Position

Technical Project Manager


Project Description

Have you ever had the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people in a meaningful way and help them enjoy time away with their friends and families building memories? That is what we do here at HomeAway.com. We are the leading vacation rental website in the world with more than 1.2 million properties listed. We have millions of travelers visiting our site per year and serve more than one billion page views per month.

Working with our team requires a unique blend of business acumen, communication savvy, and technical skills demonstrated through the ability to translate stakeholder problems into actionable plans and backlogs. Youll partner with the product manager(s) to understand, communicate and implement the product requirements informed from industry analysis and end-user feedback to manage the overall product lifecycle for a portfolio of solutions. Your day will be a mix of managing sprint planning sessions, understanding and triaging issues and risks, publishing plans and updates to multiple stakeholders, communicating requirements with supporting teams, and collaborating with engineering. From there, youll be empowered to help design, implement, refine and deploy new platforms and features that our customers value.

Responsibilities

- Partner with the product and engineering lead(s) to ensure the teams roadmap and backlog priorities are maintained to enable a smooth agile development process and minimize blockers
- Meet frequently with product, engineering and business stakeholders to develop a deep understanding of their business processes and needs
- Manage changes with product manager(s) and engineering leads
- Monitor the teams development velocity and facilitate the resolution of risks and blockers
- Collaborate with product manager(s) and engineering teams to ensure epics and user stories are clearly defined and properly phased to facilitate timely delivery of functionality
- Lead communication and solution delivery with cross-functional operating teams
- Communicate status, risks with resolution plan, upcoming milestones, and recent releases to leadership teams
- Manage resolution of urgent engineering issues while communicating changes to business stakeholders
- Work with the engineering and product leadership teams to ensure they are fully engaged in strategic and tactical planning decisions

Skills Required

- +6 years of Program/Project Management and/or Scrum Master experience in a high-tech company, preferably in a B2C ecommerce environment
- Demonstrated experience driving Agile software development with engineering, quality assurance, and other functional teams (Marketing, Training, Customer Service, etc)
- Strong technical background, feel comfortable using technical terminology and familiar with front/back end technologies (i.e. JavaScript, Java, Node.js).
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills, including the ability to present complex concepts and/or plans to both engineering and non-engineering stakeholders
- Comfortable presenting to internal groups and leadership team members
- Full product lifecycle management experience, including user acceptance testing, launch, and end-of-life processes
- Certified Scrum Master and/or Project Management a plus
- BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
WHERE
Guadalajara, MX
Work Type
Project Manager
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