Director of Product Management

Job description

Optimal’s mission is to help students make informed decisions about their education by providing transparent, data-driven, and user-focused products. We embrace a culture of growth, experimentation, and creativity. Our small and agile team allows all members to exercise great responsibility and freedom, allowing each person to have a measurable impact on our business and experience continual growth. We reward results with a unique profit sharing program and encourage self-development through benefits like our tuition reimbursement program.

Note: Optimal was formerly known as SR Education Group until January of 2020, when the company rebranded.

Our Director of Product Management will lead a team of Product Managers, Content Managers and Marketing Managers to create and successfully promote multitudes of media properties. An ideal candidate will have led a product team to create and promote multiple successful web properties via SEO and social media channels. This position will report to the CEO.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage a team of Product Managers, Content Managers and Marketing Managers
  • Identify market opportunities and define product vision and strategy
  • Identify new business opportunities
  • Define, analyze and report metrics that inform the success of products
  • Be responsible for driving traffic and revenue of multiple media properties
  • Help shape company’s overall business strategy


    • BA/BS Degree
    • 10+ years product management and leadership experience
    • Proven track record of leading and mentoring product team
    • Proven track record of driving a successful consumer media product
    • Proven track record of promoting media properties across multiple channels including SEO and Social Media

Title: Director of Product Management

Position Type: Full-time

Compensation/Salary: Competitive DOE

Benefits: Profit sharing; profit-based bonuses; health, dental, and vision insurance; retirement contributions; competitive & flexible vacation policy

Our waterfront office is located in downtown, historic Kirkland. We keep our kitchen fully stocked and have ping pong and pool tables, a growing board game collection, and a troop of quirky office dogs. We hope you’ll consider joining us and being a part of our team at Optimal.

Due to the current environment, our team is operating completely remotely, but we still share photos of our dogs and play games virtually!