Product Manager at realtor.com

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The home search starts online, but the real estate industry is often optimized for in-person, one-on-one service. That's a fantastic experience once you connect with the right professional, but finding the right fit isn't always a smooth process. Opcity built a nationwide real-time data and technology platform combining cutting edge deep learning, business analytics and human intuition with the latest web, mobile and digital telephony technologies to enable our team of professionals, and thousands of real estate agents and brokers, to make sure we connect every home buyer with the right agent at the right time so more time is spent finding a home and less time finding the perfect agent.
As Product Manager, you will guide a team that is charged with delivering new products, features and functionality that not only increase the profitability of solutions offered to our customers, but also increase profitability of business operations by driving value through internally used products. You will define products and features from existing ideas, and help to develop new ideas based on your understanding of the market and of feedback from internal stake holders, customers and prospects. You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the ability to make that vision a reality. You must enjoy spending time in the market to understand their problems, and find innovative solutions for the broader market.
You must be able to communicate with all areas of the company. You will work very closely with design and engineering to define product requirements and with marketing to define the go-to-market strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer. You will also serve as the internal and external evangelist for your product offering, working with the sales and services channels and directly with customers.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Define high quality, simple product road maps based on team strategy and vision
  • Develop detailed, crisp business requirements and user stories that can be used to create product specifications and architecture for each product and application
  • Specify market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by data from conversations and usability tests with customers, prospects and internal stakeholders
  • Collaborate gracefully with design, engineering, and data science teams internally and externally to deliver on the vision
  • Conduct tests and experiments to validate or invalidate your assumptions and hypotheses
  • Apply and execute design-thinking methodologies in a continuous delivery development process 

What We Like to See / Measures of Success:

  • Vision - You have an eye for great products, and advocate for new features with quantitative and qualitative reasoning
  • Customer Focus - You comprehend and advocate for the product and our customer's needs; you bring strong customer empathy and experience driving product direction and execution based on customer needs
  • Decisive - You can translate ambiguous or conflicting inputs into solid action plans and precise requirements
  • Communication Skills - Clear, concise written and verbal communication skills; experience crafting epics, user stories, and tasks
  • Planning - Lead cross-functional participation in planning and execution; direct product development toward the highest-ROI opportunities
  • Attention to Detail - You sweat the small stuff, and you raise the team’s standards for quality and attention to detail
  • Speak Design/Engineering - You speak design and can produce basic wireframes; you understand and can represent the technical implications of a product strategy
  • Data-Driven - Experience with SQL and establishing metrics to guide prioritization a plus

Key Competencies

  • 3+ years of product management experience at a leading technology company
  • Ability to manage large, complex projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated experience in adopting product management best practices, standards and policies
  • Ability to collaborate closely with design and usability to drive product enhancements
  • Training in Pragmatic Marketing Product Management principles a strong plus
  • Computer Science or Engineering degree or related work experience a strong plus

*No relocation is provided for this vacancy, local candidates preferred. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. for any employer.

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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 80 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 reatlor.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.
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
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
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 provides reimbursement up to $2,500 annually, for graded, pass/fail courses.
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 in Austin.
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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