Product Manager

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Are you equally passionate about social good, software product development, and diversifying the future of tech? We’re looking for the next Girls Who Code Product Manager to oversee the development and optimization of owned and operated Girls Who Code products. Our programs are designed to incite a passion for computer science, build awareness of careers in technology, and inspire young women to join an encouraging and varied community of girls who code. We bake our core values into our programs and products and are looking for you to help Girls Who Code achieve its goal of gender parity and significant change in the technology sector.

By the end of 2019 Girls Who Code will have reached over 185,000 girls through our educational programs. The owned and operated products that support our students and teachers are an integral part of serving our partners at scale. As Product Manager, you’ll be a strategic partner in helping the organization make decisions, weigh trade-offs, and brainstorm solutions to deliver impact through our owned and operated products. You are responsible for oversight, maintenance, and upgrades and will collaborate with the owners of other areas of the business to drive impact and get results. You are a creative and enthusiastic problem solver, eager to roll up your sleeves to support a scaling organization intent on delivering programmatic value and improving organizational processes. You are flexible, agile, and like to work on real-world issues and are determined to put your passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion to work.

Responsibilities: Product Management

  • Oversight of owned and operated GWC products—such as our student project gallery, customized curriculum and resource delivery app, website—maintaining high performance and ensuring product consistency. 
  • Be responsible for the roadmap for your product areas: working to prioritize, develop, and launch new features in alignment with strategic goals and organizational priorities
  • Lead developers using agile methodology – sprint plannings, reviews, retrospectives, and daily standups to ensure completion of planned work.
  • Anticipate, identify, and communicate project status and risks to key partners, including the executive leadership team. 
  • Coordinate and drive execution; manage project schedules and work collaboratively to ensure timely delivery of high quality features. 
  • Maintain documentation for customer care team and respond to queries. 
  • Measure the impact of launched projects and use results to impact future priorities. 

Responsibilities: Product Design & Development

  • Exhibit deep insight and learn from students, teachers, internal and external partners, surfacing crisp interpretations and creating action plans and strategies based on what you’ve learned.
  • Work closely with the Programs and Marketing teams to determine tactics that will ensure adoption and ongoing use.
  • Produce wireframes, visual designs, and documentation to illustrate features to partners and communicate requirements to developers.
  • Translate business requirements and organizational needs into an actionable roadmap of releases and features that can guide daily product development.
  • Solve large, complex problems by developing innovative and creative solutions that address user needs and align with broader product strategy.
  • Produce clear, thorough written specifications for all feature functionality and user flows
  • Collaborate with visual designers to create delightful, clean user interfaces. Work with remote engineers to align technical designs and decisions with product needs. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 2-3 years relevant work experience (product management, or a combination of product design and project management roles or experience); track record of delivering high quality, efficient, creative solutions to tough, real-world problems in resource-challenged environments.
  • Experience working with APIs, integrating multiple systems, understanding complex operations, workflows, and systems; as well as crafting and implementing new processes.
  • Use data to make decisions and have used qualitative and quantitative research to validate potential product ideas. 
  • Strong project management skills. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Experience communicating with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Detail-attentive with superb organizational skills
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Passion for our mission to close the gender gap in technology fields through a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Girls Who Code is committed to building a truly diverse and inclusive organization with a focus on valuing, serving, and understanding our target constituents, while challenging all stakeholders to think inclusively for the betterment of our programs.

Girls Who Code is an equal opportunity employer committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, national origin, ethnicity, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis. Racial and ethnic minorities and men are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.  GWC is not able to sponsor employment visas.

 

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