Product Manager


About Stride Travel

Stride is an investor-backed startup, and we are changing the way travelers find and book their perfect trip.

Stride is the first meta search marketplace for all organized travel including: multi-day guided tours, adventure travel packages, and small ship cruises. Stride offers thousands of trips from over 400 leading tour companies along with reviews, simple search and comparison tools and rich destination guides.

Our mission is making authentic active world travel more accessible. Stride’s leadership and investors consist of travel industry and internet veteran founders and executives from Kayak, Hipmunk, JetBlue, TDG Ventures, Intrepid Travel, Viator, and Google. The company is headquartered in downtown San Francisco (SoMa).


Role Summary

As Stride’s Product Manager, you will work closely with and guide a team of international software developers to improve platform features for both travelers and travel companies. You will manage the product roadmap, set milestones, and ensure that our engineering team is producing quality deliverables. As our key product evangelist, you will work with the CEO to define product strategy while integrating our platform with third-party APIs.  You will manage the look and feel of our products, and help develop new ideas through research and testing. To succeed in this role, you must possess a unique blend of business, UX, and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality. Lastly, you should enjoy travel and user-testing - spending time understanding the pain points and opportunities for users.

 

Qualifications

    - 2 to 5 years of comparable Internet product management experience

    - 2+ years working directly with engineers, designers, and business stakeholders

    - Experience in ecommerce or other transaction oriented consumer  web apps preferred

    - Desire to work in a fast-paced, results-driven environment with varied responsibilities

    - High attention to detail and the ability to effectively manage multiple projects at a time and

      successfully meet deadlines

    - Effective communication skills - for customers, business and technical colleagues 

    - Strong problem solving, analytic, and decision making skills; able to interpret data and

      trends, diagnose problems, and formulate innovative & effective actions plans to resolve

      issues

    - Team player that works well in collaborative situations; Fun and good sense of humor

 

Specific Responsibilities

    - Manage product development lifecycle from design to QA to usertesting

    - Project manage engineers including a remote team

    - Create wireframes and designs to meet business needs balancing UX, SEO, CRO and

      other business goals

    - Work with CEO to set product vision and development priorities and goals and coordinate

      across different functional teams

    - Own the measurement, analysis and optimization of product and user experience data


Bonus Skills

     - UX/UI and design skills are strong enhancements

If you are an awesome designer looking for a new challenge and don’t meet all of the above criteria we’d still like to speak with you

 

Why Work With Us

We are a small but growing team in the dynamic and exciting travel tech industry. Working alongside the Co-founders, you will influence key decisions during a very pivotal time for our company and have an impact from day one. You will help grow the business while knowing that you are improving the travel experience for our users and helping our local tour operator partners globally thrive as sustainable ventures

 

Stride Offers:

    - Market compensation package with generous stock options

    - Flexible work schedules

    - An open, collaborative and conveniently located office at an awesome co-working space in

      the heart of SoMa, San Francisco

    - The chance to be an early employee at a growing startup & work directly with the

      Co-founders

   

To apply, please email careers@stridetravel.com with a brief description of why you want to join Stride along with your resume and LinkedIn profile link.

 

 



Tours & Operators on Stride Awarded and Featured by:

  • National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure
  • Outside, The New York Times
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