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Cengage Learning Technical Product Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Do you dare to reinvent the future of education?

At Cengage, we are harnessing the power of tech to build a future where all learners have the tools and confidence to achieve their goals. As a Cengage employee, you will blaze a new trail to transform the way people learn. Collaborating with the best of the best, you will feel challenged and inspired to do breakthrough work. With the support of our united team, there is no limit to what you can imagine, create and set in motion.

Are we right for you?

We bring our "A" game, unique talents and point of view to the table every day. We are curious and comfortable with change and are willing to take risks to transform education. Most importantly, everything we do, we do for the learner.

Technology is changing the way we connect, communicate and learn. For over a century, we've tackled challenges head-on to advance education and better serve our learners. We're always on the lookout for trailblazers who have passion for doing breakthrough work. So, freethinkers, innovators, status quo haters, challengers—call them whatever you want—we call them our team. If you're curious, inventive, and ready to take risks as we reshape education through technology, you can be one of us!

What You'll Do Here:

As a Technical Product Manager (TPM) on our team, you'll design strategic solutions that meet our growing market needs at scale across our SaaS infrastructure. In this role you'll have responsibility for performing the following:

  • Identify value for our internal customers by reviewing workflows, highlighting their challenges and discovering unmet needs. Working with UX, Engineering and Research, you’ll test your hypotheses and iterate on solutions.

  • Develop roadmaps and prioritize deliverables, while accounting for any potential constraints, with the goal of hitting objectives based on your understanding of the business drivers/needs and SaaS technology stack.

  • Be a team leader and incorporate the team’s perspectives in discovery work and roadmap development.

  • Build consensus for your roadmaps and link to business goals that are based on clear requirements.

  • Help promote a culture of excellence – making efficient and effective tradeoff decisions – while consistently delivering on time without compromising quality.

  • Communicate with team members regularly to share vision, roadmaps, progress, and dependencies as well as working with partners to align around dependencies, while working together to mitigate risks.

  • Help to define clear measures of success that are aligned to Cengage's corporate strategy, customer needs and business outcomes.

  • Regularly assess the business impact of released functionality and bring to bear new research, industry trends and other data that can provide new insights and improve outcomes.

Skills You Will Need Here:

  • 4+ years of experience in software product management.

  • A track record of successful product launches.

  • Experience leading customer discovery efforts, including brainstorming, prototyping, testing, and iterating on solutions with customers.

  • Should ideally also have xperience with high growth or transformative companies, or within high-growth software divisions of larger companies.

  • Comfort working closely with software teams and engineers.

  • Proven track record developing analysis-based strategic plans to penetrate markets and develop successful products.

  • Experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis to day-to-day management.

  • Proficiency with Agile, Continuous Integration/Development, DevOps SDLC models.

  • Experience in management and/or technology consulting highly preferred

  • BA or equivalent experience, CS or business degree a plus.

Cengage is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason.

Cengage provides excellent benefits (health, vision and dental, 401(k) , and three weeks vacation to start) and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at accommodations.ta@cengage.com or you may call us at +1 (617) 289-7917.

Cengage, an education technology company serving millions of learners in 165 countries and territories, advances the way students learn through quality, digital experiences. We serve the K-12, higher education, professional, library, English language teaching, and workforce training markets worldwide. We believe that through the power and joy of learning, students can enrich their lives and achieve their dreams – no matter their age, experience, abilities, or environment. Our industry-leading products and services make education more accessible and affordable, including Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service. Visit us at http://www.cengage.com/ or find us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/cengage-learning/mycompany/) , Facebook , or Twitter (https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/twitter.com/CengageLearning__;!!MXVguWEtGgZw!aJM6MqVIQGDoWSYaJ6CU3EZyn3SnQfIs5kCHxkrWiy4_XmXapqpMK0qgZUq02AuBC1E$) .

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