Fintech Product Manager at Smartcat

Location: Boston, USA / Moscow, Russia / Russia / Remote /

Smartcat is the operating system for the global translation industry. Our team believes that the world becomes ever-more connected and interdependent. The borders that prevent people from trading, working together, and exchanging knowledge and innovations erode over time. That is the future we want to live in. Our mission is to speed up the pace at which that happens, building the best platform for Connected Translation. We don’t believe automation will render language professionals obsolete. Instead, we place powerful software into the hands of the millions of people working to globalize their own industries, plug them into our global supply network, and enable continuous delivery of multilingual content. With tens of thousands of customers and hundreds of thousands of freelancers translating together on Smartcat, we are well on our way.


Smartcat develops collaboration software that allows a multi-sided marketplace of brands, agencies, and freelance linguists to translate content together. Supported by our integrated payment and translation automation engines, our suite becomes the central hub for localization work. Your mission will be to leverage our unique vertical SaaS  combined with the industry-tailored fintech component, develop the financial offering and bring us above 1 billion dollars in yearly transactions volume in 3–3.5 years.

Your outcomes

  • Complete the Smartcat fintech component strategy and roadmap and own it going forward  while increasing LTV and making the product stickier.

  • Own the financial services revenue objective, achieve 33% QoQ growth in Q1 2021 and maintain it throughout the following two years.

  • Build and champion the process of revenue expansion based on customer usage data and proactive recommendation of next-level fintech products.


  • Outstanding achievement as a product manager for fintech, b2b SaaS or marketplace platforms with a focus on product-led growth.

  • Ability to deeply understand the Smartcat product strategy and the platform’s functionality. We are building a market network for the global language industry, while engaging several sides of the marketplace and running several products combined in the all-in-one platform offering.

  • Fluent English, both written and spoken.

  • Exceptional communication skills to interact with colleagues, customers, and partners.

  • Growth-oriented mindset.

  • Aggressive drive for growth and high tolerance for uncertainty and risk. 

  • Exceptional commitment to evidence- and data-informed decision making.

  • Integrity, full commitment, and a strong sense of ownership.

  • Readiness to work in a highly intense startup environment, requiring extreme focus, a sense of urgency, and persistence to break through.

  • Openness to feedback and alternative opinions and ideas.

  • Comfortable working with remote teams across time zones. 

  • Easy-going personality, high tolerance to cultural differences.

Why joining Smartcat might be your best move so far

  • The ongoing rise of the content economy is causing a massive shift in the language industry. All today’s megatrends — big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning — are converging in it at lightning speed. Smartcat’s disruptive business model taps into this $50b industry with a market network where buyers and suppliers connect, collaborate, and leverage our free-to-use workflow SaaS. The next decade will be the era of market networks and reinventing the $10 trillion service economy, and we’re pioneering this global transformation in all things language-related. 

  • You will enjoy building with us. You will drive changes in how an old-fashioned global language industry operates while improving how hundreds of thousands of people work, and millions of people exchange knowledge and ideas in the world. 

  • While the language industry is big and fragmented enough to keep us busy building a billion-dollar company in the next few years, we are already seeing how the network naturally expands to adjacent language and content-related verticals, expanding our TAM and making our journey even more exciting. 

  • We are a global team of 100+ enthusiastic people, with hubs in Boston, Amsterdam, Limassol, Moscow, and Hong Kong — and our users and partners are scattered all around the globe. We’re eager to succeed and transform the world of language services for the better. We grow aggressively while preserving our culture of empathy. As diverse as we are, we love working and having fun together, and we’re sure you’ll love working with us too. 

  • Smartcat is backed by Matrix Partners, FJ Labs, and other top VC firms focusing on SaaS and marketplace startups (you might recognize names like HubSpot, Zendesk, Uber, Stripe, RigUp and Quora in their portfolios). This helps us innovate at a fast pace and learn from top professionals in other industries. 

  • We are looking for someone who will become a part of the executive team and play a critical role in the most exciting part of our journey from a post-Series B startup to a company exceeding $1b in GMV. Our journey isn’t for the faint of heart. You need to be an extremely fast learner to bring value to our users and the industry as a whole. You need to see the big picture and execute strategies that significantly increase shareholder value over time. We need a sharp mind who can stay two steps ahead on the road with us. We’ve got lots of success to share if you’re ready for it.

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