Associate Product Manager

Austin, TX, USA ● Texas, USA ● Virtual Req #26
Thursday, July 1, 2021
At Watermark, we partner with institutions of higher education to improve student learning and institutional quality with proven, reliable, and user-friendly assessment management and e-portfolio solutions and supporting services. Watermark is a recognized leader in student assessment, portfolio and accreditation. We serve over 1,700 institutions and close to a million students across the country.

Associate Product Manager

The Associate Product Manager works within the product delivery cycle to ensure successful delivery of value as well as coordinating broader strategy execution for a product / product area. They work closely with the product manager and product designer to plot the tactical details of the roadmap and ensure clear definition of new features and enhancements. They bring the perspective of the broader market and user context to the day-to-day work. They follow the agile software development process and work directly with a development team ensuring delivery of value, communicating progress, and eliciting feedback. They create user stories, develop acceptance criteria, and refine the backlog all with a user centric focus. Working closely with operations and product marketing, they ensure clear communication with client facing and go to market teams as product releases are made.

This position will be focused on our centralized Watermark Suite level functionality enabling leaders to manage, engage, and inspire progress for improving educational outcomes from a single suite.

Key Responsibilities

  • Use a range of techniques to understand your business domain and customer segment by talking to customers; Extract key insights for optimizing decision making

  • Maintain awareness of market and competitive landscape to inform decision making, gathering and sharing data as needed

  • Assist with development of product vision, goals, and roadmap for your product area taking into account user, business, technical needs, and fit in the broader product and portfolio

  • Act as a go to expert for the product area, using knowledge to solve well understood customer problems, investigate defects, and assist internal teams in their functionality related processes

  • Gather feedback from a variety of input channels including from clients, sales, support, and implementation teams on product in production and incorporate feedback into plans

  • Perform the role of product owner, participating in team level planning sessions, collaborating effectively, prioritizing a balanced business/technical needs backlog, and ensuring alignment with strategy

  • Engage development team to ensure legal, security, and privacy needs for your product are taken into account in the planning, design, and acceptance of product features and services

  • Liaison between stakeholders and other teams to ensure progress is well communicated before, during, and after a release and identified risks are mitigated

  • Create and/or review relevant product and feature documentation

  • Proactively communicate with support, client success, services, and sales / marketing enabling them with information and resources needed for success

  • Identify, track, and report on release and user metrics that inform product success and make informed decisions based on data to build a better product

Required Skills and Experience

  • 2+ years work experience in software development, product owner, business analyst role, or closely related role (experience in EdTech industry is a plus)

  • Bachelor's degree in business, computer science, or related field or equivalent work experience.

  • Excellent ability to effectively prioritize and manage competing priorities

  • Ability to work in a changing, dynamic environment

  • Ability to work cooperatively across teams and departments

  • Excellent communicator interpersonally, within a team, and organizationally

  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail, while being results oriented

  • Experience working as part of the Agile software development team

  • Experience with business analysis, documenting use cases or requirements gathering

  • Preferred Scrum Product Owner certification

 Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary 
  • Flexible PTO
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Family Bonding Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Professional development  reimbursement
  • Gym reimbursement through UHC  
  • Health insurance plans
  • HAS/FSA ( dependent Care FSA )
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life and Accidental insurance
  • Short term disability
  • 401 K with company matching
  • Calm subscription 
  • Employee referrals incentive
  • Affinity Groups


About Watermark

Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, faculty, and students everywhere to empower them to connect information and gain insights into learning that will drive meaningful improvements. Through its innovative educational intelligence system, Watermark supports over 1,600 institutions around the world in developing an intentional approach to learning so that they can leverage data for a more holistic view of learning, faculty and staff impact, and institutional quality.

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Watermark is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against an individual based on the individual's race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic or activity.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Texas, USA
  • Virtual