• Product Manager

    Job Locations US-TX-Frisco
    ID 2019-1059
    Category
    Other
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

     

    Meritize is an education lender that uses an individual’s academic, military and work achievements to enhance credit evaluation and expand funding for skills-based education. The company’s proprietary merit-based lending program goes beyond traditional underwriting to leverage individual academic and experiential data, resulting in increased access to educational funding and improved outcomes. The Meritize SkillsBuilding™️ platform promotes the growth and development of skills-based careers on behalf of students, educators and employers through innovative funding solutions, skills building programs and career success services. 

    Responsibilities

    You are a passionate Product Manager who can define and communicate a product vision and strategy. You believe in building customer-driven products and understand how to advocate for both the user and the business. You have experience collecting input from across an organization and synthesizing it effectively to enable your team to continuously deliver value.

     

    The ideal candidate will have the following responsibilities: 

    • Collaboratively drive product vision and strategy
    • Own product roadmap, write user stories and maintain backlog
    • Ruthlessly prioritize product ideas using outcome-based lean startup experiments (i.e. to drive X, we will build Y, and will know we achieved it by measuring Z)
    • Conduct competitive analysis
    • Promote agile product management, innovate and iterate on agile processes
    • Work with product design to engage users, conduct research and usability testing, and ensure that product development is based on user value

    Qualifications

    • 2+ years of increasing responsibility in Product Manager roles, with a focus on building new-to-the-world products
    • Ability to make hard decisions to create user value
    • Ability to break down complex problems into a series of simple solutions validated through user research
    • Demonstrated leadership, communication, and collaboration skills
    • Ability to work effectively with designers, engineers, marketers, and other functional leaders
    • Experience with agile product development and user-centered design

    Benefits

     

    • Rapidly growing startup environment where you’ll make a true impact on the product and business
    • A culture of honesty, bold thinking and risk taking with incredible teammates
    • Competitive compensation with comprehensive benefit package

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