BBVA Compass

Open Platform- Product Manager

5 months ago


Future of Banking


BBVA is a global financial organization with more than 135,000 employees and 67 million customers across 35 countries. BBVA is on a mission to build the world’s #1 Digital Bank.Key to that objective is the success of its unique, disruptive fintech business unit known as New Digital Businesses. The unit is helping reinvent the bank by competing with banking industry incumbents, including BBVA. It does this by investing in (e.g. Prosper, Personal Capital, Coinbase, Atom Bank), partnering with, acquiring (e.g. Simple, Holvi, SpringStudio) and building (e.g. Open Platform) independent cutting-edge fintech companies.


As part of the Open Platform team you will have to opportunity to enable innovation through BBVA’s transformative Banking as a Service solution; removing the complexities of the bank stack to empower businesses to scale.


BBVA is committed to creating the fintech platform of the future - through Open Platform we will empower the world’s startups and technology companies to create the most innovative solutions for their customers. Our platform provides easy to use and comprehensive APIs that make accepting payments and creating financial products possible, reducing the costs, complexity and compliance headaches that make it difficult for companies to scale. Join us as we change the way businesses look at banks.


At BBVA, we’re working to make banking better for everyone. That’s where you come in. We’re looking for smart, team-oriented people who want to be part of a first-class workforce that gives people the tools they need to meet their financial goals, all while delivering an outstanding client experience. Learn more below.




What you will be doing:

BBVA is building an ambitious Bank as a Service business and looks for a fintech and API experienced profile, with a great balance between technical and banking profile enough to lead a Scrum team while manage partners and their business.

This Product Owner will be part of the BBVA Open Platform global team, working closely with other Product Owners based in the US, Spain and other countries. The main functions of the product owner will be:

  • This role will lead  and boost all the definition required in the implementation of the APIs, by working closely with BBVA IT teams in Agile methodology.
  • As a Product Owner, you will work alongside our lead developers to create, design, manage and document our APIs.
  • In terms of the functional definitions and business agreements, you will spearhead the BBVA business dialogue with both internal and external partners.
  • We would expect you to build relationships and processes to identify and integrate partner APIs into the Open Platform over time.



We are looking for risk takers, overachievers, and revolutionaries to join our team.  This role will have the opportunity to manage key stakeholders’ interest in a global organization within the Fintech industry.  If you desire to reinvent banking through APIs, we want to meet you!



What you will bring:

  • At least 5 years as product manager in a fintech business in the US, with a preference for someone who has worked a minimum two years in a startup environment.  
  • At least 5 years of experience managing projects/businesses  in complex environments for an international firm
  • Experience documenting API development preferred.  
  • Open Platform’s specific technical knowledge: API Management and Design, Developer Center, SDKs, GitHub, StackOverflow, Cloud…
  • Agile methodology



  • Bachelor Degree in Technology or Business Administration
  • Optional: Master / PhD degrees



  • Collaborative profile
  • Orientation to results in short term
  • Excellent interpersonal relationships


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