Product Manager

| Greater Boston Area

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…

As Product Manager, you will lead the continuous discovery process by understanding user needs, analyzing data, soliciting input from partners and stakeholders, distilling challenges, curating ideas and working with the product team to identify potential solutions.

You will ship MVPs that deliver customer value by working closely with your product team to define milestones that deliver tangible value to customers; learn from each release and iteratively approach Product Market Fit (PMF).

You will own and be accountable for product metrics for your team. Ensure that feature work is informed by usage and market data. Set aggressive goals tied to company OKRs. Own the reporting of metrics post-launch and ensure they are used to inform future enhancements.

Evangelize internally and externally -- fully understand the value your team’s work provides by providing use cases, data, and reference customers to cross-functional (product marketing, sales, leadership, etc.) teams so that your team’s work can be brought to market.

About you:

  • Experience shipping successful products -- including defining a product vision, focusing on outcome-based roadmaps, creating user stories and managing backlogs.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate closely with engineers, designers, and QA in small, persistent teams.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and a comfort communicating across different audiences -- from engineers and internal stakeholders, to technical and non-technical users.

  • Deep empathy for users and keen user experience instincts.

  • Ability to produce results in an fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment.

  • Eagerness to tackle complex challenges and a demonstrated ability to break things down into concise, actionable steps.

  • Strong influence skills -- including the ability to influence others in a variety of contexts -- including customers, teammates and stakeholders.

Bonus Experience:

  • Experience working with web application usage and engagement data (Google Analytics, Splunk, Kissmetrics)
  • Experience with SQL
  • Experience working on improving existing products / working within a organization tackling scaling challenges
  • Experience working as an Engineer or UX/Product Design
  • Experience working with Project Management tools (Jira, Trello, Asana) 

You can learn more about our team here:

https://ellevationeducation.com/culture

https://venturefizz.com/blog/ellevation-education-engineering-spotlight-boston-ma

https://www.builtinboston.com/2018/03/08/ellevation-education-diversity

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Location

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

What are some social events your company does?

We celebrate the end of each work week on Friday afternoons with a social gathering in the office. We play games and spend time getting to know each other. In addition, we have monthly company sponsored lunches and 2 company offsites per year when we fly our remote team to Boston for 2 days of team building exercises and social events.

Mayya

People Operations 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?

Our success is built on two key elements-

Passion for our mission: We are passionate about helping our partners achieve great things with their students.

Listening and learning: With a wide range of partners, listening deeply helps us communicate with partners how our tools can meet their needs and provides a rich source of feedback for our team.

Ira

Senior Implementation Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

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,

Denise

Director of Training Solutions

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

The work-life balance at Ellevation is great. We have just enough flexibility with our schedules and we [email protected](work at home) as needed.

Neelima

Software Engineer in Test

What are Ellevation Education Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Learn more here: https://ellevationeducation.com/sites/default/files/uploads/pdfs/4E_-_LOA_Section_%285%29.pdf
Adoption Assistance
8 weeks of paid leave and adopting parents receive a lump sum bonus of $5,000 to assist with expenses incurred in the adoption process.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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