VP, Product Management

| Austin
VP, Product Management​ – Austin, TX
 
 
Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.
 
What we're looking for, in a nutshell:
 
We are seeking a VP, Product Management to join our constantly growing team! Amherst technology team is looking for a self-motivated individual, who is creative, bold, and ambitious, yet is able to maintain strict timelines on development, while keeping the leadership up to date on product features and schedules.This position is critical to the success of our investor management suite of products, and you will play a major role in the development of our company future product interaction with investors, vendors and clients. Working cross-functionally, you will then convert your product ideas to formalized business requirements, gather data and metrics to support your products, align software teams to build the required solutions, and coordinate testing and deployment.
 
A little more about this role:
  • Drive product development with a team of engineers (from concept to launch)
  • Manage one or more Product Managers, Sr. Product Managers or Business Analysts, and guide career growth and mentorship for the individuals on the team
  • Create awareness of the products within the organization (e.g. asset management, accounting, construction, operations)
  • Oversee product-related projects/programs from design and development to production, Understand what our users need, and work with all the necessary team members to bring the product to life, including detailed business requirements delivery
  • Communicate with the Technical Development Team (e.g. engineers, software/database developers)
  • Formulate build vs buy strategy where applicable – specifically for key functional and technology components
  • Prioritize backlog to optimize customer satisfaction and internal resources available
  • Help with development and QA of new product features, create product positioning and messaging to resonate with our audience
  • Oversee and help with the QA testing of the product (e.g. find and track bugs and liaise with the development team)
  • Package the features into product releases
  • Help with defining resources and schedules for project/program implementation
  • Help with defining requirements and plan project life cycle deployment
  • Plan and schedule project deliverables, goals and milestones
What you’ll need to have
  • BS degree in business, computer science, or an engineering discipline required. MBA preferred
  • 7+ years of Product Management or product design experience (including experience leading product management team)
  • Must have experience managing a team and providing guidance, refinement and detail of an initial idea, helping teammates build out a detailed implementation plan, and leading a team to deliver on the vision of a product
  • Detail oriented and able to present product strategy as an executable detailed plan
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience conveying complex technical/design information in simple, digestible formats to nontechnical employees/team members
  • Understanding of UX/UI development and design principles
  • Experience designing user interfaces (e.g. ability to create examples through wire frames and mock-ups if needed)
  • Understanding of the technical architecture of enterprise, web and mobile applications
  • Experience working with technical staff (e.g. engineers, software developers)
What we offer:
 
Amherst is a privately held corporation located in West Austin with beautiful views of Lake Austin and the loop 360 bridge in a modern workspace with open floor plans.
  • A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
  • Flexible PTO, 8 paid holidays
  • Employer paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
  • Professional career development and reimbursement
  • On-premise fitness center, locker rooms
  • Daily catered lunches, fully stocked kitchen with snacks/drinks
  • Relaxed casual environment and weekly/quarterly office events!
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Location

5001 Plaza on the Lake, Austin, TX 78746

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!

Nicole Giannetta

VP Corporate Affairs

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team juggles many different deadlines, so being able to stay organized is key! It’s also helpful to be very detail oriented and comfortable in a fast paced environment, but most importantly, you need to have a solid sense of humor and to be able to laugh at yourself (and us).

Jordan Perras

Investor Services

What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certifications assistance. Daily catered lunch and stocked kitchens. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings. Breakfast Taco Thursday.

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