Senior Product Manager- Platform

Kitchener, ON

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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We’re building a movement - an education revolution.
We’re building a world where anyone, anywhere can have access to the best education regardless of where they were born. At our core, we believe education is a right, not a privilege. To that end, we’re building a company and a suite of products to lead the charge in transforming access to education. 
ApplyBoard is an online platform that empowers students around the world to access the best education by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions. We simplify the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process. Not only do we help students with their study abroad journey, but we also help academic institutions to find the best students globally. Our goal is to help enable better, more diverse, schools that are enriched with cultures from all over the world.
The Role
We are looking for a passionate Senior Product Manager to join us in building the future of EdTech and ultimately help students find success throughout their education journey.  As a member of the Product team, you will play a critical role in defining, communicating, and executing the product vision and strategy across a variety of product areas. Our PMs work across multiple functional groups to define and deliver new products and features, as well as identify opportunities to improve. 
As a Senior Product Manager of the Platform, you will play a critical role in defining and executing the product vision and strategy that empowers engineering and IT teams of ApplyBoard and its partners to innovate towards the vision of educating the world.

What you’ll be doing every day:

  • Own the strategic roadmap for the ApplyBoard technical platform, continuously critiquing the direction and delivery of key initiatives
  • Identify new initiatives that improve customer, developer and partner experience and drive growth, prioritizing them, moving them through concept phases and socializing with key stakeholders
  • Work closely with your Engineering, Design and Data Science counterparts to translate the product roadmap into detailed requirements and prototypes ready for execution
  • Be a champion in defining and measuring the impact of your product through quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Acts as a product evangelist to build awareness and alignment company wide
  • Drive product launches alongside Marketing, Executives, and other product management team members

What you bring to the table:

  • 6+ years experience as a Product Manager building customer-impactful products at a software company 
  • Solid understanding of backend technologies that go into making web-scale products
  • Experience in building technologies for developers and IT teams as the consumers
  • Experience in API product management a plus
  • Solid technical understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development life cycle, web technologies and agile methodologies
  • Proven ability to develop product strategies, effectively communicating recommendations to senior leadership teams 
  • Strong ability to explore an ambiguous problem space, identify user segmentation, related opportunities, and prioritize solutions
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • MS/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent 

What we Offer

  • The opportunity to have an impact on a product that is positively affecting change to thousands of students lives every day
  • To work with a brilliant and globally diverse team that is the fastest growing in the Waterloo region
  • Great compensation and benefits package to keep you healthy and happy!
Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard, however, only those applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
At ApplyBoard, we understand the value of having a diverse team. That’s why we believe in providing equal opportunity regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction. Please let us know if you require accommodation during the recruitment process.
At ApplyBoard, we understand the value of having a diverse team. That’s why we believe in providing equal opportunity regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction. If you require accommodation to submit an application and/or during the interview process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team at talent@applyboard.com. Requests will be addressed confidentially.
Life at ApplyBoard:By joining our team, you have the opportunity to join the fastest-growing technology company in Canada, with many opportunities for growth and advancement. Work alongside a globally diverse team of over 900 team members based in 18 countries, who represent over 30 nationalities and speak more than 40 languages.
Make a difference in the lives of thousands of students as they explore educational opportunities. Want to learn more about Life at ApplyBoard, be sure to follow us on our Life at ApplyBoard Instagram. 
About ApplyBoardApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions on one platform. To date, ApplyBoard has become the world’s largest online platform for international student recruitment, assisting more than 100,000 students with their educational journey.
 In 2019, ApplyBoard was named the fastest-growing technology company in Canada by Deloitte, ranking #1 on the Technology Fast 50™ list. In 2020, ApplyBoard announced a C$170M Series C funding on a C$2B valuation, reaching a ‘Unicorn’ status. This funding will allow us to further invest in our technology, grow our team, and serve more students on our mission to educate the world. Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard. Please note that only qualified applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.  
Job tags: Engineering Product management Prototypes
Job region(s): North America
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