A pioneer in K12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our captivating core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help all students build a strong foundation in early reading and math. All of our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of every student. Today, Amplify serves more than three million students in all 50 states. For more information, visit amplify.com.
We're looking for an Associate Product Manager that is passionate about education and great products to join our team for a two-month period. . You will work closely with a Senior Product Manager and be part of the broader product management team, giving you lots of opportunities to learn and grow in a supportive, innovative and fun environment.
Please note: this is a temporary, full-time contract position expected to last for approximately two months.
Be curious about our users and excited to learn all about them. Participate in classroom visits, capture observations, and share findings and insights with your team. Organize playtesting sessions in the office to try our product ideas and concepts with users and incorporate lessons learned into the product development process
Learn about the market and our competitors and understand similarities and differences between their products and ours. Be inspired by other products and share ideas with your team
Learn all about the components of the product your team owns and work towards being the expert in them
Manage projects for your team and communicate with other product managers about them. Manage dependencies, share updates, and keep stakeholders informed
Conduct research to identify and understand challenges our users face and advocate for improvements by supporting your ideas with data. Recommend product ideas
Collaborate with design and engineering to create concepts, wireframes and designs, then bring them to life through working software
Participate in human-centered design workshops to create exciting product solutions
Manage the end to end launch of product features in collaboration with your senior product manager
Capture product requirements and create user stories
Manage the backlog, including creating and refining user stories with your team, prioritizing the backlog, and reviewing and accepting stories based on acceptance criteria
Participate in agile team ceremonies (e.g., stand up, sprint planning, demos) and remove blockers for team; serve as team scrum master
Launch new features, including training of internal teammates, creating documentation, and external / customer-facing activities; answer questions from support team and other stakeholders
Three years of experience working in a product management capacity
Experience using project management tools JIRA and Google Apps
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Great teamwork and interpersonal skills
Keen task-tracking and organizational skills
Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative; willing to assume responsibility
Able to problem solve and communicate ideas effectively and quickly
UX/Design thinking study or experience
Lean product development experience
Working knowledge of Agile / Scrum
Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.
Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant.