Head of Product at Darwin Homes

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About Darwin Homes
At Darwin Homes, we fundamentally believe that the rental experience is broken. Too often, property management—serving as the middleman between investors and residents—often means shoddy service, hidden fees, and inefficient processes that shortchange everybody involved.

Darwin was built to make residents and owners lives easier through an innovative ecosystem of technologies. We have created the best product in the market for residents to discover, tour and lease their future home; and for owners to have complete peace of mind from our modern management and leasing services built around our core values of transparency and professionalism.
Darwin Homes is the destination for single-family rental services for property owners and residents.

The Team
The Darwin Homes team is composed of a diverse set of alumni from DoorDash, Square, Facebook, Apple, LinkedIn and other top technology companies. The founders and executive team have over 30+ years of combined experience in scaling disruptive technology and operations-focused businesses. Darwin Homes is backed by top Silicon Valley venture capital.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead the team (5+ product managers) and own the development of our site and app products – including but not limited to product roadmap and strategy via defining requirements, use cases, product lifecycle management, and tracking product development.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with engineer, UX, design, data, and business stakeholders to ensure awareness and alignment on priorities and goals.
  • Assess product development sprints and enhancement opportunities
  • Develop overall product business strategy and lead a team to ensure feature and functionality releases that are aligned with this strategy
  • Build a strong partnership with internal teams to gain a deep understanding of our platform and infrastructure technology
  • Maintain a high level of engagement with stakeholders through weekly updates as well as written and verbal communication
  • Monitor product development sprints and evaluate results; develop budgets, forecasts, and metrics
  • Other duties as assigned

What You'll Have:

  • Residential real estate industry experience (property management would be a plus)
  • At least 7 years of product ownership, with technical product management experience
  • Ability to research and understand industry and competitor trends to inform roadmaps and strategy
  • Self-motivated with an entrepreneurial mindset with a keen eye towards innovation
  • Team player passionate to work in a dynamic, performance-driven environment to identify and solve compelling business challenges
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Experience with JIRA or other similar project management tools
  • Proficient in SQL, BigQuery, or DataGrip
  • Strong analytical, strategic and coordinating skills
  • Proficient in Google Analytics, Segment, Iterable, or a different segmentation platform

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Candidate Location Eligibility:
Austin, TX

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Google CloudFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • FigmaDesign
    • Google DriveManagement
    • Google DocsManagement
    • Google SlidesManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement

An Insider's view of Darwin Homes

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work-life balance is important to us at Darwin. Even though we are a start-up and working hard, we still want our Darwinites to "live their best life".

Rachael

Senior Manager, Recruiting

What projects are you most excited about?

Managing properties at scale is a wide and complex challenge that can't be solved overnight. My product pod has launched a web portal used by vendors, a native iOS app for our field team, and other critical features that will pave the way for revolutionizing property management. Darwinites are the most collaborative, smart, and fun group ever!

Satish

Product Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Because we're so small and young there are a lot of opportunities to lead initiatives and tackle problems that you wouldn't otherwise have at a larger company. The opportunities to grow are there as long as you want it!

Robert

Business Operations Associate

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Darwin focuses first on problems, not solutions. Through this problems-first approach, our teams have the creative freedom and flexibility to propose, test, experiment solutions. Cultivating a culture of customer empathy, deep understanding, experimentation, and learning which is why we’re re-defining the future of single family home investing.

Zach

COO and Co Founder

What makes someone successful on your team?

The Darwin team is phenomenal! The caliber of talent within the organization speaks volumes to the ability to exceed our client’s expectations. In alignment with our values, we accomplish and succeed collectively as well as individually. Darwin consists of a culture that embodies grit, vision and a heart to serve clients, communities and each other

Tiaralyn

Regional Director, Property Management

What are Darwin Homes Perks + Benefits

Darwin Homes Benefits Overview

At Darwin Homes, we offer some really great benefits. Medical, dental, vision, mental health, 401k, equity, and a great PTO plan. We office out of a sunny, modern co-working space in downtown Austin, and while our team is geographically diverse, we put an emphasis on bringing everyone together in the same location at least twice a year! When we're not on the clock, you can find us gathering at some of our favorite local spots for team lunches, happy hours, and everything in between!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications

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