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Head of Product - SkillsWave (USA based)

Full-timeHead of Product$212,000-$247,000*
Home office stipend
Professional development opportunities
Remote work options
Employee discount programs
Company-wide events and team-building activities
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D2L is a cloud company that is modernizing education and building the Future of Work. The old models of teaching and learning are in the midst of the largest transformation in history, and D2L is at the heart of that fundamental shift. 

New models of teaching and learning enable a personalized, student-centric experience – and deliver improved retention, engagement, satisfaction, and results for learners of all ages – in schools, campuses, and companies.

D2L is disrupting the way the world learns, by providing the next generation learning environment and solutions to engage and inspire learners. And most importantly, by giving customers a platform that is easy, flexible, and smart. No other company provides a solution as robust and innovative as D2L.

D2L has had a singular mission for 20 years and is dedicated to that same mission in the years ahead: to transform the way the world learns – and by doing so, we will help improve human potential globally.

A member of our Talent Acquisition team reviews ALL of our applications - yes a real person reviews resumes! They are excited to read more about what amazing things you could add to D2L. 

PLEASE NOTE: D2L announced a planned spin-out of the D2L Wave product into a standalone independent company. This role will be a part of the new entity known as SkillsWave, and post-close will not be affiliated with D2L. 

SkillsWave is a dynamic upskilling and education-as-a-benefit company dedicated to empowering individuals and organizations to thrive in the rapidly evolving landscape of work. Our innovative approach combines cutting-edge technology with personalized learning experiences to equip employees with the skills they need to succeed in their careers. To do this, we need to give talented, enthusiastic, and passionate people opportunities to create, develop, and collaborate on projects that revolutionize the learning environment.

Job Summary:

The Head of Product at SkillsWave is responsible for leading the product development of Wave as part of an overall corporate growth strategy.  Aligning across sales, marketing, client success, and educational partnerships, and reporting to the President of SkillsWave, this position will be a primary leader of the creative development of the Wave platform, as well as the strategic approach to building out the platform in a speedy and agile fashion.  The Head of Product, SkillsWave is responsible for the success of Wave and related product features and outcomes, from overall product alignment to specific product requirements through to delivery to the market and end of life.

With research-based inputs, and in partnership with senior leadership, this product development leader will partner cross-functionally to develop the product roadmap and take it through execution in an iterative and rapid manner.   The Head of Product for SkillsWave will be responsible for driving the market analysis, product strategy and definition, business case, and competitive analysis.  This includes being responsible for the execution of planned products and projects and delivery of the products with the goal of increasing the adoption of existing products and introducing and developing new products to increase market share and revenue. 

How will I make an impact?

  • Lead the product development of the Wave platform within the context of the overall strategy for growth.
  • Collaboratively prioritize and flexibly iterate on the product roadmap to consistently deliver new features and functionality in product.

Competencies (What you’ll bring to the role):

  • Able to lead product development in a complex environment
  • Passionate about discovering creative solutions for accelerating platform development in a sustainable and scalable way
  • Proven track record of successful execution of platform development in the ed tech or learning and development fields
  • Ability to assess risks, plan mitigation measures and execute on these measures
  • Solicit inputs for your roadmap by collaborating with engineering, marketing, sales, customer engagement, and other stakeholders
  • Define a vision for your products and/or features that reinforce a persuasive vision of the future of learning
  • Create strategy for your product or features which identifies market opportunities, grows the product portfolio, and drives the go-to-market execution
  • Actively develop and maintain a data-driven product roadmap to deliver on the product vision and strategy
  • Define end-to-end tactics, milestones and success metrics that are easily understood and measurable
  • In collaboration with engineering and design, translate the product vision and roadmap into feature level details and user stories with success criteria
  • Manage the impact of scope change and priority with all stakeholders
  • Ensure products are delivered on schedule and with high quality results
  • Well-developed leadership, interpersonal skills and sales development skills, with the ability to collaborate with diverse personalities
  • Strong business acumen and judgment
  • Ability to work independently and with a team with minimum supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel 


  • Ability to create the necessary artifacts to communicate initiative goals, scope, solution proposals, and product status effectively
  • Ability to define features and to create associated success metrics
  • Ability to develop a product roadmap
  • Strong collaboration and advocacy skills
  • Create product roadmaps that synthesize input from a variety of sources

Suggested Qualifications/Experience: 

  • Minimum 10+ years of experience in product development, showing continued progression in a complex technology solutions sales and leadership role
  • Minimum of 5+ years in EdTech environments, or in the learning and development industry
  • A background in software product management with a track record of delivering quality software solutions to the market
  • Experience in managing a product through all phases of the product life cycle, including concept, definition, planning, development and implementation

The expected base salary range for a new hire in this role is listed below. The annualized base salary offered is determined by each candidate’s relevant knowledge, skills, education, training and experience. It is aligned to ensure both internal and external competitiveness using market data for the geographic location and industry.

Base Salary Range
$180,000$250,000 USD

Don’t meet every single requirement? We strongly encourage you to still apply! At D2L, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We encourage your application even if you don't believe you meet every single qualification outlined, because we love to help our people grow and develop!

Why we're awesome:

At D2L, we are dedicated to providing you with the tools to do the best work of your life. While some of our perks and benefits may vary depending on location or employment type, we are proud to provide employees with the following through #LifeAtD2L;

  • Impactful work transforming the way the world learns
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Learning and Growth opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $4,000 CAD for continuing education through our Catch the Wave Program
  • 2 Paid Days off for Catch the Wave related activities like exams or final assignments
  • Employee wellbeing (Access to mental health services, EFAP program, financial planning and more)
  • Retirement planning
  • 2 Paid Volunteer Days
  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • Home Internet Reimbursements
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Wellness Reimbursement
  • Employee Recognition
  • Social Events
  • Dog Friendly Offices at our HQ in Kitchener, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Melbourne.
Questions & answers for this position
  • What is the type of contract for this position?
    The contract for this position is a Full-time contract
  • What's the salary range for the Head of Product - SkillsWave (USA based) position?
    The suggested salary for this position is $212,000-$247,000*
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    Yes, telecommuting is possible for this position
About D2L
D2L, a global leader in EdTech, is the creator of Brightspace, an integrated learning platform that revolutionizes online education. With a focus on personalized learning experiences, D2L partners with organizations worldwide to deliver innovative solu...
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