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Codecademy // platform for learning to code
Product, Full Time    New York or Remote    Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2021
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Hello, World! Codecademy has helped tens of millions of learners upgrade their careers, build meaningful projects & gain confidence in their skills with engaging, accessible, & flexible education on programming & data skills. We provide hands-on interactive lessons ranging from Python to R to JavaScript & everything in between. Our learners have gone on to start companies, new jobs, & new lives thanks to what theyve learned with Codecademy, & were thrilled to take that impact to the next level.

Codecademy was started in 2011 by two college students in a dorm room at Columbia that were frustrated by the huge gap between education & employment. Almost a decade later, we are a growing, diverse team of 100+ headquartered in SoHo, NYC. Weve raised over $40m in venture capital funding from top investors including Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Naspers, Y Combinator, & more.

As the Director of Product Management leading the Consumer product team, you will own the customer experience for our free & paid learners. You will be accountable for continuously improving the user journey starting from acquisition through activation & conversion from free to paid through to retention. You & the team will be responsible for defining & delivering experiences that create millions of lifelong technology learners in partnership with design, engineering, & other functions. Ultimately your success will be measured by your customers satisfaction.

If you want to build a business that impacts tens of millions of people & helps them lead better lives, join us!


  • Define & execute the consumer products strategy in a manner that is consistent with our company mission & product principles
  • Lead by example using quantitative & qualitative data to drive decision making
  • Maintain & share with stakeholders detailed a competitive analysis 
  • Set, track & achieve the product goals for our consumer offers
  • Lead the consumer product team to identify & prioritize problems to be solved, then validate them with data, engineering, & design teams
  • Establish & champion a product roadmap that inspires the entire company to deliver the strategy
  • Lead cross functional teams to identify & specify solutions to learner problems that are enriching, usable, feasible & that benefit our business
  • Supervise product managers as they ideate & create requirements with acceptance criteria
  • Determine & deliver returns on investments from product development initiatives
  • Ensure company-wide transparency into product discovery & delivery activities
  • Coach & mentor your team to create high performing product managers in partnership with our people department


  • Reputation as a customer obsessed product owner
  • A Founder mentality - relentless, resourceful, proactive, & results-oriented
  • Minimum of 8 years as a product owner managing the end to end product lifecycle
  • Minimum of 3 years as manager of people
  • Demonstrated data literacy skills
  • Clear & concise written & verbal communication skills
  • Experience developing product strategies & business cases that were funded
  • Strong track record of developing & shipping high quality products for web, mobile, & tablets
  • Expertise in agile development software methodologies
  • Strong track record of establishing trusted relationships


  • Proven track record improving direct to consumer SaaS acquisition, conversion, & retention 
  • Familiarity with popular front & back end technologies
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle processes 
  • Experience with education technology 
  • A portfolio that showcases the accomplishments described in your resume

At Codecademy, we are committed to teaching people the skills they need to upgrade their careers. Codecademy aims to educate a richly diverse demographic of learners with our product & in order to accomplish this, we believe our team should reflect that rich diversity. Our company celebrates diversity in all of its forms-- race, gender, color, national origin, marital status, sexuality, religion, veteran status, age, ability, disability status-- & works to create an inclusive workplace where people of all backgrounds & beliefs are empowered to better their futures.

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