Product Manager

US-DC-Washington
3 months ago
Requisition ID
2017-3312
Job Function
Product Management

Overview

 

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Your Team: Product Team

We’re creating the world’s best higher education learning environment to power the best brands in education.  The Product Team is responsible for understanding user needs, prioritizing user stories, and working with development teams to create and deliver an exceptional product.  In that capacity, our team has the exciting role of connecting all departments at the company to find product-market fit and execute on a cohesive, focused vision.

 

Your Role: Product Manager

You will own the prioritization and development of a product area that requires leading one or more cross-functional teams.

 

 

 

Responsibilities

What will you do?

  • Analyze user and business needs to inform scope and strategies
  • Work with product directors, stakeholders, and users to determine new feature and maintenance requirements
  • Support project, sprint, and production operations in an effective and timely manner
  • Develop and maintain feature definition artifacts, release notes, and other documentation on time
  • Continuously communicate feature definition intent throughout the development process
  • Demonstrate big picture and detailed product thinking
  • Use creative problem solving to accomplish product goals while balancing the needs of stakeholders
  • Foster a sense of personal, team, and company integrity with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Represent product area and lifecycle to internal and external stakeholders
  • Simplify, break down big problems, crush complexity and deliver on commitments
  • Collaborate with design, engineering, and QA to define the best solution for the end user
  • Radiate enthusiasm, energy, and sense of urgency

 

 

Qualifications

What do we need from you?

  • You possess at least 5 years experience building software products in either a project management, or system analysis role.
  • You possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and/or university
  • You are able to leverage your excellent written and verbal communication skills to clearly articulate design and workflows to all levels of a development team, including management, developers, and QA
  • You possess a strong understanding of web and/or mobile-based applications
  • You possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • You have previous experience or a strong interest in creating and analyzing products
  • Extra credit for:
    • Higher Education experience
    • Graduate Degree

Who are we?

Learning Objects, a division of Cengage Learning, is a new kind of learning innovation partner with deep higher education and learning science expertise. We design and build innovative education programs, courses, and learning experiences. We collaborate with institutions and other education providers to deliver competency-based, personalized learning at scale.

 

What sets us apart?

Beyond our mission to transform education, we focus on our employees being themselves so they can focus on work. We have a casual dress code, flexible hours, stocked snacks, as well as monthly happy hours and social events. Additionally, the problems we solve are complex, so we have a strong commitment to ensure employees never stop learning, including investments in professional development and other learning opportunities.

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