Senior Product Manager (EdTech Platform & Integration)

Location: Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, United States
Date Posted: 11-02-2017
Our Client
Our client is a dynamic, mission-driven, well­-funded, fast­ growing EdTech startup that is creating the future of digital curriculum. 1​ ​in​ ​every​ ​3​ ​classroom​ ​teachers across​ ​the​ ​nation​ ​use​ ​our clients ​free​ ​resources​. Their mission is to: 'Make the digital curriculum of the future a reality for students everywhere.'
 
The Product Manager Lead role
Our client is looking for product managers to help shape the future of their online, collaborative, curricular platform with lessons, resources, assessments, and activities created by some of the country’s best teachers. Their product is already used by over a million students and teachers. You will play a critical role in building our client’s product platform and shaping its future. You will work closely with product designers, software engineers, product managers, academics, our co­-founders, and the user community to build their world-class web and mobile applications.

The Team
Is a mix of experienced and newer SaaS product builders who excel at building product that delight users and solve complex problems simply. They ship product daily, value iteration over big upfront design, pay attention to the details, and help each other improve.

The Job
Reporting​ ​to​ ​the​ ​VP​ ​of​ ​Product​ ​Management,​ ​you​ ​will​ ​be​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​leading​ ​the development​ ​and​ ​execution​ ​of​ ​our​ ​our​ ​Platform​ ​and​ ​Integrations​ ​Roadmap,​ ​helping​ ​to define​ ​the​ ​vision​ ​of​ ​how​ ​the​ ​underlying​  ​platform​ ​works,​ ​how​ ​it​ ​plays​ ​with other​ ​products​ ​and​ ​services​ ​in​ ​K-12​ ​schools,​ ​and​ ​how​ ​it​ ​services​ ​the​ ​growing​ ​demand​ ​of third​ ​party​ ​content​ ​publishers​ ​and​ ​international​ ​partners.​ ​ ​As​ ​part​ ​of​ ​a​ ​team​ ​of​ ​highly​ ​results oriented​ ​Product​ ​Managers,​ ​you​ ​will​ ​collaborate​ ​on​ ​process,​ ​work​ ​to​ ​identify​ ​market opportunities,​ ​and​ ​implement​ ​features​ ​and​ ​functionality​ ​key​ ​to​ ​growing​ ​the​ ​client's business​ ​both​ ​domestically​ ​and​ ​abroad.​ ​ ​This​ ​is​ ​an​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​permanently​ ​change​ ​the field​ ​of​ ​education.
  • ​Lead​ ​the​ ​development​ ​and​ ​prioritized​ ​execution​ ​of​ ​our​ ​“Platform​ ​and​ ​Integrations” roadmap.​ ​Manage​ ​projects​ ​through​ ​their​ ​full​ ​life​ ​cycle;​ ​work​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​our​ ​Engineering, Design,​ ​and​ ​QA​ ​teams​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​that​ ​specifications,​ ​deadlines,​ ​and​ ​goals​ ​are​ ​met.
  • ​Use​ ​quantitative​ ​and​ ​qualitative​ ​data​ ​to​ ​inform​ ​roadmap​ ​direction​ ​and​ ​decisions. gathering​ ​information​ ​about​ ​district​ ​needs​ ​through​ ​interviews​ ​and​ ​customer​ ​visits.
  • Partner​ ​with​ ​third​ ​parties​ ​to​ ​integrate​ their ​platform​ ​into​ ​other​ ​systems​ ​and technologies​ ​in​ ​use​ ​in​ ​K-12​ ​schools​ ​and​ ​classrooms.
  • ​Collaborate​ ​with​ ​Executives​ ​and​ ​other​ ​key​ ​staff members​ to​ ​ideate​ ​and implement​ ​critical​ ​features​ ​and​ ​functions
  • ​Create​ ​and​ ​collaborate​ ​on​ ​product​ ​management​ ​artifacts​ ​and​ ​process
  • ​Create​ ​product​ ​training​ ​materials​ ​for​ ​sales​ ​enablement​ ​and​ ​support​ ​training
Ideal Candidate
  • A​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​the​ ​EdTech and our clients ​mission
  • ​5-7​ ​years​ ​of​ ​Product​ ​or​ ​Project​ ​Management​ ​experience​ ​within​ ​the​ ​education​ ​space
  • ​Solid​ ​track​ ​record​ ​of​ ​bringing​ ​to​ ​market​ ​commercially​ ​viable​ ​products​ ​or​ ​implementing them​ ​in​ ​schools
  • ​Experience​ ​and​ ​desire​ ​to​ ​work​ ​in​ ​a​ ​fast​ ​moving​ ​entrepreneurial​ ​environment.
  • ​Exceptional​ ​communication,​ ​presentation​ ​and​ ​negotiation​ ​skills;​ ​Ability​ ​to​ ​make​ ​complex topics​ ​clear.
  • ​Outstanding​ ​project​ ​management​ ​skills​ ​that​ ​have​ ​made​ ​a​ ​very​ ​visible​ ​difference​ ​within​ ​a variety​ ​of​ ​organizations;​ ​Ability​ ​to​ ​influence​ ​cross-functional​ ​teams.
  • ​An​ ​extreme​ ​comfort​ ​with​ ​juggling​ ​many​ ​topics​ ​and​ ​issues​ ​of​ ​many​ ​shapes​ ​and​ ​sizes​ ​all​ ​at once.
  • ​Enough​ ​technical​ ​background​ ​to​ ​have​ ​meaningful​ ​conversations​ ​about​ ​technical​ ​issues with​ ​development​ ​managers,​ ​architects,​ ​and​ ​staff.
  • ​Experience​ ​with​ ​metrics-driven​ ​decision​ ​making​ ​and​ ​the​ ​crafting​ ​of​ ​tools​ ​and/or​ ​reports in​ ​support​ ​of​ ​it.
The Benefits
  • Competitive salary and paid time off 

  • 4% 401(k) contribution matching 

  • The Team: Work daily with top­ notch product and engineering team members 

  • The Mission: Make the digital curriculum of the future a reality for students everywhere
The Technology Stack
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ruby on Rails 4 (HAML and SASS+Compass)
  • jQuery and KnockoutJS
  • Marvel
  • FullStory
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