Product Manager
Age of Learning, United States

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Career Level
As mentioned in job details
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Jan 11, 2022
Last Date
Feb 11, 2022

Job Description

CompanyOverview:Age of Learning is a leading education technology innovator based in Glendale, California, with a talented team of more than 600 individuals comprised of nationally-renowned educators, curriculum experts, developers, artists, writers, designers, engineers, producers, product managers,analystsand marketing experts! Together we develop engaging, effective digital learning technology and content to help children build a strong academic foundation for lifelong success. Our flagship product ABCmouse.comEarly Learning Academyis a comprehensive online curriculum and the #1 digital learning product for young children. To-date, more than 30 million children worldwide have completed over 8 billion Learning Activities on ABCmouse. We recently launched Adventure Academy, the first massively multiplayer online (MMO) game designed specifically to help elementary- and middle-school-aged children learn. It features thousands of engaging Learning Activitiesincluding minigames, books, original animated and live action series, and morein a fun and safe virtual world. Other Age of Learning programs include immersive English language learning products for children in China and Japan; ReadingIQ, a digital library and literacy platform; and a groundbreaking personalized, adaptive digital learning system that individualizes math instruction for every child through AI-driven technology.
We are committed to helping all children succeed. We provide our educational programs at no cost to teachers, Head Start programs, public libraries, and other community organizations, and have served millions of children through these initiatives. We recently established the Age of Learning Foundation to expand this work globally.As we expand our global reach and increase the educational impact of our programs, we’re looking for passionate, ambitious, and collaborative leaders to become a part of our growing team.
Summary:This Product Manager will work with a product team of experienced educators, designers, and developers to create innovative digital learning experiences for children! In this role, you will have the enviable opportunity to identify and design the features, flows, and user experience of Age of Learning's MMO product, Adventure Academy. You will drive product performance and the improvement of key metrics to help provide an amazing educational experience.
The ideal candidate will have expertise in product development and gaming; digital media or educational experience is a plus.Responsibilites:
  • Drive feature development from concept to launch to deliver a best-in-class user experience and drive KPIs
  • Operate with a CEO-like mindset in balancing return vs investment and risk vs reward
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to define the long-term vision of the game and feature roadmap as part of the Product Roadmap Team
  • Prioritize the roadmap with parallel, often competing KPI impacting deliverables to optimize lifetime value of the player base with a deep understanding of design and engagement mechanics
  • Identify and direct execution of improvements in functionality, content, and design, in order to increase product adoption, engagement, educational impact, and product retention
  • Own your development team backlogs and successfully communicate your product or feature vision and strategy with development pods (including client engineers, backend engineers, game designers, UI/X designers, QA and scrum masters), product team, and other stakeholders
  • Collaborate extensively with feature planning and optimization: define testing protocol, set up and execute multivariate tests, establish benchmarks internally and externally, measure performance and provide actionable recommendations to senior leadership
  • Review and manage analysis of competitive marketplace, user experience, user research and feedback, and product data to help define product strategy
  • Conduct quantitative analyses of data to provide key insights into product performance and uncover opportunities to improve learning, engagement, and retention KPIs
Required Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of experience as a product manager, with direct responsibility and impact on product engagement and retention KPIs
  • Proven ability to ruthlessly prioritize You understand what’s worth working on and what’s not, and you can get the team to buy into your vision
  • Experience in designing fun You can look at an underperforming game and quickly understand what it would take to make it enjoyable
  • You obsess over quality and fun but also can manage the right balance of quality vs speed
  • You are deeply empathetic with your users and you can easily put yourself in their shoes
  • Exceptional communication and leadership skills and a proven ability to get stuff done
  • Passion for creating innovative, fun, and compelling learning experiences
  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong experience in quantitative analysis, including the ability to model experience parameters using Excel, SQL, and business intelligence tools
  • Knowledge of multiple functional areas such as Product Management, UX/UI, Game Design, Data Science / Analytics, Engineering, or Agile Project Management
  • MBA or master’s degree in a technology or business-related field
Age of Learning currently provides:• 90% - 100% of health and welfare benefit premiums• A 401(k) program with employer match• 15 paid vacation days plus 11 observed national paid holidays• Team bonding events and a highly collaborative environment• Commitment to Equal Opportunity Employment in addition to an inclusive and supportive company culture• Access to our internal DEI Task Force that focuses on ensuring our products represent all children on a global scale• Opportunities for professional growth through professional learning and development programs• A temporary 100% remote work environment, due to COVID restrictions, to help ensure the safety of our employees• Monthly internet stipend provided due to temporary remote work environment

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