Pearson Senior Software Product Manager - Interactive Learning Platform Capability in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Software Product Manager - Interactive Learning Platform Capability

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.

We seek a Senior Software Product Manager to join a highly collaborative and fast-moving team dedicated to building the next generation of immersive digital learning and practice tools within higher education. These high-intensity, high-profile initiatives demand a high degree of flexibility and willingness to workhands-on to achieve aggressive release targets with significant market potential.

As a product manager, you will be a bridge between the product development organization and the best editorial teams in the educational publishing industry. You will deeply understand the teaching and learning challenges present in today’s college classrooms. You will collaboratively define simple, elegant, and effective product capabilities that address these challenges. You will work with other product managers to create prototypes and user stories for new product features, and with content developers to take full advantage of these features as they are delivered. You will partner with software developers to scope, prioritize, implement, and rapidly deliver new product releases.

Responsibilities include:

  • Define, track, and guide the execution of the product roadmap in collaboration with a cross-functional team (e.g., User experience, Learning Design, Development, QA, etc.).

  • Create and manage a user-story backlog, acting as a key product owner for one of our agile development teams.

  • Specify functional requirements and acceptance criteria; craft other documents necessary for implementing the product roadmap.

  • Own relationships with partner product teams, including communicating requirements and addressing roadblocks.

  • Identify and manage product dependencies within and across partner teams and the likely downstream impacts due to strategic and development decisions.

  • Work closely with engineering, architecture, sales, marketing and support to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met.

  • As necessary, assist with beta and pilot programs for early-stage products and samples.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent (advanced degree preferred)

  • Minimum of 3-5 years agile software product management experience

  • Demonstrated success defining and building excellent web-based products and/or native mobile apps

  • Experience leading multi-functional project teams and working cross-functionally

  • Ability to deliver a compelling presentation in front of small and large groups

  • Ability to write a clear, concise technical document

  • Outstanding analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Highly collaborative nature to lead and thrive in team environments

  • Passion for improving the world through education

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Experience leading the development of new products in the education technology or digital media fields

  • Background in instructional design and/or learning theory related to interactive multimedia

  • Experience with JIRA

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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-MA-Boston

Work Locations: US-MA-Boston-501 Boylston 501 Boylston St Boston 02116

Job: Product Management

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 13, 2017

Req ID: 1713665