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Technical Product Manager & Developer - Feries [Italian-speaking] (m/f/d)



Software Engineering, IT, Product
Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Explore a new world of possibilities:

At HomeToGo, we’re on a mission to make incredible accommodation easily accessible for everyone. Our team is united by a passion for travel, driven by innovation and impact, and guided by open-minded leaders at every level. Our commitment to recognizing and empowering exceptional talent is the foundation of our growth. An amazing journey of opportunity lies ahead - join us!

About Feries:

Feries, which includes the and brands, is the Italian leader in the online rural vacation rental market. With more than 100,000 accommodations including apartments, villas, chalets, and farmhouses, Feries offers rural Italian travel experiences to over 20 million global travelers every year.

Founded in 2016, the Feries brands work with over 15,000 trusted partners across a rich variety of Italian regions including Tuscany, Umbria, Campania, and beyond. Feries is part of the HomeToGo Group.

Your future contribution:

As (Junior) Technical Product Manager, you will play a vital role in preserving the seamless operation of our legacy website by focusing on the maintenance of its front-end and backend architecture. You will be responsible for assigned business areas, taking proactive steps to improve processes and resolve challenges in a timely manner.

You will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, from engineering, product or other specialized units, from both Feries and HomeToGo Group. It’s an exciting opportunity to play a key role in maintaining and optimizing the website's performance.

How you’ll add value:

  • Ensure the continuous operation of the legacy website, focusing on bug fixes, troubleshooting, minor updates, and performance optimizations.
  • Implement and oversee a triage process for system incidents, ensuring efficient escalation paths are followed for well-triaged issues and maintaining documentation.
  • Work closely with engineers to prioritize and address maintenance tasks.
  • Support problems discovery process by collecting, analyzing data, formulating hypotheses and contributing with ideas and concepts.
  • Coordinate with the support team to uphold security standards and comply with relevant regulations and best practices.

You’ll be successful in this role if you:

  • Have proven experience as a Technical Product Manager or similar role, ideally with exposure to legacy systems.
  • Possess strong technical background with understanding of PHP and Java (SQL knowledge as a plus).
  • Are proactive, hands-on, have the ability to communicate with diverse stakeholders and to prioritize maintenance tasks effectively.
  • Are curious and take challenges as an opportunity to grow.
  • Have strong writing and speaking skills in Italian and English.
  • Have knowledge of incident management processes and experience in handling system escalations as a plus.

Note: We operate a rolling recruitment approach - no deadlines, just opportunities. Should the volume of applications become too high, we might briefly remove this posting to provide our hiring team the space for thorough and unbiased review. The role will be made available again if we decide we’re still looking for the right fit.

Why Feries?

Your journey with Feries is a two way street - we’ve got you covered! We offer a variety of benefits to make Feries a great place to work, including:

  • The essentials: Competitive compensation package, IT support & equipment, corporate benefits, tickets restaurant, modern office, 26 paid vacation days a year
  • Career growth: 360° feedback, open feedback culture, buddy and mentorship programs from an international team of passionate industry experts
  • Personal development: Internal and external workshops & trainings, company & team events, Gympass
  • Startup spirit: Driven by our Leadership Principles: We are fast, nimble, and results-driven - embodying a startup mentality even as a global, public company. We encourage ownership and enable each other to succeed
  • Flexible work approach: Office-led and remote friendly approach; employees are offered remote work for up to 50% of the year
  • Climate action: Committed to being a pioneer in green travel: HomeToGo Group has achieved an industry-leading “Low Risk” ESG Rating (16), awarded by Morningstar Sustainalytics, and are a proud member of Leaders for Climate Action

About us:

HomeToGo is the SaaS-enabled marketplace with the world's largest selection of vacation rentals, listing millions of offers from thousands of trusted partners, including, Vrbo and TripAdvisor. From vacation homes, cabins, beach houses, apartments, condos, house boats, castles, farm stays and everything in between, HomeToGo combines price, destination, dates and amenities to find the perfect accommodation for any trip worldwide.

Founded in 2014, HomeToGo operates localized apps & websites in 25 countries across Europe, North America, South America, Australia and Asia-Pacific. HomeToGo also operates brands such as, AMIVAC, atraveo, Casamundo,, e-domizil, EscapadaRural, Kurzurlaub, Kurz Mal Weg, and Wimdu.

HomeToGo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring and nurturing exceptional talent, representing various backgrounds, perspectives and skills. We are authentically candid and open-minded, fostering a safe environment for diverse opinions. Our hiring decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We do not discriminate against race, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political, ideological or religious views, disability or age.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a workforce of equality and diversity at HomeToGo and to provide opportunities to everyone. We therefore welcome your application even if you aren't completely confident that your experiences fit the job description criteria. We would really love to get to know you!