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Product, Full Time    New York    Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
 
   
 
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Hello, World! Codecademy has helped over 45 million people from around the world upgrade their careers with engaging, accessible, & flexible education on programming & data skills. We provide over 200 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 be working 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. A few years later, we are a rapidly growing, diverse team of 75+ in SoHo, NYC. Weve raised over $40m in venture capital funding from top investors including Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Naspers, Y Combinator, & more.

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

We are looking to hire a Product Strategy Associate to join the team responsible for building the systems that deliver personalized technical education & empower our users through the difficult journey of learning to code.Our Product team designs & implements new product ideas that affect the learning of millions of people per year. Once we identify a place in our product line that can improve, we partner with multiple cross-functional teams including Engineering, Design, Curriculum, & People Ops to ensure new products successfully launch & grow.

This role is designed to take people with great analysis & implementation skills & allow them to learn the ropes of the startup world. Your work will involve a combination of research, analysis, & project management to help Codecademy improve our products & business. An example project might be modeling & strategizing how to improve learner cohort LTV & retention, or international market research & expansion.

Ideal candidates will come from backgrounds such as management consulting, investment banking, corporate strategy, or strategic finance. You will be able to see first hand how a fast growing technology start up operates. Youll help us identify the next most promising product & business ideas, & in many cases, design, build, & shepherd them into reality. It is an intense program to groom the next generation of business leaders for Codecademy.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Work with the product team to analyze existing products & business lines, provide insights to help develop Codecademys product roadmap & strategy
  • Deliver advanced business, product & user analyses to help us grow our product vision
  • Work with the data science team closely to design & implement advanced models/analytics to improve Codecademys business operations
  • Industry landscape & competitive market research to inform business & product strategy at Codecademy
  • Develop Executive communication & presentations when called upon
  • Special strategic or corporate development initiatives as needed by the CEO and/or executive management

You will be successful if you:

  • Are comfortable with ambiguity & working in a fast-paced environment
  • Balance critical thinking with creative problem-solving
  • Are efficient & scrappy, able to solve problems using minimal resources
  • Are proactive & action-oriented, taking the can do approach
  • Seek first to understand, then be understood
  • Can demonstrate patience in stressful situations
  • Make informed decisions, balancing quantitative & qualitative reasoning
  • Believe coding gives people opportunity

Requirements:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience at a leading management consulting firm, investment bank, or research firm
  • Expert in written communication & presentation skills. Skilled in cross-functional teamwork & coordination
  • Excellent analytical skills - advanced spreadsheet & modeling skills, basic to intermediate command of SQL. Knowledge of Looker, Tableau, or equivalent tools a plus.

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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