Springboard - Product Manager

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The average person changes jobs 12 times during their career (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics). How do you train for each next step!? You could go back to school,spend $250K, and cross your fingers you’ll get that job... Or, you could study with Springboard, which offers all learners a market-driven, project-based curriculum; 1:1 mentoring and coaching; deferred tuition; and a money-back job guarantee. Springboard’s education model tackles all of the barriers students face when trying to learn technical skills. They believe everyone has unique learning needs, and that the ideal learning experience should be designed to fit your life’s pace, with support from advisors and mentors who understand you. They believe that education should prepare us for the real world, and that working on meaningful projects under the guidance of industry experts is one of the best ways to get there. Learning is hard work, and Springboard is there to support you at every step — their students’ success is their first priority. Vince Huang, Springboard’s VP of Product, is searching for a Product Manager to help the team achieve their ambitious growth goals. In this role, you’ll have complete ownership over a cross-platform set of features that directly impact student engagement, retention, and completion. It’s a great opportunity to take the next step in your product career at a rapidly-growing, well-financed start-up.


About the role

As the Product Manager, you will define the product vision and execute the roadmap to improve the Springboard student experience and outcomes. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to continuously improve Springboard’s platform and features. This is an awesome opportunity to make an impact on thousands of students’ lives — and you’ll have a great degree of visibility into and influence on the business.

You Will:

  • Core Responsibility: take features from ideation and prioritization, to definition and build, to launch, measure, and iterate.
  • Own the product roadmap and help your team determine what to build and why.
  • Work closely with General Managers of curriculum verticals on the strategic roadmaps for courses, e.g., new launches, curriculum improvements, experimentation, or other initiatives.
  • Conduct user and market research and identify features to improve your product.
  • Develop a clear understanding of users’ needs through user-centered design.
  • Collaborate with the business, design, pedagogy, engineering, and operations teams to define problems & solutions.
  • Work closely with our engineering team to build, test, and ship your features, and with ops to drive adoption.
  • Follow through on your features: define, monitor, and report on feature metrics, and recommend iterations or improvements.
  • Work with both onsite and offshore team members on all product needs.

The Skill Set:

  • Have 3+ years work experience in a Product Management role at a B2C company.
  • Can define the product vision, execute the product roadmap, prioritize features, and execute end to end; build to launch.
  • Have strong communication (verbal & written) and people skills, especially with remote engineering teams.
  • Are terrific at prioritizing by getting to the crux of the problem/value, make accurate trade-offs, and articulating them clearly.
  • Put our users first, and are the biggest advocate for our users in any meeting.
  • Showcase outstanding time management skills to deliver cross-functional projects on time while managing competing priorities.
  • Are curious, have an “always be learning” mindset, and are fascinated by data, research and user behavior.
  • Are able to blend data and analytics with empathy and user-voice while designing user experiences.

Bonus Points For:

  • Experience within an Agile/Scrum startup company.
  • Formal product management & process training.
  • EdTech or Gaming experience.
  • Knowledge of project management tools like JIRA.
  • A background in User Research, qualitative or quantitative.
  • A strong grasp of engineering concepts & software development process


In a Nutshell
  • Company
    Springboard
  • Job Title
    Product Manager
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Company Values
    • Open, honest, & constructive
    • Always learning
    • Students first
  • Hiring Manager
    Vincent Huang
    Vincent Huang
    VP of Product
    Seasoned product exec with a passion for helping more students achieve their full potential
The Team
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    Indrajit Rajtilak Product Manager
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    Anders Hoff Head of User Experience
The Company
  • Employees
    100+
  • HQ
    San Francisco, CA

About the role

As the Product Manager, you will define the product vision and execute the roadmap to improve the Springboard student experience and outcomes. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to continuously improve Springboard’s platform and features. This is an awesome opportunity to make an impact on thousands of students’ lives — and you’ll have a great degree of visibility into and influence on the business.

You Will:

  • Core Responsibility: take features from ideation and prioritization, to definition and build, to launch, measure, and iterate.
  • Own the product roadmap and help your team determine what to build and why.
  • Work closely with General Managers of curriculum verticals on the strategic roadmaps for courses, e.g., new launches, curriculum improvements, experimentation, or other initiatives.
  • Conduct user and market research and identify features to improve your product.
  • Develop a clear understanding of users’ needs through user-centered design.
  • Collaborate with the business, design, pedagogy, engineering, and operations teams to define problems & solutions.
  • Work closely with our engineering team to build, test, and ship your features, and with ops to drive adoption.
  • Follow through on your features: define, monitor, and report on feature metrics, and recommend iterations or improvements.
  • Work with both onsite and offshore team members on all product needs.

The Skill Set:

  • Have 3+ years work experience in a Product Management role at a B2C company.
  • Can define the product vision, execute the product roadmap, prioritize features, and execute end to end; build to launch.
  • Have strong communication (verbal & written) and people skills, especially with remote engineering teams.
  • Are terrific at prioritizing by getting to the crux of the problem/value, make accurate trade-offs, and articulating them clearly.
  • Put our users first, and are the biggest advocate for our users in any meeting.
  • Showcase outstanding time management skills to deliver cross-functional projects on time while managing competing priorities.
  • Are curious, have an “always be learning” mindset, and are fascinated by data, research and user behavior.
  • Are able to blend data and analytics with empathy and user-voice while designing user experiences.

Bonus Points For:

  • Experience within an Agile/Scrum startup company.
  • Formal product management & process training.
  • EdTech or Gaming experience.
  • Knowledge of project management tools like JIRA.
  • A background in User Research, qualitative or quantitative.
  • A strong grasp of engineering concepts & software development process


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Please check our FAQ for more details or email us at info@redballoons.co.