Product Manager - DnA

Illuminate Education - Irvine, California or Remote - Full time

Position Overview

This position will work with cross-functional partners to guide aspects of DnA -- an Illuminate Education flagship product -- from conception to product launch. Leveraging an understanding of edtech, assessment and reporting, along with product management experience, this position will work collaboratively with end-users to understand what problems Illuminate Education can solve for them. This position will understand customer needs, write high-quality software requirements, and work accordingly to deliver ongoing value while communicating those needs and solutions internally and externally. This person will also take a collaborative and data-driven approach to defining product requirements, determining metrics and user-feedback cycles to gauge usage and success, iterate accordingly, and inspiring cross-functional teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work cross-functionally to guide product development from conception to launch by connecting the technical and business worlds.
  • Translate highly complex problems into work and priorities that enables rapid, iterative development.
  • Gather requirements and partner with cross-functional teams to create specifications for development.
  • Write user stories and manage a backlog, roadmap, and product launch.
  • Work with engineering leads to find solutions across multiple technology stacks.
  • Work cross-functionally to prioritize backlogs and manage feature rollout.
  • Clearly communicate rationale for prioritization, challenges, and solutions.
  • Serve as “product owner” for various scrum teams, including maintaining a groomed backlog.
  • Monitor data on feature rollout to help gauge success and take relevant action.

Desired Experience & Qualifications

  • BA/BS required.
  • 3+ years of experience in edtech software product management.
  • Passionate about solving customer problems.
  • Ability to understand, explain, and write technical requirements.
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience with Agile and user-centric product design and development approaches.
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills; particularly across distributed and remote teams.
  • Experience delivering quality products within deadlines.
  • Experience with workflow software.
  • Highly organized and a motivated self-starter.
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

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Product Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

Illuminate Education

Illuminate Education partners with K-12 educators to equip them with data to serve the whole child and reach new levels of student performance. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Illuminate supports over 17 million students and 5200 schools and districts across all 50 states.

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