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Job ID: 14777 Direct Hire MA

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Product Manager - Education

Our client helps hundreds of thousands of students further their skills and launch new careers. They're looking for a Product Manager who can launch tools and products to serve their community.

The right candidate will have a track record of creating services using both content and technology. This role sits in Boston, MA and comes with competitive salary, bonus and benefits. Apply today!

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a product roadmap from MVP through total roll out

  • Collaborate with marketing to develop value proposition and product positioning

  • Create a customer feedback loop to ensure constant improvement

  • Work with IT/Engineering leadership to set and track development milestones

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • 3-7+ years of product management experience

  • Ability to manage across teams

  • Track record of making build vs. buy decisions

  • Experience working with UX to develop journey maps, user flows and buyer personas

  • Experience in education, technology or staffing a major plus

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Job ID: 14605 Direct Hire MA

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Our client is a consumer-facing, social app organization with a global user base, looking for a Product Manager to take the lead on one of their growing mobile apps. The Product Manager is responsible for researching, understanding and communicating the needs of their members throughout the entire organization, and most importantly, with the Agile engineering team.

You should feel at home managing a product backlog and grooming it on an ongoing basis so that it’s ready for review at sprint planning meetings. With so much going on, you’ll also need to be comfortable identifying metrics and ensuring that the backlog is prioritized with those in mind.

You’ll work with Executive stakeholders, Engineers, and other Product Managers to produce well-written requirements in the form of stories with defined acceptance criteria. You’ll be involved in the day-to-day Engineering process: progressively elaborating upon stories when questions arise and reviewing end-results against the acceptance criteria.

Working with the Product team, you’ll develop an intimate understanding of the member base and what’s important to them. You’ll use this knowledge to identify opportunities for future products and features and back up your assertions with research. 


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research markets and competitors to determine product positioning, focusing on strategies that impact the direction of future products;
  • Work within the Product team to define product vision, direction and positioning;
  • Compose, manage, prioritize and execute on a product backlog using requirements and feedback from all stakeholders for the product as well as customer feedback;
  • Maintain constant communication with Engineering, documenting any new requirements based on conversations with the team and ongoing changes in the market/landscape;
  • Compose requirements, specifications and acceptance criteria using user stories;
  • Work with Project Management and stakeholders to organize backlog items into appropriate releases;
  • Analyze the competitive landscape; monitor and incorporate industry innovations into the product line;
  • Define user persona for individual products that contribute to product requirements and use scenarios;
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field;
  • At least 2 years’ experience as a Product Manager for a software product (B2C) preferred;
  • Experience as an Agile/Scrum Product Owner preferred;
  • Experience in the world of Engineering is a plus, but not required.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • A love for products, especially in the technology place;
  • Passion for bringing people together using technology;
  • Natural ability to relate to customers and gather information;
  • Demonstrated capacity for developing and understanding product and marketing strategy;
  • Understanding of the technical architecture of complex, high-availability web applications;
  • Outstanding organizational and analytical skills, combined with strong technical abilities and a passion for new technologies;
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills;
  • Exceptional organizational and analytical skills;
  • Expertise with wire framing/mockup tools including Balsimiq, Sketch, OmniGraffle/Visio or similar tools;
  • Experience designing simple and intuitive user interfaces – ability to create examples through wire frames and mock ups;
  • Experience designing iOS / Android / Windows / mobile web applications;
  • Experience developing social and/or dating mobile products, technologies and platforms is strongly desired.