VP Product (f/m/d)
Full time, Cologne/remote, Product
Learn what motivates us to build a great product!
We have a passion for designing and building leading-edge product and technical solutions that surpass our customer’s expectations.
All new features and products we build at Homelike are the result of cooperative work between various positions and departments. All our teams work in an agile way to remain as dynamic as possible.
To learn more about our development process click here.
From understanding the customers needs, translating them into product features to leading them through the development processes is managed by this team.
Full time, Cologne/remote, Product
As part of a fast-growing startup, your work will directly affect the product and you will soon see the impact you have on our company. If you have any new ideas which could make us work more efficiently, don’t hesitate to let us know!
Our core values are very important to us and you will soon understand how they can help you. By working together, we can remove any obstacles, improve productivity, and increase our focus.
As a team, we share the responsibility of building a great product and a scalable platform. We believe in the potential of every person we hire. So if you’re up for growing and taking over responsibility, we are the right company for you!
Let us know your own ideas and feel free to challenge decisions. This ultimately makes us work more efficiently and brings us closer to our goal!
In a fast-growing company like ours, it’s important that our employees grow with us. That means learning new things and expanding our horizons, whether it be on familiar or unknown topics.
We work with personal quarterly goals that help us to learn new things in a structured but fun way.
At Homelike, we try to see the world through our customer’s eyes. That’s why fostering close relationships with our customers is very important to us.
The customer is always at the core of our business and by analyzing and understanding user behavior, we constantly aim to improve the customer experience.
We believe in operational excellence as we work with and for business travelers and landlords around the globe.
We continuously strive to deliver excellent processes and a great experience with our product.
For a fast-growing startup, it’s critical to have great people. We want to help you grow with us and reach a new level personally and professionally.
Goal setting is a critical part of growing. It allows us to focus and drastically increases the chances of actually achieving our targets. It also helps with communicating them to other teams. Often, there is someone who can help you with achieving them, so communication is key!
We use the S. M. A. R. T. goals framework to ensure the quality of our work:
It’s important to define a clear and specific goal. This enables your supervisor and others in the company to help you achieve it.
It should be possible to measure the progress of your work. That way, we can tell we have achieved together and be proud of the outcome!
Although we encourage setting ambitious goals, they should still ultimately be achievable. Setting extremely high targets without ever achieving them can be demotivating and thus, defeating the purpose.
Your goals should be relevant to your personal development and your role within the company. If they aren’t, chances are that you will not consider them a priority and not take them seriously enough.
Learning and growing are continuous processes. However, your goals should be time-bound to ensure that you are motivated to work on them and reach them within a reasonable time frame.
The Growth Matrix helps us to find out in which areas we would like to grow. It might not cover all relevant areas and skills, so let us know if you have anything to add.
This is a selection of areas in which you might want to develop new skills. Regardless of your position within the Product & Tech team, we believe that whole team profits if you choose to learn and grow in new areas.
1. Software Engineering
3. Frontend Development
4. Backend Development
5. SQL Databases
7. DB Performance optimization
8. Testing (e.g. UnitTesting)
1. AWS Services
2. Continuous Integration
3. Code packaging
4. Performance tuning
5. Networking (VPC, VPN, …)
6. Infrastructure as code
1. Design & Style language
2. Interface design
3. UX interaction design
4. UX testing
5. Click dummy development
6. Vector graphic design
1. Understanding business KPIs
2. Goal setting
3. Process understanding
4. Company Strategy
5. Sales & Business Development
6. Customer care
1. Core concepts of Agile
2. Retro facilitation
3. Product Ownership
5. Agile coaching
1. People development
4. Servant leadership
It’s important not only to decide in which area you want to grow but also to determine what level of knowledge you’re looking to achieve! After you’ve chosen a field and a level, we can discuss a specific SMART goal for you to focus on.
Achieving this level means you understand the basics of the topic and the general way people who work in this area think. It means if you get a task, you can ‘hack something together’ with some effort.
You can confidently solve tasks in this area, without needing the help of others. You rarely have to look things up and you can help others who are interested in this field to learn more about it.
You know the ins and outs of the subject and can always be relied on for advice. You understand advanced concepts and can help experienced colleagues to improve even further.
Another factor for growth is getting constructive feedback and advice from your colleagues. We have a structured feedback process every 6 months but you’re encouraged to request feedback from your colleagues throughout the year!
Guiding the engineering team with experience as a Tech lead & CTO at multiple startups.
Responsible for managing the company roadmap, coming up with lots of new ideas, and identifying their business impact.
Building micro-services to move to a scalable architecture - from payments to our API. Fazil makes sure that our code is readable and that we use the latest standards.
Aaron is responsible for developing some of our most important product features. Aaron's aim is to improve our customer experience and retain our customers' loyalty.