At Ellevation, we develop world-class software to help school districts and educators support the fastest growing population of K-12 students: English Learners (ELs). By combining great products, student data, and research on best practices, Ellevation helps school districts transform their EL programs and ensure all students can achieve their highest aspirations.
We are a fast-growing, mission-driven technology company, partnering with nearly 600 public school districts all across the country. We are well-capitalized, have a strong and growing team, and are continuously focused on how to build the best organization so that we can achieve our ambitious social and financial objectives.
This is where you come in…
With an increasing number of small, agile product teams, Ellevation has a need for a Product Manager to lead the efforts around discovery, validation, definition, and release of products and features that help Ellevation meet its goals. Through your work and deep understanding of the customer, you will advocate for solutions that address customer challenges in a way that has the widest impact across our user base, and expands our market while reducing internal inefficiencies. You will devise, validate, and shepherd through development solutions that customers didn't know were possible. By focusing on digital tools that drive instructional change in schools, the PM will devise technology solutions to age-old challenges educators face in becoming better instructors, and collaboratively improving student outcomes.
Communication: Extremely strong communicator. Must be able to speak with (and write for) technical audiences, non-technical users across multiple personas, and business stakeholders. Strong ability to listen to multiple sources of information, find commonalities, and synthesize multiple solutions. Problem-solving, and a willingness to be proven wrong (and prove others wrong) is a must.
Technical Background: Proficiency with data sets and data models. Understand how data is stored, sorted, filtered, and visualized. Proficiency with mockup/prototyping tools (ie: Balsamiq, Sketch, InVision, OmniGraffle). Experience with project management software (Jira, Fogbugz, Prodpad, Trello, etc). Strong ability to make decisions based on evidence, explain them to others, and be held accountable to their decisions.
In addition to our great benefit plans and competitive salaries, here are some other perks that make us unique: