Product Manager

| Greater NYC Area

About Us

At Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT), we’re unlocking the power of educator-created content. More than 2 out of 3 of U.S. teachers come to TpT every year to get teacher-tested, engaging, and rigorous materials. What began as a humble exchange for teachers looking to share lesson plans has since exploded into an education powerhouse where teachers have created more than 3 million resources for all aspects of PreK-12 education. More than five million educators worldwide (including teachers, administrators, and parents) have downloaded TpT resources more than a billion times. If you haven’t heard of TpT yet and want to learn more, just talk to a teacher about us. Or try this recent article in Forbes.

Who we are looking for

We’re a team of good people doing great things. We listen first. We love our work. And we are all teachers and learners in whatever we do. We believe that productivity is never an accident. It’s the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, passionate team work, and focused effort. We want every day to be fun and to matter.

What is TpT for Schools?

TpT for Schools allows teachers and administrators to collaborate to find the best curriculum for their classrooms. Schools create a dedicated space and invite teachers to request resources. Administrators can then review and purchase requests to build a library of TpT resources. 

Role:

TpT is looking for a product manager to play a critical role in defining the next chapter for the TpT for Schools product and business. In 2017, we successfully launched in beta. In 2018, we will be focused on two objectives: growth and engagement. You will co-own TpT for Schools product and lead the cross-functional team focused on engagement. You will help expand the core product offering by building features that help teachers and administrators collaborate on curriculum. You will also build features to drive deeper usage of the product.

You will work closely with the lead product manager, designers, engineers, community specialists, marketers, and account managers to identify problems and product opportunities that TpT can solve for schools. You are a long range and structured product thinker who approaches building products in a thoughtful, exhaustive and thematic way. You thrive in a collaborative environment and you are a proactive communicator adept at managing stakeholders. Our ideal candidate will use design thinking, data analytics, user research, A/B testing, and iterative development to build intuitive experiences and products that empower educators to teach at their best.

Responsibilities:

  • Define and contribute to the product vision, strategy and a roadmap for TpT for Schools
  • Lead a cross-functional team of engineers, designers & community to define and deliver TpT for Schools product
  • Conduct user studies and research to validate that the new user experiences in our Schools product.
  • Collaborate with marketing, account management & ops team to align TpT for Schools with company's business strategy and yearly goals
  • Identify dependencies and contribute to alignment across other product and x-functional teams.
  • Communicate internally and externally TpT for Schools vision and roadmap. Earn trust from key stakeholders across teams by understanding their perspectives and sharing your insights.
  • Become an expert in our educator community and the challenges schools and teachers face on a daily basis.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience building products
  • Deep interest in building creative and impactful user experiences
  • Track record of using qualitative and quantitative data to prioritize and drive decision-making
  • Exceptional communication skills - able to share your opinions and debate (strong beliefs, loosely held)
  • Open-minded, collaborative, and eager to learn and solve hard problems
  • Tech-savvy - comfortable in detailed conversations with developers, able to communicate complex technical issues to a wide range of audiences
  • Demonstrate humility, curiosity, versatility, and creativity
  • A substantive job application that stands out, shows what you’ve built, and tells us who you are as a person

Extra credit:

  • Education or teaching experience
  • Technical or design background
  • E-commerce/Marketplace experience
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or MBA
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks

Location

111 E 18th St, New York, NY 10016

An Insider's view of Teachers Pay Teachers

What are some social events your company does?

Every month a different team in the office will host a Teacher's Lounge. These can be anything ranging from a pumpkin-carving contest, to Office Olympics, where teams of TpT-er's represented a variety of different countries to compete for Office Olympic gold.

Emily

Technical Recruiter

What projects are you most excited about?

My team works on the cloud infrastructure that we run all of our applications on, and we’re excited about creating pre-production environments for every pull request a developer opens. Using Kubernetes, we'd create temporary environments that mimic production but are isolated for testing purposes. This empowers our team to build with confidence.

Lucas Chi

Engineering Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

One of our company values is “We Learn and Grow Together”. The first few members of the Schools team started right around the same time, so we really had to embody that value! We were building a new set of features and got to make a lot of decisions. Looking back at the code we were writing when I started at TpT, we’ve definitely learned a lot.

Julia Sterling

Software Engineer

What are Teachers Pay Teachers Perks + Benefits

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Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
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Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
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Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
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Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
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Professional Development Benefits
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