Technical Product Analyst

Schoolzilla - Oakland, California or Remote - Full time

The Schoolzilla Mission: Empower People to Use Data to Increase Student Success

We want to change millions of students’ lives by enabling people to use data to run great schools. Teachers and school leaders need lots of data to make good decisions for their students, but most of them can’t get the data they need in any kind of useful, actionable format. Schoolzilla's team of developers, data visualizers, seasoned educators and K-12 experts have done just that: we've made data easy to find, understand, and act on for school districts everywhere. We've already helped thousands of schools make better, faster decisions with our platform.

We are a Public Benefit Corporation, and we have in our bylaws our social mission to enable people to use data to improve educational outcomes for students, especially students from underserved communities. Every day we live our values: Driven by Mission, Better Together, Teammates Matter, Equity At The Center, and Intellectual Humilarity (humility + hilarity).

The product team is responsible for ensuring Schoolzilla’s core products, Mosaic and the Data Warehouse Extension, empower educators and leaders with useful data. As a member of the product team, you'd be at the center of innovation and decision-making for how best to pursue this mission.

How You Can Help

  • Stay on top of research-backed metrics that drive school improvement.
  • Dig into every detail of these metrics to discover nuances, exceptions, and variations in calculations across districts and states.
  • Through research, interviews, conversations with other education technology vendors, and digging into the data yourself, understanding how required data for these important metrics is entered, stored, reviewed for quality and analyzed by districts today to inform metric and new integrations/connector development.
  • User-test new product features with educators.

What You’ll Do

  • Recommend new analytic capabilities to make available on Mosaic and in the Data Warehouse. (e.g. Credit Attainment, Classroom Exclusion Time)
  • Define technical and business requirements for new analysis in partnership with the Mosaic and Data Warehouse product owners
  • Study ways that our current users experience the product and identify key insights that will motivate product improvements and innovation
  • Collaborate with product owners, data and web engineers to help improve the Mosaic and Data Warehouse product experience

Skills & Experience

  • You have 1-2 years of experience in education data analysis. You've worked at a district, county office of education, an education consultant, a school or some other role using data to improve student outcomes.
  • You are detail-oriented. You find joy in uncovering complexities and creating rules and clarity from ambiguity.
  • You have strong beliefs that are weakly held. You are comfortable making your point but also hearing all sides and improving from the experience.
  • You always have user needs in mind. You're thoughtful about what’s intuitive for others, what’s not, and why. You considers both form and function and care about making things beautiful and usable.
  • You are mission driven. You feel a deep sense of ownership for your work, and a relentless desire to deliver better results. You're passionate about solving problems for our users.

Learn more about what we do here: https://schoolzilla.com/mosiac-district-progress-monitoring/

Schoolzilla is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a team and workplace that reflect the communities we serve. We especially encourage people underrepresented in the tech industry to apply, and welcome your application even if you do not meet every one of the above requirements.

Schoolzilla does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We have an office in Oakland, CA, and we are also remote-friendly, though candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

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Product Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

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Schoolzilla's mission is to empower teachers and leaders to use data to increase student success. We've made data easy to find, understand, and act on for school districts everywhere. 

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