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Senior Product Manager, Partner Integration

| Austin

We are searching for a Senior Product Manager to join HomeAway's Partner API team to define and build products that support our distribution of vacation rentals to other Expedia Group brands, including some of the largest meta search and online travel sites in the world. Specifically, you will lead initiatives that will enable easy integrate with HomeAway through APIs and work with Expedia leadership to set supply and test strategies, ensuring that we provide travelers with a great experience as they discover, shop and book vacation rentals.

As a part of the product management team, you possess a unique blend of business insight, technical skills, and user experience empathy. You will serve as a product leader, combining industry analysis, extensive market research, customer feedback and usage data to run the overall product lifecycle: setting the strategic vision and product roadmap, defining requirements, collaborating with design and development to define, implement, deploy, a/b test, measure, and refine new features to deliver an extraordinary product experience.

What you’ll do:

  • Responsibilities:
    • Create roadmap and set priorities for your products.
    • Develop an understanding of the customer and develop solutions for strategic growth.
    • Work closely with architects and development team to research, define, and test next generation experiences using HomeAway APIs, improving conversion and customer satisfaction.
    • Meet frequently with high profile distribution partners, including Expedia and Hotels.com, to develop a deeper relationship and understanding their needs.
    • Work with the executive management team to ensure they are fully engaged in the your product strategy.
    • Conduct market research, identify potential commercially available solutions, and cultivate existing and new vendor relationships.
    • Collaborate with customer experience and partner success teams to ingest user feedback from the field.
    • In collaboration with engineering and design, actively participate in agile product development process for roadmap implementation, writing product requirements, user stories, and maintaining the product backlog of priorities.
    • Define data and reporting requirements and drive implementation with the data engineering and business intelligence teams.
    • Design, implement and analyze a/b tests to optimize the user experience and drive key performance metrics.
    • Relate policies and complex process into product capability to support the product portfolio vision.
    • Lead a set of projects across the full software development life cycle; execution, status reporting and coordination against project plans and delivery commitments.
    • Launch new products by collaborating with customer service, product marketing and marketing on go-to-market and lifecycle marketing strategies.
    • Facilitate resolution of urgent technical issues while communicating changes to internal and external customers.

Who you are:

  • Qualifications:
    • Product Managers should possess strong business insight and be passionate about the user, well-designed online and mobile products, and API development.
    • 5+ years of product management experience in a high-tech software company, preferably a 2-sided marketplace environment.
    • Proven leader who has managed multiple ongoing complex projects and implementation of web applications, while delivering on schedule.
    • Experience with REST and streaming APIs, complex information architecture, and content management.
    • Experience utilizing web analytics and testing tools to aid business decisions.
    • Ability to manage large, complex projects in a fast-paced environment.
    • Demonstrated experience in adopting product management best practices, standards and policies.
    • Ability to collaborate closely with design and usability to drive product enhancements.
    • Strong communicator and presenter.
    • High level of initiative and desire to create a world-class user experience for our customers.
    • Experience with online travel and/or consumer marketplaces preferred.
    • BS or BA in related field, MBA preferred.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Annual target bonus or commission.
  • Parental leave for up to 20 weeks (dependent on eligibility).
  • Paid vacation and sick time.
  • 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.

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®.

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. 

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
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    • 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!