Head of Product - Waddle at Waddle

Waddle, Permanent, Sydney, AU sydney product full-time
Posted 28 days ago

Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive. 

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

Xero & Waddle

Waddle was acquired by the global cloud accounting software company in 2020. Xero saw a beautiful connection between our purpose “making it easy for small businesses to access lending” and their purpose “make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world”. 

When these purposes align, we’re not only helping small businesses, we’ll be building a stronger economy that can change the world.

Find out more about Waddle

Who are we, and what do we do...

We are on a big journey at Waddle, pushing the boundaries of lending for small businesses.  We started our journey seven years ago, building an industry leading product to enable simple, quick and digital access to lending for small businesses.  The product enables the customer to manage their daily cash flow requirements to suit the way they manage their business and works hand and hand with cloud accounting software.  Our product was so successful that we now license our platform to tier 1 banks/lenders around the world to deliver simple digital lending to their customers.  

We’re not a start-up anymore, but spend some time in our office and you wouldn’t know it. Wear your shorts whenever you want, add your favourite tunes to the office playlist, join in with yoga on a Thursday, even bring in your dog if you like! We’ve also fully embraced flexible working and have seen productivity only increase. Whilst you’ll be expected to collaborate in the office a few days each week, we believe working from home is here to stay.

About the role & what you'll do...

The Head of Product will drive the strategic direction and technical oversight of the Waddle lending platform, ensuring its key enterprise customers receive a world class experience.  

You will work closely with Technology, Delivery, Partnerships and Operations, aligning on the vision, strategy, and roadmap to ensure the product team successfully executes at speed against key organisational objectives. You will bring demonstrated experience and success in delivering products in a banking, fintech, accounting or similar environment to this role.  

You will be a key member of both Waddle’s and Xero’s Lending leadership teams and act as an educator and evangelist for Financial Services globally across Xero & Waddle.

What you'll bring with you...

  • Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to bring ideas to life and break down complex problems to your audience
  • Great relationship building and leadership skills, with previous experience of leading high performing product teams
  • You'll come with a strong collaboration mindset, acting as a bridge between product & engineering
  • A critical thinker with vison for the future, ideally with a track record of solving customer needs through innovative technology 
  • Previous experience with launching/scaling FinTech products would be a huge plus 

  • Why Xero?

    At Xero we support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your work, your life and your passions. We offer a great remuneration package including shares plus a range of leave options to suit your well-being. Our work environment encourages continuous improvement and career development and you’ll get to work with the latest technology.  

    Our collaborative and inclusive culture is one we’re immensely proud of. We know that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully. We are a member of Pride in Diversity, in recognition of our inclusive workplace. So, from the moment you step through our doors, you’ll feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life.

    Xero strongly encourages employees and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to work from a Xero office, or engage in any face-to-face Xero business.