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Product Manager

| Seattle
Yapta's mission is simple: To give our customers confidence in travel. To that end, Yapta is the market leading provider of airfare and hotel rate price assurance, analytics, and cost savings solutions. Yapta dynamically monitors billions of airfare and hotel prices every month to find cost savings opportunities for business and consumer travelers. With over 7,500 customers globally, including 35 of the Fortune 100, and more than $150 million in recognized saving for customers, Yapta is transforming how corporate travel managers reduce travel costs.
Yapta is fast growing business that was named to the Deloitte Fast500 for North America in 2017 and 2018 and Seattle Business Magazine’s Top 100 Places to Work in 2018. Our team is fast paced and focused, but we maintain a healthy work/life balance and have fun. We value integrity, flexibility, accountability, drive, and collaboration.
 
The Role:
Having tracked over $14B in travel spend across our 8,000+ customer base, Yapta is well positioned to drive additional value out of our unique and vast data set. As the Product Manager overseeing the Air product pillar, you will be a key member of the team responsible for delivering on the product team goals which focused on retaining domestic market leadership, and bringing new innovations which will help achieve leadership in global markets. You will work closely with customers, partners, internal stakeholders, engineering teams and leadership throughout the company in a visible role that requires you to define and manage a complex data and analytics platform portfolio. The ideal Product Manager is highly motivated, self-driven, a clear and articulate communicator and committed to providing outstanding results every day. If you are this person, we want you to join our team to build out the next generation of Yapta’s travel savings products. 
 
The Product Manager for Air will be responsible for product planning, defining detailed requirements, coordinating across teams, mitigating risks and balancing delivery timelines with technical constraints in an Agile development environment.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Drive the Air product roadmap, prioritizing long-term and short-term initiatives that support the business strategy
  • Collaborate with individuals throughout the organization to identify enhancements and innovations for Yapta’s air products – FareIQ and Auto Reticketing. Define the vision, determine prioritization and ensure outcomes align the company priorities
  • Create the business requirements and supporting process design documentation and clearly articulate the requirements to the Technology team
  • Define project success criteria and business metrics to confirm results meet the business need
  • Leverage agile project management disciplines for planning and execution of data and analytics projects, including design, development, testing and deployment
  • Partner with the engineering teams to ensure that our tools/processes/reports will scale as we add new GDS, currencies and languages to our products
  • Gather feedback and measure the performance of delivered products
  • Create feature release notes and communicate feature releases to core stakeholders, internal and external
  • Manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, prioritize workload effectively, and thrive in a dynamic environment.
Experience:
  • 5+ years experience as product management pro working within a travel technology organization 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to synthesize information, apply critical thought and present the information in a clear and meaningful way
  • Experienced in gathering, refining, documenting and prioritizing business requirements
  • Experienced in managing a global air product, familiar with GDS, airline pricing and fare filing practices in US and global markets
  • Knowledge of Sabre, Travelport or Amadeus GDS technologies, web services and APIs is essential
  • Experience in Agile software development methodology including project planning, issue and risk identification and management, tracking dependencies and milestones, and communication of overall project status.
  • Strong verbal/written communication & data presentation skills, including an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, SQL and Tableau is needed 
What we offer:
  • Fun, collaborative environment
  • Optional work-from-home Wednesdays
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 5 weeks of PTO and 10 paid holidays (total 7 weeks)
  • 401k
  • Stock options
  • Commuter benefits
  • Stocked kitchens, with coffee, soda, and snacks
  • Regular team activities, including Mariners games, ping pong tournaments, movies, etc.
This position is based in Pioneer Square in Downtown Seattle. Candidates must be eligible to work in the US.
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

Between other innovative companies and the sports stadiums, Pioneer Square is bursting with energy and activity to cater any interest and craving.

An Insider's view of Yapta

What are some social events your company does?

On any given day in the office, you can find employees challenge each other in ping pong, darts, video games, board games, even put together puzzles. Outside the office, Yapta has dominated in ping pong and dodgeball tournaments, viewed movies, escaped puzzle rooms, gone bowling, hosted picnics, and attended baseball games. Excited for more!

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What are Yapta Perks + Benefits

Yapta Benefits Overview

Yapta pays 100% of premiums for medical, dental, vision, Life and Disability. Up to 5 weeks PTO, plus 10 Company paid Holidays. Work from Home Wednesdays, Ping Pong Tournaments, Darts, occasional catered lunches, professional development opportunities, fully stocked kitchens, and more!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Yapta administers an FSA Healthcare and FSA Dependent Care account for employees to use pre-tax money to pay for eligible healthcare expenses.
Disability Insurance
Yapta pays 100% for every full-time employee to receive Short Term and Long Term Disability insurances.
Dental Benefits
Yapta pays 100% for employee dental insurance, and 70% of dependents on the plan.
Vision Benefits
Yapta pays 100% for employee vision insurance, and 70% of dependents on the plan.
Health Insurance Benefits
Yapta pays 100% for employee medical insurance, and 70% of dependents on the plan.
Life Insurance
Yapta pays 100% for every full-time employee to receive up to $75,000 of Life Insurance.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Yapta offers a 401(k) plan to all full-time employees.
Company Equity
Yapta may offer stock options upon hire or promotion.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Yapta provides the option to Work From Home on Wednesdays.
Family Medical Leave
Yapta follows FMLA guidelines for all eligible U.S. employees.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Eligible full-time employees (0-5 years of service) accrue 17 days. Eligible full-time employees (5+ years of service) accrue 22 days.
Paid Holidays
Yapta observes 9 Company Paid Holidays, and provides an additional Floating Holiday.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Fitness Subsidies
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