Product Owner at Codecademy | Powderkeg

**We are NYC based, but remote friendly unless specified. **

Hello, World! Codecademy is on a mission to build inspiring careers in technology through engaging, accessible, and interactive online coding education.

Our learners have gone on to start new jobs, launch new companies, and lead new lives thanks to their work with Codecademy, and our platform has transformed the way businesses develop and retain their teams.

Since 2011, our team has grown to over 200 employees serving 50+ million learners from 190+ countries. We’ve raised over $82M in venture capital funding from top investors including Prosus, Owl Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Y Combinator, and more--which gives us the capital to get stuff done in an impactful way.

Join us to help build a business that empowers tens of millions of people to lead better lives!

What You’ll Do:

  • Work with our senior product leaders to help define long-term product direction across cloud infrastructure that influences Platform-wide strategy and own the delivery of key technical components and quality standards.
  • Partner with Engineering leadership to develop the vision and strategy for how we evolve our applications and tools from discrete applications to a platform model, with the ability to scale and service multiple tenants.
  • Lead by example using quantitative and qualitative data to drive decision making
  • Author product briefs describing each opportunity with value props for our customers and the business
  • Track and achieve the product squad’s KPIs, using lean techniques to quickly learn and test your squad’s hypotheses
  • Develop written requirements with acceptance criteria and negotiate trade-offs with engineering and design
  • Shepherd projects from ideation to delivery to results analysis and into iteration
  • Lead daily standups, planning, and grooming activities
  • Lead cross-functional teams to identify and specify solutions to customer problems that are enriching, usable, feasible, and that benefit the business

What you will need:

  • 3-5 years of Product Management experience with a proven record of successfully launching and scaling platform product features
  • Demonstrated understanding of cloud technologies at scale
  • Proven success in defining, packaging, and launching bundled API-based web services, platform-based offerings or services built to help drive scale in a broad product portfolio
  • Reputation as a customer-obsessed product owner
  • A “Founder” mentality - relentless, resourceful, proactive, and results-oriented
  • Demonstrated data literacy
  • Experience with user interviews and experimentation methods and processes
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience developing business cases from product strategies that were funded
  • Strong track record of developing and shipping high-quality products for web, mobile, and tablets
  • Expertise in agile development software methodologies
  • Strong track record of establishing trusted relationships

What will make you stand out:

  • Strong understanding of platform service models, including Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Familiarity with popular front and back end technologies
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle processes
  • Experience with education technology
  • A background in Computer Science
  • A portfolio that showcases the accomplishments described in your resume

Check out our Engineering Values matrix on our Github here.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At Codecademy, we are committed to teaching people the skills they need to upgrade their careers. Codecademy aims to educate a richly diverse demographic of learners with our product and in order to accomplish this, we believe our team should reflect that rich diversity. Our company celebrates diversity in all of its forms-- race, gender, color, national origin, marital status, sexuality, religion, veteran status, age, ability, disability status-- and works to create an inclusive workplace where people of all backgrounds and beliefs are empowered to better their futures.

Job Summary
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    Product Owner
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