If we may make so bold as to come right out and say so, certain digital product-management gigs have a tendency to grow stale -– managers find themselves working in a too-predictable grind, following the same methods, working on the same stuff, slaves to a calendar as changeless as the march of the seasons. Not so this gig, which is with one of the companies that pioneered online travel booking and remains a global leader. Not only is the process varied (Lean? Check. Agile? Check. Kanban? Of course.), but the sprint schedule is short, the products are diverse, and you’ll be asked to think like a marketer who cares about finding new opportunities for serving customers and winning new business.
Working with six engineers, you’ll crank out a steady stream of optimizations to the building blocks of the company’s flight-booking apps, balancing multiple simultaneous projects (at different stages of the life cycle) such that you’re doing planning and execution at the same time. You’ll have data-driven insights to guide you, as well as your own knowledge of how each airline is handling its offering (Do passengers get to choose their own seats? Do they pay for bags? For blankets?). At every step, you’ll be asking yourself where lie the opportunities for making the online-booking process easier on consumers, and you’ll work hard at bringing the best of those ideas to fruition.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
With nearly five years of product-management experience behind you, you’ve developed your own lean working style, your own preferred set of workflow practices, your own tricks of the trade for getting great things built quickly. You’re highly nimble and versatile, able to shift priorities as new information or insights come in, able to juggle lots of details, and able to zoom into the weeds and out to the big-picture with ease. Over the years, you’ve developed a sixth sense for the needs and considerations of customers and end-users, who are never far from your mind in your decision-making process.
Whether or not you’ve actually worked in startups, you’ve got the set of attributes that people typically associate with that realm: you’re scrappy, collaborative, versatile, and easygoing. You tend not to stand on ceremony, which makes you approachable and easy to work with – put another way, you’re both a technical and a social asset to whatever teams are lucky enough to have you.
Experience with React and responsive web will be helpful.
With a recent slew of leadership changes in this area of the business, the timing is perfect to be coming on board and making a mark at one of the true giants in online travel.
Online Travel Company
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.