Sr. Product Manager



October 19, 2022

Job Description

About Us

TechSmart is a software and workforce development company that is shifting the paradigm of how tech employers view talent pipelines into high-demand software development careers. Our focus is on the largest untapped talent pool in the U.S, the K-12 public school system. Our passion is to prepare students to compete for software development jobs directly from high school.

We do this by partnering with school districts to implement rigorous software development academic pathways that enable students to earn industry-based certifications and develop the depth of knowledge and skills needed to pass coding interviews.

We are looking for an experienced Product Manager to join our Product & Engineering team and help us craft unique experiences on the TechSmart Platform to help teach Computer Science to students throughout the country. We want to find someone passionate about improving our product through data driven processes and takes a human-centered approach to developing solutions. Being able to collaborate with peers and cross-functional teams is a given. Being able to own your projects independently and follow-through is an absolute must.

    Well qualified individuals will…
    • Defines the long-term vision and strategy for the TechSmart Platform based on a deep understanding of customer needs, user research, the competitive landscape, and TechSmart’s business goals
    • Utilize customer signals and research to identify product gaps, define product capabilities, and market justification
    • Work with key partners across the business such as Customer Success, Curriculum, Engineering, UX Design, and Sales to deliver value by planning and prioritizing deliverables, assigning or sourcing resources when required, tracking progress, mitigating project risks, and identifying dependencies within and across teams
    • Define, plan, and execute a roadmap based on a backlog that is objectively prioritized based on impact, confidence, and effort
    • Create and communicate feature specs that span multiple teams and enable multi-year vision
    • Negotiate and influence product trade-offs impacting schedule
    Who you are…
    • 5+ years experience as a Product Manager, or similar role delivering real world products
    • Proven ability to deliver products from concept to launch with broad and loosely defined requirements
    • Fluent in design thinking and agile product management techniques
    • Experience developing north star plan with workback schedule and resourcing
    • Experience defining and using metrics to make decisions and convince stakeholders
    • Ability to earn trust and persuade collaborators to work on common goals
    • Deep knowledge and practical experience with how to execute across multi-disciplinary teams (e.g. product + engineering + design)
    • Enjoys solving complex technology and platform-scale challenges
    Preferred qualifications…
    • Not afraid to challenge the status quo
    • Passionate about education and the value it brings to society
    • Possesses a growth mindset
    • Prefers using data over subjectivity to make day-to-day decisions
    • Having a background in computer science, design, HCI, information design, psychology, engineering, or customer success is a plus
    • Experience working in EdTech

    Join our dynamic, rapidly growing team!

    • Please include a cover letter of 1-2 paragraphs highlighting why you’d like to join us and how you would be a fit for this position. Applications lacking a cover letter or that provide only a generic cover letter will be disadvantaged.
    • This is a full-time position. Our team is a distributed team that is remote-friendly.