Discovery Communications

Senior Technical Product Manager

2 months ago(11/28/2017 10:51 AM)
Requisition ID
19073
US-NY-New York City
Career Category
IT & Technical Operations
Type
Company Employee Full-Time

Position Summary

We​ ​are​ ​a​ ​small,​ ​but​ ​mighty​ ​team,​ ​working​ ​at​ ​the​ ​crossroads​ ​of​ ​technology​ ​and entertainment​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​content​ ​from​ ​iconic​ ​television​ ​brands​ ​to​ ​our​ ​audiences​ ​over​ ​the Internet​ ​in​ ​the​ ​most​ ​delightful​ ​ways​ ​we​ ​can​ ​imagine​ ​and​ ​build.​ ​As​ ​television​ ​changes,​ ​our mission​ ​remains​ ​true​ ​to​ ​the​ ​principles​ ​that​ ​founded​ ​Discovery​ ​–​ ​every​ ​day​ ​we​ ​seek​ ​to​ ​ignite people’s​ ​curiosity​ ​to​ ​explore​ ​the​ ​world​ ​around​ ​them​ ​through​ ​amazing​ ​viewing​ ​experiences.


If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​a​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​digital​ ​technologies,​ ​strong​ ​experience​ ​working​ ​closely​ ​with business​ ​partners,​ ​and​ ​are​ ​an​ ​organizational​ ​genius,​ ​then​ ​we​ ​would​ ​love​ ​for​ ​you​ ​to​ ​join​ ​our team​ ​as​ ​a​ ​Senior​ ​Technical​ ​Product​ ​Manager​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​the​ ​needs​ ​of​ ​our​ ​business​ ​partners are​ ​heard​ ​and​ ​cared​ ​for.

Responsibilities

Primary​ ​Responsibilities

1. Is​ ​the​ ​primary​ ​point​ ​of​ ​contact​ ​and​ ​liaison​ ​between​ ​Discovery​ ​cross-functional​ ​teams and​ ​our​ ​internal​ ​digital​ ​teams
2. Is​ ​the​ ​subject​ ​matter​ ​expert​ ​for​ ​cross-functional​ ​teams​ ​on​ ​our​ ​overall​ ​product​ ​portfolio and​ ​capabilities
3. Works​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​Digital​ ​Product​ ​Owners​ ​and​ ​Program​ ​Managers​ ​to​ ​represent​ ​the needs​ ​of​ ​the​ ​joint-venture​ ​teams;​ ​acting​ ​as​ ​an​ ​advocate​ ​on​ ​their​ ​behalf


Secondary​ ​Responsibilities

1. Vendor​ ​management;​ ​work​ ​with​ ​developers​ ​during​ ​vendor​ ​selection​ ​process​ ​and oversee​ ​vendor​ ​onboarding.​ ​Maintain​ ​relationships​ ​and​ ​act​ ​as​ ​point​ ​of​ ​contact​ ​once vendors​ ​become​ ​official​ ​partners
2. Program​ ​management​ ​for​ ​special​ ​projects​ ​or​ ​initiatives
3. Light​ ​budget​ ​management

Requirements

*7+​ ​years​ ​working​ ​in​ ​the​ ​digital​ ​space​ ​for​ ​a​ ​technology​ ​or​ ​media​ ​company

*7+​ ​years​ ​working​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​internal​ ​or​ ​external​ ​clients,​ ​partners​ ​and​ ​developers

*Is​ ​enthusiastic​ ​and​ ​a​ ​“go-getter.”​ ​​ ​Thrives​ ​on​ ​building​ ​and​ ​cultivating​ ​relationships with​ ​others

*Ability​ ​to​ ​translate​ ​technical​ ​terms​ ​or​ ​problems​ ​into​ ​natural​ ​language​ ​understood​ ​by non-technical​ ​parties

*Never​ ​hesitant​ ​to​ ​roll-up​ ​your​ ​sleeves​ ​and​ ​dive-in​ ​to​ ​help​ ​troubleshoot​ ​technical issues,​ ​or​ ​perform​ ​QA​ ​and​ ​UAT
*Familiarity​ ​with​ ​video​ ​delivery,​ ​CDN​ ​technologies,​ ​content​ ​management​ ​systems, database​ ​technologies​ ​(MySQL,​ ​NoSQL),​ ​and​ ​client-server​ ​application​ ​architecture​ ​a must

*Familiarity​ ​with​ ​Agile​ ​and​ ​DevOps​ ​processes​ ​a​ ​must

*Familiarity​ ​with​ ​ad-based​ ​and/or​ ​direct-to-consumer​ ​products​ ​a​ ​plus

*Must​ ​have​ ​legal​ ​right​ ​to​ ​work​ ​in​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States

*College​ ​degree;​ ​BA/MS​ ​in​ ​Computer​ ​Science​ ​or​ ​related​ ​technical​ ​field​ ​preferred

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