Principal Program Manager - Tech Culture at Realtor.com

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At realtor.com, we are building products that empower millions of home buyers, renters, sellers, and industry professionals such as brokers, agents and lenders. We aim to radically simplify the home buying/selling process, and enable more people to realize their dream of home ownership. To help us be a world-class technology team capable of achieving this mission, we are looking for a passionate Principal Tech Culture Program Manager.
As our technology team scales, we want to continue strengthening our People-first technologist culture where innovation, feedback and speed are key. We want to create an environment where all engineers can contribute to evolving our diverse and inclusive engineering culture. Our CTO and HR teams are partnering to achieve this technology culture and we are looking for a dynamic leader to accelerate our mission. The ideal candidate must have great collaboration, communication and team building skills coupled with a strong motivation to drive outcomes to a successful outcome. Ideally, this candidate has an aptitude for understanding the current state, envisioning a compelling future state, and leading the way to this future state by building cross-company partnerships.
The Technology Culture Program Manager will report directly to the VP of Technology Strategy and will be integrated into the technology team so that they can build the programs and events needed to amplify the culture. This role will rely heavily on partners in HR, Marketing and Brand to bring realtor.com’s rich technology culture to life.
How You Will Spend Your Time
You will work closely with the Technology leadership team, passionate technologists and HR leaders to create and drive culture related initiatives which will impact the entire technology organization. As our Tech Culture Program Manager you will deeply understand our current and future state tech culture, while bringing an outside-in perspective of industry best practices so that you can provide strong thought leadership and innovation. You will collaborate across realtor.com’s technology organization to create high-impact and durable programs in order to advance our commitment to our diverse and inclusive culture and environment.

These will include:

  • Documenting the current internal engineering culture, conducting listening tours with technologists to understand how to evolve our culture, and then partnering across technology with passionate technologists to drive the change in culture
  • Diving into technology engagement scores and barriers in order to deeply understand what gets in our technologists’ way, then working across the tech team and with our HR partners to resolve these barriers in order to improve the daily lives of our technologists
  • Understanding our diversity data, driving a plan with HR and other partners to enable our diversity and inclusion visiontrack, and tracking our progress against this to ensure we reach our outcomes
  • Partnering with our Corporate Communications and Brand team to gain clarity on our current external culture and brand, then working together to enhance this brand, gathering input from technologists as input to this work
  • Leading events to create technologist delight and a sense of belonging such as hackathons, internal conferences, Tech meet-ups etc.
    Gathering external benchmarks so that we can learn from others and bring best practices into our engineering culture

Who You Are:

  • 15+ years in program management; this could be technical in nature or as a program manager who has worked in a technology organization
  • Creative and fun with a strong background in building culture, community and/or Employee Resource Groups
  • A diversity and inclusion champion who is passionate about driving change
  • A data-driven leader who uses data along with deep listening skills to learn from others, form plans and drive outcomes
  • A natural change agent who builds trust and relationships with ease, and who understands the power of good communications
    Exceptional ability to define, plan, motivate and execute outcomes, creating energy and results in those you need support from to achieve these outcomes
  • A disciplined planner, strong driver and highly collaborative leader who has proven experience working cross-functionally in highly matrixed organizations to deliver outcomes and to drive change
  • Demonstrated experience engaging and influencing senior executives and managing stakeholders
  • Decisive when needed with strong verbal and written communication including demonstrated capabilities in leading meetings and workshops, and creating presentation materials
  • Fluency in program management tools especially virtual collaboration tools such as Trello, Mural and Smartsheets


About realtor.com
At realtor.com®, we believe that everyone deserves a home of their own. We’re a community of nearly 2,000 employees that work hard to ensure that from the moment someone starts dreaming about a new home, to the moment they walk in the door and beyond, we’re there to lend a helping hand. Every month, 80 million people trust us with their journey home by visiting our site and mobile apps, and we’d love to have you join our team to help.
We’ve got great offices across Canada and the US and lots of sweet jobs to choose from, so we’re hoping you’ll join us on our journey to make home buying and selling easier, and more rewarding for everyone.

As a part of our team, you’ll engage with an amazing and inclusive group of teammates and leaders, learn and innovate, have a huge impact, and have a great time doing it. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment and have a desire to grow yourself while making a meaningful impact on our business and users, then make the move!
Let’s make a difference, together. For real.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • GITDatabases
    • AWSDatabases

Location

Cool downtown office nestled in the bars and restaurants of East 6th Street

An Insider's view of Realtor.com

How does your team reward individual success?

