Senior Technical Product Manager, Programmatic Email Platforms and Marketing Data Products

| 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: 

We are seeking a Technical Product Manager to join our team that manages our email technologies and the marketing data products that optimizes acquisition of customers through performance marketing channels. In this leadership role, you will identify and define new solution approaches as we evolve our marketing infrastructure to create a competitive advantage in our marketplace. You will be asked to draw on your industry expertise and agile product management skills to implement a new programmatic email solution, leverage science to enhance our data products, and act as technology advisor by helping Marketing evaluate and implement new technologies.

Working within our team requires a unique blend of business acumen and technical skills. The Technical Product Management role is a multidisciplinary role focused on partnering with internal marketing stakeholders and engineering teams to define requirements and drive roadmap execution. In addition, you will have a strategic aptitude and the ability to improve execution by facilitating agile best practices in a matrix environment. You will serve as a product expert, combining industry analysis and stakeholder feedback to manage the overall product lifecycle; setting strategic vision, publishing roadmaps, defining requirements, and collaborating with Engineering to deliver solutions that your customers love.

Responsibilities:

  • Meet frequently with Marketing stakeholders to develop a deep understanding of their business process and needs.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Engineering teams to establish solution strategy and publish roadmaps to ensure projects are clearly defined and properly phased to facilitate timely delivery of functionality.
  • Develop product requirements, user stories and acceptance criteria to maintain the product backlog of priorities.
  • Partner with your Engineering teams to manage the agile processes including release planning, sprint planning, standups, sprint demos and retrospectives.
  • Monitor the Engineering team’s development velocity and facilitate the resolution of risks and blockers.
  • Lead communication and solution delivery across cross-functional teams.
  • Communicate upcoming milestones, status and recent releases to keep stakeholders senior management informed.
  • Building prototypes and demonstrating capabilities to communicate new solution capabilities.

Candidate Profile:

  • 5+ years of Technical Product Management experience in a high-tech company, preferably in a B2C ecommerce environment or a commercial marketplace.
  • Knowledge and understanding of marketing processes, marketing technologies, and integration approaches within performance marketing channels.
  • Experience working with 3rd party display ad, social media, paid search (Google AdWords), or attribution platforms.
  • Experience deploying, managing or working with an enterprise scale email marketing platform, Eloqua or Message Gears a plus.
  • Knowledge and understanding of applying data science to implement programmatic marketing solutions.
  • Able to manage multiple complex development projects while delivering on schedule.
  • Full product lifecycle management experience, including user acceptance testing, launch, and end of life processes.
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem solving skills, with strict attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Strategic thinker with demonstrated experience establishing establishing, socializing and gaining executive buy-in for brand new large scale strategic products or initiatives.
  • Ability to lead teams through issue resolution and risk management.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills, including the ability to present complex concepts to engineering and non-engineering stakeholder.
  • 5+ years of experience using SQL or no-SQL technologies.
  • BA/BS required preferably in Computer Information Systems, Business Administration or related fields (applicable experience may be substituted).
  • Scrum Master experience in a fast-paced software development environment a plus
  • Experience with complex information architecture and cloud based architectures a plus
  • Experience integrating and supporting Google AdWords/RLSA, Facebook, DoubleClick, or Criteo a plus. 

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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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 Benefits
Game Room
Generous PTO
Health Benefits
Onsite Gym
Generous Parental Leave
Parking
Stocked Kitchen
Vision Benefits
Volunteering Opportunities
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