Area Construction Manager at Opendoor (Remote)

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About Opendoor

Founded in 2014, Opendoor’s mission is to empower everyone with the freedom to move. We believe the traditional real estate process is broken and our goal is simple: build a digital, end-to-end customer experience that makes buying and selling a home simple, certain and fast. We have assembled a dedicated team with diverse backgrounds to support more than 100,000 homes bought and sold with us and the customers who have selected Opendoor as a trusted partner in handling one of their largest financial transactions. But the work is far from over as we continue to grow in new markets. Transforming the real estate industry takes tenacity and dedication. It takes problem solvers and builders. It takes a tight knit community of teammates doing the best work of their lives, pushing one another to transform a complicated process into a simple one. So where do you fit in? Whether you’re passionate about real estate, people, numbers, words, code, or strategy -- we have a place for you. Real estate is broken. Come help us fix it.

About the Team
As a field-based Area Construction Manager, you’ll lead a team that plays a critical role in the acquisition, assessment, and renovation of Opendoor’s home purchases. You’ll work with our customers, vendors, and various Opendoor teams, including those in our San Francisco office. The Area Construction Manager will also support the market National Home Operations team, along with the market GM, in establishing a culture that is conducive to Opendoor’s core principles and a superior customer experience.

Role Responsibilities

  • Interview, hire and train a team of field-based personnel designed to conduct in-home assessments, interface with customers and vendors, and manage multiple renovation projects that meet Opendoor’s home quality standards.
  • Review and approve initial repair and renovation scopes to ensure adherence to quality and pricing standards. Review and approve repair scope change orders; generate feedback loop to improve overall scoping accuracy.
  • Manage a team of 6-10 field-based estimators and project managers focused on day-to-day, city-based operations to ensure the timely execution of all estimation and renovation activities. 
  • Analyze renovation project speed, cost, and quality performance metrics to identify opportunities and implement corrective action where necessary. 
  • Determine the scope, pricing & validity of all repair asks; and above all ensure that the team is in alignment with the company’s home quality standards, goals and objectives. 
  • Assist in sourcing new vendors as market need increases
  • Support the market GM in all aspects of assessment and renovation process by collaborating with other internal teams to align goals and meet company objectives.

Skills Needed

  • 5+ years residential construction/renovation management
  • 3+ of supervisory experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Bonus Points if

  • Management and leadership experience
  • Strong attention to detail and deadlines
  • Strong technical and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to learn new software programs
  • Quantitative and data-driven; able to draw insights from data, but also to make decisions based on imperfect data
  • Expertise in estimating and managing residential construction and renovations projects
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced and often ambiguous environment 
  • A team-first mentality and eagerness to set and meet aggressive goals

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More About Us
To learn how we are reinventing the Real Estate industry check out our website, to hear about our culture directly from team members visit The Muse and to discover what we are building for our customers read our blog posts.

We Offer the Following Benefits and Perks
• Full medical, dental, and vision with optional 85% coverage for dependents
• Flexible vacation policy
• Generous parental leave
• Paid time off to volunteer
Please note that these benefits and perks are available only to Full Time team members and do not apply to contract roles.

Opendoor Values Openness
Our team celebrates our diverse backgrounds. We believe that being open about who we are and what we do allows us to be better. Individuals seeking employment at Opendoor are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other protected status under all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. For California residents: for more information about the categories of personal information that we collect for recruiting purposes, please see our personnel Privacy Policy.

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An Insider's view of Opendoor

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

My team works with our sales and support operators. We manage our multiple telephony platforms, including our call center software. Last year, we replaced our old call center vendor solution with a new custom-built telephony platform. Building the unique features each team has been one of our central challenges for much of the past year.

Maggie

Sr. Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at Opendoor as an intern, responsible for small improvements to our home valuation model’s accuracy. Now, I am one of the leaders on our team - I’m responsible for setting team vision, overseeing systems design for other IC’s, and leading P0 initiatives such as a pricing workflow overhaul that we launched after COVID-19.

Daniel

Software Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Analytical problem solving requires creativity too. I always encourage my team to consider all the tradeoffs between different options - what if you need to solve the problem in 1 day? How about 6 months? How about unlimited compute resources? We often come up with more creative and better solutions when we intentionally consider all options.

Sherry

Data Science Manager

What are Opendoor Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns

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