So what’s all the hubbub about? DogVacay is an online community that has tens of thousands of hosts vetted and insured dog sitters across the country ready to care for your dog like a member of their family. It’s a safe, convenient and affordable way to make sure your best friend is in good care. DogVacay.com was founded in 2012 by a husband and wife team (and their two puppies) who didn’t believe in paying hundreds of dollars to leave their dogs in a cage at the kennel. They began by opening up their own home to guest pooches and realized it was the start of something special.
Eventually thousands of dog lovers across the country applied to join the community and host dogs in their own homes. DogVacay.com has been praised for revolutionizing pet care and has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today and other major news outlets.
In a year and a half, DogVacay has grown from 5 employees and 3 crowded desks to 50+ employees in our dog-friendly office just a few blocks from the beach in sunny Santa Monica.They’ve been named one of the hottest startups in Los Angeles by Business Insider, Venturebeat and many others. This company is growing faster than ever and is continuing to expand. This includes their Product Team which you very well could become a part of. They’re looking for a passionate and user-focused Product Manager or Director (depending on experience and ability) to join them in changing the way people care for their pets.
Who is the ideal Product Manager for Dogvacay.com?
This position will focus on the development of both web/mobile consumer features by developing user insights, creating product requirements, managing projects and leading initiatives at each step of the product/development lifecycle.
The right person dives into user-centered product management – our product managers are obsessed with a great user experience. They dive deep into research and user testing to find deep user insights and real solutions for our hosts and guests. Do you have a balance between big vision and practical planning? Skills to balance big projects and tight roadmaps with ease.
Total Product Management –you’ll work soup to nuts, from ideas to requirements to development to training and rollout and ongoing enhancement and measurement. We don’t just build features, we monitor and optimize conversion and other key performance metrics. So be ready to bring your game to analytics reporting and conducting A/B testing.
The ability to keep up with tech. We’re an agile shop and we work with the best engineers in Silicon Beach. Your requirements and user stories should not only be technically literate, but get our engineers fired up to tackle them.
Brand evangelism – Don’t just maintain brand guidelines, believe in the importance of our brand experience. Low Ego — you’re positive, open, supportive, and allergic to drama. 3+ years of experience in product management, including documenting and delivering web, mobile and internal features for consumer web products/platforms. Experience working across each step of the systems development life cycle (requirements, design, development, testing, maintenance).
Experience writing requirements for and working in an agile/SCRUM environment. Ability to synthesize and clearly articulate complex concepts and requirements. A team player with high professional standards who can share and learn from others, but at the same time be able to work very independently and lead by influence. Demonstrated success delivering and maintaining features for large/active websites. Incredibly organized, hands-on, team player with an excellent attention to detail. Entrepreneurial mindset and enthusiasm for solving business problems.
Able to thrive in a fast-paced, flexible and dynamic start-up environment, with a limitless amount of energy and creativity devoted to improving DogVacay’s products and platform. Experience with marketplace business models would be fantastic. Dog lover preferred!
What does Dogvacay.com have to say about what they offer?
We’ve built a network of over 13,000 hosts across every major city in the US/Canada and still expanding! Located just 2 blocks from the beautiful beaches of Santa Monica, California, our dog-loving team of over 50 employees is here to serve you! From our Concierge and Barketing teams to our Engineering and Product and Development teams, we are passionate about bringing dog lovers together to create “puptastic” experiences for dogs and their parents.
We’re committed to the health and well being of our team members – in-office healthy lunches twice a week, plus in-office massage! We’re also committed to the health and well-being of dogs – we regularly volunteer at local shelters, plus employees can bring their well-behaved dog to work everyday. We even offer a professional dog walker!
DogVacay offers a truly fun, dynamic and upbeat work environment – we celebrate our product and technology wins, we celebrate doggy birthdays, and we’re known to regularly celebrate happy hour.