Product Manager - Data Enablement

At Ellevation, we develop world-class software to help school districts and educators support the fastest growing population of K-12 students: English Learners (ELs). By combining great products, student data, and research on best practices, Ellevation helps school districts transform their EL programs and ensure all students can achieve their highest aspirations.

We are a fast-growing, mission-driven technology company, partnering with nearly 600 public school districts all across the country. We are well-capitalized, have a strong and growing team, and are continuously focused on how to build the best organization so that we can achieve our ambitious social and financial objectives.

This is where you come in…

We are looking for a Product Manager to be the product owner for our Data Enablement Product Team, working with our amazing team of engineers and designers to super-charge Ellevation’s mission-critical data processing pipeline. Using your product and project management experience, you will manage the entire product/solution life cycle from strategic planning, through development, to release and go-to-market of product. You will own products that enable partners to integrate and sync their education data with Ellevation’s products, normalize and cleanse the data coming into Ellevation, and report on data integration health to our team and partners.

You Will:

  • Lead the holistic discovery process: customer interviews, business analysis, mockups, and user validation
  • Guide the development process and act as a product evangelist: story writing, Agile development, feature prioritization, and launch timelines
  • Set aggressive objectives, using KPIs, for your team that directly serve the company’s business objectives, and working with your product team to deliver and exceed expectations
  • Manage and prioritize the matrix of integration sources and targets, work with technology partners to understand their roadmap, manage certifications, and identify optimal ways to seamlessly integrate data with internal and third party tools
  • Initiate, manage, and prioritize relationships with 3rd party educational data providers, identifying and designing optimal ways to integrate via APIs and automated feeds
  • Design and implement data quality controls, including QA process, reporting, and metrics framework
  • Garner buy in from stakeholders, and manage timelines, roadmaps, and budgets.

About You:

  • Product Manager: 5+ years of technical Product Management experience (or as a lead engineer looking to move to product management) focused on managing data integration with SaaS B2B platforms.
  • Technical Background: Experience implementing or designing integration middleware (application development and integration) products and technologies – Data Integration, ETL, EAI, APIs, Enterprise Service Bus, Service Orchestration, and BPM. Experience managing and/or building SSO integrations, including OAuth, SAML, and associated authentication frameworks is a plus.
  • Data-Focused: Experience working with products that integrate large, diverse, sensitive data sets. Experience with data standards (i.e.: Ed-Fi, EDI, etc) and working with student data, healthcare data, or government data, is a plus.
  • Leader: Excellent communication, presentation and influencing skills. Customer service orientation. Ability to explain technical terms to both technical and non-technical audiences. Demonstrated success and effectiveness working in and promoting a rapidly changing, collaborative, and time-critical work environment. Interested in living our mission and building an impactful tool that empowers teachers and students for success.

Why Ellevation?

In addition to our great benefit plans and competitive salaries, here are some other perks that make us unique:

  • Great location in Boston - a stone’s throw from the Chauncy Street/Downtown Crossing T stop
  • Ability to make a significant impact in the education industry
  • Fun Fridays including virtual happy hours with our remote team
  • Free snacks, beverages, fruit, and we even compost!
  • On-site gym, game room and darts with cork boards behind them to support all levels of athleticism
  • Opportunity to join an open and collaborative work environment!
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Our office is in the trendy and easily accessible Downtown Boston area with plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, and bars nearby.
38 Chauncy Street, Boston, MA 02110

Insider's spotlight

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

At Ellevation we have great work-life balance with remote work options and flexible hours. Everyone is very committed and works hard throughout the work days but knows that their personal time and PTO will be respected.

Mayya

Office Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I collaborate with others in the company through our use of Slack, regular all-hands company meetings, inter-team meetings, and our office space. More specifically, our Slack portal has been designed to include many cross functional channels such as product updates, territory-specific team channels and more. Inter-team meetings every 2 weeks, such

Ben

Partner Development Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful member of the data integration team is a quick learner who is process oriented with the ability to innovate. They must be inquisitive, yet self-directed with a strong attention to detail. Being a team player and just a generally nice person is also critical to their success.

Timna

Director of Data Operations

The Training Solutions team is an integral part of ensuring the overall success of our partners. Because we are the team to be in front of the end user, we [trainers] are able to provide valuable insight into the needs of our partners because we hear first hand what is going well, what could be improved, and what challenges users face. As a result,

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Director of Training Solutions

Every engineer meets bi-weekly with their manager to check-in. We discuss progress on current projects, near and long-term goals, and what resources we could use to help us succeed. It's a great environment to be in to grow your career skills.

Garret

Software Engineer

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Flex Work Hours
Game Room
Generous PTO
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Onsite Gym
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