At REA we value diversity and inclusion in all forms.
We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally.
Hybrid working and super flexible
REA Group is one of the world’s largest property and lifestyle media companies From our humble beginnings in a Melbourne garage more than 20 years ago, to a global company helping reimagine digital property experiences; we have played a key role in shaping the digital sector in Australia, especially in the talent we have nurtured and continue to develop.
A little bit about the team and the role:
As Head of Product, your role sits within the Security, Platforms, Architecture, & Cloud Engineering (SPACE) tribe, who’s mission is to help product delivery teams across REA Ship Faster. This is an internally focused team, who provide tools, platforms, and services that improve developer experience for REAs 85+ development teams. This is a hugely important role for REA, as you’ll look after all core products and systems that enable the entire REA business to function.
Where you fit in…
As Head of Product for SPACE you’ll be responsible for driving the strategy for SPACE and providing ownership of our internal platform brand “Colab”. You’ll enable this team to develop a customer-focused product mindset by the way we work. Spanning Cloud Infrastructure through to Source Code Management, over to the platform that powers authentication for all REA’s external Consumers and Customers on realestate.com.au and our other web properties.
We need you to help us build the future of REA’s production and development environments, so that all teams across the business can focus on creating value for our Customers and Consumers.
You’ll be responsible for:
Championing our internal tools and platforms across our business.
Leading our Colab initiative, ensuring that our endorsed products remain looked after, and well supported.
Engage with company leadership to educate and ensure that REA’s DevOps culture is well understood.
Supporting the careers and professional development of your direct product team, and also the broader SPACE tribe.
Contributing to and driving the SPACE strategy.
Working closely with product teams across the business to understand what slows them down, and to advocate for platform adoption in alignment with our technology strategy.
Connecting our internal engineering and platform teams to our broader business strategy.
Identify opportunities to collaborate and leverage other teams to drive economies of scale
Create consistent experiences across the business as well as lower the cost of new product development
What we’re after…
Someone with a few runs on the board - 10+ years of Product Management / Product Development.
Someone super passionate about helping us enable REA’s Product led approach.
Strong people leadership and coaching experience.
Comfortable managing large, complex programs of work.
Demonstrated experience navigating complex stakeholder environments.
Comfortable moving between strategy and detail on a regular basis.
Excellent presentation, communication skills and ability to simplify complex problem spaces and anchor back to value to customer and REA.
Work productively in a fast paced and agile environment - #gsd.
Business, Commerce or Technical degree, or equivalent industry experience.
The REA experience
The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously.
A flexible working environment, meaning we strike the balance of what you need and what works for the business (and yes, our leaders fully understand the benefits of working flexibly)
A hybrid approach to the future of work - https://www.rea-group.com/blog/the-way-we-work-at-rea-a-hybrid-approach/
Generous and flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers
Summer Fridays – time back to focus on your wellness every Friday afternoon from December through to March
Support for your mental and physical health and wellbeing via our ‘You Matter’ Program
Because We Care program which includes volunteer leave and community grants, to ensure you have the opportunity to give back to your community
Hack Days for you to bring so you can bring your big ideas to life in a supportive learning environment
An additional day of leave just for your birthday
Oh, and by the way:
At REA we value diversity and inclusion in all forms. Gender, religion, ethnicity, LBTGIQ+, neurodiversity and so much more. If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. We're proud to be Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant. While we're looking at your application, and preparing to come back to you with an update, why not get to know us a bit more through our various social channels?