Product Manager, Image Content at Realtor.com

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Who we are

Realtor.com is your one stop shop for homebuyers, sellers, and dreamers, with comprehensive for-sale listings, insightful information, valuable tools and professional expertise. We’re excited and hungry to make a difference to the millions of people in the US who buy a home each year. Our aspiration starts with treating our home buyer as our focal point - we believe that delivering on experiences that truly help people through this seemingly difficult life event will lead us to continued and greater success as a company.

What you will be doing…

Property Data is the foundation on which our user experiences are built, and as a product manager focused on imaging, your role will be to work with the image services team, and across the organization, to ensure that the most compelling visual experiences for listings are available to buyers.

In order to meet our users' needs for great real estate data, you’ll focus on three elements in particular:  listing imaging breadth, depth, and speed.

The breadth of images is a very challenging problem to solve, that requires strong product execution, as well as creative problem solving. Real estate searchers seek an accurate picture of homes before a physical visit.  You’ll need to work with other product leaders to identify additional sources of image content and how to best deliver that new content to consumers.

Aggregating great imaging breadth is only part of the challenge though, because you’ll also focus on the depth of data around that image content.  Working with our image services team and in close cooperation with our Data Science teams, you will identify new ways to extract valuable insights from imaging assets to ensure that we paint the richest possible picture for consumers.  That also requires working with our User Research team to identify data consumers are asking for most and proactively identifying property details and assets not already received from our MLS customers.

Finally, since properties move on and off of the market very quickly, listing speed matters greatly, so that buyers and renters can act fast.  To ensure timely data, you’ll need to understand our platform architecture and processes and work with engineering to identify opportunities to increase imaging delivery speeds.  You will also work with our content operations team to make sure they have the tools they need to ensure listings make it on (and off) of realtor.com as rapidly as possible.  

You won’t be alone on this journey.  You’ll work closely with your manager to create a content-focused strategy aligned with the broader company product strategy.  Together, with a clear mission in your head and heart, you’ll ship a lot of engaging, beautiful and personalised new product solutions that build the strongest content foundation anywhere.

Day to day you can expect to:

  • Work in tight, nimble partnership with your design and tech teammates, sharing the sweat and joy of building stuff together
  • Be celebrated for working with openness, trust, being humble, and being all about helping your team do great work
  • Embrace ambiguity and help your team through it, laughing when we make a bad choice before figuring out what to try next
  • Help embed a creative, goal-oriented and bold product culture, where we try new things, and are curious and open-minded with how to reach each goal
  • Become the subject matter expert in your area, building relationships with key stakeholders, and knowing how your products interact with adjacent products
  • Work closely with your engineering and analyst partners and actively drive an established process to ship high-quality deliverables
  • Have plenty of variety, no two days are the same!

What we’re looking for…

Of course, we have some things in mind that might help tell you if you’re a pretty good fit. We’re after candidates who have:

  • Experience working with data and generating key insights and hypotheses of how to create value for customers and internal stakeholders
  • Experience working with images and other media types and a natural curiosity for innovations in that area
  • Excellent organizational skills and an attention to details
  • Demonstrated ability to figure out solutions to hard problems with many constraints, using sound judgement to assess risks, and to lay out your argument in a well-structured, data-driven narrative
  • The ability to work collaboratively with many different parties, to understand their perspectives, and to help develop a vision toward common goals
  • A strong sense of empathy and the ability to understand user needs
  • A respectful approach to support, encourage (and even inspire!) cross-functional teams of analysts and engineers, to allow each person to uniquely shine and contribute
  • Desire to be part of and help create a highly-inclusive culture where everyone can belong
  • Comfort dealing with ambiguity and challenge, thriving in a fast-paced environment, concurrently working on multiple initiatives, remains optimistic
  • The ability to understand business objectives and convert them into product plans, following through with execution
  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 5+ years of experience or Masters degree with a minimum of 2+ years of experience required
  • Prior real-estate industry experience a huge plus

About realtor.com

At realtor.com®, we believe that everyone deserves a home of their own. We’re a community of nearly 2,000 employees who work hard to ensure that from the moment someone starts dreaming about a new home, to the moment they walk in the door and beyond, we’re there to lend a helping hand. Every month, over 85 million people trust us with their journey home by visiting our site and mobile apps, and we’d love to have you join our team to help.


We’ve got great offices in the U.S. and Canada with lots of sweet jobs to choose from, so we’re hoping you’ll join us on our journey to make buying, selling, renting, and living in homes easier and more rewarding for everyone.  


