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Product Manager (Reporting & Algorithm)

About Prodigy

During the Covid-19 pandemic Prodigy is operating, hiring, and onboarding remotely.

Since being founded in 2011, Prodigy Education has grown from 3,000 local users to more than 100 million registered users worldwide. As one of the fastest-growing EdTech startups in North America, Prodigy connects students, parents, teachers, and school districts with resources with the goal of promoting a lifelong love of learning. Anyone with an internet connection is welcome to create a free account for Prodigy’s popular Math Game for grades 1 to 8. Prodigy also provides online math tutoring via certified teachers who adapt their style and lessons to teach students in the way they learn best. Visit www.prodigygame.com, and see for yourself why teachers love Prodigy https://bit.ly/3hue7MC. Follow us @ProdigyCareers on Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin to see what it's like to work here!

Our passion is our mission - to help every student in the world love learning!

To continue our exponential growth, we are adding some additional Product Management power to our education team, specifically focusing on building the foundation of a reporting platform to help visualize data and serve multiple user types. As a Product Manager at Prodigy, we would be looking to you to lead our efforts into improving educational outcomes for the millions of students that use our platform every month. 

Your Impact

  • Build the product vision and initial roadmap of our reporting platform
  • Develop a deep understanding of our internal and external users to identify how our tools and technology can help solve their pain points
  • Identify new opportunities by challenging existing viewpoints, all to help build a better experience for our users
  • Iterate upon successful MVPs to ensure the user experience and code quality matches our internal standards
  • Manage an engineering-focused team, improving our product infrastructure and empowering other teams
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to maintain short and long-term technical product roadmaps
  • Negotiate release schedules, anticipating technical challenges and making trade-offs with your team
  • Effectively scope projects so that they are lean but also add enough value to validate your hypotheses
  • Curate the technical backlog and analyze metrics to ensure your team is always working on the project that offers the most value to our users, balancing the development of new features, iterations, bug fixes, and other internal tasks
  • With engineering, determine the compromises required to deliver a product that meets user needs on time and budget
  • Leverage data analytics and quantitative analysis to monitor the game’s performance and identify new features and tactics to improve KPIs
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to provide input on the game’s performance and help influence the roadmap to ensure that business goals are met
  • Bridge the communication between engineering and other disciplines, leveraging your technical skills to identify problems, create solutions, and increase efficiency

Who You Are

  • 3+ years of experience in a product management role at a software company
  • A clear passion for building a great product, and the ability to create a vision that inspires your team
  • Substantial experience using user research and metrics to add significant value to a product
  • A solid understanding of statistics, data visualization
  • Ability to break down large projects into manageable tasks and use metrics to add significant value to a product
  • Knowledge of agile methodologies such as SCRUM and Kanban
  • Previous experience collaborating closely with developers, designers, and other team members
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present a strong rationale for product decisions
  • Willingness to learn and work in a hyper-growth company

Our Core Technologies

  • Backend: Node.js, GraphQL, Postgres, DynamoDB, Redis, AWS, Lambda
  • Game: HTML5, Canvas, WebGL, Phaser, Pixi, Typescript
  • Frontend: React

Bonus Points For

  • Agile workflow experience
  • Experience in the ed-tech industry
  • Experience with data science
  • Previous experience scaling in a startup environment

What We Offer

  • A culture of transparency, where team members are involved in important conversations
  • Full health benefits from day one (1)  for you and your family, fully covered! 
  • We are a profitable company, with eligibility to participate in stock options for all full-time permanent employees
  • Learning and development budget for all full-time employees to use towards career growth and development opportunities 
  • We recognize 9-5 is not for everyone! We offer flexible working hours that will allow you to schedule your workday with a bit more freedom! 

  • While we operate 100% remotely, for the time being, we understand the importance of togetherness. We offer frequent and fun team and company events, to stay connected and in the know.
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Department: Education

Location: Toronto, Ontario

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#LI-Remote Come as you are. We believe the power of our collective potential will transform education. We are building towards a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace to empower and create access and opportunity for all. We welcome applications from people from all underrepresented groups, including (but not limited to) people of any gender, age, or religion, members of the LGBTQIA2+ community, BIPOC and other underrepresented races and nationalities, people with disabilities, veterans, and anyone who may contribute to the further diversification of Prodigy Education. If you feel like you don’t have all the qualifications for this position and are willing to use your initiative to learn the rest, we’d still love for you to apply! We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Education will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us, and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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