Sr. Director Production Ops

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Job Locations
US-CA-Hollywood
Brand
Pluto TV
Function
Network Engineering
Job Type
Full-Time Staff
iCIMS ID
2020-14687

About The Brand

Pluto TV, a ViacomCBS company, is the leading free streaming television service in America, delivering 250+ live and original channels and thousands of on-demand movies in partnership with major TV networks, movie studios, publishers, and digital media companies. Pluto TV is available on all mobile, web and connected TV streaming devices and millions of viewers tune in each month to watch premium news, TV shows, movies, sports, lifestyle, and trending digital series. Headquartered in West Hollywood, Pluto TV has offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Chicago and Berlin.

Overview and Responsibilities

We are currently looking for a Senior Director, Production Operations, who will lead our efforts in building a highly reliable, scalable streaming TV product. In particular, this person will work on reporting and monitoring, support reliability and build ITIL standards, and responding to issues in a 24/7 environment; triaging emerging issues and planning for the future. This position will lead a team of Engineers and Analysts, and calls for both hands on technical skills and strong communication skills.

This role reports to the VP of Engineering Operations.

Responsibilities Include

This is a critical role with a wide range of responsibilities, including:

  • Own data and platform monitoring and alerting
  • Own site reliability standards, priorities and roadmap
  • Inspire and lead a distributed team of Site Reliability Engineers, Software Engineers and Analysts
  • Lead incident management and communication
  • Groom reliability risks including scaling and capacity planning
  • Triage and respond to critical customer issues
  • Work closely with the engineering team to create standards around vital production operations needs
  • Have provided leadership and support DevOps and Agile oriented organizations with focus on fast pace delivery of new services and features.
  • Understanding of ITIL principles and experience implementing ITSM standard practices.
  • This role requires an IT Operations mentality within a 24x7 environment and regular weekend activities to supervise and handle time-sensitive Changes.
  • Strong written and verbal communicators, able to communicate with engineering, management personnel, and end users throughout the organization.

Basic Qualifications

We believe the right individual will have the following skills and experience in order to be successful in this role:

 

  • Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related
  • 15 years of Professional Experience, 5 being in a Director or above level
  • Must have 10+ years of experience leading large-scale data center and customer-facing, revenue generating SaaS operations organizations.
  • AWS hosting experience
  • Experienced in calm leadership responding to incidents and associated communication
  • Experience with large-scale data-centric high availability cloud architecture
  • Experience leading and working with a globally distributed engineering team.
  • Strong preference towards candidates who have supported streaming or traditional TV services

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