Title: Product Manager, Abaxx Exchange

Location: New York

Abaxx Technologies is a new, innovative type of company called a Project Generator. We bring a combination of capital, technology, expertise, and distribution networks to new business ideas and early-stage companies. Our motto is “Tools for the Invisible Hand” and we are maniacally focused on creating efficient markets.

The Abaxx Commodities Exchange is one of the cornerstone projects of Abaxx Technologies.  We are building a next-generation trading platform built on Blockchain / Distributed-Ledger Technology. This new company will give its employees all of the freedom, flexibility, and equity upside of a startup while removing the risks of capital raising, technology development, and initial product distribution.

The Product Manager will be part of the leadership team of this new company and responsible for delivering an innovative, effective commodities exchange platform. The incumbent needs to understand the needs of commodities traders and how to translate those needs into products and solutions. A successful candidate also needs to understand good design with the ability to translate multiple layers of process into simple flows that delight customers.

The Product Manager will work in an exciting and engaging agile environment where expanding skills, testing creative boundaries and sharing ideas are expected. The incumbent will work closely with the CEO and Chairman of Abaxx Technologies, the Technology Delivery Team, and the broader Abaxx leadership.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the operational design and launch of a next-generation futures exchange and clearing house (CCP) platform.

  • Identify product requirements (including build, buy and partner decisions) and develop products that offer an outstanding customer experience.

  • Identify key distribution channels to producers, consumers, and market makers.  Help build the go-to-market story for the sales organization.

  • Design and build business processes to support all of the legal, regulatory, risk management, and back-office processes needed to operate an exchange and clearing house.

  • Work with the Technology Team to create the Product Backlog, define User Stories, and prioritize tech development.

  • Take input and feedback from the customers, partners, and sales organization to continuously improve the product.

  • Maintain an intimate knowledge of the market for next-generation exchanges and continue to refine the overall strategy of the product and business as the market and technologies evolve.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Futures Exchange front and back office solutions. Direct experience trading commodities derivatives is preferred.

  • 5-10 years of work experience in the product management or successful projects that involved new product design and implementation

  • Understanding of risk management, financial market infrastructure, settlement, and contracts in the trading of regulated markets

  • Ability to develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders as well as customers, and work with all levels within the organization. Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams that do not directly report to you

  • Strong problem-solving, verbal and written communication, planning, organizational and presentation skills

  • BA/BS required and a Masters / MBA is preferred

 

To Apply: Send a copy of your resume and cover letter to: jobs@abaxx.tech