We’re looking for a Product Manager to help us shape the future of education. With nearly 20,000 organizational customers and millions of student users, Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company with the industry's most comprehensive student-success solutions.
Our mission is to partner with the global education community to enable student and institutional success by leveraging innovative technologies and services.
Blackboard Learn, a product in which we pride ourselves on creating well-designed web and mobile solutions to support learners, instructors, and administrators.
Blackboard Learn allows learners and instructors to access online educational experiences wherever and whenever they want through web and mobile devices.
Our technology helps instructors breathe life into educational content, brings efficiency to day-to-day tasks, and empowers instructors with tools to engage and assess every learner.
We help motivate learners by promoting collaboration, communication, and connections with their peers and instructors. Blackboard’s Product Line Management Teaching and Learning team is focused on the roadmap and product evolution of our flagship product, Learn.
As Product Manager, you will support the success of Blackboard Learn and the concerns of Learn users in general. You will be the go-to person for any questions or communication related to the product and will work closely and effectively with the numerous and varied teams and individuals contributing to the product, including Product Design, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Sales, and Support.
You will apply your skills to develop, market, and support the product to current and prospective customers. In this role you will define and articulate new product requirements based on market intelligence and research, internal feedback, and your own understanding of the product space.
Specific responsibilities will include : Researching and understanding the problems of instructors and students; being able to accurately and thoroughly articulate requirements which strive to solve the problems identified Prioritizing requirements based on quantitative and qualitative evidence in a manner that best supports Blackboard’s business goals Communicating to customers and internal stakeholders about the product itself, upcoming releases, and product roadmaps Coordinating closely with other divisions of Blackboard to ensure cohesive solutions and capabilities Working closely with the senior product leadership team to inform the strategic direction and Blackboard Learn product roadmap Obtaining feedback from users, customers, Sales, Engineering, and other constituencies Maintaining awareness of trends in education and technology as well as competitive positioning Required skills : 5+ years of prior relevant experience Intrinsically motivated with internal locus of control Ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams including building collaboration and consensus among diverse teams of peers, experts, and senior management Ability to work in an ever-changing, fast-paced, demanding environment Demonstrated ability to effectively work through conflict to meet objectives and maintain strong relationships across teams with different work styles and personalities Ability to effectively deal with a certain degree of ambiguity / autonomy and capable of making sound business decisions Strong researching skills Excellent writing, communication, prioritization, and presentation skills Fluent in English Travel : approximately 20% Preferred skills : University degree or equivalent experience 2+ years of software product management experience Product Management or Product Owner certifications Blackboard has an office located in Bogota, Colombia as a hub for the LAC market.
Located in Capital Towers center in the financial district Excellent and secure area to eat lunch, have a walk, or dine after office hours Close-knit and collaborative team with a real passion for what they do Very collaborative team with good attitude Benefits in prepaid medicine Easy access to public transportation c Multiple private spaces for virtual and face-to-face meetings Different recreational areas for after office hours Free coffee in office This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required.
Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.
Blackboard Inc. is an equal employment opportunity / affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, protected military / veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.