Product Insights Analyst

| Austin

About Us:

HomeAway, based in Austin, Texas, is the world leader in vacation rentals with more than 2 million unique places to stay in 190 countries, and is a part of the Expedia, Inc. family of brands.

HomeAway offers an extensive selection of vacation rental homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, especially more room to relax, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online.

The Opportunity:

Do you love analysis? Really love analysis? How about vacations, do you love vacations too? Do you want a job where you can swipe right for both analysis and vacations? The Product Insights Analyst is someone who is passionate about learning the business and using data, technology and analytics to provide valuable insights to drive the company’s critical business decisions.

Challenges to work on:

  • Measure the impact of our partner products on conversion and revenue
  • Influence the product team to make data driven decisions
  • Complete exploratory deep dives in to data to find ways to optimize the partner experience
  • Craft and present complex business case studies
  • Develop, run and monitor A/B tests
  • Build comprehensive dashboards 
  • Be a HomeAway data guru - be the point of contact for all data questions and insight

Key responsibilities: 

  • Partner with product managers and internal teams to address complex business questions and provide insightful analysis and strategic recommendations through strong storytelling capabilities to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Turn data-based observations and insights into hypotheses through analytical rigor, leading to A/B tests that will confirm or deny those hypotheses and ultimately improve the performance of our sites
  • Take ownership, from definition to reporting, of the metrics related to the product that you support
  • Monitor engagement and conversion trends across the HomeAway worldwide network, identify breaks in trends, understand underlying drivers, and surface opportunities and threats
  • Develop product analysis advanced metrics and visuals, by collecting and integrating data from various sources, including web analytics tools and internal databases

Required Skills:

  • Take initiative in solving business questions that data could potentially answer by producing top down data driven solutions to address them
  • Strong product development mindset and focus on actionable analytics: e.g. Ability to surface signals in our data and work with Product/Engineering to transform these into concrete tests
  • Proven experience using relational databases and big data via writing performant queries in SQL against large datasets in EDW, AWS and Hadoop environments
  • Understanding of Clickstream data and ability to extract and analyze event data
  • Creative, global thinker & team player
  • Strong SQL skills are required (MSSL, BQ, Hive)
  • Strong skills in Tableau, R, Python required for data analysis, structuring, transforming and visualizing
  • Statistical knowledge and modeling is an added bonus

Background and Experience:

  • Bachelor's in an analytical field and 5+years of experience OR Master’s and 3+years of experience
  • Ability to work independently with high-level direction, willingness to engage with partners across many disciplines
  • Proficient at analyzing and interpreting data to while also acting as a mentor to other analysts from other internal teams
  • Consistent ability to produce quality, accurate and highly detailed work products
  • Experience in a relevant area – travel, ecommerce, or real estate is a strong plus
  • Inquisitive and curious minds only need to apply

Benefits and 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
    • .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

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

HomeAway has the best work-life balance out of any company I've worked for. Not only are you given plenty of vacation time, they actually encourage you to use it. Around here, we call it a "whole vacation" because you're supposed to enjoy your time away from work and return recharged.

Kayla

Employer Brand & Digital Media Specialist

What projects are you most 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

Perks of working here

401(K) Matching
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Dental
Game Room
Generous PTO
Health Benefits
Onsite Gym
Generous Parental Leave
Parking
Stocked Kitchen
Vision
Volunteering Opportunities
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