Product Manager at Expedia Group

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Hotwire

About Hotwire:

Our roots are in California, and we also have offices in Seattle along with an important and fast-growing product & technology presence in Gurgaon, India. Hotwire has the energy and pace of a startup, plus the stability and backing of the incredible Expedia family of companies. Hotwire’s culture centers around delivering value to customers and supply partners by being passionate about building great products with the newest technologies available. We pride ourselves on our organizational transparency, a bias for action and a customer-centric approach to everything we do.

Hotwire differentiates itself as a brand within the travel marketplace by offering a unique core value proposition for customers and suppliers with our opaque pricing model. This concept revolves around offering great bargains on hotel room nights without sharing the specific name or location of the hotel until the booking is complete. By giving this flexibility to our suppliers, we can offer great value to our customers. Hotwire also offers a full retail suite of other travel products that can fulfill virtually any customer travel need.

Hotwire is looking for a Product Manager to help take our award-winning product experiences to the next level and build long-term relationships with our users.

We provide customers with great travel options by finding some of the best deals available on hotels, airfare, cars and packages. 

Where you can make an impact:

As a product manager in our team, you’ll deliver next-generation personalized experiences in travel. In this role you’ll lead development of the feature roadmap through conducting user research, analyzing the competition, understanding key product metrics as well marketing and supply trends.

In our product organization, you would be a member of a small tight-knit team of fewer than twenty Product Managers who are collectively responsible for one of the most recognizable brands in travel. We are obsessed with building products that our customers will love as much as they do. At Hotwire, we have a real passion for continually raising the bar and pursuing the best experience for our customers.

Does the following apply to you?

An excellent candidate will be passionate about the impact of product on the customer, constantly seeking for ways to improve conversion, retention and engagement. You will be very collaborative partnering closely with engineering, analytics, user research, and designers to find creative solutions to address customer needs. You’ll also have a real passion for all things mobile.

Core Competencies:

  • Product Intuition: A clear sense of how to collect insights and synthesize consumer needs.
  • Design Sense: A high bar for quality product and can guide the team through design challenges to make a user-centric product.
  • Technical Knowledge: You speak intelligently with engineers and know how to build products incrementally
  • Business/Strategic Intuition: You can identify the right business opportunities, make prioritization calls, and devise clear action plans.
  • An Analytical Approach: You can properly evaluate the success or failure of features and use data to guide next steps.
  • A Self-Starter/Team Player Attitude: You are excited by the accountability that comes with owning large projects.
  • Effective communication: Presenting big ideas in a simple way to a broad audience.

What you’ll be responsible for in this role:

  • Clearly communicate product ideas and user value to the team and internal stakeholders.
  • Drive new feature development from start to finish - write specs, work cross-functionally with design and engineering, launch features, analyze results, synthesize insights, and iterate.
  • Take ownership of your product, influence without authority, and help the team deliver.
  • Measure success using version tests to drive up conversion, revenue, retention, and customer happiness.
  • Mentor and develop other members of the product team.

Required skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 5+ years of related, applicable experience within technology / e-commerce.
  • Excellent communication skills; able to partner effectively with cross functional teams.
  • Experience with leading edge development and deployment methodologies.

Bonus Points, If You Also Have:

  • Familiarity with Attribution, Deep linking, Analytics, A/B Testing tools.
  • Ability to pull your own insights with SQL, Omniture, and Splunk.
  • Experience in the online travel industry.
  • Experience building Consumer Mobile Products.
  • Knowledge of working with scrum teams in an agile environment.

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.

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Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Location

Our new Seattle campus in Interbay is on the beach with sweeping views of the Puget Sound and Cascades.

An Insider's view of Expedia Group

What's something quirky about your company?

Everyone is obsessed with travel…Really! No matter who you are working with or run into in the halls you somehow always land on travel, where you have been, where you want to go or what is the next trip you are planning. Talk about a company with passion!

Laura

Recruiter

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

In today's world, when you travel, you need things at your fingertips! Imagine you pull up your phone, click a few buttons, type some messages and get the answers to your travel needs quickly. That's what my team and I do - we give customers a rich experience to chat with a virtual assistant on any device and solve their travel problems right away!

Urja

Sr Technology Lead

What makes someone successful on your team?

Accept whatever starting point you have and creatively work with it to organically take a feature area, the team’s culture, and cross-org relationships to the next level. Don’t just take at face value your instructions, but turn every stone to solve user problems with joy and passion. The resulting impact is a sure sign of success.

Lawrence

Senior Technical Program Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

What got you here today, will not get you there tomorrow. I believe this applies both organizationally and professionally; in order to maintain success, you must continuously evolve, challenge yourself, and take learnings from your mistakes.

Nicholas

Sr. Director, Finance

What are Expedia Group Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Day of Caring Volunteer Hours match
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Check out our employee resource groups here: https://www.expediagroup.com/about/diversity-inclusion/
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes.
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We believe everyone deserves - NEEDS - time away from the office and we encourage employees to take advantage of their paid time off. We offer travel discounts to make it even easier to get out and see the world.

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