Technical Product Manager

Lexia Learning - Remote - Full time

We are Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company.

Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, is the structured literacy expert. For over 35 years, the company has focused solely on literacy, and today, provides a full spectrum of solutions for both students and teachers. With robust offerings for differentiated instruction, personalized learning, assessment, and professional learning, Lexia helps more learners read, write, and speak with confidence.

Voyager Sopris Learning®, a part of Lexia, is an education partner committed to unlocking the full potential of every teacher and every student.

We believe that the best way to meet and exceed standards in education is to address the underlying systems of teaching and learning, and to nurture those systems at their most fundamental levels. Our programs and services are based on research and classroom evidence, ensuring they are easy to implement, teacher friendly and effective. We offer a variety of digital and blended instructional tools, programs, and professional learning, all of which are designed to help every teacher deliver nothing short of the highest-quality instruction to every student.

Job Summary

The Technical Product Manager is responsible for collaborating with key stakeholders and influencing business decisions specific to the needs of the company's software product solutions. The Technical Product Manager will work closely with the Sr. Technical Product Manager and the product design and development teams to influence new ideas, drive product modifications, and construct requirements documents.

The Technical Product Manager will have a software development, software architecture, or other strong technical background and will be a subject matter expert on the platform and technology behind the company's software solutions. The person will have strong communication skills, including the ability to understand and explain market problems, define solutions for the market, and create and execute a product vision.

The Technical Product Manager’s responsibilities will be responsible for influencing and helping to manage the product roadmap and backlog and assisting with internal and external product communications.

Job Responsibilities:

Product Roadmaps

  • Work with internal leadership to understand the strategic goals for the product
  • Manage, prioritize, and execute on the product roadmaps through user stories and cross-functional communication with Engineering, Development, QA, and Design team members
  • Work with customer-facing internal teams to identify and understand desired product feature additions and changes
  • Demonstrate proactive understanding of problems to find a clear solution
  • Understand and communicate technical constraints or dependencies and how these may affect the roadmap
  • In conjunction with the Sr. Technical Product Manager, helps prioritize features and other product changes into releases over time and reports to the Manager of Product Management
  • Communicate the value of the roadmap goals internally and externally as needed

Product Backlog

  • Define features and product changes to fulfill the strategic roadmap goals using input from all external and internal sources
  • Help manage an updated and prioritized backlog that has a clearly understandable set of user intent/value stories
  • Develop user personas, use cases, user stories, and requirement documents to help define a differentiated product
  • Create and manage epic, story, and bug tickets
  • Working with the Sr. Technical Product Manager, help manage the scope and content of each monthly release
  • Define the acceptance criteria new features
  • Collaborate with Design, Engineering, and QA to explain and refine each ticket
  • Work with Design to guide high-fidelity comps and behavioral details of new features
  • Assign and prioritize bug tickets from Customer Support and QA
  • Help troubleshoot usability issues and customer challenges with the product

Product Communications

  • Facilitate creation and maintenance of product documentation
  • In conjunction with the Sr. Technical Product Manager, prepare product release notes
  • Demo new features or functionality as needed to internal and external stakeholders

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 4+ years of experience in technical product management
  • Experience working closely with software and design teams and engineers
  • Experience building and launching a SaaS products preferred
  • The ability to think critically and troubleshoot blockers and challenges
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with systems design and development
  • Expertise in working with JIRA

To learn more about our organization and the exciting work we do, visit www.voyagersopris.com and https://www.lexialearning.com/

An Equal Opportunity Employer

We are dedicated to fostering a culture that celebrates unique backgrounds, ideas, and experiences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

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Role

Product Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

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