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Operations Strategy Internship (f/m/d)



Berlin, Germany
Posted on Friday, March 1, 2024

Upvest, founded in 2017, enables any financial institution to offer great investment experiences to its customers. Upvest is an investment firm regulated by the German supervision authority (BaFin). The company currently employs 160+ people across Europe with its headquarters based in Berlin, Germany.

The company is backed by the world’s largest venture capital funds and investors including Bessemer Venture Partners, BlackRock, Earlybird, HV Capital, Notion Capital, and ABN Amro Ventures, as well as by renowned fintech entrepreneurs (including Maximilian Tayenthal, founder of N26, and Felix Haas, founder of IDnow).

We’re looking for fintech enthusiasts to join us in creating the financial infrastructure of tomorrow. We’re building the first European Investment API to enable any financial institution offering a wide range of efficient and transparent investment products, such as stocks and ETFs in nominal, portfolio, and fractional form. Our mission and vision is to make investing as easy as spending money.

We’re based in Berlin but would consider hiring remotely in Germany for this role. If you do want to move to Berlin though, we’re happy to support your relocation.

Your mission:

You will be joining Upvest's Operations team and you will be helping with shaping the strategy and setup of operations. During your internship, you will have the chance to collaborate closely with domain teams like Brokerage, Custody Services & Taxes or Client Experience and company-wide stakeholders beyond Operations. You'll learn about designing key processes within our API-first fintech product and how to truly collaborate in a cross-functional team to reach its full potential.

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Dive deep into Upvest’s Investment API and the investment infrastructure landscape to support on determining our direction as Operations
  • Support on key strategic projects together with the Operations team as well as key cross-functional stakeholders (Product, Growth, Banking, and Legal), as well as external stakeholders (clients and vendors)
  • Manage ad-hoc analyses and research on challenges we encounter on the way to scale
  • Experience a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment
  • Actively shape our business success by contributing to our mission to help millions of people to take their wealth into their own hands

Job requirements:

  • You can commit to a 4- 6-month full-time internship
  • You're excited about fintech and are thrilled to build the financial infrastructure of tomorrow
  • Previous internship or work experience from management consulting or a securities-related or operations position (e.g., Fintech, bank, broker, or similar)
  • Having had touch points with SQL or Looker is a big plus
  • Hungry to learn and eager to grow
  • You are a team player and feel energised in diverse teams
  • You love to be challenged, take ownership of your work, and iterate quickly
  • You are structured, equipped with very good analytical skills, and know how to solve problems by yourself
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • You're willing to relocate to Berlin (where our office is located) to experience the unique team culture at Upvest
  • We can support visa sponsorship

    Why Upvest?

    • We're working on solving a hard problem: fixing the European securities financial infrastructure that empowers more people to be able to invest. You have the opportunity to contribute to this change.

    • We invest in you. From access to a personal coach, development budget and plenty of opportunities to grow in your role.

    • We take hiring seriously with a strong focus on keeping a high bar when interviewing (equally important is that we hire decent people, who are passionate about their craft and helping us achieve our shared mission).

    • While we're not quite fully-remote, we are committed to being a flexible employer, as we understand you don't have to be in the office to do your best work.

    • We live a culture of empowerment, trust (that we hire the best people and get out of their way) and openness (there's a greater advantage in sharing information than keeping it to ourselves).

    Our values:

    • Learn and grow. We aim high to shape our future. We give and request honest feedback knowing that we develop together. Progression over Perfection.
    • Team first. We make it easy for others. We value our differences and are open to others' opinions. We win and celebrate together! Team over Egos.
    • Own the outcome. Whether we win or we lose, we stand together. We are proactive and get the job done. Outcome over Process.
    • Tell the story. We always start with the why. We share knowledge to empower others. Transparency over Complexity.

    Upvest is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees