Senior Technical Product Manager

Job Locations
US-NY-New York
Brand
ViacomCBS
Function
Digital
Job Type
Full-Time Staff
iCIMS ID
2021-15718

About The Brand

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.

Overview and Responsibilities

Our product team is responsible for the software platform that drives ViacomCBS SVOD digital experiences across Web, App & TV internationally! We work within a global product organization and collaborate with development teams across different international time-zones. Our mobile applications, website & smart TV apps represent internationally known and recognized brands and are distributed worldwide to fans of our ViacomCBS content!

The Senior Technical Product Manager role will be working directly with our development and quality assurance engineers in an agile development environment. You will be a direct conduit between the product organization and the engineering teams doing the development. Converting requirements into actionable user stories and acceptance criteria for the developers. This often requires deep technical analysis and a general understanding of mobile application development.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide product oversight of critical back-end services & tools, including but not limited to our Video platform/services, APIs, Content Management & Marketing/Growth tools.
  • Partner with other Product Owners, Back-end Engineers/Architects & Quality Assurance teams by developing highly-technical user stories, requirements & acceptance criteria for new features, and work to refine with our scrum teams.
  • Work with the Product and Development organizations solving the tough decisions that are presented through the development cycle.
  • Review deliverables from the developers and evaluate success based on product-specified acceptance criteria.
  • Work with our content teams on developing strategies for new content types and how they will be used across platforms.
  • Ensure that technical documentation and implementation details are accurately communicated throughout the relevant teams.
  • Handle, govern & support day-to-day configuration details around the operation of our products.

Qualities:

  • Phenomenal communicator.
  • Strategic problem solver.
  • Excellent grasp of basic computer science principles.
  • General knowledge of modern development technologies.

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years working on consumer-facing, mass-distribution software products within an Agile workplace.
  • Experience working with multi-platform applications (Web, Mobile App, Smart TV & Game Console).
  • Working with complex data/systems structures & software in a release-train model.
  • Deep experience with Atlassian Products (JIRA, Confluence, Stash).
  • Experience with any of the following - Swift, Kotlin, JS, JSON, Python, MySql, Drupal, RESTful API’s.
  • Familiar with Monitoring and Diagnostic tool sets - eg: JSON Lint, Charles Proxy, New Relic, Conviva.
  • Any experience with the following toolsets - Adobe Analytics, Adjust, Braze, Branch, Amplitude, Optimizely, Kochava, Amazon Web Services, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Google Cloud Platform.
  • Computer Science degree or similar technical background.

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with International web & applications / Video streaming applications / D2C subscription of premium services.
  • Running app stores - eg: iTunes/GooglePlay/Amazon/Roku App Store.

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