Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Senior Product Manager



Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2024

Who we are

HopSkipDrive’s mission is to create opportunity for all through mobility. Our innovative, supplemental school transportation solutions are used by over 600 school districts, charter schools, nonprofits, government agencies, as well as busy families to safely and reliably get kids where they need to go.

Student transportation is the largest mass transit system in the U.S. The way kids get to and from school has a direct impact on our kids, families, schools and communities. While school districts spend $28 billion annually on transportation, only 30% of kids get to school on a bus. The current system can no longer meet all the transportation needs of our districts, schools and families — and its shortcomings are causing inequities in educational access that are affecting the welfare of millions of kids each day.

HopSkipDrive is taking a different approach to arranging safe, reliable school transportation that meets needs that aren’t being addressed by the current system, helping to fill gaps and supplement the student transportation options available. We create personalized transportation solutions for the one to the many, and everything in between.

We’re a company with heart

Our partnerships with school districts, child welfare agencies and nonprofits ensure equitable educational access for the most vulnerable populations, including youth in foster care, children experiencing homelessness and students with disabilities.

We understand that the difference between struggle and success can sometimes be as simple as the ability to show up, which is why we’re on a mission to use innovative technology — coupled with operational expertise and new ways of thinking — to help kids reach their full potential by providing a safe, dependable way to get them where they are going.

We’re an awesome place to work

Our company culture has been well-recognized — HopSkipDrive has been named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list, as well as Best Places to Work lists from Built In LA, Comparably, Inc., and the Los Angeles Business Journal. Comparably also named us a Best Company for Professional Development, as well as to its Best CEO and Best CEOs for Women lists.

We’re growing rapidly

Founded by three moms as a solution to their own transportation challenges, we now operate across over 13 states across the country. We continue to expand at a rapid pace, making the Inc. 5000 list four times, as well as the Deloitte 500 Fast-Growing Technology list. HopSkipDrive has raised $100M in funding to date.

What you’ll do:

  • Play a key role in strategic initiatives developing new product capabilities or apps for new categories of customers
  • Become the product owner for the app / user journey of your focus
  • Conduct market and user research to surface insights and opportunities
  • Work closely with senior leadership to develop a product strategy
  • Develop and maintain a prioritized roadmap of epics and features
  • Work with designers to turn your ideas into compelling designs
  • Write detailed user stories, acceptance criteria to provide a clear spec to engineering
  • Be a team player with Engineering and QA to help them build, test and deliver
  • Coordinate with internal teams and external partners to successfully roll out changes
  • Measure, learn and continue to experiment and improve

What you’ll bring:

  • 5+ years of experience in a product management role working with customer-facing applications, both mobile and web required
  • Direct experience going from 0 to 1, and delivering new product offerings and apps to market
  • Excellent product sense and a strong eye for product design
  • Excellent market and user research, data analysis skills
  • Strong technical acumen and ability to collaborate with engineers
  • Excellent communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Successful track record of delivering high-impact projects in a fast-paced environment
  • A hands-on, outcome oriented approach—you’ll do whatever it takes to drive impact
  • A commitment to quality and continuous improvement

Nice to have:

  • Experience with two-sided marketplaces
  • Experience with UX design and wireframing
  • Experience with web or mobile development

** This role will be fully remote in one of the following states AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, IL, IN, KS, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI**

What you will get

We want you to be an owner in our company and share in executing our vision, so every full-time employee has equity. In addition, we offer competitive market comp, flexible vacation, FSA, medical, dental and vision, 401(k), and an opportunity to work for a uniquely positioned, VC-backed company in a hugely attractive space with significant upside potential. HopSkipDrive is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The base salary range for this role is $150,000 to $165,000. Final compensation for this role will be determined by several factors such as a candidate’s relevant work experience, skill set and specific work location. The total compensation package for this role also includes equity stock options.

Equal Opportunity Employer

HopSkipDrive is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected class. HopSkipDrive is also proud to operate as a drug-free workplace.