Let’s make a difference, together. For Real.


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • GITDatabases
    • AWSDatabases

Location

Cool downtown office nestled in the bars and restaurants of East 6th Street

An Insider's view of Realtor.com

How does your team reward individual success?

We reward success through recognition and appreciation. We often celebrate wins loudly and with fun events. It's one of the best parts of our culture!

Fluker

Consumer Experience Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about how we're scaling our outreach to consumers which allows us to help more people every day. Not only that, but I love the pace we have in testing new consumer experiences!

Diane

Senior Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’ve been with Realtor.com for exactly one year and I’ve grown a great deal. I’ve expanded my literacy from AWS to Python to React Native and been mentored all along the way.

Yufeng

Senior Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

With 100 million unique users to Realtor.com a month, we play a leading role in the world's largest real estate network, sitting uniquely in this position of big data, while still being a mid-sized company that is able to democratize the information throughout the business. It’s an incredible position to be in.

Anne

Vice President, Product Management

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Our consumer success model is best in class, yet we continuously strive to build even better services and products for for the Realtor.com consumer.

James

Senior Training Manager

What are Realtor.com Perks + Benefits

Realtor.com Benefits Overview

At Realtor.com we fully embrace the value of having an inclusive culture where people can be their whole selves and do their best work. Having healthy and happy employees is extremely important, which is why we offer all of our employees more than just great basic health coverage. We strive for a culture where everyone feels fully "at home."

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We love our neighbors and think it important to give back to those in need. Our employees come together to volunteer and donate to local and national causes near and dear to their hearts.
Partners with Nonprofits
From our volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity to our employee charitable gift matching per employee, our commitment to our communities is unwavering.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Realtor.com has an Employee Engagement and Culture volunteer committee who come together regularly to plan events, programs and celebrations, from holidays to sports to philanthropy, and more.
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Mandatory company-wide training on Inclusive leadership and inclusive culture.
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Our Employee Resource Groups invite our employees as they bring their whole, authentic selves to work and engage with one another in taking action to build a more diverse and inclusive work space.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Unbiased candidate sourcing, diverse candidate pools and removal of referral source data in support of unbiased candidate selection is our approach.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Realtor.com offers both short term and long term disability programs upon your date of hire at no cost to you.
Dental Benefits
Realtor.com® offers two dental plans through Aetna. The Aetna Dental PPO allows flexibility to see in and out-of-network providers, while the Aetna Dental DMO is a low-cost, in-network only plan.
Vision Benefits
Vision coverage is available through the Aetna Vision Preferred plan. It offers coverage for a variety of services both in and out-of-network.
Health Insurance Benefits
For the 2021 plan year, there is a choice of four medical plans offered through Aetna and Kaiser.
Life Insurance
Realtor.com® provides life insurance coverage for both Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment for all eligible employees.
Pet Insurance
Coverage is available for accidents, illnesses and preventive care.
Wellness Programs
Employees can access unlimited, on-demand, and personalized streaming videos on the topics of exercise, mindfulness, nutrition, sleep, and financial well-being.
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
News Corp and realtor.com provide a variety of choices for serving and supporting your emotional wellbeing needs.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
At realtor.com®, there are two retirement saving accounts available; the Traditional 401(k) and the Roth 401(k). You may choose to contribute to either plan to participate in the employer matching.
401(K) Matching
The News Corp 401(k) Savings Plan provides a matching program of 100% of the first 1% and 50% of the next 5% to help you make the most of your money.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Realtor.com offers charitable gift matching of up to $500 per employee annually.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
A dependent care FSA reimburses you for eligible child and adult care expenses such as day care, before/after school care, nursery school, preschool, and summer day camp.
Generous Parental Leave
Paid Parental Leave to include bonding, adoption, & surrogacy (20 weeks for primary caregivers and 4 weeks for secondary caregivers)
Flexible Work Schedule
Austin Tech Center employees have flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
There may come a time when you need to begin a leave of absence to cover needs such as disability, caregiver leave, Family Member Leave Act (FMLA). MetLife will be your main point of contact.
Company sponsored family events
Annual events including friends and family members are a company highlight.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Pop-a-shot is an Austin favorite. All net!
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Realtor.com reimburses up to $5,000 annually, for graded courses/degree programs from accredited institutes. We also offer 50% reimbursement up to $2500 per year for job skill programs/certifications.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our HomeGrown Mentoring Program is available for all full time employees.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

When we show up to work each day, regardless of title or tenure, we all want to be heard, be valued, and know that our contributions matter.

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