Senior Product Manager

IXL Learning - San Mateo, CA - Full time

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What You'll Be Doing

  • Define product vision and strategy (in collaboration with our executive team)
  • Develop and launch new products and/or enhance existing products
  • Work with the engineering team to help determine the best implementation methods
  • Work with other teams, such as technical support, marketing, and sales, to understand customer needs
  • Find and hire talented contributors with specialized, sometimes difficult-to-find skills (examples: subject-area experts, graphic designers capable of a particular style)
  • Own the product life cycle from requirements gathering through release and beyond

What We're Looking For

  • BA/BS degree in computer science or a related field, or equivalent practical experience
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience, ideally involving web-based software or educational software
  • An interest in teaching and learning
  • Insight into what makes things fun (or not fun)
  • An ability to put yourself in the mind of various types of users and understand how they will interact with a product and what will and won't appeal to them
  • An ability to critically analyze competing products and our own
  • A creative mind with an eye for beautiful UI design
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, including the ability to lead multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Specialized knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, a particular discipline (math, English, science, world languages, etc.) is a plus

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Role

Product Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

IXL Learning

About IXL

IXL Learning is a leading educational technology company on a big mission: delivering an immersive learning experience to all students, in all grades and subjects, in schools and homes worldwide. With 1 in 8 U.S. students already learning on IXL (answering over 50 million questions every day!), IXL inspires educators and learners around the world and is changing how students feel about learning and about themselves.

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