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Product Manager, Rates Services

| Austin

HomeAway, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins, and condos with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. HomeAway is part of the Expedia Group family of brands.

The Opportunity:

HomeAway is an exciting, international, profitable company that is transforming the market to become the world’s leading vacation rental marketplace. We are searching for a technical Product Manager to join HomeAway's platform team focusing on the rates architecture, data model, and capability that user-facing products are built upon.

Vacation rental owners and property managers have complicated requirements when setting up their rates either through API integrations with 3rd party software or through the HomeAway interface in order to optimize their revenue. This deeply complex system is arguably the most powerful tool available for our partners since price is such an impactful conversion lever, driving their top line.

As a part of the product management team, you will serve as a product specialist, combining industry analysis, extensive market research, and deep technical skills to run the overall product lifecycle: setting the strategic vision and product roadmap, defining requirements, collaborating with development to define, implement, deploy, a/b test, measure, and refine new features to deliver a premier partner experience for managing vacation rentals.

Responsibilities:

  • Create roadmap and manage priorities for your product in support of business and partner needs
  • Manage the portfolio lifecycle and solutions from planning to end-user adoption
  • Work with the executive management team to ensure they are fully engaged in strategic and tactical planning decisions
  • Work closely with externally-facing product managers, customer experience, sales and adoption teams to capture requirements and user feedback from the field
  • Define and articulate the product vision to empower engineer teams to deliver value to our customers
  • Conduct market research, including across all Expedia brands, to identify architectural best practices
  • Actively participate in agile product development process for roadmap implementation, writing product requirements, user stories, and maintaining the product backlog of priorities in close collaboration with design and engineering
  • Define data and reporting requirements and drive implementation with the data engineering and business intelligence teams
  • Lead a set of projects across the full software development life cycle; execution, status reporting and coordination against project plans and delivery commitments
  • Launch new products by collaborating with customer service, product marketing and marketing on go-to-market and lifecycle marketing strategies
  • Handle resolution of urgent technical issues while communicating changes to business partners

Qualifications:

  • Product Managers should possess strong business insight and be passionate about the user, well-designed online and mobile products, and software development standards.
  • 3+ years of product management experience in a high-tech software company, preferably a B2C e-commerce environment
  • 2+ years of hands on software development experience preferred; alternatively, demonstrated understanding of technology & data architecture
  • Validated experience leading multiple ongoing complex projects and implementation of micro services
  • Experience utilizing web analytics and testing tools to aid business decisions
  • Ability to lead large, complex projects in a rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated experience in adopting product management standard methodologies and policies
  • Strong communication and presentation abilities
  • High level of initiative and desire to create a premier user experience for our customers
  • Experience with online travel and/or consumer marketplaces preferred
  • BS, BA or equivalent, MBA preferred

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Annual target bonus or commission
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Vacation rental on a yearly basis (taxable benefit)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Free snacks and beverages
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team
  • Free listing on HomeAway.com
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk
  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass
  • Casual dress

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • SalesforceCRM

Location

HomeAway has six offices in the Austin area with a 16-story global headquarters under construction at the Domain set to open in 2019.

An Insider's view of HomeAway

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Some of us have been working together for 5+ years and have been there for each other during engagements, births, divorces…you name it. They have truly been my second family and my coworkers are the best part of coming to the office every day.

Amanda

Director, B&B Sales and Supply

What projects are you most excited about?

As a Software Engineer, I’m excited to rebuild an old JavaScript and jQuery STAB component into a new React based component. The goal is to update this component to our new tech stack so when consuming applications move to using Catalyst based applications we can ease the integration process.

Juliana

Advertising Account Executive

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being a successful finance person means being a strong business partner and not only understanding what is happening throughout the business but also being insatiably curious about it. It’s not enough to just know math, or know the numbers; you need to know where those numbers come from, how they get there and what's driving that result.

Sharon

Sr. Director Global Finance Operations

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

The Talent Acquisition team is always pitching innovative ideas at our 120-day planning sessions that directly impact the company and recruitment experience. It’s amazing to see how quickly we’re able to implement new ideas every 120 days and measure the results. We’ve seen everything from employee referral reform to self-defense classes in Austin.

Marisela

Director, Global Talent Acquisition

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm on a team that's investigating the integration of react-native into our existing mobile app and my focus is primarily on bridging our existing native analytics packages into the react-native side of things. This allows us to adapt and improve based on what customers do while using our product,

Andrew

Software UI Engineer

What are HomeAway Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
HomeAway offers up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave (yes, dads, too!) for eligible new parents with at least 1 year of service.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
9 paid holidays + 2 floating holidays you can take any time during the year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We were recognized by the Austin American-Statesman for having the most generous parental leave in Austin!

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