We reward success through recognition and appreciation. We often celebrate wins loudly and with fun events. It's one of the best parts of our culture!

Fluker

Consumer Experience Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about how we're scaling our outreach to consumers which allows us to help more people every day. Not only that, but I love the pace we have in testing new consumer experiences!

Diane

Senior Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’ve been with Realtor.com for exactly one year and I’ve grown a great deal. I’ve expanded my literacy from AWS to Python to React Native and been mentored all along the way.

Yufeng

Senior Software Engineer

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

With 100 million unique users to Realtor.com a month, we play a leading role in the world's largest real estate network, sitting uniquely in this position of big data, while still being a mid-sized company that is able to democratize the information throughout the business. It’s an incredible position to be in.

Anne

Vice President, Product Management

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Our consumer success model is best in class, yet we continuously strive to build even better services and products for for the Realtor.com consumer.

James

Senior Training Manager

What are Realtor.com Perks + Benefits

Realtor.com Benefits Overview

At Realtor.com we fully embrace the value of having an inclusive culture where people can be their whole selves and do their best work. Having healthy and happy employees is extremely important, which is why we offer all of our employees more than just great basic health coverage. We strive for a culture where everyone feels fully "at home."

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We love our neighbors and think it important to give back to those in need. Our employees come together to volunteer and donate to local and national causes near and dear to their hearts.
Partners with Nonprofits
From our volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity to our employee charitable gift matching per employee, our commitment to our communities is unwavering.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Realtor.com has an Employee Engagement and Culture volunteer committee who come together regularly to plan events, programs and celebrations, from holidays to sports to philanthropy, and more.
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Mandatory company-wide training on Inclusive leadership and inclusive culture.
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Our Employee Resource Groups invite our employees as they bring their whole, authentic selves to work and engage with one another in taking action to build a more diverse and inclusive work space.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Unbiased candidate sourcing, diverse candidate pools and removal of referral source data in support of unbiased candidate selection is our approach.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Realtor.com offers both short term and long term disability programs upon your date of hire at no cost to you.
Dental Benefits
Realtor.com® offers two dental plans through Aetna. The Aetna Dental PPO allows flexibility to see in and out-of-network providers, while the Aetna Dental DMO is a low-cost, in-network only plan.
Vision Benefits
Vision coverage is available through the Aetna Vision Preferred plan. It offers coverage for a variety of services both in and out-of-network.
Health Insurance Benefits
For the 2021 plan year, there is a choice of four medical plans offered through Aetna and Kaiser.
Life Insurance
Realtor.com® provides life insurance coverage for both Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment for all eligible employees.
Pet Insurance
Coverage is available for accidents, illnesses and preventive care.
Wellness Programs
Employees can access unlimited, on-demand, and personalized streaming videos on the topics of exercise, mindfulness, nutrition, sleep, and financial well-being.
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
News Corp and realtor.com provide a variety of choices for serving and supporting your emotional wellbeing needs.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
At realtor.com®, there are two retirement saving accounts available; the Traditional 401(k) and the Roth 401(k). You may choose to contribute to either plan to participate in the employer matching.
401(K) Matching
The News Corp 401(k) Savings Plan provides a matching program of 100% of the first 1% and 50% of the next 5% to help you make the most of your money.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Realtor.com offers charitable gift matching of up to $500 per employee annually.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
A dependent care FSA reimburses you for eligible child and adult care expenses such as day care, before/after school care, nursery school, preschool, and summer day camp.
Generous Parental Leave
Paid Parental Leave to include bonding, adoption, & surrogacy (20 weeks for primary caregivers and 4 weeks for secondary caregivers)
Flexible Work Schedule
Austin Tech Center employees have flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
There may come a time when you need to begin a leave of absence to cover needs such as disability, caregiver leave, Family Member Leave Act (FMLA). MetLife will be your main point of contact.
Company sponsored family events
Annual events including friends and family members are a company highlight.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Pop-a-shot is an Austin favorite. All net!
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Realtor.com reimburses up to $5,000 annually, for graded courses/degree programs from accredited institutes. We also offer 50% reimbursement up to $2500 per year for job skill programs/certifications.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our HomeGrown Mentoring Program is available for all full time employees.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

When we show up to work each day, regardless of title or tenure, we all want to be heard, be valued, and know that our contributions matter.

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