Pearson Product Manager, Mobile in Boston, Massachusetts

Product Manager, Mobile

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

The Product Manager, Mobile willplay a key role in setting the strategy for mobile first development of ournext generation of learning applications, content and tools. The globaladoption of mobile devices creates a significant opportunity for Pearson toincrease its reach to users and the efficacy of its education products. Theideal candidate will have a proven track record of bringing successful mobileapplications to market and experience with integration platforms. This personwill be dedicated not only to developing quality mobile apps, but also actingas a mobile app evangelist with learning application product developers,content publishers and integration platform owners.

  • Lead a cross-functional team in the definition, development, launch and management of Pearson’s next generation mobile experiences for students and instructors.

  • Understand the customer needs, usage, and demographics for the various mobile platforms specifically iOS and Android.

  • Establish a culture of inquiry and a highly experimental approach to app development.

  • Evangelization of both mobile first and consistent mobile application development - including communicating and implementing best-in-market practices.

  • Closely collaborate with Design and Engineering on building a cutting edge mobile offering.

  • Inform and support business units in leveraging platform mobile services and building effective mobile learning apps.

  • Identify data/technological needs and work with the product and technology teams to scale-up and accelerate mobile initiatives.

  • Demonstrate successful experience in building and deploying iOS and Android smartphone and tablet applications.

  • Ability to describe and evangelize “Mobile-first” principles and strategies

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration or demonstrated experience in mobile product development

  • 5 - 7 years’ product management experience with at least 2 years success building and launching mobile applications.

  • Demonstrated experience or knowledge of scaled agile product development methodologies.

  • Excellent organizational, leadership, decision making and communications skills.

  • Basic understanding of skills involving iOS and Android based development.

  • Deep knowledge and experience in mobile application best practices and market trends.

  • Understanding of mobile usage in major global markets.

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, ability to quickly learn new concepts and methodologies as needed.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-CO-Centennial

Other Locations US-MA-Boston

Work Locations: US-CO-Centennial-2154 East Commons 2154 East Commons Avenue Centennial 80122

Job: Product Management

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jul 10, 2017

Req ID: 1711546