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Sr. Product Manager

Homeward

Homeward

Product
Remote · Remote, OR, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 24, 2024

About Homeward

Homeward aims to take the “what ifs” out of homebuying by creating financial products that buyers and sellers use to get certainty and convenience in the real estate market. We’re a fast-paced, remote-first, real estate start-up that partners with agents to offer innovative products and services, helping clients buy with cash, sell with certainty, and time their move — no matter the market. We offer bundled services across offers, Mortgage, and Title, making buying a home more seamless.

Founder and CEO Tim Heyl, a 10-year industry veteran and owner of one of the fastest-growing agent teams in the country, started Homeward in 2018. In fact, he bought our first customer’s home with his own life savings. Today we offer four services -- Buy with Cash, Buy Before You Sell, Sell Before You List, and Backed by Cash, in the 7 states we serve -- Texas, Georgia, Florida, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington.

As a remote company, we anchor to our three core values as a collective way to care for each other, represent our work, and reinforce our mission to make homebuying more accessible for all. Those are: The Golden Rule, One Team One Dream, and Calm Focus. Hear from our employees about what our values mean to them

About the Opportunity

We're seeking a Senior Product Manager to join us in delivering on our mission of building a simpler, more streamlined and customer-centric home buying and selling experience.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

In this role, you will:

  • Report to our Sr Manager, Product Management and work closely with senior leadership to define and execute on the product vision & roadmap.
  • Be an impactful member of a small product team by partnering closely with Sales, Growth, Ops, & Finance to deliver meaningful step-change impacts to our business across acquisition & monetization efforts.
  • Craft a product strategy and identify KPIs that keep our team focused and excited.
  • Conduct regular customer, real estate agent, and internal interviews to understand our internal & external users, their motivations, and identify digital product opportunities.
  • Move quickly to develop solutions, coordinating with operators on tech-enabled process improvements, third-party solutions, or first-party software.
  • Create detailed product requirements for engineering and design partners and collaborate closely with them during roadmapping, prioritization, and development.
  • Help run regular backlog grooming meetings, test your features, and get them rolled out to internal and external customers in short cycle times.
  • Be exceptionally outcomes-focused to ensure we’re always solving the most important problems or opportunities.
  • Get up to speed on the residential real-estate industry and become well-versed in the home buying, home selling, and home valuation processes.
  • Build upon good product management practices at Homeward and continue to help us adopt best practices around product prioritization and requirements reviews.

What you’ll bring:

  • You have 5+ years of product management experience in a high-performance startup or technology company.
  • You’ve launched and iterated on multiple highly used products and have experience taking products from ideas to daily use by end users.
  • You’re able to ship quickly and adjust your process to fit the needs of an early stage startup. You create high-quality product requirements in short cycle times. You value shipping a good solution now over a great solution several weeks from now. At this stage of our company, we need to get our product in front of customers so we can continually iterate on it.
  • You’re interested in improving the complex, emotional process of buying and selling a home and making it the exciting milestone in people’s lives that it deserves to be.
  • You’re collaborative and open to feedback. You’re great at working as part of a team and love getting input on your roadmap and product requirements so you can continuously improve.
  • You’re exceptionally detail oriented. You can shift between big picture and fine detail rapidly.

Nice-to-haves:

  • You have strong SQL or similar analytical scripting skills.
  • You’ve shipped products in compliance-heavy industries like consumer lending, insurance, or finance.
  • Prior real estate, proptech, or fintech experience.

Pay and benefits:

  • Compensation range: $125,000 - $145,000 Base Salary
  • Remote-first environment (our Headquarters are in Austin, TX, come visit!)
  • Company-wide bonus
  • Exciting stock option grant for every full-time employee
  • 401(k) employer contribution match
  • Health and wellness benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Twenty days of vacation, five sick days, twelve company holidays, and two floating holidays each year
  • Generous paid parental leave of up to 14 weeks

See more about how Homeward takes care of our team by providing a generous package of benefits here.

Value-Driven Employee Experience

THE GOLDEN RULE. It’s simple: Treat others the way we want to be treated. Whether we’re dealing with colleagues or customers, we don’t prioritize money or growth over people, and we practice empathy at every opportunity.

CALM FOCUS. We work in tech and build solutions for real estate. Both are fast-paced and stressful industries. But by focusing on the larger objective rather than rushing from one task to the next, we can create solutions our customers love.

ONE TEAM, ONE DREAM. Big problems require big solutions. We look at our customers’ experiences holistically and recognize that solving them requires collaboration across teams and our three affiliate companies — Homeward, Homeward Mortgage and Homeward Title.