Senior Product Manager at GoGuardian

| El Segundo
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At GoGuardian, Product Managers are the champions of discovering problems that need to be solved. The GoGuardian Product Manager is given the creative freedom and trust necessary to arrive at innovative and industry-leading solutions, supported by incredible design and engineering teams. We’re a team of passionate creators who believe in the power of education and its ability to impact the future’s trajectory.
We’re looking for someone who thrives in an environment of trust, optimism, and consistent questioning of status quo. We trust our Product Managers to define the future of GoGuardian, and in-turn, the future of our impact on education.

What will I be doing?

  • Every decision you’ll make, will be on behalf of your customers. You’ll define and carry out the product vision for them and will champion it through the entire organization while also managing tactical initiatives.
  • You’ll deeply understand the problems that your customers are experiencing through research and interaction with customers, and then communicate those problems clearly back to your team.
  • You’ll receive input and feedback from a wide range of stakeholders, understand the impact of this work, and then prioritize and deliver it to your team to make sure they are working on the most impactful projects.
  • You’ll work with members across the organization to think outside of your current roadmap and build a big strategic vision around the future of your product and market. You’ll own large and complex strategic decisions and assess potential acquisition and partnership opportunities.
  • You’ll constantly measure the success of your product and its ability to solve problems through both quantitative and qualitative measures.
  • You’ll take full ownership for the success of your product, being scrappy when necessary and filling any responsibilities necessary.
  • You’ll be dedicated to your fellow product managers, seizing opportunities to develop their skill sets and help them with their professional growth, while simultaneously trying to learn from them.

What skills do I need?

  • You have 5+ years of experience of product ownership/management experience.
  • You have an advanced ability to identify and resolve issues, manage risk, develop detailed work plans and specifications, and delegate tasks.
  • You approach problems with a data-driven mindset, building hypothesis and proving their validity with experimentation.
  • You can clearly communicate the vision of your product, the roadmap, and the rationale behind them. You’re comfortable making decisions without consensus. You know when and how to equip other business units within GoGuardian.
  • You have worked extensively with qualitative customer feedback and stories and quantitative customer data to inform decisions. You’ve conducted user research and orchestrated tests in cooperation with researchers and analysts.
  • You don’t need explicit direction or micro-managing. You’re self-driven and entrepreneurial. You’re scrappy and don’t need explicit processes or support to accomplish your goals.
  • You’re able to easily switch between thinking creatively and analytically.
  • You have an understanding of the technical architecture of complex & modern web applications. You’re able to tailor the level of technical communication based on the audience the room.
  • You have experience of leading and growing more junior Product Managers.

What else will help me succeed?

  • You’ve also built products that have failed (and know why they did).
  • You have a strong technical understanding.
  • You possess a passion for education or EdTech.

GoGuardian is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. GoGuardian does not discriminate against employees, applicants, interns, or volunteers on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, registered domestic partner status, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

2030 E Maple Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245

An Insider's view of GoGuardian

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Exciting! We’ve had tremendous growth and have gone through a lot of changes over the last couple of years, but have maintained the supportive, passionate, and energetic foundations that made me join the company in the first place. The vibe is simultaneously feels relaxed and open, and like everywhere you look, people are solving difficult problems

Terence

Director, Customer Success

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our vision brings tall challenges; one of which is finding ways to sift through nearly insurmountable amounts of data, finding the important nuggets of information, then surfacing it to the right people. By using a combination of machine learning and cutting-edge data science (really), we're building better products for our users.

Zach

Senior Designer

What does career growth look like on your team?

Career growth is something that is talked over, thought through and planned out in open conversation and full collaboration between the team members and the manager of the team. It is clearly defined, from the very first day, as a line connecting your current areas for improvement to when they become areas of excellence.

Yola

Senior Data Scientist

What are some things you learned at the company?

Come in with an open mind, and you will find yourself in a breeding ground for self-discovery. By being given a high level of autonomy to do meaningful work, I have learned what it means to be authentic, lean into my fears, find my voice, build trust, and experience the greatest joy that life has to offer—connecting with others!

Michelle

Software Engineer

What are GoGuardian Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
GoGuardian participates in local volunteer activities such as AngelHacks Hackathon, Teens Exploring Technology (TXT) and LA Food Bank.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Acme Co. provides Subsidized child care.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $1200 annualy for continuing education.
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Relax, recharge, and refresh with weekly yoga classes & guided aromatherapy meditation. Whether you're a golfer or a gamer (or both), there's probably a weekly activity with your name on it.

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