Product Manager
Updated on 3/24/2024
Empowerly

51-200 employees

Data-driven college admissions counseling
Company Overview
Empowerly distinguishes itself in the college admissions counseling industry by leveraging data-driven technology to match students with counselors who are best suited to their individual needs, enhancing the personalization of the guidance they provide. The company's approach is validated by a track record where 98% of their students gain admission to top 50 U.S. colleges, indicating a competitive edge in understanding and navigating the complexities of the college application process. Additionally, Empowerly's commitment to education and transparency is evident through resources like "The Empowerly Expert’s Handbook to College Admissions," which offers current insights and case studies to demystify the admissions landscape for students and families.
AI & Machine Learning
Education
B2C

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding

$26.6M

Founded

2018

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

42%

1 year growth

72%

2 year growth

75%
Locations
Remote in USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Python
UI/UX Design
React.js
Communications
TypeScript
React Native
CategoriesNew
Product Management
Product Strategy
Product
Requirements
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in product management, particularly in a technology-focused company.
  • Clearly communicate complex technical requirements in a simple, easily understandable way, akin to explaining them to a tiny human
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a user-centric approach to product development.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a distributed team environment.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to translate complex technical concepts into simple terms for diverse audiences.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • Comfortable working in a startup setting
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to derive insights from raw data
Responsibilities
  • Manage your project end-to-end, including design, code, and feedback
  • Learn about building a platform that scales quickly while maintaining quality and security
  • Strong ability to translate your technical capabilities in a product manager role from both sides – our customers, clients and engineers.
  • You are able to make complex topics simple and clearly communicate nuance to stakeholders (engineers, customers, field, etc.) in both written and verbal form
  • You are excited to solve ambiguous problems with a collaborative team
  • You will work closely with a distributed Engineering Team and remote teams located across the United States and Brazil, fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment.
  • You will understand basic UI/UX. Specifically, iIdentify and address key challenges faced by our users, ensuring that our product solutions are tailored to meet their needs effectively.
  • The product manager will work with an engineering team that does front end development – focusing on creating intuitive and responsive Web UIs using technologies such as React and Redux, and Mobile UIs using React Native.
  • The product manager will also work with an engineering team that develops Empowerly APIs using Node and Express, managing our Messaging Service in TypeScript, and contributing to Machine Learning workflows with Python.
  • This is a critical hire and with a focus on the execution and iteration of our product strategy, focusing on both short-term and long-term goals – including sprints to ensure that our product roadmap aligns with the company's vision.