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Technical Product Manager, Localization at Skillshare

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As the Technical Product Manager, Localization, reporting directly to our VP of Foundation Engineering, you will drive and manage the development of technical projects that will unlock the localization of the Skillshare product so that we can grow our new customer acquisition, engagement, and retention opportunities in key international markets. 

What you'll do:

  • Work alongside our International Growth team to understand Skillshare’s international market launch strategy. 
  • Work cross-functionally with our product, product engineering and foundational engineering teams, defining and managing the tactical roadmap for developing technical projects that will allow the product to be localized into many languages.
  • Create a compelling set of localization tools that is easy to use by product engineers.
  • Consult with product design and marketing teams to promote international and localization best practices. 
  • Act as our localization line producer, assuring that localization touch points of the product, owned by different teams within the product org, are prioritized and delivered. 
  • Develop an exceptional language experience across Skillshare’s products that will unlock our global expansion goals. 
  • As a proven tactical leader, with a passion for building new systems and processes from scratch, you will view localization as a key component of a global product experience, using market and product performance data as your north stars.

Why we're excited about you:

  • 8+ years of experience in localization, technical program or project management, and/or product management.
  • Extensive experience leading product and/or engineering teams on scalable localization workflows, tooling, and architecture projects.
  • Experience launching digital products in EMEA, India, and LatAm; launching in other territories like APAC a plus
  • Knowledge of expected technical capabilities is required to deliver key user-facing product functionality
  • You are able to vet and manage technical relationships with vendors
  • You are able to identify, gather, and drive consensus among all required groups across the company when trying to accomplish larger goals. You resolve blockers in your team and others to move forward.
  • You have experience establishing QA and research testing plans and managing deliveries to ensure successful launches
  • You are able to effectively communicate strategy and updates to international business and product leadership
  • You have a proven ability to establish rapport, credibility and influence amongst stakeholders and cross-functional internal teams to drive results 
  • You have an exceptional attention to details, you pay close attention to near and downstream effects of your work. 
  • You have the proven analytical capabilities, the tenacity to develop ideas independently, and thrive in a fast-paced start-up environment.

Why you are excited about us

  • Our team: We have a passionate, creative, and innovative team that is a lot of fun to work with.
  • Our mission: We’re doing work that matters – connecting lifelong learners around the world and empowering them to pursue their creativity.
  • Remote Culture: A healthy, productive working environment means different things for different people. We optimize for trust and invest in supporting remote teams, offer home office stipends for those that work best in their own space and co-working spaces for those that thrive in a social office environment, and focus on transparent communication to ensure an inclusive, equitable work environment for everyone.
  • Flexibility: We believe that doing your best work means living a full life. That means different things for everyone, so we optimize for trust, invest to support remote teams, offer home office stipends and co-working spaces in multiple cities, have an unlimited vacation policy (with a required minimum!), and encourage work-life balance.
  • Impact: You’ll have the chance to directly impact the user experience around how students learn and how teachers create and share content on Skillshare.
  • Your growth: You’ll have the opportunity to wear a lot of hats and take on more responsibility over time. We have a fresh $70 million in capital and a very, very long to-do list.
  • Benefits: We believe that doing your best work means living a full life. We support our team with unlimited PTO, gender-neutral parental leave, anniversary bonuses and sabbaticals, and healthy stipends for creativity, learning, and personal wellness.

About Skillshare:

Skillshare is an online learning community for creatives. We have thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people, and millions of members who come together to find inspiration and take the next step in their creative journey. We are a series-D company backed by OMERS, Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, Amasia, Spero Ventures, and Burda Principal Investments.

Skillshare is committed to building a diverse team that reflects a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We’re proud to be recognized as a top place to work by BuiltinNYC (#BI-Remote), Crain’s, and Forbes, in addition to being one of the five best places to work for women by Bpeace, and a top-rated workplace for dads by Fatherly. We work to ensure a consistent interview process, fair compensation, and inclusive work environment for all.

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Where we are

Previously headquartered in New York, we're now a fully distributed company, with team members across the United States and around the world.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • SASSLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • WebpackLibraries
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • YiiFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ZeplinDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement

What are Skillshare Perks + Benefits

Skillshare Benefits Overview

At Skillshare, we strive to create an inclusive culture in which each person is compensated fairly, has robust learning and development opportunities, and feels supported in bringing their whole self to work. We also believe that doing your best work means living a full life – that means different things for everyone, so we optimize for trust, invest to support remote teams, have an unlimited vacation policy (with a required minimum!), and encourage work-life balance.

Our perks include:

- Health, Dental and Vision coverage
- 401(k)
- Unlimited vacation (with a required minimum!)
- 14 weeks parental leave (gender neutral)
- Paid sabbaticals for tenured employees
- Learning and conference stipends
- $750 stipend for setting yourself up for success at home (think: desk, headphones, plants, ergonomic chair)
- Monthly reimbursement of up to $75 for high-speed internet services
- Stipend for mental health/well-being tools (Headspace, Talkspace, Peloton, etc.)
- Monthly coffee/tea reimbursement of up to $25
- Ongoing manager training with LifeLabs
- Inclusion workshops with Paradigm

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
In addition to our social committee, we have dedicated Diversity & Affinity groups in which team members decide to come together around a shared identity or background.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
We offer both short- and long-term disability insurance.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Read more about how we think about equity compensation here:
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Skillshare offers 14 paid weeks of paid parental leave to both birth-giving and non-birth-giving parent/s.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Skillshare creates professional development opportunities by offering an annual budget to attend external conferences, in addition to ongoing internal learning programming.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

In addition to the above, we also offer a number of perks around flexibility – including the option between a 1-month bonus or sabbatical at your 3-year mark, and the ability to work remotely for up to a month from anywhere in the world when you've been on the team for one year.

An Insider's view of Skillshare

What are some social events your company does?

Moving fully remote has meant changing our approach to team-bonding. We are keeping the energy up with happy hours, trading Zoom backgrounds, and, recently, our affinity group for women of color hosted company-wide trivia that kicked off with a Rihanna dance break.


Senior Creative Producer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Cross-team collaboration is frequent and organic at Skillshare; we foster a uniquely friendly atmosphere of openness and shared purpose. Through cross-team threads, project-based meetings, comments on RFC's, pull request reviews, Q&A sessions, and, of course, simple conversations, collaboration commonly happens across a table or across time zones.


Director of Engineering

What are some things you learned at the company?

I was immediately impressed and encouraged by the creative problem solving at Skillshare. Data plays a huge part in learning about our members, determining the most popular classes, and fostering creative community. I was a student within the community long before helping build it. My favorite experience so far has been learning watercolor basics.


Director of Business Intelligence

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

As a management team, we strongly believe in making ourselves accessible. This includes: 1:1s with direct reports, skip-level meetings, team-wide meetings, coffees with people across departments, and attending team events. More broadly, we apply the same foundational rule we all learned in kindergarten: treat people the way you want to be treated.



What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We're in an exciting position - we have a product that we believe in and a community that believes in us. The question we face is: how can we build a platform which works for the Skillshare of today, but will scale to the needs of the Skillshare of the future? It’s not enough to keep up with growth; we must build for where our growth will take us.


Director of Engineering

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