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Product Management Intern

| Austin

About HomeAway:

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. 

That is what we do here at HomeAway.com, an Expedia Company. We are an exciting, global company that is transforming the vacation rental market to become the world’s leading and most trusted marketplace. As a high-growth, e-commerce company, we are searching for talented and passionate Product Management Interns to join our global product team. Product Management Interns will work alongside the Product team to create products that will provide the next generation customer experience.

During the internship, you will learn about our scientific, test-and-learn approach to product development while helping develop a product feature or enhancement. Based on user research and data, and in collaboration with development, you will quickly design, implement, test, refine and deploy new product features. At the start of the internship, you will receive training and take part in HomeAway University (HAU) to help you be a successful, contributing member of the Product Teams during your internship.

What you’ll do:

  • Responsibilities:
    • You will gather and develop product requirements and organize project information on the internal wiki site. 
    • You will partner directly with product owners to ensure stories are clearly defined and properly communicated.
    • You will work with development teams to iteratively answer ongoing questions when refining features. 
    • You will collaborate with user research and experience design team to create mockups and prototypes. 
    • You will communicate product benefits to internal business partners. 
    • Using online tools, you will analyze and report on product test results.
    • You will present the results of your project to the team at the end of your term.

Who you are:

We are looking for someone with a real passion for user experience, technology and data. If you are an analytical, results oriented individual with excellent communication skills this is your opportunity to gain hands-on product development experience. You should be eager to take initiative, learn, and solve problems to design best-in-class user-centric product features.

  • Requirements also include:
    • Currently in progress or have completed BS, BA, MBA, or Master’s in a related field.
    • At least 1-2 years experience in a related field and/or previous internship(s) in product management, engineering or related fields. 
    • Strong project management skills.
    • Analytical skills and passion for mobile or web-based product development. 
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other teams.
    • Strong communication and presentation skills.
    • Working familiarity with excel or general programming languages such as Python, SQL are a plus. 
    • Knowledge of the scientific process and AB testing methodologies is a plus.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Company matched 401k Plan
  • Free snacks and beverages
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team
  • Discount Rail and Bus Passes

This role is part of HomeAway University which starts June 2019 and lasts for 11 weeks. Learn more about our HomeAway University training program here: https://www.homeaway.com/careers/university

Why join us:

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them to tools to do so. 

Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.

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
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

HomeAway has six offices in the Austin area with a 16-story global headquarters under construction at the Domain set to open in 2019.

An Insider's view of HomeAway

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
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
HomeAway offers up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave (yes, dads, too!) for eligible new parents with at least 1 year of service.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
9 paid holidays + 2 floating holidays you can take any time during the year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

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