Product Manager

| Austin

Product Manager

Modernize is seeking a talented and enthusiastic Product Manager to accelerate our growth on new and existing products. The Product Manager values user experiences that are streamlined and effective, helping our audiences achieve their objectives.

In this role, you collaborate with designers, engineers, QA and analysts to optimize existing and build new products to help homeowners connect with contractors to complete their home improvement projects. This role will interact with the entire organization, from sales to marketing to account managers.

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 change manager always happy to educate others on the value of your ideas and great user experiences.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Backlog & Documentation - you manage the product backlog for each of your products, collect, curate and promoting the most relevant ideas to become features. You work with design, engineering and BI analysts to compile actionable development tickets (in JIRA).
  • Reporting & Analytics - manage the current and future products, report on usage, A/B testing results, evaluate areas for improvement and track overall performance.
  • Strong Influencer - Drive change across the organization to enable your product to succeed through process improvements, positioning, marketing materials etc
  • Design & Development - Facilitate the creation of prototypes, interactive mock-ups, and full pixel-perfect designs of user workflows. User test often and validate in as small an MVP and possible.
  • Go-to-Market Strategy - collaborating with the executive team, you will articulate the product vision, business value, and support cross-discipline teams to ensure product development is streamlined and successful.
  • Product Positioning – help document our product hierarchy, messaging, and core market differentiation; ensure positioning is consistently filtered through all channels of communications, internal & external (e.g. sales materials, website, PR)

What you need:

  • 2+ 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 a line 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 independently to identify priorities, interview stakeholders and distil requirements into actionable tasks.

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 simplify home improvement by inspiring motivated homeowners and connecting them with qualified contractors. 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.

Perks

  • 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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • HTMLLanguages
    • CSSLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • LaravelFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • EloquaEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

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.

Christina Wells

Director of People Operations

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?

The vibe in the office is exuding positive, motivating energy, which is one of our core values. As soon as you come into the office you can see team members interacting with each other whether it's congratulating them on a sale or problem solving on a specific issue. It's an incredibly empowering environment to be in!

Cleasy Schlueter

Events and Operations Coordinator

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!

Culture
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
401(K)
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
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
Parking
$100 tax free monthly parking stipend
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
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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