Pearson Software Product Manager in Centennial, Colorado

Software Product Manager

Description

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 re-examining 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.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 re-examining 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.

Summary

The Data Services team builds applications and services for system-to-system messaging, providing the critical data pipeline driving Pearson efficacy and analytics capabilities. The Software Product Manager gathers stakeholder requirements and sets team priorities for this critical internal messaging system.

The Product Manager provides leadership for multiple cross-functional software delivery teams (comprised of software engineers, software quality engineers, and technical project managers) sharing responsibility for planning, designing, and delivering on capabilities to support Pearson's diverse portfolio of learning products. The Product Manager is active in all phases of planning and development, from gathering stakeholder input and requirements through design and delivery.

Responsibilities

The Product Manager:

  • Gathers requirements and other documentation to support the development process;

  • Writes, grooms, and prioritizes users stories;

  • Contributes to mid- and long-term roadmap definition;

  • Serves as product owner in Agile Development ceremonies (including daily scrum, iteration planning, and product demos);

  • Manages and executes on product model roadmaps in response to application requirements and in coordination with other development groups contributing services for the Pearson platform strategy;

  • Troubleshoots and facilitates the resolution of production issues; and

  • Maintains relevant scope and delivery timelines.

Qualifications

Education & Experience

Please have:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience;

  • Minimum 2 years software product management experience;

  • Experience with large-scale systems integration projects with strong aptitude for managing highly complex issues relating to scalability and interoperability; and

  • Experience managing internal and external stakeholders.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Please be:

  • Detail oriented, possessing concise and assertive communication skills;

  • Confident in making sound and timely decisions using strong analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • Able to effectively manage multiple concurrent projects;

  • Willing to work independently or collaboratively (as part of a cross-functional team), building consensus both horizontally and vertically; and

  • Familiar with Agile Development methodologies.

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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-CO-Centennial

Work Locations: US-CO-Centennial-2154 East Commons 2154 East Commons Avenue Centennial 80122

Job: Product Management

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jul 12, 2017

Req ID: 1711043