Product Lead - Screening



London, UK
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Company Description

We’re looking for a Product Lead for our Screening product teams in London or Tallinn. This role is a unique opportunity to have an impact on Wise’s mission and build the engine that powers the revolution, Money without Borders.

Job Description

Your mission:

  • Champion the Screening product area and directly manage 2 Senior PMs

  • Our Screening product teams are responsible for designing and building effective Sanctions, PEP and Adverse Media controls and engines.

  • Work closely with a cross functional first line team including engineers, analyst, compliance experts

  • Represent the team in discussions with senior management, regional teams, 2LOD

  • Own KPIs, risks and issues across the entire domain

  • The team has product development hubs in London and Tallinn

  • The role reports into the Product Lead of Financial Crime


What we’re looking for:

  • Domain Understanding

    • Strong understanding of sanctions regimes and large scale screening engines

    • Good understanding of agile development practices, working closely with engineering teams

    • Experience with large scale remediation projects

  • Product Management Excellence

    • Product building experience, either as an engineering or product or operations leader in a hands on role

    • Willing to get your hands dirty and build products yourself. Typically will have a background that shows they have a superpower (engineer, designer, analyst, consultant, financial, serial entrepreneur, etc).

    • Have defined and moved KPIs

    • Have built and executed a multi-year product strategy

    • Have built roadmaps for teams finding a path from uncertainty/chaos to clarity.

  • Leadership

    • Enthusiasm for the Wise mission is essential - empathy for the problem we are solving and the fire to build something with no precedent

    • Flexible in approach - not stuck to a “by the book” product head role definition.

    • Understands how to grow existing team members as well as hiring and onboarding team members.

    • Responsible for guiding product managers in the past. Usually will have done this in more than one company.

    • Enthusiastic about learning new skills to unblock yourself and your team.

  • Problem Solving

    • Analytically-minded, can clearly frame problems, articulate hypotheses and solutions, measure them and has used the tools to be able to do this without an analyss

    • Have worked directly with auditors and/or regulators


  • Audit experience

  • VSD & regulatory engagement experience

  • Experience with any large scale third party sanctions screening engine

Additional Information

Our Offer

For everyone, everywhere. We're people building money without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We believe teams are strongest when they are diverse, equitable and inclusive.

We're proud to have a truly international team, and we celebrate our differences.
Inclusive teams help us live our values and make sure every Wiser feels respected, empowered to contribute towards our mission and able to progress in their careers.

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