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(Senior) Product Manager

Company: LingoAce
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

About LingoAceHeadquartered in Singapore with a global footprint, LingoAce is a growing and leading education technology company for language learning. With a growing team of 1,700 LingoAcers, 4,500 certified teachers, and offices in the U.S., Southeast Asia, and China, we serve learners across 100 countries and regions.Hugh Yao, LingoAce's founder and CEO, wished for his children to learn Mandarin Chinese effectively when living in Singapore. As a parent, Hugh realized that traditional learning methods do not engage modern young learners. In 2017, he decided to bring Chinese learning to life through an online proprietary curriculum and started the LingoAce journey. This year, we are honored to be named in the GSV EdTech 150, a list of the world's most transformative growth companies in digital learning. We have also closed our Series B and C funding rounds in 2021, with a total of $180 million raised to date. Some of our great partners and backers include Sequoia Capital India, Owl Ventures, Tiger Global, Shunwei Capital, SWC Global & Decent Capital.What We Do LingoAce is committed to both young learners and their parents. We offer an engaging, effective, and immersive EdTech platform and provide the best learning experience possible. Through digital curriculum that meet international standards, passionate and certified teachers, AI and other technologies, LingoAce effectively delivers authentic and interactive online learning. LingoAce continues to grow, provides new curriculum offerings, and expands into new markets. Having recently launched our Ace Early Learning English and Ace Chinese Books apps, as well as our English Live programs as an extension to our Chinese Live Programs, LingoAce caters to an ever-diversifying class of learners. Our core value is Learner First. We prioritize the needs of our learners in everything we do because we know our success is defined by the progress our learners make each day. Now, with even more ambitious plans, we are looking for more outstanding talents like you to join us. Get in touch with us if any of the roles listed below suits you!The Impacts You Will HaveWith our success across the globe, we are now set on building a premium US product development team to focus on the US market and product innovation. This is a chance to build a next-gen learning product with the backing of a multinational corporation and strong capital support while maintaining the innovative culture of a Bay Area startup. Are you an experienced (Senior) Product Manager with passion for creating educational products beloved by both the customers and users? Do you have the ambition to create impacts beyond marginal improvements to well established products, to go from 0 to 1? If yes, we may have the right opportunity for you. As (Senior) Product Manager - New Product and founding members of our US Product team, you will:

  • Gain understandings of our existing products and the gap between them and the US market needs
  • Collaborate with stakeholders from all departments to envision, design, prototype, develop, launch, and continuously optimize new product ideas to grow market share and improve customer experience
  • Collaborate with Data Scientists to define and optimize metrics at every phase of the product lifecycle
  • Collaborate with Sales and Marketing to advocate for customers and users at every phase of the product lifecycle
  • Collaborate closely with Product Designers and UX Researchers to ensure that the product is optimized in function, form, and flow
  • Translate product strategies and tactics into detailed requirements and prototypes
  • Manage and mentor Associate Product Manager(s) and PM Intern(s), if needed
  • Provide assistance in hiring for Product team (writing job description, screening resume, interviewing, etc.), if needed RequirementsThe Assets You Will Bring
    • 4+ years of direct experience in Product Management (required for Senior title)
    • A mix of demonstrated interests and skills in prototyping, data wrangling/analytics (Excel, SQL, PowerBI), interaction design, programming or other relevant fields
    • Command of task management, documentation, prototyping, and collaboration tools
    • Ability to work with ambiguity and willingness to roll up one's sleeves to make things happen
    • Intrinsic motivation to deliver results with meticulous details
    • Strong organizational skills to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines effectively
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience taking a product from idea to launch
    • A passion for next-gen ground-breaking products
    • Bilingual in Mandarin Chinese
    • (Bonus) Previous experience at a high growth series A/B startup
    • (Bonus) EdTech product and/or teaching experience
    • (Bonus) Understanding of game-based learning and gamification mechanics
    • (Bonus) Advanced degree in relevant fields (MS in CS, MBA, EdM, etc.) BenefitsMore About This Role
      • Number of positions: Multiple
      • Location: While we have an office in the Bay Area and would like to build out our core local team here, we allow a hybrid working environment.
      • Starting date: ASAP
      • Compensation: competitive base and bonus structure commensurate with experience
      • Benefits: Medical/dental/vision insurance, employer contributed 401K, 18 PTO days, leadership/professional development training
      • Direct supervisor: Global Senior Director, Product Management

Keywords: LingoAce, San Mateo , (Senior) Product Manager, Executive , San Mateo, California

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