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Agile Technical Programme Manager

Australia - New South Wales - Sydney

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Expedia

Are you passionate about data, science, technology and coding? Do you also have a love for travel? Do you want to be part of a diverse team where all of that comes together? If so, then we have an opportunity for an Agile Technical Program Manager to join our Growth Marketing Product & Technology team. You will draw on your industry expertise and agile knowledge to increase the effectiveness of existing solutions and help build new ones that drive scale and efficiency throughout the organization.

Using industry analysis and end-user feedback to manage the overall product life cycle for a portfolio of solutions including our Affiliate Marketing products, you will partner with software engineering, product management and other stakeholders to understand, communicate and implement product requirements.

What you'll do

  • Be empowered to design, implement, refine and deploy new platforms and features that our internal and external customers value.

  • Manage the portfolio life cycle and solutions from inception and planning through to end-user adoption

  • Develop a deep understanding of Vrbo business processes and needs by frequently meeting with product, engineering and internal business stakeholders

  • Ensure the road map and backlog priorities are maintained to enable a smooth agile development process and minimize blockers by partnering with product and engineering leads

  • Monitor the team’s development velocity and facilitate the resolution of risks and blockers

  • Collaborate with product managers and engineering teams to ensure epics and user stories are clearly defined and properly phased to facilitate timely delivery of functionality

  • Lead communication and solution delivery across multi-functional operating teams

  • Communicate status, risks with resolution plan, upcoming milestones, and recent releases to leadership teams

  • Lead resolution of urgent engineering issues while communicating changes to business stakeholders

  • Work with the engineering and product leadership ensuring that they are fully engaged in strategic and tactical planning decisions
     

Who you are:

  • 3-5+ years of Program/Project Management and/or Scrum Master experience in a high-tech company (preferably in a B2C environment)

  • Certified Scrum Master and/or Project Management (desirable)

  • Understanding of N-Tier software development architectures, relational databases, cloud architecture, and data warehouse architecture

  • Experience as a Business Analyst (BA) and/or Developer in an engineering software environment (desirable)

  • 2-5 years programming experience (desirable)

  • BA/BS or equivalent preferably in Computer Information Systems, Business Administration, or related fields (preferable)

  • High level of initiative, passion, and desire to create a world-class user experience for customers

  • Demonstrated experience driving agile software development with engineering and other functional teams

  • Experience collaborating on multi-functional and cross-geography teams

  • Ability to lead teams through issue resolution and risk management

  • Able to communicate complex concepts to engineering and non-engineering teams

  • Experience leading multiple, ongoing complex projects and implementing of ecommerce applications, while delivering on schedule

  • Full product lifecycle management experience, including user acceptance testing, launch and end of life processes

  • Experience with complex information architecture and taxonomy management (desirable)

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.

About Vrbo
In 1995, Vrbo introduced a new way for people to travel together, pairing homeowners with families and friends looking for places to stay. We were grounded in one purpose: To give people the space they need to drop the distractions of everyday life and simply be together. Since then, we've grown into a global community of homeowners and travelers, with unique properties in 190 countries around the world. Vrbo makes it easy and fun to book cabins, condos, beach houses and every kind of space in between.

Vrbo is part of HomeAway and the Expedia Group family of brands and offers homeowners and property managers exposure to over 750 million visits to Expedia Group sites each month. To learn more, visit www.vrbo.com.

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, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.
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Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function
Development

Location
Australia - New South Wales - Sydney

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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