$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit•
5 - 7 years
Posted 58 days ago
If you're passionate about building a better future for individuals, communities, and our country—and you're committed to working hard to play your part in building that future—consider WGU as the next step in your career.
Driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU is also committed to being a great place to work for a diverse workforce of student-focused professionals. The university has pioneered a new way to learn in the 21st century, one that has received praise from academic, industry, government, and media leaders. Whatever your role, working for WGU gives you a part to play in helping students graduate, creating a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.
Senior Product Manager
If you are passionate about making a positive impact on the world and want to be part of a growing high-tech company, this job is for you! At Western Governors University (WGU) we are building the technology to redefine how individuals gain the knowledge and skills required to achieve their goals and dreams. We leverage technology to create an exemplary student experience for online, competency-based education that is independent of time and place. We make a difference in the lives of our students! We'd like to consider you to join our team!
Why you're excited about us
You've read our mission and are eager to work with us to change our students' lives. You want to be part of a diverse team and culture in a fast growing, industry-changing technology company. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including healthcare, HSA/FSA, employee and family tuition discounts, and 403B with company matching options. Plus, we provide an employee development budget for relevant trainings, certifications and conferences, along with perks like monthly massages, game days and more. You'll have access to several training and continuing education platforms, such as Lynda.com and Pluralsight. We believe in our people and work tirelessly to support them and ensure their success both within their product roles and through career development. Our product team is based in our Salt Lake City headquarters; however, we'll consider highly qualified out-of-state candidates with a proven record of delivering results remotely – but you'll miss out on the amazing culture, majestic mountains and year-round recreational opportunities across the Silicon Slopes!
Things you'll be doing
Interacting with Stakeholders: Using our student-obsessed product approach, you will take ownership of ensuring we are delivering successful products that align with our future-state student experience. This is done in close collaboration with our stakeholders when building your product roadmap, defining business requirements, and developing a product strategy.
Student Obsessed Product Approach: Our students are at the core of everything we do. As a product manager, you will be the voice of the customer. It is important to gather student/staff feedback about their expectations and experiences with our products. This may come in the form of conducting user groups, performing surveys, partnering with our UX research team, reviewing online communities, etc. You will focus on the needs, expectations, understandings and desires of the students to increase satisfaction and create products students rave about and our staff can't live without.
Executing Product Strategy: As the owner of your Product, you will work closely with the development team to execute product strategy. You will attend scrum ceremonies and fulfill the role of a product owner including writing epics, stories, and managing backlog refinement. You will represent the voice of the students to help engineers fall in love with the problem and envision the future outcome we will deliver. In our data-driven culture, as the Product Manager you will use data to make/defend prioritization decisions and measure the success of our outcome. You will be a domain expert on your products and work closely with other product managers to deliver cross-team dependencies.
Evangelizing Products: You are the owner of your product! You will manage the metrics and ensure your product is getting the support it needs. From resolving technical debt, to asking for resources for innovation, you represent the best interest of your product. You will perform demos, help prepare training materials, make product announcements in conjunction with stakeholders, and represent yourself as a product expert. When you see how your products make a real difference in the lives of our students and staff, you will be able to passionately evangelize the benefits and value your products provide.
While we have high expectations for job candidates, we've intentionally kept our qualifications list short. A few preferences and must-haves merit specific callouts:
Valid Through: 2019-9-13