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Codecademy // platform for learning to code
Product, Full Time    New York City or Remote    Posted: Saturday, June 05, 2021
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We are NYC based but remote friendly!

Hello, World! Codecademy has helped tens of millions of people upgrade their careers, build meaningful projects & gain confidence in their technical skills with engaging, accessible, & flexible products. Our customers have gone on to start companies, new jobs, & new lives thanks to the skills they gained with Codecademy, & were thrilled to take that impact to the next level.

In 2019, Codecademy introduced our first product for businesses & educational institutions. We currently have over 600 B2B customers. With our Series D funding, we are accelerating that growth with significant investments in our B2B products & go to market to build the leading SaaS offering that is the most effective solution for getting people job-ready.

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 150+ headquartered in SoHo, NYC. Weve raised over $80m in venture capital funding from top investors including Owl Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Naspers, Y Combinator, & more.

As the Director Product Management, Business Products, you will be joining a business unit as the head of product. This unit is chartered to build a suite of products for companies & educators to upskill & reskill their employees & customers. You will own the product strategy, roadmap, & day-to-day product development. Working with product managers, designers, engineers, content creators, marketers, salespeople, & other functions you will be accountable for continuously improving the customer & end user experiences from acquisition to activation through to retention & expansion. You & the team will be responsible for defining, delivering, & operating a customer experience that enables companies to improve the productivity of technologists, becoming a trusted resource that companies rely on to upskill & reskill their employees & customers. Ultimately your success will be measured by your customers & end users satisfaction.  

If you want to build products that enable thousands of companies worldwide to better accomplish their missions, join us!

What Youll Do:

  • Define & execute a strategy in a manner that is consistent with our company mission & values
  • Lead by example using quantitative & qualitative data to drive decision making
  • Establish & champion a roadmap that inspires the business unit to deliver the strategy
  • Collaborate with product marketing to maintain & share with stakeholders a detailed competitive analysis 
  • Set, track, & achieve the product KPIs
  • Collaborate with marketing & sales to support demand generation & respond to customer feature requests
  • Lead product development teams to identify & specify solutions to customer problems that are enriching, usable, feasible, & that benefit the business
  • Supervise product managers as they ideate & create requirements with acceptance criteria
  • Determine & deliver returns from product investments
  • Ensure company-wide transparency into product development working with BizOps
  • Coach & mentor your team to create high performing product managers in partnership with our people department

What you will need:

  • Reputation as a customer-obsessed product owner
  • A Founder mentality - relentless, resourceful, proactive, & results-oriented
  • Minimum of 8 years as a B2B 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 strategies & business cases that were funded
  • Strong track record of developing & shipping high-quality products that include customer-facing frontends & back office tools
  • Expertise in agile development software methodologies
  • Strong track record of establishing trusted relationships

What will make you stand out:

  • Proven track record building business to business SaaS offers
  • Track record of productizing APIs
  • Experience with enterprise information security policies & compliance
  • Experience with e-commerce & outbound sales channels
  • Familiarity with popular front & back end technologies
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle processes 
  • Experience with education technology 
  • A background in Computer Science
  • 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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