Director of Payments
Automattic, the company behind WooCommerce, WordPress.com, and Jetpack, is looking for an extraordinary candidate to lead our work in payments and financial services. In this role, you will have the opportunity to dramatically expand on Automattic’s work in payments, and build new financial products to help our merchants grow their businesses.
As Director of Payments, your primary responsibilities will include:
- Leading strategy, go to market, and daily operations for Automattic’s payments products and partner integrations, with a focus on revenue growth.
- Overseeing risk management and compliance functions to ensure minimal losses.
- Identifying providers and partners, negotiating terms, executing deals, and working with the team to integrate them and oversee their long-term success.
- Conducting market research to identify, assess, and prioritize new business opportunities.
The ideal candidate:
- Has 8+ years of experience with a strong foundation developed in online payments and product development (at online payment companies, card networks, banks, etc.), or a similar environment.
- Is deeply familiar with the economics of online payments and what drives profits and losses—and can speak in specifics to underwriting/risk management techniques, optimizing interchange fees, and compliance.
- Has a consistent record of negotiating and implementing complex deals with large organizations.
- Has strong analytical skills and the ability to model business opportunities and assess trade-offs.
- Has experience doing market and competitive research, and working cross-functionally with legal, engineering, marketing, and finance teams.
- Is highly self-motivated, able to work with significant autonomy.
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