Senior Product Manager

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 Senior Product Managers will have ownership of multiple media properties, work with a team of Content Managers, Engineers and Marketing Managers, and be accountable for traffic and revenue goals. An ideal candidate will have led the creation and promotion of successful web properties via SEO and social media channels.


Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Identify market opportunities and define product vision and strategy
  • Define and analyze metrics that inform the success of products
  • Drive an ambitious publishing calendar
  • Define requirements for our development team and drive an agile implementation process
  • Drive traffic and revenue of media properties


  • BA/BS Degree
  • 6+ years product management or product design experience
  • Organizational and analytical experience
  • 6+ years of experience designing user interfaces, wireframes and mockups
  • 6+ years of experience with product metric and data analysis
  • Proven track record of leading and managing at team
  • Knowledge of SEO preferred 

Title: Senior Product Manager (aka Lead Program Manager, PM)

Position Type: Full-time

Compensation/Salary:  DOE

Benefits: Profit sharing; profit-based bonuses; health, dental, and vision insurance; retirement contributions; competitive & flexible vacation policy (up to 6 weeks with seniority); tuition reimbursement program.


Optimal values and welcomes diversity, and we strive to create an environment that allows everyone to make unique contributions and perform to the best of their abilities. 

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!