Product Manager, Guest Discovery

IXL Learning - San Mateo, California - Full time

IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by 13 million students worldwide, seeks a Product Manager for the guest experience on In this role, you will work hand-in-hand with Marketing to showcase IXL’s offerings and capabilities to users, whether those users are parents, teachers, or administrators of some of the nation’s largest school districts.

You achieve results by collaborating across the organization. You will work closely with engineers on detailed requirements, and you will discuss large themes and identify problem areas in conjunction with the IXL leadership team.

This is a full-time position with a hybrid schedule consisting of 3 in-person days per week at IXL headquarters in San Mateo, California.


On a given day you might --

  • Kick off a project with the design lead
  • Attend stand-up with your engineering team, and separately chat with one of the engineers about a project blocker
  • Meet with Marketing leads to share news about upcoming releases and discuss communications strategy
  • Meet with Customer Support leads to discuss optimizing some customer-facing self-service tools
  • Meet with the COO to share and discuss your proposed roadmap for the upcoming quarter


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in STEM or a related field
  • 3-7 years of product experience, preferably in marketing, communications, edtech, or a related field
  • Demonstrated experience bringing a product or feature from inception to launch
  • Experience working collaboratively with Engineering, Design, and QA
  • Attentiveness to detail, but always with the larger context in mind
  • Familiarity with UX principles and a sense for visual design
  • Comfort with the unknown and ability to exercise critical thinking when faced with vague or conflicting information
  • Obsession with the user journey and user experience - able to place yourself in the shoes of both consumers and enterprise clients
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to craft and deliver the right message with appropriate detail to various audiences
  • Ability to juggle multiple, competing priorities and proactively communicate decisions
  • Ability to thrive as part of a lean team where no task is too small and change is a constant
  • Learning mindset; excited by challenges; lead with a can-do attitude
  • Self-motivated, takes charge without being reminded or prompted for next steps

At IXL, we value diversity in age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, political and religious beliefs, and life experience, and we are proud to promote a work environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. IXL Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


IXL Learning is a leading educational technology company on a big mission: creating innovative learning experiences that help all learners reach their full potential. IXL's comprehensive curriculum and insightful analytics help more than 900,000 teachers deliver personalized instruction, and empower over 14 million students to achieve new learning milestones every day.

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Project Management

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