Senior Product Manager

Massachusetts, United States
01 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER, edX, to lead the definition, launch, and future vision of a new MicroBachelors™ product.  MicroBachelors programs are a stackable series of courses participants can take to acquire career-relevant knowledge and gain 21st century skills. Will examine market conditions, the competitive and technology landscape, and customer input to evaluate and prioritize product opportunities; and engage with customers, business stakeholders, and engineering teams to identify, synthesize, and clearly communicate product requirements that create an outstanding experience and achieve desired outcomes for learners.  Responsibilities include leading a cross-functional team in defining and launching the MicroBachelors product, defining strategy, target outcomes, priorities, and roadmap; shaping the vision of this innovative product and measuring impact; interacting with a range of stakeholders to understand emerging product needs; defining business objectives, scoping MVP, examining tradeoffs, and managing risks; defining the engineering backlog and technical and product requirements that will achieve desired outcomes; working with engineering, data science, and UX teams to define execution plans for the user stories; and analyzing and leveraging data to gather insights and shape the product.  

EdX is an online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT in 2012, which today serves millions of people around the world. 

Job Requirement

REQUIRED:  seven years’ experience in a product-focused role, preferably in a software company; experience with roadmap ownership and development; a continuous improvement focus; a bias to action; and cross-team collaboration, conflict resolution, presentation, and negotiation skills. Seek someone who is data driven and iterative in approach and enjoys and has experience operating in a matrixed, results-focused, and fast-paced environment.  MBA preferred.  Job #17647-Q

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.