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Senior Product Manager (Analytics)


Reston, VA, US

Req ID:  589
Level of experience:  Senior Level
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  25%-50%

Employee Type:  Full - Time 




Ellucian designs technology that powers the educational mission of colleges and universities around the world. Inspired by that goal, Ellucian employees thrive as part of a high-performing global team committed to delivering a modern, connected, industry-leading experience for today’s students and higher education institutions. More than 2,500 institutions in 50 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning.



Ellucian is looking for a Sr. Product Manager to join our technical platform product management team, leading our analytics solutions strategy and execution. As a Sr. Product Manager for Ellucian analytics solutions, you possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy, a strong strategic vision, and the leadership skills and day-to-day drive to make that vision a reality. You enjoy spending time in the market with clients and prospects to understand their data and analytics challenges, and then leading a matrix organization where you interact with product architecture, engineering, user experience, sales, professional services and cloud operations to incorporate next generation innovative technology into market-leading solutions.  You will be the front line of delivering ongoing success to the entire client community, and you will be responsible for driving the analytics product strategy and roadmap that positively impacts the business of higher education and helps customers make data-informed decisions.  Your product will deliver solutions our customers love to use in their daily lives, and which solve real-world higher education challenges of improving the use of data for decision making and to drive change across the institution. 

Additionally, this Product Management role will encompass:

  • Driving the vision and strategy for Ellucian’s leading analytics solution from inception to completion.
  • Working with customers and cross functional stakeholders to best define specific product release requirements, write market requirements and lead a team of product managers who together help drive execution of the vision, including translating these business requirements into a backlog of user stories in an agile environment
  • Understanding the latest trends and direction of the fast-moving market of data and analytics, including machine learning, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and big data analytics; driving requirements and product innovation to leverage the latest advancements in analytics technology and platforms and anticipating customer demand
  • Serving as the internal and external evangelist for Ellucian’s analytics solutions and being a visible leader in the customer and partner community, including acting as a frequent speaker at user group meetings and other events
  • Collaborating with Ellucian’s Product Management leadership on buy/build/partner decisions, go-to-market plans, building business plans and defining market segments

Specific qualifications for this role include: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical or business-related field. MBA or Master’s degree is a plus
  • 5+ years of experience as a Product Manager for a software product that is sold to paying clients (not internal), with preferred previous experience building and launching new solutions
  • Experience as a product manager for analytics solutions is required
  • Experience with predictive analytics, big data, artificial intelligence or machine learning is preferred
  • Experience working in an agile environment building enterprise, large scale solutions.
  • Proven skillset and background working in analytics solutions with enough firsthand experience to effectively participate as a thought leader internally and with customers
  • Solid project management skills to keep track of significant interdependencies in a complex project and ensure the ultimate timeline and business goals are achieved
  • Well-developed analytical skills to uncover insights and make recommendations for action
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to write solution requirements and deliver presentations with impact
  • Excellent track record in cross-functional leadership roles
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel up-to 25% of the time both nationally and internationally 
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Career Function : Product/Engineering 

Career Level : Senior Level 

Hiring Manager Name: Tamar Epstein 

Recruiter Name: Jake Meer 

Employee Class: Regular Employee 

Remote: No 

Travel Required: 25%-50% 


Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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