Senior Product Manager - HR/Payroll ERP

🇺🇸 Remote - US

🕑 Full-Time

💰 $100,700 - $140,000

💻 Product Development

🗓️ August 22nd, 2023

Powerschool is one of the fastest growing education technology companies, with more than 45 million users across the world. We are giving educators and administrations all the tools they need to effectively run their districts and drive student and financial performance. Working at PowerSchool in this role offers you a chance to help solve the most important challenges in education relating to a financial management in an environment that’s fun, collaborative, and innovative. We are looking for smart, creative individuals who are passionate about the education space and who aren't afraid to show it.
The Senior Product Manager – HR/Payroll is accountable for driving the product management of HR and Payroll on our flagship service – PowerSchool ERP. In this role, you will be reporting directly to the VP, Product Management and will be responsible for the roadmap of HR and Payroll on this solution. You are also responsible for working directly with customers to identify issues as well as high-value enhancements to drive growth, retention, and customer satisfaction and creating and adhering to KPIs.
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; both internally as well as directly to customers, eliciting feedback and enabling stakeholder reviews for validation in the process.
This position is also expected to assist in driving best practices in product management throughout the product and engineering teams and will also use their skills to advance the progress of Agile methodology and provide timely reporting to Senior Leaders to ensure corporate objectives are being met.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.
· Improve organizations performance on delivering products by managing the cross functional development scope with Product Managers, Product Owners and Scrum teams.
· Support the VP, Product in the development of product vision, goals, themes and features and drive the product roadmap and long-term product strategy with these in mind
· 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
· Work directly with customers to understand their needs as well as to continuously communicate back to them our roadmap and progress
· Effectively communicate product release contents and expected product capabilities/behavior to stakeholders including external and internal customers
· Liaise with other product managers on PowerSchool ERP to drive alignment and roadmap
· 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 Leaders
· Monitor and identify impediments to release objective and suggest corrective actions as necessary
· All other duties as assigned
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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 management role
· Previous product experience with US HR and Payroll is required
· 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

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 $100,700 - $140,000. The compensation range is dependant upon experience and will incorporate 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.

EEO Commitment
PowerSchool is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. PowerSchool is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. Our inclusive culture empowers PowerSchoolers to deliver the best results for our customers. We not only celebrate the diversity of our workforce, we celebrate the diverse ways we work. If you have a disability and need an accommodation regarding our recruiting process, please let us know by emailing
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