Product Manager (Data) (Remote)

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Do you want to work hard alongside smart and talented data engineers, data scientists, product managers, and designers every day? Do you excel when you are smack in the middle of a challenging project, thrive when things get complex, and yawn when you don’t have a hard problem to solve? Do you take pride in your ability to stay organized, and to help your team build great products? Are you a data nerd at heart? 

If yes, then join our team as we build awesome software for schools. Our team is the perfect blend of the stability of a larger company with the agility and speed of a startup. 

At Lightspeed Systems we are on a mission to advance educational effectiveness and safety for every student. We do this by giving school staff, students, and parents the tools to ensure that devices are used for their intended purpose, to educate.  

The Technical Product Manager (Data) is responsible for leading the data scrum teams as Product Owner. You will use your deep product and data experience to work with stakeholders to “build the thing right,” through the SDLC and Product Life Cycle. 

Our products are all powered by the data we capture, and we need someone with a strong data background to be able to harness this data with an eye for how this data can be turned into insights and actions. 

ABOUT YOU – KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES 

  • Have a growth mindset and knows what a growth mindset is.  
  • Are always flexible and adaptable as you go in and out of full autonomy and then into deep collaboration.
  • Relish the opportunity to be a team leader team, but also like to roll your sleeves up and do the daily work of building something great. 
  • Are a skilled of agilest able to help teams to embrace agility and cultivate a team building mentality to always be growing.
  • Can make quick work of requirements and are a master epic and story author.
  • Can conduct user story mapping sessions in your sleep.
  • Ability to think holistically, in a design thinking fashion, with a sharp eye for detail and consistency. 
  • Thoroughly believes that the devil is in the details and is confident they can get those details right.
  • Is technologically savvy and can understand what data is capable of and the language to collaborate with data scientists, data engineers, engineers, and product people alike.
  • Take extreme ownership and pride yourself on you and your team making executing at a high level
  • Can manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously, from concepts to deliverables.
  • Comfortable with feedback and adapts quickly to changing information.
  • Are thrilled by achieving difficult objectives
  • Are able to and has a proven track record of delivering quality products and features under all circumstances, whether you have 5 months, or 5 days to accomplish the goal. 
  • A humbleness that reminds you to always listen and understand before forming your own opinion
  • A compelling and unique point of view.  

ABOUT THE ROLE 

  • Be a data rockstar 
  • Break long term goals into short term iterative solutions that progress step by step 
  • Be able to communicate work in progress effectively to all internal stakeholders to ensure clear alignment and prioritization 
  • Maintain a relevant and well prioritized backlog, supported by user story maps, acceptance criteria and other artifacts needed by data and development teams. 
  • Articulate communicator both verbally and in writing. 
  • Outstanding organizational and analytical skills. 
  • Be a subject matter expert in the power of data and how to harness it 

NEED TO HAVE 

  • 3+ years experience in a product role such as a Business Analyst, Product Owner, Technical Product Manager, or Product Manager
  • 3+ years experience in a data role
  • 1+ year SAAS software experience 

NICE TO HAVE 

  • Background as a developer 
  • B2B Product experience 
  • Education industry experience
  • Scrum Certified Product Owner (Extra points for multiple/advanced certifications)

ABOUT US

For over 20 years, Lightspeed Systems® has been a leader in the ever-changing landscape of K-12 learning technology. Lightspeed Systems works with tens of thousands of schools to maximize the safety, mobility, and effectiveness of their students’ learning experience. Every device can be covered with the most effective web filter, student safety monitor, classroom management software, device management tool, and analytics program available. Learn more at www.lightspeedsystems.com.

We love our employees, and we show it. A sneak peek into our BENEFITS & PERKS include:

  • Health -- Medical, dental and vision insurance with healthy company contribution toward premiums. Lightspeed kicks cash into your HSA if you participate our HDHP.
  • Wellness -- Paid parental leave. Healthy holiday and PTO policy, including Christmas to New Year’s Day break.  
  • Retirement -- 401(k) matching up to 6%
  • Other -- Work from where it makes sense. Pet insurance.

More Information on Lightspeed Systems
Lightspeed Systems operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Austin, TX and Portland, CA. Lightspeed Systems was founded in 1999. It has 184 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 16 open jobs at Lightspeed Systems, click here.
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