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Requisition Number 18-0497
Post Date 10/11/2018
Title Senior Product Owner
Organization Name Macmillan Learning
City Austin
State TX
Description Macmillan Learning is a part of the family-owned Holtzbrinck group of companies and is one of the leading educational technology companies. Through deep partnership with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers, we facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and improve outcomes. We provide educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire student curiosity and measure progress. Macmillan Learning is comprised of renowned brands including Bedford/St. Martins, W.H. Freeman, Worth Publishers, Sapling Learning, SkyFactor, Intellus Learning, Late Nite Labs, and Hayden-McNeil. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences -- race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective-- in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will become an employee of Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC (“BFW”), d/b/a Macmillan Learning. Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC has developed an affirmative action program in compliance with the NY Department of Education’s guidance. Portions of the affirmative action program are available for review by applicants and employees by contacting Human Resources.
Requirements The Senior Product Owner for Data and Analytics will be responsible for helping to improve student learning outcomes and enhancing instructor capabilities in Macmillan’s digital learning tools, by building intuitive and empowering instructor- and student-facing dashboards that enable remediation and intervention opportunities that will have a measurable impact on student success. This person will work with a cross-functional team of UX designers, learning researchers, learning analytics, product owners, engineers, and stakeholders, to shepherd ideas through discovery, design, development, and market release/support.

Job Responsibilities

• Create and evangelize a vision that delivers research-based, valuable, usable, and actionable data insights for instructors and students within their digital learning products, at the portfolio and product level.
• Develop a product roadmap that offers competitive difference and user delight, by helping students and instructors use data to inform their day-to-day learning activities.
• Work collaboratively with our Learning Science department, to build a vision based on solid learning research, and our Learning Analytics team, to incorporate reliable and novel metrics, while delivering the best capabilities we can for our users.
• Lead discovery research efforts directly with current and prospective users, gathering feedback and insights that help drive the vision and roadmap.
• Develop cross-functional teams that help deliver and prove the value they create for their customers.
• Measure and present the impact of your team’s work directly to the leadership team, quantifying the value of your progress.
• Be a thought leader around customer use of analytics.

Required Skills & Qualifications

• 5+ years’ experience in software product management with 10+ years’ overall work experience.
• Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline (Computer Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Data Science) or equivalent experience
• 3+ years experience building, delivering, and supporting customer-facing data visualization, services, and/or products
• Experience using data to inform design and product decisions
• Experience creating products that exploit data to facilitate decision making, including data visualization outputs within a product
• Strong presentation skills used for presenting internally to leadership team members as well as running customer discovery sessions such as user groups and product demos
• Excellent time management skills and able to manage deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Enjoy adapting to feedback from both users and internal stakeholders, building stronger products as a result
• Strong leadership skills to ensure that everyone is driving towards the product goals together, and is bought-in to your vision
• Experience working with a Data Science or Analytics team a plus
• Experience in and a passion for education - in EdTech, teaching, or another role is a significant plus

The ideal candidate is/has...

• Ability to assess customer needs and translate them into product requirements.
• Confidence to champion ideas and solutions and raise issues across the organization.
• Customer-first sensibility and passion for ensuring their success.
• Thrives in a fast-paced, agile environment.
• Enjoys working in teams.
• Willingness to travel as needed and occasionally be accessible by phone during off-hours to help resolve customer or partner issues.
• Has a passion for education and is eager to continually learn about the customers we serve (customers and students)

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