Product Manager

Austin, TX

This position will work closely with the Director of Product Management to define and write product features to be implemented by the Scrum Team. You are responsible to assist in the definition of high-value extensions and enhancements to PowerSchool's Unified Classroom Behavior Support Product. This position will follow the Agile development process, to define the scope of work for the Scrum team by creating user stories, developing acceptance criteria and refining the product backlog. Working with product management and subject matter experts, you will apply incremental delivery principles to working practices, driving the delivery of value through your teams; communicating progress, eliciting feedback and enabling stakeholder reviews for validation in the process. This position will also use their skills to advance the progress of the Agile maturity model and provide timely reporting to Senior Management to ensure corporate objectives are being met.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Improve organizations performance on delivering products by managing the cross functional development scope with Product Managers, Product Owners and Scrum teams.

Support the Director of Product Management in the development of product vision, goals, themes and features. This translates into a product roadmap and long-term product strategy and feature development

Participate and help lead daily scrum ceremonies, leading refinement sessions, and engaging with your Engineering team, guiding direction and focus

Translate product directives into backlog items, effectively representing customer needs. Serve as the primary source of external information for the Scrum teams, offering clear definitions of the targeted capability, the intended value to the customer, and functional/non-functional requirements framing the scope of the capability -independent of implementation.

Work closely with Development on implementation issues

Review QA test plans to align with acceptance criteria

Review relevant documentation for technical accuracy

Effectively communicate product release contents and expected product capabilities/behavior to stakeholders including external and internal customers

Coordinates products between departments for global visibility

Communicate the product vision to the technical teams as well as to other teams within the company

Ensuring the correct features are being development, considering the value being delivered against the cost of delivery

Provide weekly reports on project status to Senior Management

Monitor and identify impediments to release objective and suggest corrective actions as necessary

All other duties as assigned


To be considered for and to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Qualifications include:

5+years' prior experience in a product owner, product manager, or senior business analyst role

Excellent understanding of Agile Values and Scrum Methodology

Excellent ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

Excellent ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments

Excellent ability to handle a heavy workload with multiple projects and frequent interruptions

Excellent ability to work in a changing, dynamic environment

Excellent understanding of the software development life cycle (SDLC)

Strong attention to accuracy and detail, while still results oriented

Strong knowledge of Agile/Scrum methodology practices

Strong problem solving, conflict resolution, interpersonal and presentation skills.

Experience with business analysis, documenting use cases or requirements gathering

Bachelor's degree in business or computer science, or equivalent work experience

Compensation & Benefits

PowerSchool offers the following benefits:

Comprehensive Insurance Coverage (including Medical, Dental, Vision, Pharmacy benefits, Life Insurance and AD&D)

Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts

Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability

Comprehensive 401(k) plan

Generous Parental Leave

Unrestricted paid time off (known as Discretionary Time Off - DTO)

Paid Community and Volunteer Time Off (VTO)

Wellness Program, including ClassPass& Employee Assistance Program

Tuition Reimbursement

Optional Benefits: Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection, Student Debt Repayment Program and Prepaid Legal coverage

A reasonable estimate of the base compensation range for this position is $70,500 - $82,500. The compensation range is specific to the United States and incorporates many factors including but not limited to an applicant's skills and prior relevant experience and training; licensures, degrees, and certifications; internal equity; internal pay ranges; and market data/range parameters.

Location Austin, TX (78716)
Job Type Full Time
Company PowerSchool
Posted 15 days ago