Product Manager

At Otus, a fast-growing EdTech company based at 1K Fulton in the West Loop of Chicago, you will work with people passionate about improving the lives of teachers and students. We are a group of talented designers, developers, coaches, and leaders. In addition, we love what we do and strive to the best work we can each day. We have many awesome people on the team, and are looking for a Product Manager!

On our team, you will find musicians, beer enthusiasts, designer toy collectors, as well as table tennis fanatics, and more.

Your Role

We are looking for a talented and highly motivated product manager. We need someone to help bring the best possible software solutions to educators.

As a member of a growing team, you must have a strong work ethic. We are looking for someone upbeat, driven, intelligent, well-organized, who shares a passion for learning new technology. You must be able to thrive in a fun, fast-paced environment.

You will have the opportunity to immediately contribute and see results of your work in use by students, teachers, parents and district administrators across the country. In addition, this position reports to our CPO in our downtown Chicago office.

E-mail your resume and introduction to Chris Hull, Chief Product Officer at chull@otus.com.

Responsibilities

  • Become a subject matter expert in the edtech space
  • Brainstorm ideas for product development
  • Set up product testing
  • Document product definitions and features for internal and external consumption
  • Maintain a product backlog with epics and user stories
  • Present product information and timelines accurately and professionally
  • Synthesize input from users and stakeholders to effectively prioritize and define scope
  • Work with the design teams to create UI wireframes, mockups, prototypes, and spec
  • Perform with diverse stakeholders to produce a well-defined product roadmap which executes a product vision and exhibits sound, sustainable technical design and high business value.
  • Work with the delivery team to iterate and optimize processes

Qualifications

  • Ability to understand complex concepts and organize them
  • Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills
  • Highly motivated, passionate, and self-driven
  • Previous product management experience
  • Problem solving, critical thinking, and analytic skills
  • Value iterative progress over perfection

Nice to Haves

  • Experience with JIRA

Perks

  • Laptop of your choice and dual monitors
  • Stock options in a growth-stage company
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible hours so you can be at your most productive
  • Paid time off (20 days per year)
  • Generous work from Home policy
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • 401(k) with an employer match (up to 4%)
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Optimal PTO policy, generous parental leave, and great work/life balance
  • Fun perks like snacks, catered lunches, happy hours, wellness programs, and Otus swag
  • The opportunity to collaborate with fun, innovative, and passionate people in a casual, yet highly productive atmosphere
  • Smart colleagues who work hard and play well
  • Thrive in arguably the best neighborhood in the city with the best food, drinks, coffee and donuts all within walking distance
  • Working in an amazing office building with gym, frequent social events, shuttle to and from train stations and most noteworthy, a rooftop deck

Otus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity of every kind. You must be legally authorized to work in the US. Unfortunately, the company is unable to support sponsorships at this time. We are not considering applications for this position from candidates not located in Chicago.