Lead Product Manager at Brightwheel | Powderkeg

Location: Remote (US Only)

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Product

Our Mission and Opportunity

Early education is one of the greatest determinants of childhood outcomes, is a must for working families, and has lasting social and economic impact. Brightwheel’s vision is to enable high quality early education for every child — by giving teachers meaningfully more time with students each day, engaging parents in the development of their kids, and supporting the small businesses that make up the backbone of the $100 billion early education market. Brightwheel is the most loved technology brand in early education globally, trusted by thousands of educators and millions of families.

Our Team

We are a fully remote team with employees across every time zone in the US, and a small hub in Austin. Our team is passionate, talented, and customer- focused. Our exceptional investor group includes Addition, Bessemer Venture Partners, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GGV Capital, Lowercase Capital, Emerson Collective, and Mark Cuban.

We believe that everyone—from our employees to the students, teachers, and administrators we serve— should be given the opportunity to learn and thrive, whatever their background may be. We celebrate diversity in all forms because it allows our team and the communities we serve to reach their full potential and do their best work.

Who You Are

We are looking for an experienced Product Manager to lead a business-critical area of the brightwheel platform. You will set the strategy and lead a cross- functional team to drive customer impact and business outcomes. PMs who are successful at brightwheel demonstrate strong customer empathy, product intuition, and creative problem solving. They are able to challenge their peers and own the full product development process end to end.


  • Define the strategy for your product area that aligns with customer needs and company goals
  • Create and maintain a prioritized pipeline of opportunities, making sure the most important initiatives are properly scoped and resourced
  • Lead your product team with an iterative, outcome-oriented approach
  • Apply deep critical thinking to difficult, unknown problems; ask the hard questions and translate insights that will enable your team to come up with the right solutions
  • Partner closely with cross-functional colleagues throughout the product development process to ensure maximal output
  • Leverage data and analysis to uncover new problems and to identify opportunities to improve existing products
  • Launch new products and features that solves real customer pain points

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A proven track record of creating, launching, and iterating on customer-facing products
  • Strong technical and business acumen, with experience leading healthy product teams
  • Deep user empathy and experience, bringing together user research, insights & data
  • Proven ability to break down problems and translate them into clear, focused solutions
  • A strong track record of scoping, launching, and growing high impact products
  • Demonstrated ability to roll up your sleeves (no task too big or too small!) and move quickly to achieve outcomes
  • Strong team player: support + collaborate with ease across engineering, design, and other functions
  • A passion and drive for improving the world through education and technology

Brightwheel offers a competitive compensation package (base salary, equity and benefits) with a strong emphasis on equity-based compensation (ownership in brightwheel). For cash compensation, brightwheel sets standard ranges for all roles based on function, level, and geographic location, benchmarked against similar stage growth companies. In alignment with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the annual cash compensation for this role in Colorado is targeted at $136,000-$178,000. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including geographic location as well as candidate experience and expertise, and may vary from the amounts listed above. If you are applying from a different location and have questions on the compensation band for your region, please ask your recruiter.

Our benefits package includes premium medical, dental, and vision benefits, generous paid parental leave, a flexible paid time off policy, a monthly wellness and productivity stipend, and a Learning & Development stipend.

Brightwheel is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Lead Product Manager
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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