Certain Lending is bringing the business purpose mortgage, a traditionally offline and manual financial product, into a modern platform for borrowers and capital partners. Our customers are the hundreds of thousands of real estate investors who use mortgage financing to acquire and improve properties, undertake new construction, and operate rental portfolios. These individuals and small businesses collectively borrow over $400B annually and many go through the process of obtaining debt multiple times per year. Certain is fundamentally changing how they finance these investments - bringing speed, transparency, and certainty to the process.

As an early product management hire in a rapidly growing fintech startup, this is a unique opportunity to partner with a talented software engineering team and business/operations team and guide the direction of our company. Our ideal candidate can quickly come up to speed on the fundamental drivers of our business, formulate a point of view on our investment opportunities, and drive clarity on individual projects that we seek to take on. This position will work closely with engineering, business leadership, and the end-customers of our product.


  • Observe customer, partner, and team member workflows and quickly develop a point of view on what is working well and what can be better
  • Produce well thought out written materials when given an open problem to research (think Amazon 6-pager)
  • Drive prioritization discussions across engineering and the business that align everyone along the company strategy
  • Contribute to the strategic planning process
  • Maintain product roadmap and organize backlog of work


  • Interest in financial services or mortgage
  • Prior experience building a new product(s)
  • Demonstrated high achievement in a prior job, project, or academics
  • Energy and enthusiasm to build a significant company
  • Flexibility to do the work that adds value over adherence to a job description

Nice to have

  • 2+ years experience in Product Management
  • Undergraduate degree in Economics, Computer Science or similar


• Comprehensive medical coverage
• 401(k)
• Commuter benefits
• Paid parental and family leave
• Monthly fitness & wellness reimbursement
• Healthy snacks, beverages, and meals provided
• Sponsorship for professional certifications and conference attendance
• Your choice of equipment, ergonomic workstations
• Paid happy hours and company events
• Flexible hours and unlimited vacation