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Product Manager

App Academy, Remote

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Duration: Full-Time


App Academy is building world-class training programs that help students from all backgrounds transition into careers in software development. In March 2021, App Academy was named one of America's 500 Best Startup Employers by Forbes. We have been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Bloomberg as a driving force behind the changing face of tech education in America. Our unique model — we defer tuition until our students graduate and secure jobs afterwards — aligns us with the success of our students. 

About the Role

As Product Manager of App Academy’s Campus Hybrid Programs, you’ll own the strategy, roadmap, and execution of our San Francisco and New York campus-based bootcamp programs. You’ll work with academics, admissions, selections, marketing, and sales teams to scale student enrollment. You’ll work with curriculum and instructional teams to experiment with and implement the best practices of learning science and cognitive psychology, helping us train the industry’s most capable software engineers. You’ll work with our recruiting and career coaching teams to ensure students are getting placed in jobs at the best companies, for the highest salaries, and in the shortest amount of time possible. At the same time, you’ll work with operations and finance to deliver a seamless, efficient product to students. And ultimately, you’ll ensure we provide the best student experience and employer customer experience in the industry.

This is a chance to own a profitable 8-figure product consistently rated as the #1 software engineering bootcamp in the industry, and to direct its next phase of growth. We’re on a mission to transform software engineering education, and need a highly motivated leader to take our programs to the next level. If that sounds like you, read on!

Responsibilities

  • Gather qualitative and quantitative data and insights to build a deep understanding of customer domains and problems - consumer customers that will take the course and the employer customers who will hire them upon graduation
  • Develop product vision that maximizes the value that we can deliver to our customers
  • Clearly communicate product vision and strategy to the team
  • Work across key functional areas, including Academics, Placements, Engineering, Marketing, Finance & Ops, to build and execute product strategy, definition, implementation priorities and launch planning
  • Develop and iterate on role designs that meet the needs of our students, and are operationally sustainable within our budget and service model
  • Productize ongoing service delivery at a consistently high quality level

Experience & Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience as a Product Manager
  • Goal orientation and experience establishing and working towards goals
  • Experience building high quality products (particularly edtech) or high ticket value tech enabled services (particularly bootcamps, sharing economy, hospitality) with a demonstrated ability to drive product planning, development and launch
  • Track record of effectively prioritizing, communicating and coordinating efforts across teams
  • Experience using analytics and data to inform product decisions and measure post-launch impact
  • Experience defining and running an efficient product development process, including backlog management and prioritization, roadmap communication, sprint planning, and triage

Nice to Haves

  • Education, EdTech, and/or bootcamp experience
  • Experience owning and growing a $10M+ revenue product line
  • Software engineering experience

Our Values

  • Take responsibility for student success -- Everyone works together to enable student success.
  • Follow the numbers -- Decisions should be backed by data.
  • Embrace a growth mindset -- View challenges and failures as opportunities to improve.
  • Start with why -- See the big picture and question the status quo. If there’s a better way of doing things we should investigate it.
  • Create an inclusive environment -- We work together to promote empathy and respect amongst all students and staff.
  • Build with urgency -- Our products positively change lives.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Employer-sponsored health insurance plans with 100% support for premiums
  • 401K company match
  • The opportunity to work with driven and talented colleagues committed to lifelong learning
App Academy is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status. We believe strongly that technology companies benefit from diversity and encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

About App Academy

App Academy is a software development school that seeks to change what people expect from education. App Academy offers a variety of training programs, including a 12-week immersive coding and job placement program, where 98% of graduates have been placed in software development roles at an average salary of $105,000 in San Francisco and $89,000 in New York City. We've trained over 2,000 students, more than 70,000 people have applied for the course, and we’ve been profitable for the last four years. Our tuition model is game-changing. Students only pay if they find a job within 12 months after the course. No job, no tuition. This allows us to select students for their talent and passion regardless of what’s in their bank account. Each course bootstraps dozens of students out of financial hardship. Graduates currently work at some of the top tech companies in the world including, Uber, Braintree, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Intuit, Mixpanel, Slack, Oracle, Pivotal Labs, Upstart, Vimeo, Stripe, Tumblr, and more.

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