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Pearson Senior Product Manager - Global Learning Platform in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Product Manager - Global Learning Platform

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. 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.

REQUIREMENTS

We seek a Senior 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 work hands-on to achieve aggressive release targets with significant market potential. Pearson is the largest e-Learning company in the world with the ability to impact millions of learners, and this position will engage with a central platform meant to support core activities for all of those learners.

As a Senior Product Manager, you will be a bridge between the product development organization and the best editorial teams in educational technology. You will deeply understand the teaching and learning challenges present in today’s college classrooms. As an expert on the APIs and services that power the learning platform, you will collaboratively define simple, elegant, and effective product capabilities that address these challenges. You will partner with software developers to scope, prioritize, implement, and rapidly deliver new product capabilities.

In collaboration with product leadership and a cross-functional team (e.g. User Experience, Development, QA, etc), contribute features and capabilities to the product roadmap.

Lead solution design activities for roadmap items and support the translation of the solution design into actionable work for the development team.

Work with the Product Capabilities team to set priorities and ensure work meets the definition of done.

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

Build relationships with partner product teams, communicating requirements and addressing roadblocks.

In conjunction with other team members, identify and manage dependencies within and across features and capabilities and evaluate downstream impacts due to strategic and development decisions.

Work closely with engineering and architecture to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met.

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.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent (advanced degree preferred) Minimum of 3 - 5 years agile software product management experience, ideally using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Demonstrated success contributing to the definition and building of excellent web-based products and/or native mobile apps Experience working with multi-functional project teams and working cross-functionally Able to deliver a compelling presentation in front of small groups Ability to write a clear, concise technical documentation 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 developing 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: Dec 12, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1816238

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.

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