Group Technical Product Manager

Company Description

When you join Renaissance®, you join a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology! Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters—creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. Our fiercely passionate employees and educational partners have helped drive phenomenal student growth, with Renaissance solutions being used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Every day, we are connected to our mission by exemplifying our values: trust each other, win together, strive for the best, own our actions, and grow and evolve.

Job Description

Job Summary 

Manages the life cycle of Nearpod and Flocabulary platforms and promotes it across the organization. Works closely with all parts of the organization, as well as customers, to envision and execute the creation of solutions that meet market and internal demands. Evangelizes offerings internally and helps with reporting and data infrastructure. Researches and analyzes market trends, competitors and customer needs to identify opportunities.  

 Essential Functions and Responsibilities:  

  • Manage the entire platform life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities.  
  • Specify market requirements for current and future by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to customers and non-customers and combining that with the knowledge of market trends, educational research, and other sources  
  • Drive a solution set across teams (primarily Product and Engineering) through market requirements  
  • Work closely with an Engineering counterpart to define product release requirements  
  • Serve as the internal and external evangelist for platform offerings, working with the sales channel, key customers, and business development partners  
  • Find innovative solutions for the broader market and define needs to successfully launch in the marketplace  
  • Support areas where product and internal operations converge to ensure support and data/reporting flow is successful and meeting internal needs  
  • Successfully position platform with a strong understanding of the market and customer needs  
  • Successfully identify key buying influences and develop multi-faceted approaches to win sales  
  • Oversee groups focused on reporting, learning management systems and rostering to ensure strong end-to-end user onboarding experiences  




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. In accordance with applicable laws, Renaissance Learning will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position. 

Education & Experience 

  • Bachelor’s (BS or BA) or equivalent required, MBA preferred and 
  • Minimum 8 years of technical product manager experience, OR 
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience  

Certificates, Licenses, Registration 

  • None required, although may be required by states to register and/or complete background screening necessary for access to schools or state offices 

Computer Skills 

  • Proficient with agile applications 
  • Proficient in MS office applications 
  • Virtual meeting software proficiency 

Other General Skills 

  • Must have an excellent understanding of K-12 education market  
  • Demonstrated ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents  
  • Demonstrated ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints  
  • Demonstrated ability to make effective presentations on complex topics  
  • Demonstrated ability to define success metrics and set up data systems  
  • Demonstrated ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions  
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions  
Additional Information

Salary Range: $110,000-$140,000.

This range is based on national market data and may vary by experience and location. 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Benefits for eligible employees include:

  • World Class Health Benefits: Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, Telehealth
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with company match
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time Off
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Parental Leave (20 total weeks with 14 weeks paid) & Milk Stork program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Well-being and Employee Assistance Programs

Frequently cited statistics show that some women, underrepresented individuals, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities may only apply to roles if they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Renaissance, we encourage all applications! Roles evolve over time, especially with innovation, and you may be just the person we need for the future!


Renaissance is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate with respect to any term, condition or privilege of employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, or status of an individual in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


Renaissance also provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Talent Acquisition.


Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.


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