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Product Manager, Math Supplementals (Contract)

Company: Amplify
Location: Brooklyn
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

A pioneer in K-12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our captivating core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help students at every skill level build a strong foundation in early reading and math. Our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of all their students. Today, Amplify serves five million students in all 50 states.

We are looking for an enthusiastic product manager to join our team, ready to dive into user and market research, cross-functional product initiatives, and the development of our innovative educational products. Our product managers work with Amplify leadership and other product managers across design, curriculum, engineering, marketing and implementation to realize our vision and build and execute against the roadmap. We are passionate about building the best possible experience for teachers, students and administrators.

Responsibilities:

User Empathy - Be a dedicated advocate for our customers and users, empathizing with their needs. Represent customer perspectives through all phases of product development. Visit Amplify classrooms and synthesize observations and findings. Act as a specialist in our customer feedback, drawing insights from data points and sharing them with the product team to aid product strategy. Explore usage data for insights into how our product is used in classrooms.

Market Research and Analysis - Stay up to date on the education market and prepare briefs to share with leadership and product team. Research the competitive product landscape to inform product, design and development decisions. Use research findings to guide strategy planning and product development.

Product Knowledge - Serve as an expert on our products for marketing, sales, and implementation teammates. Collaborate on customer-facing projects including training materials, pilot support, customer discussion guidelines and sales meetings.

Cross-Functional Product Leadership - Lead product initiatives that span across multiple teams, including content, product, design, engineering, marketing and measurement. Drive the delivery of initiatives and large-scale projects from initial concept and planning, through execution and release.

Product Planning - Conduct research to identify and understand product issues that our users face and support those issues with data. Work with teammates to propose solutions and build out initiatives to overcome challenges. Create and pitch initiatives grounded in research for inclusion in the product roadmap.

Product Design - Collaborate with key partners, design, curriculum, and engineering teams to execute on goals and solution initiatives. Participate in human-centered design workshops. Make informed decisions by analyzing data from product metrics / user behavior and prototyping results.

User Testing - Lead user testing of new product ideas, including running focus groups with teachers, getting feedback on prototypes, and coordinating feature pilots with live classrooms. Design research plans, interview participants, analyze data, and recommend actions based on findings.

Team Leadership - Communicate product goals and objectives regularly to your team to motivate them, empowering them to prioritize the backlog. Own your roadmap and backlog. Breakdown features into user stories / deliverables and elaborate on them with your team.

Product Development - Serve as a key contributor and leader of your cross-functional agile team to plan, develop, and deliver working software. Actively participate in your team's ceremonies and be readily available to address questions, concerns and blockers. Partner with design to ensure regular coordination and design QA of features throughout the sprint.

Product Deployment - Draft internal communications, release notes and training materials for the launch of new features. Review customer-facing information before it is released. Support troubleshooting.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • 2+ years of experience in product development, management consulting or a related field

  • Demonstrated organizational skills and special attention to detail

  • Experience successfully communicating and collaborating with internal and external partners to launch or improve a product

  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills

  • Strong project leadership skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or advanced degree

  • Background in technology, design, user experience and product management

  • Client service experience either in consulting or another field

  • Professional work experience in the education field

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To that end, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.

Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant.

Keywords: Amplify, New York , Product Manager, Math Supplementals (Contract), Other , Brooklyn, New York

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