The Bend team helps individuals and employers get on the path to financial health by simplifying and improving the HSA experience. We understand that not everyone is a financial genius—and people shouldn’t have to be in order to get the most from their health savings.
At Bend, we’re always looking for new ways to make HSAs better with smart, intuitive solutions that leverage the latest technologies like machine learning and AI. If you thrive on big thinking, value a collaborative work environment and consider technology a partner, consider becoming part of our team.
Here at Bend our mission is to help businesses and individuals manage the rising cost of healthcare, and their overall long-term financial health. We accomplish this goal by using advanced technologies to help our customers optimize tax benefits and health spending through their Health Savings Account. Utilizing our modern technology stack, fast iterative development process and excellent UX Bend provides the leading Health Savings Account experience currently available on the market.
Bend is currently looking for software developers who are passionate about crafting quality software, keeping current with new technologies and are looking to be a part of a team that is creating software to empower our customers to meet their long-term financial goals.
Develop, maintain, extend software components and ensure reliable deployment of new features.
Develop software as part of an Agile team, working in one-week iterations.
Work with product owner, other members of the Agile team to understand business requirements and priorities.
Deliver tested, demonstrable, and deployable software within an iteration.
Help the team make and deliver on its commitments.
Automate unit and integration tests to achieve high automated test coverage.
Assess and incorporate new tools to aid with the development and testing process.
Contribute to the continuous improvement of the team.
Contribute to the definition and inspection of quality gates within the build and deployment pipeline.
If you are like most people in the US today, you are spending more and more on healthcare. Healthcare costs keep rising and employees are finding that high-deductible health insurance plans (HDHP) with health savings accounts (HSAs) can be a real game-changer for them. These accounts offer some amazing tax-advantaged benefits you won’t find elsewhere.
But have you used an HSA lately? Do you understand how it works? Do you think you’re getting the most out of it? While the possibilities are great, we believe that consumers don’t have the right tools to fully benefit from their HSAs.
So, we’ve decided to change that.
Bend Financial is an exciting early-stage startup on a mission to make HSAs easy for everyone to understand while maximizing tax benefits and transforming the fragmented and dated user interfaces prevalent today. We are driven to help you manage your healthcare expenses and make your HSA as delightfully functional as other products that you know and love. We are innovators who enjoy collaboration and have a fun, social culture strategically located in the heart of downtown Boston.
And we need your help.
If you’re passionate about delivering an unrivaled customer experience, building great products, and working in a highly collaborative and exciting culture, read on.
The role we are offering provides a unique opportunity to collaborate closely with our team, to shape our revolutionary offering for the consumer financial market, and to grow with us. As a Product Manager, you will be responsible for articulating and translating the product vision into feature(s) for our products while effectively communicating the product strategy to key stakeholders and team members.
In this role you will:
Participate as member of a Scrum development team
Write technical user stories in Jira, collaborating and communicating feature requests to engineering teams in a fast-paced, agile environment
Work within the development team to clarify requirements and prioritize backlog to achieve the product roadmap
Perform user acceptance testing and regularly assist with Quality Assurance (QA)
Collaborate with the VP of Product and Director of Design to conduct ongoing research through direct customer contact and surveys, industry journals, sales team feedback, monitoring competitors and industry trends
Help create and collaborate on personas and user journey maps
Collaborate with sales and marketing departments on appropriate product positioning, product launch plans, product sales tools, and sales training
Collaborate with members of customer experience team to identify product support, implementation strategies, and customer training requirements
Collaborate with leadership and VP of Product to understand the vision and goals of upcoming projects
Observe, identify, and do what is needed to move us forward
Other duties as assigned
Passionate: High energy. “Can-do-attitude”. Enthusiastic. Optimistic, open, and objective toward others.
High Standards: Quality orientation. Follow through on commitments. A Doer who gets things done.
Efficient: Producing significant output with minimal wasted effort, organized planning and prioritization.
Proactive: Self-starter, continually seeks additional responsibilities. Willingness to go the distance to get something done, including working long hours at times if needed.
Collaborative: Strong “people orientation”. Can disagree without being abrasive or intimidating. Team player.
Emotional Intelligence: high degree of self-awareness. Handles interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. Exercises good judgement while under pressure.
Communicator: Speaks and writes clearly and articulately without being overly verbose or talkative and possesses an openness to people and a willingness to hear what others are saying.
Coachable: Open to feedback and continual professional improvement. Flexible and adaptable.
Proven ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial startup environment
4+ years of professional experience and 2+ years of experience in an agile software development environment
Proven competency with Scrum processes, defining stories that are ready-for-engineering
Exceptional communication skills including the ability to deliver precise, detailed requirements to engineering
Experience with working with distributed teams is a plus
Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Certification is a plus