Senior Product Manager, Ranking and Relevance

| 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.

Opportunity:

You are excited about building the most fair and personalized marketplace in the vacation rental space? You want to grow your strengths as a thought leader and visionary? You love 'nerding out' on data science problems?The Marketplace Performance team at HomeAway is growing fast. From developing personalization algorithms to lifting conversion, we are working to help property owners understand the behaviors that help the marketplace thrive while trying to guide travelers to a getaway they will love.

The role will confront challenges on data quality/scale, balance for partners, storytelling, teaching and design. The opportunity is so promising that Ranking is one of the foundations for the future of HomeAway and a disruptor to the industry.As a Senior Product Manager, you will work with the ranking metrics, revenue management, data science, data platform, partner and traveler teams to define the vision for Ranking. You’ll partner with our leaders to understand objectives, and then work alongside our engineers make them a reality. You will present frequently to C-levels, support teams, at public and private events and regular company all-hands. We’re looking someone who loves to get on stage and make complex problems seem simple. Simply put – we want you to be HomeAway’s leading authority on Ranking.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead Ranking landscape with ownership of core ranking/relevance algorithms and technology platform
  • Develop and execute the vision, strategy and roadmap for ensuring every HomeAway traveler can easily find the ultimate vacation rental via our relevancy models
  • Drive algorithms that align the interests of Travelers, Owners, & HomeAway leading to increased customer relevance and greater marketplace contributions to their performance
  • Team with the Traveler, Partner and Mobile product line teams to deliver a holistic search experience on HomeAway’s online and multi-channel platforms
  • Act as the product champion evangelizing the product vision effectively to your teammates and partners and independently find alignment on product requirements
  • Evolve marketplace algorithms through a “build, measure, learn” approach, informed by A/B testing and statistical analysis of search behaviors
  • Conduct competitive analysis to identify gaps and opportunities that will further inform the product roadmap for our sort platformWords that describe you: empathetic, compassion, collaborative, self-starter, enthusiastic, articulate, daring, curious, confident, humility

Required Skills/Experience

  • 5+ years product management experience understanding, communicating, and prioritizing technology business requirements
  • You're a self-starter with proven strengths managing multiple projects at a time all while driving them to completion with little direction
  • You posses confidence presenting in front of large audiences to evangelize and bring clarity to innovative technology for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to grow working relationships and encourage collaboration across multiple teams with diverse backgrounds
  • Influencer skills: set shared expectations with business partners while maintaining positive relationships
  • Ability to design, build and lead highly complex projects
  • Comfort with statistics, economics and e-commerce fundamentals
  • Agile approach to complex project schedules, resources and communications
  • Solid understanding of technical concepts, architectural choice and their caveats is fundamental
  • Experience working with or leading data scientists preferred
  • Experience within the travel space or other eCommerce sites is a plus
  • Masters degree in economics, statistics, decision systems, computer science

To understand the mission of HomeAway watch our ad by Prince EA, Working to Live or Living to Work, on our YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNRldP18bH8!

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 five offices in the Austin area with a 16-story global headquarters under construction at the Domain set to open in 2019.
11800 Domain Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

Insider's spotlight

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
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking

Additional Perks + Benefits

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

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