Senior Technical Product Manager, Data Science

| 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:

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated Senior Technical Product Manager to join HomeAway's Data Science Team. This position calls for a unique blend of industry knowledge and product management experience to drive critical initiatives, identify and take advantage of improvement opportunities, and increase visibility & education around data science topics.

We believe in building programmatically driven applications that help our internal partners automate their operations. You will be key to achieving this through close collaboration with data scientists, engineers, and analysts by acting as a communication beacon for the team. Your ability to develop a vision and act with autonomous initiative as you navigate partnerships with teams across the company and around the world.

You will need to be someone that is passionate about partnering with internal teams to discovery innovative ways to bring data science to bear within HomeAway’s marketplace. We’re looking for a leader that can combine their social skills with a deep knowledge of product management to deliver an extraordinary data science platform that drives a groundbreaking approach to decision-making. You will serve as a product authority, combining your industry knowledge and end-user feedback to guide the overall priorities. From there; you will be empowered to work with the Data Science team to design, implement and refine new models that our internal customers love.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, communicate and execute the vision, strategy and product roadmap for data science pipelines and platforms.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners to think boldly and creatively to craft concrete product ideas and business cases for new data science capabilities that optimize the HomeAway Marketplace.
  • Participate in cross-functional partner teams to intake new ideas, handle urgent technical issues, lead release schedules to deliver high quality solutions.
  • Launch and evangelize new capabilities with data science partners and product engineering teams to ensure they are full utilizing the best solutions possible.
  • Establish and lead portfolio planning, including preparation and participation in 120-day planning sessions, monthly product reviews(MPR’s) and solution inceptions.
  • Collaborate closely with Expedia to identify and capitalize on opportunities for partnership and/or use existing data science technology, data and model assets.

Profile:

  • 3+ years of Product Management experience in a SaaS high-tech company, preferably in big data, marketing technologies, or two-sided business to consumer marketplace products.
  • 3+ years of real-world experience applying predictive modeling and machine learning within commercial software or business operations.
  • Proven experience operating as the Product Owner within an agile environment including converting market requirements and customer specifications into prioritized backlogs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to present complex concepts to highly technical and non-technical partners.
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms.
  • Experience with Hadoop and related Big Data technologies.
  • Certification as a Product Owner or Scrum Master a plus.
  • Understanding of R, Python, SQL, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, or similar tools a plus.
  • BA/BS required, preferably in Computer Science or related fields (applicable experience may be substituted).

    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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    • 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

    Software Engineer

    What are some things you learned at the company?

    I've learned to always be flexible and always question all assumption to a logical conclusion.

    Dottie

    Partner Success Account Manager

    Passion for the business. When you genuinely believe in our mission and the unique value we offer owners/travelers, our clients feel your enthusiasm and want to work with you.

    Nevo

    Regional Sales Manager

    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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