Senior Director Of Product Management

Codeacademy New York , NY 10007

Posted 3 months ago

Hello, World! Codecademy has helped over 45 million people from around the world upgrade their careers with engaging, accessible, and flexible education on programming and data skills. We provide over 200 hands-on interactive lessons ranging from Python to R to Javascript and everything in between. Our learners have gone on to start companies, new jobs, and new lives thanks to what they've learned with Codecademy, and we're thrilled to be working to take that impact to the next level.

Codecademy was started in 2011 by two college students in a dorm room at Columbia that were frustrated by the huge gap between education and employment. A few years later, we are a rapidly growing, diverse team of 75+ in SoHo, NYC. We've raised over $40m in venture capital funding from top investors including Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Naspers, Y Combinator, and more.

If you want to help build a business that impacts tens of millions of people each year and helps them lead better lives, join us!

We're looking for a talented Senior Director of Product Management to scale our user base and business to the next level. The ideal candidate is relentlessly focused on delivering impact, and balances delivering great user experience with business results. They will bring qualitative user insights with rigorous quantitative analytics to drive material results that delight our users and grow our business. This individual will be a key company leader for owning and driving the innovative new features and capabilities to grow Codecademy users and business revenue. They will have responsibility for multiple product lines and life cycles (Codecademy Basic, Pro, Publisher, and more) as well as their potential product strategy, prioritization and execution of product development.

Our Product team advocates for our users and our business, setting the vision for our growing family of products. We use data, research, strategy, and empathy to guide multidisciplinary teams toward a common goal, balancing diverse perspectives while empowering our teams to do great work. As we scale globally, there's plenty of space for you to grow alongside us and simplify life for millions of learners around the world in team that always focuses on we, not I, and creates delightful products that are worthy of trust.


  • You will have responsibility and accountability for Codecademy's user experience and business performance on a continual basis

  • You work with a small team of product managers to define and guide the long term product strategy for growing the products and features that Codecademy offers to users, including both existing and new subscription tiers

  • Lead buy, build or partner analysis around new features and product lines

  • Lead the cross-functional teams in your area in close partnership with engineering and design to invent and ship delightful products that help people work better together

  • Advance Codecademy's strategy in content creation and collaboration, spearheading key initiatives and driving cross-functional alignment and progress

  • Collaborate closely with our users, research, and customer success to deeply understand and address user needs

  • Lead the efficiency, growth, and delivery of a team that embodies Codecademy's values, making sure the team is as productive as possible to complete short term and long term objectives.


  • Independent Product Ownership. You have demonstrated the ability to drive and deliver on the entire product lifecycle. This can include either head of product / general manager / CEO experience at a startup translating early market adoption of a new product in broad distribution, or product leadership at a larger company focused on user and usage growth for a subscription-based product.

  • Leadership. You have a proven ability to evangelize new products and features to both customers and cross-functional team members, aligning the entire team around a product strategy and vision for the market. You are skilled and passionate about managing and developing teams, both individual contributor PMs as well as earlier career managers.

  • Execution. You have experience driving cross-functional product execution in a large organization, as well as experience operating in a lean environment with a focus on results-driven execution.

  • Product craftsmanship. You have helped teams build great products that users love and improve their lives materially.

  • Business acumen. You have experience defining product strategy that balances business and user experience goals, and a history of leading teams to execute against those targets. Experience in the education sector is a plus.

  • Role model. You are a strong fit with Codecademy culture and values.

  • Education and Experience. You have a BA/BS and 8-12 years of relevant working experience, including 4+ years of people management experience.

At Codecademy, we are committed to teaching people the skills they need to upgrade their careers. Codecademy aims to educate a richly diverse demographic of learners with our product and in order to accomplish this, we believe our team should reflect that rich diversity. Our company celebrates diversity in all of its forms-- race, gender, color, national origin, marital status, sexuality, religion, veteran status, age, ability, disability status-- and works to create an inclusive workplace where people of all backgrounds and beliefs are empowered to better their futures.

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