Pearson Associate Technical Product Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Associate Technical Product Manager

Description

Associate Technical Product Manager

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always reexamining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.

We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Come check us out. What big idea will you help us launch?

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The Position:

As an Associate Technical Product Manager at Pearson, you’ll be working with a highly-capable team of product leaders, architects, UX designers, engineers and testers focused on building efficacious learning experiences on Pearson’s flagship learning management system, Pearson REALIZE.

REALIZE gives ‘digital natives’ the learning experience that they have come to expect. It is the online destination for standards-aligned content, flexible class management tools, and embedded assessment that deliver rich data instantly to teachers.

Technology has changed our expectations of how we learn. We expect education to be engaging and inspiring, as well as responsive, fast, and effective.

REALIZE places the excitement of science, math, social studies, and literacy at your fingertips. With rich and engaging content, embedded assessments with instant data, and flexible tools to manage your classroom, Realize gives you the power to raise the interest and achievement of every student.

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with user experience designers, architects, engineers, and quality assurance to translate high-level business objectives into detailed development requirements

  • Use quantitative and qualitative methods to balance business and technical needs

  • Author comprehensive and detail product backlogs including stories and acceptance criteria that teams’ can quickly digest and execute against

  • Perform acceptance and ad-hoc functional testing of new features

  • Effectively manage trade-offs between cost/schedule versus business benefit

  • Manage projects, drive delivery, plan/organize work, manage risks, communicate effectively and adapt to inevitable challenges

  • Manage and coordinate technical integrations across multiple lines of business

Qualifications

What you’ll need:

  • Technical degree and 1-2 years in a product management or business analysis role

  • Familiarity with Agile product development

  • Familiarity with web-based and mobile application development

  • Familiarity with market research, persona development and data analysis techniques

  • Strong customer focus, excellent problem solving and analytical skills

  • Self-starter, accustomed to working in a changing environment, who takes pride and ownership their products

  • Excellent communicator, comfortable having technical discussions with both internal and external stakeholders

  • Preference for candidates with experience in K-12 education

  • BS in computer science, information systems or similar area of study

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Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-AZ-Chandler

Other Locations US-MA-Boston

Work Locations: US-AZ-Chandler-3075 West Ray 3075 W Ray Rd Park at San Tan Chandler 85226

Job: Product Management

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 3, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1805500

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.