Senior Product Manager
San Francisco, CA
We're looking for an experienced product manager to join us in our mission to fix science education. You’ll drive a wide range of product initiatives. One week you may be leading new features driven by trends you’ve noticed in our customer feedback. Another week you may be going deep on an internal business process to understand how we can make it more efficient, then specing out how we can improve our internal tools to automate it, and ultimately confirming we have a positive downstream impact on the customer’s experience. And we have multiple new product opportunities on our list to explore, from entire new products to partnership and integration opportunities with companies in our space.
These initiatives are spread across the three main products we currently have. Mystery Science is our complete curriculum for elementary teachers. Mystery Doug is our weekly series of episodes answering children’s questions. And we effectively have a third product which is internal only which automates the selling of 10K+ schools and enables us to efficiently support all of the teachers in these schools.
This is an opportunity to help fix science education for the next generation. In this role you’ll report to our CEO, Keith Schacht. You’ll work closely with him, our engineering, design and growth teams—we are very collaborative in our product strategy and devising product improvements. Our Director of Growth joined us from Palantir, our Director of Design joined us from Google, our Director of Engineering joined us from LivingSocial and our founder ran products at Facebook. We’re bringing a deep product skillset to solve fundamental problems in education and ensure we bring a better science education to 25 million kids.
Do you have a technical background that allows you to talk through an implementation strategy with an engineer and help figure out how to downscope version 1 of a feature so we get it out the door sooner?
Are you deeply analytical and someone who informs your intuition about how a product works by pulling statistics, monitoring metrics, and devising clever A/B tests that could validate assumptions?
This is an opportunity to help fix science education for the next generation. In this role you’ll report to our CEO, Keith Schacht. You’ll work closely with him and our design team and growth team—we are very collaborative in our product strategy and devising product improvements. Our Head of Growth joined us from Palantir and our founder ran products at Facebook. We’re bringing a deep product skillset to solve fundamental problems in education and ensure we bring a better science education to 25 million kids.
We are headquartered in San Francisco and this position is based in our office.
Package & Perks
If you’re looking for the basics:
$4M in funding from leading education investors (and we’re already profitable)
Equity in a high-growth company
401K, health care, vacation
Customers who love us
…but the real perks of working at Mystery.org are the quality of the people on your team and the problem we’re solving. Those things are what bring us to work every day.
We started Mystery.org to create better explanations for every question children have about the world. We began with the 150 most common science questions that children ask teachers. We call this collection Mystery Science. Last year, more than 4 million children used Mystery Science in 50% of U.S. elementary schools. In an industry that is plagued by long sales cycles and high barriers to entry, we’ve sold thousands of schools without a single sales person. We’re backed by a great group of investors including Y Combinator, Learn Capital, and Reach Capital.
We’re now moving on to all the other questions children have that they’ll never learn in school. In the last 18 months we received over 500,000 questions from children eager for better explanations of the world. Now we’re creating video explanations for every question. You can think of this like a visual Wikipedia for kids.
Our goal is to create a generation of better thinkers. We think this is the most important problem to solve in the world today.
Meet The Team
On your first day at Mystery.org, you’ll meet a team of people who are passionate about science and teaching, and who each love their respective crafts. Our co-founder, Doug Peltz, began by assembling the best science explainers in the world from the Exploratorium, Klutz, LePort Schools, Stanford, and The Field Museum. Our focus on people extends to every area of the company. We’re building the team that we want to work with.
We are a product-driven company. The core of what we do is create an incredible product that our customers love. We test every science activity, observe every explanation with children, and talk with teachers constantly. We take our responsibility to envision the future of learning very seriously and we want to bring the best science education to every child in the world. This is an opportunity to join a startup and transform science education for the next generation of children.
If you’re an experienced product manager with deep experience helping build products and want to be an early member of our Product Team, let’s talk.