Community: Product Line Management
Location: Brno, Czechia
Date Posted: Aug 24, 2021
Travel Requirements: 25% Travel
Product Manager – Blackboard Ally
Brno, Czech Republic
We’re looking for a Product Manager to help us push the boundaries of what education can offer through the power of technology. Education is our passion, and our team members bring that to work each day as they aim to advance learning in every region of the world. Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company, providing dynamic products and services to the global education community. We’re focused on driving innovation in EdTech and working with our clients to create a smarter and more inclusive learning environment.
At Blackboard, we believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices, but who we are as a company.
For more information about Blackboard Inc. and our career opportunities, please visit www.blackboard.com.
Blackboard Ally (Ally) is the #1 accessibility solution for education, focused on making digital course content more inclusive for all learners. Ally automatically checks digital course content for accessibility issues and serves detailed insights about accessibility data into an Institutional Report for administrators. Based on Ally’s analysis of digital content it also generates alternative formats of instructor content using advanced Machine Learning algorithms. Alternative file formats are engineered to work better with assistive technologies, mobile devices, and study tools, and include formats such as HTML, ePUB, audio MP3, electronic braille, and Language Translation. Ally then provides feedback to guide instructors on how to improve the accessibility of their course content and institution-wide reporting on course content accessibility to drive further improvements at the institution.
The Product Manager role is responsible for the overall success of Blackboard Ally. Research, definition, prioritization, and communication are core to the ongoing success of this role. The Product Manager is the go-to person for any questions or communication related to the product and must work closely and effectively with the numerous and varied teams and individuals contributing to the product, including product design, engineering, quality assurance, marketing, sales, and support. The successful candidate must have a passion for accessibility and inclusive education, and directly support the successful adoption and usage of the Ally by clients.
Primary responsibilities include:
Blackboard has an office in the beautiful and vibrant city of Brno.
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.
Blackboard is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.
Req ID: 304