GoGuardian
El Segundo, CA

VP of Product

| El Segundo
We are looking for an inspiring, people-centric product leader to join GoGuardian. GoGuardian is a rapidly growing Ed-tech company dedicated to helping K-12 schools create safer more effective digital learning environments. Our vision is to unleash curiosity in the classroom, and make sure digital devices are used as effectively as possible. This individual will play a central role in guiding, mentoring, and developing an product team ready to carry out this challenge. GoGuardian is backed by Sumeru Equity Partners (SEP), a $1.1 billion technology-focused, middle-market private equity fund whose strategy is to partner with management teams to build market leaders and accelerate growth.
The VP Product is responsible for all developing and overseeing the product management and product design teams. They will work collaboratively with the CPO on a strategy for product vision and product-fit readiness. This dedicated leader will nurture the product vision, encourage a strong team culture, and drive alignment with the company’s growth targets and mission. The VP Product will be an experienced and inspiring leader with excellent people skills, technical acumen, and an exemplary work ethic. The ideal individual will have a long history of building lasting customer relationships, fostering high-performing teams, implementing change management and the technical know-how to imagine, curate, and identify differentiating opportunities. We’re looking for someone who knows how to build exceptional product experiences that delight users.

What You'll Do

  • Shape and steer a strong product vision and drive product strategy. Maintain a deep understanding of our users’ needs, market opportunities, competitive set, latest technology advancements, and business objectives in order to develop the product roadmap in support of the company vision
  • Coach and mentor the Product organization to support Guardians in leveling up to the demands of a scaling organization
  • Develop standards and procedures to ensure that quality standards are consistently met. Create reliable processes to ensure that teams execute rapidly and effectively
  • Demonstrated expertise in product planning, customer discovery, and product development processes
  • Lead and level-up their teams through mentorship, guidance and professional development
  • Utilize visionary skills to inspire efforts to prepare for previously unidentified challenges. Instill passion for creative solutions in the face of uncertainty
  • Recommend technological developments and improvements on efficiency
  • Implement systems and processes to support the team in efficiently deploying quality end products
  • Create accountability by developing appropriate OKR metrics and performance expectations
  • Demonstrate and reinforce GoGuardian’s core values
  • Ability to work with abstract ideas or situations across functional areas of the business. Interacts internally and externally with executive level management, consultants and corporate leaders, requiring negotiation skills over extremely critical matters. Influences long-term vision and strategy of corporate consequence. Raises awareness and organizational excitement for the product strategy.
  • Assist in recruiting and attracting top talent
  • Prepare and optimize budgets
  • Reports to CPO

Who You Are

  • Proven results as a VP Product or a similarly relevant role required
  • An empathetic leader, comfortable leading teams in high growth environments
  • Demonstrated ability to build and grow best-in-class product organizations
  • Adept at transitioning seamlessly between strategic visioning to tactical operations
  • Passion for user experience and design. A demonstrated execution mindset and a record of holding self and others accountable.
  • Proven problem solving skill set that is developed enough to ensure that decisions do not inadvertently create adverse consequences in other areas of the business
  • Ability to create a robust culture within the Product organization
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire great working relationships and results within matrixed and traditional teams
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills required. Ability to represent the company in external forums, conferences, and customer meetings.
  • Curiosity, an open mind and a leader who’s heart is aimed at the success of the team, the company, and our customers

What We Offer

  • Opportunity to impact and revolutionize safe digital learning experiences for K-12 students
  • Partner with enthusiastic and talented colleagues who are compelled to do good in the world
  • Weekly yoga classes and guided aromatherapy meditation
  • Annual personal growth stipend for continued learning
  • Grow and scale with one of the fastest growing EdTech companies

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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2030 E. Maple Avenue, El Segundo, CA 90245

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What are GoGuardian Perks + Benefits

GoGuardian Benefits Overview

At GoGuardian, you'll have the opportunity to impact and revolutionize safe digital learning experiences for K-12 students and partner with enthusiastic and talented colleagues who are compelled to do good in the world. Some of our perks & benefits include weekly yoga classes, guided aromatherapy meditation and on-site gym, annual personal growth stipend for continued learning, excellent healthcare benefits, remote work and the opportunity to grow with one of the fastest growing EdTech companies.

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
Intracompany committees
GoGuardian's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee has five focus areas to drive meaningful and lasting change in Community, Communication, Talent, Product & Education.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
On-site meditation twice per week
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Team fitness initiatives include weekly in-office yoga classes
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for all parents
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
We offer a flexible time off policy for full-time exempt employees. Full-time non-exempt employees accrue 3 weeks of PTO annually. We also offer a paid 2 week end of the year holiday break.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer a $1200 learning stipend annually for personal & professional growth
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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.

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

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

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