Product Analyst

| Greater LA Area
As the premier global provider of Strategic Enterprise Education™ (SEE), InStride enables employers to provide career-boosting degrees and credentials to their employees, through leading global academic institutions across the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Australia. InStride helps organizations achieve transformative business and social impact by unlocking the power of education, through advanced technology-enabled experiences for learners and corporate partners alike.
Role Overview
At InStride, the Product Analyst will play a key role in further developing our platform to streamline partner onboarding and create an amazing experience for our customers. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who wants to develop features that can help change the lives of our users.

Responsibilities

  • Feature discovery: You want to really understand the pain points that the customer is facing and find ways to iterate on research to get to a feature MVP.
  • Specs & Stories: You write specifications and user stories to help the tech team understand what problem we are trying to solve, so they can build it. 
  • Sprints: You love being in the nitty-gritty of a regular cadence of sprints, leading a tech pod to consistently deliver new features sprint after sprint.
  • Prioritization: You excel at prioritizing and grooming a backlog, making sure that there is cross-functional alignment on what’s prioritized next. 
  • Ownership and accountability: You are accountable for a tech pod and for executing on a plan to consistently deliver value to our users.
  • What you’ll actually do
  • Organize and perform requirements gathering between Design, Engineering and additional teams in order to define user stories, acceptance criteria based on the direction for product features. 
  • Lead a Pod of Engineers through backlog grooming, tech estimations, planning, and development to ensure each sprint moves forward at its best velocity.
  • Support the release of feature launches with cross-functional alignment, user acceptance testing and communication notes to all stakeholders.
  • Review and prioritize feature/bug requests from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Analyze business data to identify insights, trends and develop recommendations in order to enable us to make data-driven decisions.
  • Drive post-launch product optimization opportunities to increase conversion rates 

Ideal Profile

  • 2+ years in product management or similar positions 
  • Demonstrated track record of success in the full lifecycle of product management from visioning and discovery through launch to support and iterations 
  • Knowledge of software development practices and experience crafting epics, user stories, organizing an agile process in Jira
  • Experience in balancing priorities and timelines across multiple stakeholders 
  • Strong ability to communicate and collaborate with Engineering, Design, Marketing and Business teams using storytelling, data, visualizations and/or examples
  • Possesses ability to zoom in and out between the “big picture” strategy and the high attention to detail tasks 
  • Experienced with analytics and performance monitoring tools such as Google Analytics, Tableau and/or Google Data Studio
  • Experience in setting up and improving digital marketing, commerce, and traffic optimization flows using A/B testing tools like Google Optimize or Optimizely
  • Excited by the challenge of building a world-class business that delivers not only high revenue growth and compelling ROI, but also has a meaningful impact on society
  • High EQ, comfort with ambiguity and a “no job too small” startup mentality

InStride is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, medical condition, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Dynamo DBDatabases
    • AWS RDSDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • WrikeManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Our DTLA office provides easy access to public transportation, great restaurants, museums, and other attractions.

An Insider's view of InStride

What’s the vibe like in the office?

At InStride we operate in a fast-moving environment, which makes it really fun. There’s a lively energy in the office and a sense that we’re all in this together.

Michelle

VP, Academic Partnerships

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The nice thing about InStride is that we’re really empowered to take the initiative and collaborate with other teams to think through solutions. Everyone is comfortable around one another and is open to sharing ideas–it doesn’t matter what team you’re on or what level you’re at.

Michael

Manager, Engineering

How does the company support your career growth?

Lifelong learning is core to the mission of the company but also the goal for our staff, and I think that’s really important. The Step Forward program means a lot to me because I never thought I would go back to school for my master’s and thanks to InStride I’m super excited to enroll.

Kat

Executive Assistant

What are some social events your company does?

We have the InStride Supper Club where every month we try a new restaurant. As a big foodie myself, that’s something I really enjoy.

Alex

Manager, Growth Marketing

What are InStride Perks + Benefits

InStride Benefits Overview

We want InStriders to thrive and feel supported. Here are a few perks and benefits we are proud to offer our team.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Game Room
Our game room is shared and includes ping pong, pool and a wine fridge.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted On occasion .
Parking
We offer employees A parking subsidy.
Recreational Clubs
Our clubs are growing but here are a few. Our Supper Club for foodies. Our Give Back program to support our local community. Our weekly Creative Juices on Wednesdays to think outside the box.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

As part of our mission to enable lifelong learning, we provide full tuition coverage for InStriders to earn a degree or credential from a university online within our network.

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