Principal Product Manager

Cambridge, Massachusetts | Permanent | Job ID #64759 |
Posted Last Month

We are seeking a Principal Product Manager to join our client for a Full-Time PERMANENT Engagement based in the general Boston area.


  • Product Management
  • Design and implement research and validation studies to identify user/learner needs and behavior through analytics, interviews, surveys, and focus groups
  • Perform benchmark and competitive analysis to understand the competitive landscape and best practices for client solutions
  • Envision new workshops and facilitate client meetings to discover user, educational, and business needs
  • Anticipate client and project needs and proactively mitigate risks. Navigate and advise clients at the moment on feasibility and tradeoffs based on technological knowledge
  • As part of a project team, work with Learning Experience Designers, UI and UX Designers, and tech leads to research and define solutions for our clients
  • Working with Project Managers, create and oversee project plans for the product workstream of projects including UX and UI work
  • Create and manage the product roadmap, detailed feature inventories, and appropriate diagrams to describe the product/solution
  • Working with the tech team, determine the best technical implementation to meet clients’ educational and strategic needs
  • Research, stay current with and apply educational technology innovations and trends
  • Software Development Support
  • Serve as the product owner on agile teams by representing the client’s needs and managing the product backlog
  • Work with tech leads, developers, and QA engineers to understand and make tradeoffs for features regarding schedule and budget
  • Work with tech during development to iterate on product features
  • Work with clients and internal stakeholders to devise roadmaps, sprint plans, and product releases

Who you are:


  • Software Product Strategist: 15+ years software project or product management and development experience discovering, designing, and prioritizing product features
  • Ability to envision and execute a product vision from a blank slate
  • Able to anticipate client and project needs and prevent potential issues in the design and development process
  • Research and Validator: Ability to use data to make decisions and experience designing and running usability studies and feedback/interview sessions
  • Systems Communicator: Able to create complex models that convey product components and relationships to align understanding across external client stakeholders and internal team members
  • Proven track record working collaboratively with software development teams to build products
  • Enough knowledge of the front end, back end, and cloud technology to determine feasibility and difficulty of client requests and to discuss tradeoffs with development teams
  • Adaptive Leader: Experience leading diverse remote teams of technical, non-technical, and creative members in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities to achieve intended results
  • Guide and Storyteller: Able to create and deliver new and novel facilitation activities and presentations to address client needs. Great verbal and written communication skills. Curious: Embraces an “always be learning” attitude and work culture
  • Passionate: Excited about the intersection of technology and learning

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.