Principal Product Manager

Date: May 2, 2021

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US, 90071

Company: Capital Group

Req ID: 40808 

Location: Los Angeles, CA 

Other location(s): Los Angeles (CA); Seattle (WA) 

Relocation benefits offered: Yes 

Travel required: None 


“I can be myself at work.”


You define yourself by more than just a job title, and we want you to feel comfortable bringing your true self to work. We value your talents, your traditions and your take on the world  ̶  everything that makes you unique. We’re working hard to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization and our communities because we know that what makes us different makes us better.


We want you to feel a strong sense of belonging. We value and welcome your experiences, ideas and identity. Over 40 employee resource groups unite our people and help to develop our collective empathy through unfiltered conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, disabilities, mental health and so much more.


“I can influence my income.”


You want to feel recognized at work. Your performance will be reviewed annually, and your compensation will be designed to motivate and reward the value that you provide. You’ll receive a competitive salary, bonuses and benefits. Your company-funded retirement contribution will be the equivalent of 15% of your annual pay (including bonuses).


“I can lead a full life.”


You bring unique goals and interests to your job and your life. Whether you’re raising a family, you’re passionate about where you volunteer, or you want to explore different career paths, we’ll give you the resources that can set you up for success.

  • Enjoy generous time-away and health benefits from day one, with the opportunity for flexible work options
  • Receive 2-for-1 matching gifts for your charitable contributions and the opportunity to secure annual grants for the organizations you love
  • Access on-demand professional development resources that allow you to hone existing skills and learn new ones


COVID-19 HIRING: Our recruiting and onboarding activities are virtual during the pandemic and we’ve transitioned to a work-from-home environment until further notice. We are offering generous work-from-home benefits to improve our associate’s ability to work remotely.


The Principal Product Manager will be a member of Investment Group Technologies, a new and rapidly growing team within Capital Group. This leader will drive best-in-class technology solutions that support all of Capital’s $2.0T+ in assets under management.The role presents significant intellectual and technical challenges with enormous opportunity for business impact. Capital is expanding the use of data engineering and data science across every facet of the firm’s activities. The product leader in this role will develop technology for our core Investment Research and Management teams, with a focus on data and tools for environmental, social, and governance investing (ESG).


Our Investment Research and Management teams serve 55 million customers. Our mission since 1931 has been to improve their lives through successful long-term investing. Looking to the future, we are in a unique position to make an even bigger difference to these investors, harnessing our distinctive investment research process, built on eight decades of proprietary data and research insights, and coupled with our data-grounded and customer-focused approach to building software. This professional will be passionate about our mission and driving for superior long-term investment results through the application of modern engineering and analytical methods.


Reporting to the VP, Product Management, s/he will partner with internal stakeholders in the Investment and Technology groups to define the optimal product/segment set, be the leader who aligns stakeholders, and drives delivery.

This role will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the definition of the product vision based on in-person research with customers to gain end-to-end real-world understanding of customer needs and product value. Being the voice of the customer with Capital’s engineering teams.
  • Supporting the creation of a Capital-wide ESG platform, connecting lots of disparate research data sets to the investment process. Helping to define the strategic roadmap in the critical and evolving landscape for ESG data and integration, guiding the technology build needed to support the vision, and evangelizing the initiative across the organization.
  • Assisting in the ideation process to create products that increase customer value.
  • Leveraging data analysis skills to research difficult or ambiguous problems.

Desired Characteristics 

  • Track record of software product management in financial industry applied to data products and data visualization.
  • Quantitative mindset. Ability to develop a business case and establish performance metrics to secure program resources and measure impact.
  • Business perspective. Expertise at the intersection of the financial, technical, and customer domains to drive business value.
  • Program leadership. Ability to shape and drive large-scale, cross-functional, multi-level programs around people, technology, processes, and tools – balancing long term strategy with quick wins.
  • Personal integrity and desire to work in a collaborative culture built on shared values.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s in Business, Finance, Computer Science or related field.
  • Minimum of 6 years product management experience and shipped 1+ product, from concept to adoption.
  • Experience in asset management or financial services required
  • Superior analytical skills. Demonstrated ability to identify and solve ambiguous problems. In particular, identifying customer needs and inventing new ways to meet those needs.
  • Successful collaboration skills and tools that focus on earning trust. Excellent listening skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality technology products in a complex, fast paced environment. High degree of organization and ability to manage multiple, competing priorities.
  • Quick learner and acts to explore new possibilities. 

Preferred Qualifications       

  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and prioritize multiple projects.  Ability to develop new ideas and creative solutions.
  • Successful track record operating productively within mission critical production systems with the highest standards of data reliability, integrity, and security. 
  • Demonstrated ability to drive a high level of focus and excellence in agile development teams.
  • Ability to champion and inspire others to understand data and digital tools as a strategic business asset to drive significant growth opportunities across the firm.
  • Potential to grow as a leader and expand responsibilities.


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“I can learn more about Capital Group.” 


At Capital Group, the success of the people who invest with us depends on the people in whom we invest. That’s why we offer a culture, compensation and opportunities that empower our associates to build successful and prosperous careers. Through nine decades, our goal has been to improve people’s lives through successful investing. We know that our history is a testament to the strength of the people we hire. More than 7,800 associates in 30+ offices around the world help our clients and each other grow and thrive every day. Find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, FairyGodBoss, DiversityJobs and Instagram.


We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 

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