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Bloc

San Francisco
Ed Tech
Mid
5 days ago

Bloc's mission is to help everyone pursue their craft and improve their lives. As a Product Manager at Bloc, you will define and implement product and process improvements to enhance all Bloc programs to deliver an exceptionally high-quality experience to every student and mentor on our platform.

Responsibilities

  • Collect quantitative and qualitative insights and requirements from an array of stakeholders, including students, mentors, Program Directors, the Growth and Operations team, and outside subject-matter experts to inform the product roadmap
  • Research, evaluate, and present options to improve Bloc's product and/or processes, integrating established instructional design principles as relevant
  • Understand Bloc's strategic and competitive position, and develop Bloc's long-term product strategy and corresponding product roadmap
  • Oversee and participate in the implementation of the product roadmap, collaborating with Bloc designers, engineers, and other functional teams to deliver timely, high-leverage improvements and features
  • Define, measure, and report key metrics that inform the success of products at weekly Senior Staff meetings
  • Implement and refine Bloc's product development processes
  • Run sprint prioritization process including bug prioritization and sprint planning to align short-term efforts with long-term product strategy
  • Scope features to maximize value, usability and feasibility with the most efficient use of engineering and design time and least product complexity

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • 5+ years of product management experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with education, online education, and/or online mentorship is helpful but not required
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Proven track record of capturing data and synthesizing insights
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of detail orientation and an exceptional work ethic
  • Must thrive working autonomously
  • Must be coachable and adaptable to a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work closely with product and engineering teams to implement sustainable and scalable solutions
  • Ability to solicit and synthesize feedback for improvements to workflows and processes
  • Managerial experience is helpful but not required
  • Excellent taste in design and delightful user experiences
  • Experience leading product development or project teams in collaboration with designers, developers, and other stakeholders
  • A deep understanding of developer and designer culture
  • Role will be located at Bloc headquarters in downtown San Francisco, CA

Compensation

  • Competitive base salary depending on experience
  • Generous stock options
  • Health care benefits, including vision and dental insurance
  • Unlimited vacation policy

About Bloc

Founded in 2012, Bloc was the first online coding bootcamp. Today, Bloc offers aspiring career-switchers programs in web development, software engineering, and design. Bloc's approach employs continuous mentoring from experienced professionals to help its students launch new careers. In November 2014, Bloc closed a $6M Series A investment led by Shasta Ventures and joined by acclaimed seed investors Harrison Metal, Baseline Ventures, Learn Capital, and First Round Capital.Most importantly, Bloc offers you an opportunity to join a tight-knit, excellence-driven team pursuing a worthy goal: to train, guide, and support those who aspire to new careers as developers and designers with an accessible online program.