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About Us
At GoGuardian, we're helping share the future of digital learning by providing educators, students, and schools with tools to create engaging and equitable learning environments. Together, we build innovative solutions to empower students, deliver insights, and encourage experimentation. With employees around the globe, we're committed to building a culture of inclusivity, curiosity, and courage. GoGuardian's growth is fast and ever-evolving, and our teams are growing along with it - always ready to experiment and learn.
Our Culture
We're here for the cause, but also for the culture. We celebrate our successes and wins together, and make time to appreciate our teammates every day. Take a peek into your future at GoGuardian: our Slack channels include #gardenclub, #boardgametime, #bookrecs, and #petphotos. There's always something fun going on, including concerts, classes, book clubs, and more! From virtual trivia to local meet-ups, Guardians are always finding ways to connect.
The Team
We're looking for someone who thrives in an environment of trust, adaptability, optimism, and consistent questioning of the status quo. We trust our Product Management team to define the future of GoGuardian, and in turn, the future of our impact on education.
The Role
As a Director of Product Management, you will define vision and product strategy for solving customer needs for a portfolio of products. You will be the catalyst for growth and innovation for our product lines and will formalize best practices into frameworks and evangelize across the entire product management organization. You will build a strong understanding of customer needs and have the business acumen to identify new and adjacent market opportunities that drive growth and expand our ability to support all learners. You will collaborate with leaders across the organization to ensure we properly prioritize and balance imminent needs with innovation and disruption by challenging the status quo while ensuring alignment with our company goals and mission. You will work closely with the product and engineering team, ensuring you have set a clear vision, strategy, and path for execution. You are an experienced and inspiring leader with excellent people skills, exemplary work ethic, and have a long history of building lasting relationships, fostering high-performing teams, and cultivating a strong culture.
What You'll Do
    • Define and drive a vision, strategy, and roadmap that balances imminent needs with innovation and growth for our core product line. Maintain a deep understanding of our users' needs, education trends and best practices, market opportunities, competitive set, and business objectives in order to develop the product roadmap in support of the company goals and mission
    • Collaborate cross-functionally with teams and leaders across the product organization to ensure a smooth product development process. Additionally, partner closely with Revenue, Marketing, and Implementation/Support leadership to ensure successful product launches
    • Deliver results by iteratively launching features and products. Strike balance between bias for action and thinking big
    • Develop procedures to ensure that quality standards are consistently met throughout the product development lifecycle. Create reliable processes to ensure that teams execute rapidly and effectively, and constantly re-evaluate to identify areas for improvement
    • Uphold accountability and an "experiment and learn" environment by defining clear KPIs, continuously tracking and sharing the performance of your product releases, and plans for ongoing iteration
    • Lead and level up the team through mentorship, guidance, setting clear performance expectations, and professional development plans. Additionally, you will support Product Leadership in constantly evaluating and evolving org structure, growth paths, and hiring plans.

Who You Are
    • 8+ years of product management experience in the tech industry
    • 4+ years of people management experience and are passionate about growing teams and developing product managers
    • Customer obsession, user-centricity, and empathy is at the core of your approach to product management
    • Extensive experience throughout the product lifecycle, successfully leading multiple products from 0-1 and driving substantial growth for mature products
    • Adept at transitioning seamlessly between strategy and vision to tactical operations
    • An empathetic leader, comfortable leading teams in high growth environments who leverages multiple perspectives and data to drive clarity even in ambiguity
    • A master of data and evidence-based decision making - you know how to track, synthesize and leverage insights from both quantitative and qualitative measures
    • Exceptional communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills. You excel at establishing yourself as a trusted product leader with your team as well as with executive leadership
    • Experience working with Machine Learning Products
    • Preferred qualification: Experience in Growth Product Management

What We Offer
    • A varied and challenging role in a multinational and highly innovative company
    • A robust benefits package including health insurance, 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match, employee stock option plan, paid parental leave, 13 paid company holidays, and much more
    • Development and further training opportunities for shaping and realizing your career goals
    • Exceptional colleagues with a passion for EdTech

    • P.S. - Share this with your friends or co-workers who may be interested in working at GoGuardian! We have multiple openings and are always looking for amazing people.

GoGuardian is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. GoGuardian does not discriminate against employees, applicants, interns or volunteers on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, registered domestic partner status, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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What are GoGuardian Perks + Benefits

GoGuardian Benefits Overview

We believe there is no better investment than in the health and wellness of our employees. With benefits like flexible PTO, yoga and meditation classes, and professional development stipends, it’s easy to relax, unwind, and align. Your growth is our priority, both inside and outside the office!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
GoGuardian participates in local volunteer activities such as AngelHacks Hackathon, Teens Exploring Technology (TXT) and LA Food Bank.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
GoGuardian's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee has five focus areas to drive meaningful and lasting change in Community, Communication, Talent, Product & Education.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
On-site meditation twice per week
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Team fitness initiatives include weekly in-office yoga classes
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for all parents who have been with the company for one year.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
We offer a flexible time off policy for full-time exempt employees. Full-time non-exempt employees accrue 3 weeks of PTO annually. We also offer a paid 2 week end of the year holiday break.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Relax, recharge, and refresh with weekly yoga classes & guided aromatherapy meditation. Whether you're a golfer or a gamer (or both), there's probably a weekly activity with your name on it.

An Insider's view of GoGuardian

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Exciting! We’ve had tremendous growth and have gone through a lot of changes over the last couple of years, but have maintained the supportive, passionate, and energetic foundations that made me join the company in the first place. The vibe is simultaneously feels relaxed and open, and like everywhere you look, people are solving difficult problems

Terence

VP of Customer Service and Support

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our vision brings tall challenges; one of which is finding ways to sift through nearly insurmountable amounts of data, finding the important nuggets of information, then surfacing it to the right people. By using a combination of machine learning and cutting-edge data science (really), we're building better products for our users.

Zach

Senior Designer

How does the company support your career growth?

One of my life mantras is "When you stop learning you stop growing" and it is not possible here at GG to stop learning, as long as we take advantage of all that is available to us! Not only does GoGuardian keep us continually learning through our monthly all-hands meetings, but we have GG University and our personal learning stipend.

Susan

Account Executive, Pear Deck

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The collaboration with people is really incredible. On the partnerships team, I get to work across internal teams as well as partner with our customers and thought leaders to enhance our products. I really enjoy learning from and working with our partners and everyone at GoGuardian.

Melissa

School Partnerships Manager

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