We're looking for a Product Manager to take ownership of our flagship student portal, the newly launched parent portal, as well as the technically complex (and beloved!) FAFSA® Made Easier product. “Ownership” comes with a wide array of product responsibilities--from the high-level (identifying product opportunities, solidifying the product vision, and developing a roadmap), to the nitty-gritty (writing specs and tickets, managing sprints). As a key member of the Going Merry leadership, the Product Manager will work cross-functionally with Engineering, Design, Marketing, Operations, and Data. Apply here via Earnest >
Psst - why we think this role is awesome:
- 1.5 million users: This is a job with real responsibility: taking over our flagship student products (across web and mobile app), which have gotten us over 1.5 million users!
- Complex problems for a technical mind: For those who love a challenge, our product includes lots of technical back-end calculations and choices: How does scholarships matching work? How do we ensure that our FAFSA® form "simplifies" the government process for students, while providing in-depth reporting for counselors/districts? How do we compare & predict long-term financial implications of distinct college financial aid packages?
- A new MVP to lead: Usually, product roles require you to choose between running/building upon legacy products (like our student ones) OR pioneering new products to new users (like our brand-new parent portal). This role includes both, allowing you to flex (and hone!) both skills.
Working at Going Merry
We are a fully remote team united by the mission of making higher education more affordable and accessible to all. And as a member of Going Merry, you'll get a small startup vibe, with large corporate benefits. Learn more about our team here.
🤸 Flexibility: We strive for nearly all work to be async, meaning fewer meetings and more time to GSD, all on the schedule that works best for you.
💚 Kindness: We all help out and try to be generous. No big egos. No saying “that’s not my job.” No taking advantage of our colleagues.
⚡️ Startup speed: We love creative problem solving, to spin things out quickly and MVP everything.
🤓 DIY / Continuous learning: We’re a small team, committed to doing a lot with a little. That means we all constantly upskill and learn, far beyond our “remit.”
🧠 Open-minded opinions: We believe in strong opinions, loosely held. Always venture possible solutions, but be willing to change based on data or discussions.