Sr. Product Manager - Traveler Checkout

| 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:

Are you interested in solving some of the most complex, challenging, and exciting problems in the travel space? Are you a product manager with a scientific mindset and a passion for building extraordinary user experiences? HomeAway is an exciting, international, profitable company that is transforming the market to become the world's leading vacation rental marketplace. We are searching for the next standout product manager to join HomeAway's Traveler Product team and power our core value proposition of helping our travelers book the perfect vacation across HomeAway, VRBO and global HomeAway sites around the world.

As the Senior Product Manager, you will work closely with the engineering, design, data science, data & content platforms, and other traveler teams to define the vision for our Pricing and Payments strategy. You’ll help create a world-class pricing and payments experience to enable travelers to identify, book, and pay for their trips. You are an innovator, a strategic thinker, passionate about user experience, analytical, and an excellent problem-solver.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, communicate and execute the vision, strategy and roadmap for one or more feature sets within the Traveler Checkout portfolio, in partnership with key team members, to drive higher traveler conversion.
  • Lead a feature team during preparation and participation in 120-day planning sessions, monthly product reviews, and deep dive workshops.
  • Collaborate daily with the Development, Design, and Analytics teams to ensure project requirements are clearly defined and properly phased to facilitate timely delivery of functionality.
  • Practice the test and learn methodology and to quickly and efficiently identify and evaluate opportunities that will inform the roadmap.
  • Conduct competitive analysis and industry research to identify gaps and opportunities to improve the product strategy.
  • Collaborate across the product management organization to ensure visibility into cross-cutting initiatives.
  • Define, track and report on user metrics to measure effectiveness and drive improvement e.g. feature usage, conversion rates.
  • Manage resolution of urgent technical issues while communicating changes to business partners.
  • Make recommendations regarding policy changes that will enable and support the product vision and strategy.

Applicant Profile:

Required:

  • 7+ years of software product management experience within an agile software development environment.
  • Experience utilizing web analytics and data analysis to aid business decisions.
  • Possess analytical reasoning and ability to boil down end user needs into new products/ideas and a relevant technical framework proposal.
  • Ability to lead large, complex, international projects in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to negotiate and influence your peers, work cross-functionally, and ruthlessly prioritize opportunities. 
  • Proficient in using the scientific method to find opportunities and evaluate solutions to business problems.
  • High level initiative and desire to create a premier user experience for our customers.
  • Understand high-level technical documentation to discern feasibility of integration, time frame, and required touchpoints
  • Some International travel may be required

Preferred:

  • Experience defining premier user experiences
  • Familiarity with product merchandising and pricing techniques 
  • Familiarity with online payments, including peer-to-peer apps and other consumer payment tech. 
  • Experience with online A/B testing to drive improvement in customer experience and business results.
  • 2+ years of hands on software development experience; alternatively, demonstrated understanding of technology & data architecture for high-volume websites.
  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent technical background.
  • Travel industry experience.

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.

Read Full Job Description

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • 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!

More Jobs at HomeAway58 open jobs
All Jobs
Data + Analytics
Design + UX
Dev + Engineer
HR
Marketing
Operations
Product
Content
Data + Analytics
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Data + Analytics
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Data + Analytics
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Data + Analytics
new
HomeAway
Data + Analytics
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Operations
new
HomeAway
Design + UX
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Data + Analytics
new
HomeAway
Marketing
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Design + UX
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Design + UX
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Data + Analytics
new
HomeAway
Data + Analytics
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Data + Analytics
new
HomeAway
Marketing
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Operations
new
HomeAway
Data + Analytics
new
HomeAway
Data + Analytics
new
HomeAway
Developer
new
HomeAway
Data + Analytics
new
HomeAway
Data + Analytics
new
HomeAway