CodePath is a national non-profit that is reprogramming higher education to create the most diverse generation of software engineers, CTOs, and founders. We deliver industry-vetted courses and career support centered on the needs of Black, Latino/a, Indigenous, and low-income students. Our students train with senior engineers, intern at top companies, and rise together to become the tech leaders of tomorrow.

Founded in 2017, CodePath has taught over 20,000 students and delivered courses across over 85 universities. We are supported by some of the largest and most well-respected organizations, including Andreessen Horowitz, Blue Meridian Partners, Cognizant Foundation, Comcast, Google, Meta, Salesforce, Walmart, and Workday, among others.

We are currently targeted to serve 10,000+ students a year nationwide as of 2023, and are planning to scale up to ~100,000 students a year by 2030.

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About the Role

Location: Remote, United States

Duration: FTE

Reporting to: Director of Product Engineering

Compensation: $125,000 to $165,000 per year

We’re at a pivotal moment in our growth as an organization. Having proven the value of our work to funders over the past seven years, we’re laying out the roadmap for the next era. Our goals are ambitious: grow from serving around 10,000 students each semester to 100,000, build sustainable revenue streams that will allow us to reach that scale, and use AI and other technologies to do it all at a lower cost per student served. We’re redesigning our entire UI, building out a data infrastructure to help us make better decisions more quickly, and integrating artificial intelligence into our student and instructor experience. 2024 is a year of incredible change at CodePath, and we’re looking for the right product manager to lead the charge on our small, skilled, and growing engineering team.

The ideal candidate will have experience gathering requirements, determining key metrics, writing specifications, prioritizing projects, user testing, building and managing a product roadmap, and partnering with engineering on execution. Experience with ed tech is a plus, and we’d love to talk with candidates with experience in workflow automation or B2B SaaS as well.

This is a rare opportunity to not just build features as part of a structured team but also collaborate with engineering to define a product development process and roadmap. We’re a small group of passionate veteran engineers who thrive on autonomy and a connection to the purpose of our work, and we’re eager to work with you on making the greatest impact possible on the lives of our students.

 

Key Activities

  • Work with our leadership team on developing a product roadmap that aligns with the company's overall strategy

  • Gather requirements from stakeholders, including students, teachers, and administrators

  • Identify core metrics to track our success in building a scalable, self-sustaining organization

  • Wireframe and design UX for our web-based products

  • Lead the design effort on our AI integration across multiple platforms

  • Work with skilled, autonomous, veteran Ruby and Python engineers to design and develop innovative learning products

  • Stay up to date on AI and other technical developments that can be used to improve our products

  • Participate in the hiring process for new engineering and product team members

 

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in product management

  • Strong understanding of software development methodologies, including Agile and Scrum

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Passion for education and technology

Pay range
$125,000$165,000 USD

 

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision premiums paid at 90% for FT positions and their dependents 

  • Flexible vacation and sick time policy with 12 company paid holidays plus a week long "winter break" office closure from Christmas to New Years. Employees take the time when they need it

  • Flexible workplace and work schedule

  • CodePath provides a laptop, monitor, and ergonomic office setup  

  • Annual professional development stipend 

  • Ability to voluntarily contribute pre and post-tax earnings to our 401k plan

  • Employer Provided Short Term Disability and 10 weeks paid leave to support our employees in growing their family

  • A commitment to developing leaders from within the organization

  • Frequent opportunities to connect with students, universities, and communities we serve

  • Opportunities to engage, collaborate and partner with top technology companies, venture capitalists, and engineering leaders

 

About the Current Team

We are individuals from a multitude of backgrounds, experiences, and unlikely stories, all connected by a single dream: a world in which regardless of background, socioeconomic status, gender, or race all people have pathways to reach their full potential.

With a staff and board that cares deeply about diversity and equity, we believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a richer work environment and enhance our ability to pursue our mission.

Note: Research suggests that women and BIPOC individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive at CodePath to apply for this role.

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