Pearson Senior Product Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Product Manager

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.

SUMMARY The Sr. Software Product Manager (“Sr. Product Manager”) provides day-to-day leadership for a cross-functional software delivery team made up of engineers, quality assurance engineers and user-experience designers. The Sr. Product Manager also works closely with the Project Management Organization to ensure timely delivery and cross-team coordination of schedules and dependencies. The Sr. Product Manager is involved throughout every stage of life cycle (idea, definition, design, development, release, and post-release activities). We are looking for a passionate, ambitious candidate to:

  • Help deliver innovative, industry-leading solutions

  • Continually infuse his/her product with improvements focused on improving learner outcomes

  • Maintain and groom a product backlog while understanding its role in the broader strategic picture

The ideal candidate’s unique blend of soft skills and technical understanding will enable them to translate key requirements into a format that designers love bringing to life and engineers love to build.

Qualifications

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Elicit, manage and prioritize requirements throughout the product development lifecycle

  • Define, measure, and socialize success metrics for the product or product family

  • Maintain close relationships with internal stakeholders in order to communicate the product roadmap & upcoming releases, as well as gather feedback on customer and prospect needs or technical issues & requirements

  • Be the technical liaison between customers and the engineering and architecture groups

  • Evaluate new technologies that may be incorporated into future releases of the product or product family

  • Forge strategic links / partnerships with other internal groups & initiatives within Pearson

  • Assist in crafting Pearson’s marketing position and public relations messages

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a technical field (e.g. Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering etc.)

-Minimum of 3 years product management experience including the following:

-Development of large-scale, web-based systems / portals

-Managing product development for multiple development teams or initiatives simultaneously -Working both horizontally and vertically with multiple cross-functional teams from UX to Product Marketing & Strategy

  • Working in an Agile development environment (Scrum preferred)

  • Building and consuming web services (preferred)

-Minimum of 3 years experience in a software development environment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Understanding of customer needs, preferably in the eLearning & distance learning industry

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving / critical thinking skills

  • Entrepreneurial mindset and ability to identify opportunities

  • A curious mind that can create and improve user experiences

  • Ability to evangelize and be the advocate for a product or strategy

  • Ability to present ideas and plans clearly, and confidently to all levels of management and customers

  • Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams

  • Ability to make sound and timely decisions

  • Ability to manage multiple projects during the same time period effectively

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with business and technical teams

  • Ability to conduct primary and secondary consumer research

  • Detail oriented

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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

Other Locations US-CO-Centennial, US-NJ-Hoboken

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: Jan 30, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1901293

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.