Director of Product at Modernize

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Modernize is seeking a talented and enthusiastic Director of Product to manage and lead our product team. Along with being an individual contributor the Director of Product should have experience managing several product managers and the entire product vision at a larger organization.

In this role, you will work with the leadership team to develop a product strategy and maintain a product roadmap. You will organize and direct cross functional product teams which execute against this road map to achieve company objectives and vision.

The right candidate is passionate about the power of data, embraces the changes in the world around us and understands that our success comes from helping others succeed. You realize the balance of failing and learning fast and monetize lean methodologies whenever possible.

You are a visionary leader and embrace feedback and learnings from any direction. You thrive on big challenges, audacious goals and setting a clear vision for your team.

  • Market & Competitive Intelligence – become our resident expert on the market to position Modernize against comparable solutions; keep abreast of the industry trends, the market influencers, and the general ecosystem of our trades.
  • Product Roadmap, Strategy and Vision - Build out a company wide product roadmap to execute on our defined product vision
  • Reporting & Analytics - Understand and lead the product team based on data decisions. Including ROI, revenue, funnel metrics, traction, prioritization user engagement etc
  • Strong Influencer - Drive change across the organization to enable your product team to succeed through process improvements, positioning, execution etc
  • Product Execution - collaborating with the entire company, you will articulate the product vision, business value, and manage cross-discipline teams to ensure product development is streamlined, well received and successful.
  • Product Positioning – Aid in the development of product messaging, and core market differentiation; ensure positioning is consistently filtered through all channels of communications, internal & external (e.g. sales materials, website, PR)
  • Go-to-Market Strategy - Lead the product team to excel in launching new products. Minimizing risk and learning fast whenever possible but have a roadmap to launch products your mom would be proud of.
What you need:
  • 7+ yrs product management experience
  • Strong written and technical documentation, with experience articulating strategy, objectives, success metrics, user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Strong analytical skills, with experience managing multiple lines of business or portfolio of products
  • Experience working with analytics, a/b testing and BI platforms (Google, HEAP, VWO, Qlikview, etc.)
  • Experience with Human-Centered design, working with User Experience and design validation testing a plus
  • Experience using Atlassian tools a plus (JIRA, Confluence, HipChat)
  • Lean start-up experience is a big plus
  • The ability to work as an individual contributor to identify priorities, meet stakeholders and prioritize requirements and products across multiple teams.
  • 3+ years being a personal manager for product managers, designers and/or data analysts.
Nice to have:
  • Experience with design software like Sketch, Photoshop and InVision
  • SQL experience and the ability to run ad-hoc data analysis

Modernize Vision:

At Modernize our mission is to own the transaction between the homeowner and the contractor. Our foundation is based on 10 years as a driving force as Home Improvement Leads in online lead generation – connecting homeowners with high–quality contractors – in the $300 billion annually grossing home improvement market.

We’re looking for sharp, motivated individuals to join our growing team. Teammates who enjoy using technology to solve problems will thrive in our dynamic startup environment. We have an open floor plan that encourages the entire team to participate in critical discussions and allows everyone to be a vital contributing factor. You’ll enjoy our hip, newly renovated office in the heart of downtown with a view of the capital and the downtown skyline.


  • Flexible Paid Vacation
  • Tremendous Career Growth Opportunity
  • Monthly Company Events
  • Quarterly Department Outings
  • Free Snacks and Drinks
  • Catered Lunches
  • Great Location in Downtown Austin
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  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • PHPLanguages
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    • jQueryLibraries
    • PreactLibraries
    • VueJSLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • LaravelFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • EloquaEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen


We are located in the heart of downtown Austin, right up the street from the capital with a rooftop patio overlooking Congress Ave.

An Insider's view of Modernize

What's something quirky about your company?

One of our core values is "Authentic, fun, and a little weird". Our employees here at Modernize are celebrated for their diverse backgrounds and experiences that make them each uniquely valuable to our company as a whole.

Carol Sebag

Manager of People Operations

What does your typical day look like?

Getting the opportunity to work on strategic projects and build projects from scratch. It's always really exciting when your executive team puts that level of faith in you to work a project from nothing to something very impactful to the business.

Ryan DuCharme

Enterprise Sales Director

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Modernize gives all employees an opportunity to develop and grow at a pace that suits them while encouraging us to design our own path. I was hired as an Account Manager and showed interest in wanting to learn more on the marketing side, so they created a role for me and helped with the transition. A year later I couldn't be happier.

Barry James

Email Marketing Associate

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I foster an open environment where both problems and solutions can be openly discussed. I embrace a management philosophy called Radical Candor which encourages the team to care personally and challenge directly. By putting Radical Candor at the forefront of our team culture, we bypass non-productive behavior while focusing on growing Modernize.

Alan Godfrey

EVP Corporate Development/Customer Success

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It’s easy to cite that Modernize is stellar for our puppy policy, catered lunches, and unlimited PTO, but it is our culture that truly sets Modernize apart. Employees are thoughtfully set up to thrive and grow in our creative, collaborative, quirky community.

Cassie Morien

Senior Content Strategist

What are Modernize Perks + Benefits

Modernize Benefits Overview

The Modernize family is aware of just how much value each of our employees brings to our company. Because of this, we want to take care of our employees in return. We offer a plethora of perks and benefits to not only ensure our employees feel taken care of but also to create a fun and dynamic work environment that keeps them excited to come to work every day!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Eligible employees get 4 weeks of paid sabbatical after their first 10 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Catered lunches 3 times/week
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
$100 tax free monthly parking stipend
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Flexible Open PTO. FREE Food! Kegs on Every Floor. Catered Lunch 3 times/week. Flexible Hours. Company outings & Family Events. Full Shower Facilities. Career Development Focused.

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