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Product Development Manager, Fly.com

Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Job Code: 627
# of openings: 1

Description

Travelzoo is hiring for a Product Development Manager, Fly.com.  The Product Development Manager will lead the development of a world-class product that delights Fly.com’s millions of users in Europe and North America.

A successful Product Development Manager will:

  • Understand and anticipate the needs of key stakeholders, including Fly.com’s users, advertisers, business development managers, designers and engineering team when developing Fly.com.
  • Transform ideas into usable, thorough work requirements for designers and the development team.
  • Faciliate conversation between the Fly.com business team and engineering teams and communication between Fly.com’s engineering team and external (client and vendor) engineering teams.  Serve as the business team’s point person for product development needs.
  • Plan and manage sprint cycles.  Ensure the timely and bug-free delivery of sprints. 
  • Provide thought leadership on how to improve Fly.com’s performance for users, advertisers and shareholders. 
  • Conduct user research and product testing, analyze competitors’ offerings and the industry landscape, and recommend product strategy and enhancements that enable Fly.com to maintain points of differentiation and competitive advantage.
  • Effectively allocate resources, and maintain knowledge on the latest development tools and technology to increase the efficiency of Fly.com product development.

Qualifications:

  • 8+ years in a product development role.
  • Demonstrable success in managing the delivering web-based product enhancements that improved user experience and financial performance of the website.  Also, demonstrated ability to thrive in complex environments, and in reducing complexity for users and other stakeholders.
  • Experience in agile software development.  Understanding of web architecture and database, application server, and web technologies a plus.
  • Ability to work with team members located in various departments, countries and time zones.
  • Professional experience at online travel or media organizations highly preferred.  Interest in the travel industry is a must.
  • Multi-lingual abilities preferred but not required.

We Offer:

  • Top salary
  • Excellent career opportunities
  • Company sponsored Medical, dental and vision
  • 401(k) plan
  • Exciting and fast paced work environment
  • Ask about the Travelzoo Experience, a unique benefit for Travelzoo employees




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