Senior Product Manager

IXL Learning - San Mateo, California - Full time

IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by 8 million students worldwide, is seeking Senior Product Managers to lead the design and development of new features for IXL and also to create brand-new products.

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

ABOUT IXL LEARNING

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 400,000 teachers deliver personalized instruction, and empower over 8 million students to achieve new learning milestones every day.

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Role

Product Management

Experience Level

Senior Level

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