API Product Manager - Prototyping

  • Company: Capital One
  • Posted: November 03, 2016
  • Reference ID: R13532
22 Fourth Street (61036), United States of America, San Francisco, California

API Product Manager - Prototyping

Capital One is seeking a Product Manager to lead the API vision and roadmap for select, forward looking APIs supporting the DevExchange Platform. You will help empower internal and external stakeholders to build world-class experiences on top of Capital One APIs and guide our businesses to understand and fully leverage APIs as part of a platform business.

The right candidate will be able to integrate solid product and business understanding with deep knowledge of APIs, and building great developer experiences.  We need a strong API Product Manager with experience leading software teams and influencing business and technical leaders.


  • Work on a team with product engineers to prototype and build modern public APIs based on feedback from external and internal stakeholders
  • Manage the product and feature backlog for external APIs being tested by your team
  • Engage with external developers, product managers and consumers to identify and prioritize desirable external APIs and products that can be tested for use on DevExchange
  • Understand the long term vision and key drivers of select businesses at Capital One and map that vision to a foundational set of API capabilities
  • Analyze, define, and communicate API product roadmaps that align with business objectives
  • Lead API design reviews to ensure interface alignment with business intent and usability standards
  • Work with API designers and cross-functional teams to translate business needs into API interface & functional requirements
  • Evangelize new API-driven business and operational models that align with the business vision
  • Work directly with internal and external API consumers on both the business and technical side to understand needs, gaps and opportunities
  • Identify and evangelize additional opportunities to build great APIs throughout the enterprise
  • Contribute to and drive Capital One additional enterprise API initiatives
  • Remain continuously informed of emerging API trends and engaged in the external API community

Here’s what you’ll need to be successful:

  • You have a passion for APIs and elegant design
  • You understand software architecture and agile development patterns
  • You can communicate business requirements to technical teams and vice versa.
  • You can create an API prototype to demonstrate its value and power to customers.
  • You can work independently with unwavering professionalism.
  • You can positively represent our brand.
  • You feel at ease in complex environments.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or military experience
  • At least 3 years of Product Management or Software Development experience
  • At least 3 years of experience working with development teams in a fast-paced environment
  • Great translator; able to speak the language of technology and of business teams
  • Experience building, consuming, documenting or supporting web APIs (ideally all of the above!)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional API Product Management experience
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • 5+years in Product Management
  • 4+years of team management experience
  • 4+years of experience managing client or vendor relationships
  • Excellent presentation skills, comfortable presenting to senior leadership
  • Strong attention to detail, combined with ability to see and explain the big picture
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, change, and shifting priorities

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

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