to pay for qualified, unreimbursed medical expense.
Disability Insurance
We offer both short and long-term disability benefits for our employees. These excellent plans offer peace of mind knowing you will have excellent coverage if needed.
Dental Benefits
Dental Blue provides a comprehensive dental plan which offers extensive benefits and a large network of dental providers.
Vision Benefits
MineralTree provides a Vision benefit offered by BCBS for those who sign up for our health insurance benefit.
Health Insurance Benefits
BCBS provides a comprehensive PPO and HMO plan for employees. You will have access to a large network of physicians. We cover up to 75% of the (3K & 6K) deductible by funding employees HSA accounts.
Life Insurance
We offer coverage on day 1 at no cost for employees provided by Unum. You will receive 1x annual salary up to a maximum of $175,000.
Wellness Programs
Our office is equipped with standing desks for all employees. Our insurance offers a perk called Healthy Actions where if you get a yearly physical you are eligible to receive a $300 debit card.
Onsite Gym
An on-site gym is free for all employees and offers great classes, bootcamps and personal training!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
MineralTree sponsors a 401(K) plan administered by Voya. You will have your choice of 24 different funds in which to invest. Plan enrollment begins Day 1!
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
MineralTree offers a generous paid maternity leave for new parents as well as generous leave for parents after an adoption.
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
While we work hard, we also know you need to recharge your batteries, so we provide unlimited (yes unlimited) vacation time!
Paid Holidays
MineralTree offers all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
In addition to unlimited vacation time, MineralTree offers six paid sick days for all employees.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
MineralTree offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Company Outings
MineralTree has company-wide happy hours every month at different locations around Cambridge, as well as seasonal parties and tournaments, including our summer barbecue and winter holiday party.
Stocked Kitchen
We love coffee and provide a wide variety. From pod brewed coffee to espresso and even gourmet pour over coffee, were sure you'll find your favorite cup to start your day. Tea, sparkling water, etc.!
Some Meals Provided
MineralTree provides team lunches every Friday!
Happy Hours
We have fun company-wide happy hours every month at different locations across Cambridge!
Parking
MineralTree employees don't worry about where to park because we have free parking for all employees!
Recreational Clubs
We have a company-wide cornhole tournament every summer for employees!
Fitness Subsidies
MineralTree provides a fitness reimbursement program offered by BCBS which reimburses for most common health and fitness programs.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
MineralTree offers tuition reimbursement for all full-time employees in the amount up to $3,000 annually (this covers the cost of tuition and books required for the class).
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