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Away // travel brand & luggage
Product, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2022
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Away is a global lifestyle brand with a mission to transform travel through products & content that inspire people to get away more. In support of our mission, we are seeking a Technical Project Manager to join our Digital Product & Engineering team.

Want to help us transform the travel experience? The ideal candidate will have had experience as a Technical Project Manager, Program manager, Quality Assurance Engineer, Software Developer, and/or Scrum Master. You will report to the VP of Digital Product based in our New York City office.

As a company that values diversity, equity, & inclusion, Away seeks individuals of all backgrounds & experiences to apply for this opportunity. Were creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global & diverse, so were building a team that is too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, anti-racism training, & bias prevention initiatives, were building the cultural foundation that gives people the emotional & physical space to bring their authentic selves to work.

What youll do:

  • Understand the desired outcomes of our work & partner with the product manager & engineering lead to align those with workable solutions & create timelines & measurable milestones.
  • Manage the Agile delivery process of the product development teams, working closely with engineering managers & PMs. Performs the role of a Scrum Master as needed & assists the team in definition, writing, & estimation of user stories.
  • Facilitate communication of project status & to remove impediments
  • within the engineering org (e.g. between App, Data & Supply Chain)
  • across that entire Away organization, including Product Management, UX, Operations, & Marketing
  • between third party vendors & the Away team
  • Proactively assess delivery risks & create plans to address them & work to continuously improve processes & working practices. 
  • Propose capacity changes & maintain the forward plan & roadmaps for your teams.
  • Facilitate the prioritization of ad-hoc requests & changes in delivery scope.
  • Partner with product managers to maintain the team's focus on delivering the optimal outcome for the agreed upon investment of time & other resources.
  • Partner with the VP of Product to shape how longer term pieces of work are delivered & how project & program status are reported.

Who you are:

  • A servant leader who works tirelessly to find success for their team.
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Excellent personal & external time management skills.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology or a related discipline with 2+ years of Project or Program Management experience
  • 1+ year of Scrum Master experience and/or managing using an Agile Development methodology.
  • Highly proficient with Airtable, Google's productivity suite, JIRA & Confluence (or equivalent tools).
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously, facilitating status meetings & presenting to large groups.
  • Build strong working relationships with all those around you because it's fun to know who you work with & because you're able to move work forward relying on those relationships. 
  • Team player with a "no task is too small" attitude

  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced & ever-changing environment

  • Passionate about transforming travel (but thats a given!)

Youll love working at Away because:

  • We travel. We encourage you to take time to recharge outside of the office. Youll have generous PTO to explore new places & access to Away products to ensure your travels are seamless. 

  • Were not just employees. Were people. We offer insurance coverage (health, vision, & dental), tax savings plans for retirement, dependent care, commuter benefits, generous & inclusive parental leave, & a kitchen stocked with organic snacks & coffee.

  • Well invest in your career. Our companys growing quickly, & well give you the opportunity to do the same. Youll have access to a number of professional development opportunities so that you can keep up with the companys evolving needs.

  • Were creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global & diverse, so were building a team that is, too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, our new office in downtown Manhattan, & more, were building the cultural foundation that gives people the emotional & physical space to bring their best selves to work.

  • We offer competitive compensation packages. We deeply value the talent our team brings to the table, & believe that fair & equitable total compensation packages are part of our commitment to everyone who works here.

  • And so much more! You can bring your dog to work. We organize ways to give back to our local communities.

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