Product Manager

| Austin
 
Product Manager - Austin, TX
 
Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.
 
Amherst is looking for a Product Manager to serve as a key member of the Product Team to ensure customer and business expectations are satisfied while identifying innovative opportunities to stay ahead of the curve. This role will work closely with the Business Stakeholders and Tech team (Product + UI/UX + Engineering + Data) to identify and fill product gaps, uncover new product opportunities, and become an expert in the rapidly growing real estate vertical.
 
Who You Are
  • A Real Pro. From concept to delivery, rolling out new and innovative products is your thing!
  • Intellectually Curious. You are a detective, with a keen interest in solving both business problems and continuously looking to self-improve professionally. You strive for best practices and explore trends/experiments to improve the status quo.
  • A Creative Problem Solver. You have a propensity to think strategically, logically and outside the box to solve problems for the business and customer.
  • Resilient. You are open to objective feedback and view mistakes as a learning mechanism.
  • Hard Working. You aren’t afraid of a tough deadline.
  • Meticulous. You are highly structured, disciplined and take pride in your work.
  • Knowledgeable. You understand the scrum and agile rituals and leverage best of breed software to help manage the end-to-end process efficiently
  • Team Player. You put team success first and have a high degree of personal character
What You'll Do
  • Identify product needs and define a product roadmap that enables highly efficient operation and also delivers an exceptional experience to the customer
  • Help define and prioritize the product roadmap based on business/customer ROI by identifying gaps, optimizing the current product features and uncovering new opportunities through user testing, A/B testing, market research, and customer feedback
  • Hyper-focused on ideation, discovery, and execution to build the right things and with speed
  • You collect continuous feedback and measure to help evolve the product
  • Leverage agile sprint best practices to deliver a high-quality product through a systematic product-development lifecycle
  • Work cross-functionally between internal stakeholders to provide the product vision while ensuring business objectives are prioritized and met
What You'll Bring
  • 3+ years in software product management
  • Ability to effectively balance multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Familiarity with the agile process and experience with product management tools such as Trello, Invision, Jira, Github, and Confluence are a plus
  • Ability to analyze business and/or technical problems to guide software development
  • Detail-oriented and self-sufficient
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and research skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative, innovative, and exploratory skills and mindset
  • A proactive, flexible, and hungry to learn type attitude
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly growing environment
  • Bonus Skills - experience in real estate, building internal applications, Salesforce and CRM experience
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.
 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases

Location

Two offices around Austin at our HQ with beautiful views of Lake Austin in a modern office and our tech co-working space near Lady Bird Lake

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!

Austen

Director of Talent Programs

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our Budget Revision Project! We were tasked with the challenge of moving a tedious process into a more user and mobile friendly system. This will allow the field teams to submit budget revisions from MSR Properties and have one system to manage the majority of their work. This excitement is why I love being a part of the team

Gage

Business Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

“At Amherst, I am able to work collaboratively with peers who have had years of experience similar to mine. The technology is current and evolving as the company grows. Therefore, my skills stay current and always improve.”

Stan

Senior Systems Engineer

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

My team is expected to create new IP (Intellectual Property) through innovation in software, hardware, workflow process and data. Our goal is to build franchise value/shareholder value, solve difficult problems through creative solutions, and improve over-all efficiency that in turn makes life easier for all of Amherst

Todd

Chief Technology Innovation Officer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Within my first year, I have acquired solid enterprise-level knowledge in developing .NET applications by using Angular 4+, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Entity Framework, and advanced SQL. We’re transitioning into ‘React’ apps that I'm excited about as it will add to my tech skills. I like that we have autonomy regarding the tech decisions in development

Ruchi

Software Engineer

What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certifications assistance. Daily catered lunch and stocked kitchens. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings. Breakfast Taco Thursday.

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