HomeAway is hiring a

Senior Technical Program Manager, Cloud Tools

Austin, United States

Are you looking for a great opportunity where you can make an impact to the productivity and velocity of the development community by building, supporting and evangelizing the environments used by all HomeAway’s engineers globally? Passionate about optimizing execution and delivery of a talented agile team of Cloud Platform Engineers working toward engineering empowerment?

We are seeking a passionate and motivated Technical Program Manager to join our Cloud Platform Engineering team. The position requires a rare blend of technical skills and industry agile experience to lead team execution, to identify and take advantage of improvement opportunities, and be a champion for the team with partners across the company.

You will need to draw on your interpersonal and leadership skills to build positive relationships with the customers, influence decisions and articulate vision, priority and roadmaps. You will partner with customers and product owners to understand and communicate the product requirements, documented as JIRA stories in the product backlog. You will also work closely with the engineering leads to ensure the solution implementation follows the technical vision, and uses our platform architecture. You will lead release processes while mentoring teams towards continuous improvement and increased delivery predictability.

Day-to-Day responsibilities include:

  • Scrum master for one or two agile teams and champion the adoption of agile best practices within the team
  • Lead change and capitalize on agile mentorship opportunities to help the team focus on continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with partners and engineering team to ensure roadmap and backlog are maintained and are properly phased to facilitate timely delivery of functionality
  • Remove roadblocks across the organization, knowing when to assert resolution and when to finesse the resolution
  • Monitor your team’s development velocity
  • Build, maintain alignment and keep focus on strategic elements and operational excellence
  • Be an evangelist and own communication on technical delivery, vision, strategy and roadmap
  • Serve as the program management ambassador for your team(s) in multi-functional programs

Who you are:

  • 5-7 years of Program/Project Management experience in a high-tech company, preferably
  • Broad experience driving agile software development, preferably including agile mentoring or training
  • High level of initiative, passion, and desire to help teams continuously improve
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills, including the ability to present complex concepts to engineering and business partners
  • Strong analytical skills and the aptitude to quickly identify gaps and risks
  • Scrum master certification
  • BA/BS required preferably in Computer Information Systems, Business Administration or related fields (applicable experience may be substituted)

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Annual target bonus or commission.
  • Parental leave for up to 20 weeks (dependent on eligibility).
  • Paid vacation and sick time.
  • Vacation rental on a yearly basis (taxable benefit).
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program.
  • Free snacks and beverages.
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team.
  • Free listing on HomeAway.com.
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk.
  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass.
  • Casual dress.

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.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.

About HomeAway:

HomeAway, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins, and condos with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. HomeAway is part of the Expedia Group family of brands.

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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