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We’re Hiring! Join Thrifty Traveler as Our Digital Product Manager

Are you a project manager who thrives in a small team setting and lives to shepherd customer-first digital products from concept to launch? Want to work for us, helping our readers and Thrifty Traveler Premium members travel more for less? Well, we want you!

We're looking to hire a full-time digital product manager to join our growing team, helping build and fine-tune the systems that power everything we do. Think you fit the bill? Keep reading for the full details, job description, and qualifications…

But here's the gist of it: We're looking for a passionate traveler based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area with extensive experience executing digital product creation and iteration. From perfecting our website to our Thrifty Traveler Premium service, you'll manage the entire lifecycle of our digital products.

Why work with us? Well, we're a fun and nimble (but fast-growing) company based in Minneapolis-St. Paul laser-focused on one mission: helping people travel more for less. If you want to blend your love of travel with an expertise in digital product management, this is the job for you.

Sound like a job you want? Keep reading for more details.

To begin the application process, fill out this formPlease submit your application by Friday, July 26!

 

Basic Qualifications & Skills

  • Must be located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field.
  • 3+ years of technical product or program management experience in a SaaS company.
  • 3+ years of experience leading the end-to-end software product lifecycle (with cloud-based, web, and mobile technologies).
  • Experience with agile software engineering practices and patterns, particularly SCRUM.
  • Experience in feature design, delivery, and product trade-offs.
  • Experience gathering functional and technical requirements from diverse stakeholders and determining minimum viable product requirements.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations, and actions.
  • Knowledge of project management principles like defining project scope, planning, scheduling, risk management, and cost estimating.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret customer data, translating it into software features.
  • Familiarity with subscription-based services and principles.
  • Proficiency with the Atlassian suite (Jira Software, Confluence, Jira Service Manager).
  • Understanding of ITSM practices (ticketing, triaging, SLAs processes and tools).
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, CMS, CRM, Google Analytics, and SEO practices.
  • Must have a passion for travel.

 

Preferred Qualifications & Skills

  • Experience leading engineering, design, and product teams.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to influence cross-functional teams.
  • Experience driving engineering discussions regarding technology decisions related to a product.
  • Familiarity with React and NodeJS programming languages.
  • Background in the travel industry.
  • Certification in Agile methodologies (e.g., Certified Scrum Product Owner) is a plus.

 

Responsibilities

  • Product Requirements: Work closely with stakeholders to gather product requirements, write user stories, and define acceptance criteria.
  • Release Management: Drive action throughout the company to release products by planning and executing product launches and ensuring the smooth rollout of new features and updates.
  • Data-Driven Decisions: Analyze product performance metrics, user feedback, and market trends to make data-driven decisions. Provide insights to the team on the product and market.
  • User Experience: Advocate for the best possible user experience, ensuring the product is simple, intuitive, user-friendly, and meets usability standards.
  • Competitive Analysis: Stay informed about industry trends and competitors’ products to identify opportunities and potential threats.
  • ITSM Supervision: Oversee ITSM processes and tools, balancing engineering bandwidth between planned developments and sudden business changes.
  • Product Strategy & Execution: Support senior product leadership in translating business strategy into product strategy based on market research, competitive analysis, and customer feedback.
  • Roadmap Planning and Ownership: Assist senior product leadership in creating and maintaining the product roadmap throughout quarterly iterations, from concept to end-of-life, prioritizing epics and enhancements based on business goals and customer impact.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Facilitate communication and collaboration between the engineering team, design, and marketing, and report to the leadership team.
  • Raise the bar on innovation, design quality, and user research, enabling Thrifty Traveler to iterate and support experiments quickly while delivering customer-centric features.

 

Benefits

  • Salary between $110,000 to $140,000, based upon experience
  • Hybrid work environment (two days weekly in our Minneapolis office) with gym access
  • 401K matching, up to 5%
  • Company-sponsored health, dental, and eye insurance
  • 15 days of vacation to start, additional days earned based on years of service
  • Paid parental leave

 

Bottom Line

Thrifty Traveler is growing faster than ever. This time around, we're looking to hire a savvy and experienced digital product manager to join our team full time. 

If you fit the bill, start your application by filling out this form!

Applications for this position will close Friday, July 26. Apply ASAP!

 

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