Product Manager

R&D – Product Management /
Full-time /
At Instructure, we believe in the power of people to grow and succeed throughout their lives. Our goal is to amplify that power by creating intuitive products that simplify learning and personal development, facilitate meaningful relationships, and inspire people to go further in their education and careers. We do this by giving smart, creative, passionate people opportunities to create awesome. And that's where you come in:

We are hiring for a Product Manager

As a Product Manager at Instructure, you'll help bring our mission to life - elevate student success, amplify the power of teaching, and inspire everyone to learn together. You will be responsible for building the next set of product innovations and features to drive growth. You’ll need to employ everything in your product toolkit to architect the product strategy, constantly discover new insights, and drive forward on execution.

What you will be doing:

    • Generate vision, goals, and opportunity assessments for area of product ownership 
    • Think Big, Start Small: Effectively prioritize short term incremental opportunities in pursuit of longer term strategic initiatives 
    • Base decisions in evidence & insight to inform the story you tell and to drive decision making
    • Write effective user stories & acceptance criteria that are actionable by the development team. Considers outcome potential, competitive landscape, technical requirements, and user experience
    • Create compelling stories that are audience specific and contextualize and humanize the problem to solve
    • Partner effectively with analytics team to understand how data insights might impact prioritization
    • Identify and document requirements across customers, prospects and internal teams
    • Organize and prioritize work in order to release with confidence and predictability 
    • Collaborate with Program Management, Design, and Engineering to deliver enhancements
    • Collaborate with other product teams to provide consistent user experiences across all products
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams such as CX, Support, Global PMs, and Sales to fully understand our customers and their experiences to inform opportunities
    • Collaborate with marketing and sales to support go-to-market plans

What you need to know/have:

    • Experience in product management, with a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience
    • Be a self-starter who can create a vision and has a proven record of delivering on plans and achieving outcomes
    • Strong analytical skills in leveraging data to drive product decisions and improve metrics
    • Deep user empathy and experience building products based on user needs
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to influence and build alignment between different teams and functions to successfully execute your roadmap and deliver against goals
    • Experience in the education industry is a plus (but not required)

Get in on all the awesome of Instructure:

    • A fun, friendly, and helpful company culture
    • Competitive compensation
    • Restricted Stock Unit Program
    • Private Medicover healthcare + cafeteria plan/SZEP card
    • Employee Stock Purchase Program
    • Wellness motivation through PandaFit
    • An extra week off for the whole company every year
    • Employee recognition program through Motivosity
    • Goal-setting, proactive reviews, and internal training
    • Employee assistance program
We’ve always believed in hiring the most awesome people and treating them right. We know that the more diverse we are, the more diverse our ideas will be and when we openly welcome those ideas, our environment is better and our business is stronger.
All Instructure employees are required to successfully pass a background check upon being hired.