Product Manager, MLH Localhost

  • Product
  • New York, United States

Product Manager, MLH Localhost

Job description

Major League Hacking (MLH) is looking for someone to join our growing family and New York City office as Product Manager for our fastest growing product line - MLH Localhost.  Through MLH Localhost we reimagining the education experience to reflect the way that technologists actually learn, how fast the industry moves, and the need for lifelong learning.  As the Product Manager for MLH Localhost, you’ll take ownership over this exciting product line and scale it to make a huge impact.


This is a key position in a fast-growing startup, reporting directly to the CEO and helping drive the company’s strategy.

Product Overview - MLH Localhost

MLH Localhost (https://localhost.mlh.io/) provides free, out-of-the-box workshops covering today's most relevant technology. This makes it easy for technical leaders to share knowledge with their community and spend less time creating content. Companies partner with Major League Hacking to create these immersive, hands-on educational experiences and distribute them at scale to developers worldwide.


  • Growing Community. In the last 12 months, more than 10,000 developers learned new technical skills at MLH Localhost workshops. The community has been growing by more than 100% year over year.
  • Reinventing Education. MLH Localhost taps into cutting edge educational trends like Project-Based Learning and Peer Instruction. 88% of attendees said they are learning skills at MLH events that they are not getting in a classroom. 
  • Results Driven. 72% of MLH Localhost attendees feel confident using a technology after attending a workshop and 60% intend to use the technology they learned at work or in personal projects.
  • Top Tier Customers. MLH Localhost was our fastest growing product line in 2018. The world’s most innovative technology brands use MLH Localhost to create hands-on learning experiences for developers. Customers include Slack, Amazon, Microsoft, GitHub, Twilio, Capital One, Unity, and many more!


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Product vision, strategy, and roadmap. You’ll work with our CEO to set the product vision and translate it into a strategy and roadmap.  Ultimately you’ll be responsible for creating a product that provides immense value to our community of hackers and corporate partners.

  • Project management. You’ll collaborate closely with the MLH team and external experts to build features and content to achieve our product vision.  You’ll create and communicate the plan through user stories, wireframes, tests, prototypes, and specs.

  • User research and customer development. You’ll spend lots of time listening to and surfacing insights from our community and corporate partners.  You will become an expert on their needs and will mobilize our resources to create a product that meets them.

  • Technical content development and training.  You will manage the planning, production, and continuous improvement of the content we offer through MLH Localhost.  You’ll need to collaborate closely with subject-matter experts and be technical enough to talk shop with our community of young technologists.  Additionally, you’ll design the training materials that onboard and train our instructors.

  • Market and scale the product. You’ll be responsible for taking the initial traction we’ve seen to the next level by growing the base of empowered users and finding ways to keep them engaged with the product.  You’ll need to create messaging and materials that communicate MLH’s mission and the value of MLH Localhost.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Equity options
  • Medical, dental, vision benefits, and 401K
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Weekly team lunches
  • Travel opportunities

Requirements

  • A track record of launching successful products, features, or content.
  • Experience managing projects with lots of moving pieces and external stakeholders.

  • Either a technical background with some programming experience or previous experience creating technical content or courses.

  • 2+ years working in a fast-paced growth environment.

  • You’re passionate about technical education and communities.

  • You’re excited to take a high-potential product with some initial traction and build it into something big.