Product Manager, FastBridge - remote

Illuminate Education - Remote - Full time

Position Overview

Illuminate Education is looking for a passionate, experienced Product Manager to take on the task of working from conception to product launch on an Illuminate Education product - FastBridge. Leveraging an understanding of edtech, assessment and reporting, along with product management experience, you will work collaboratively with end-users to understand what problems Illuminate Education can solve for them. You will understand customer needs, write high-quality software requirements, and work cross-functionally to deliver ongoing value.You 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 inspire cross-functional teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work cross-functionally to guide product development from conception to launch by connecting the technical and business worlds.
  • Build business cases, gather business requirements and partner with cross-functional teams to create specifications for development.
  • Work with Product Owners to tTranslate highly complex problems into work and priorities that enable rapid, iterative development.
  • Describe the “what” and “why” of new features, prioritize them on a roadmap, and serve as the hub for their successful rollout and launch,
  • Ruthlessly prioritize work based on the product and portfolio-level priorities set by Illuminate product leadership.
  • Engage product and engineering leads within Illuminate to find solutions across multiple technology stacks.
  • Clearly communicate rationale for prioritization, challenges, and solutions.
  • Effectively communicate roadmap plans and release information both internally and externally, serving as the Product SME and delivering information using appropriate tools for your intended audiences.
  • Develop OKR’s, and monitor data on feature rollout to help gauge success and take relevant action.

Desired Mindset, Experience & Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in SaaS product management, preferably in K12 edtech
  • Strategic thinker, with a passion for solving customer problems, and creativity to find news ways of solving them
  • Ability to understand, explain, and write product requirements documents and other product-related documentation.
  • Open to continuous improvement, with a willingness to collaborate and test out new methods and provide feedback.
  • 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.
  • Pragmatic Marketing certification is highly desired.
  • BA/BS required.

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Product Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

Illuminate Education

Illuminate Education is a market-leading Software as a Service (SaaS) student assessment and reporting platform used by K-12 administrators and educators to measure, analyze, and subsequently improve classroom and school-wide learning.
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