NBC Universal Product Manager in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Job Number 34642BR

Job Title Product Manager

Business Segment Operations & Technical Services

Sub-Business Global Media Operations

Posting Category Digital Media

About Us NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province New Jersey

City Englewood Cliffs

Responsibilities

NBC Universal’s Global Media Operations team provides digital workflow tools and services to organizations throughout NBCUniversal including NBC Network, NBC News, NBC Sports, USA Network, SyFy, Bravo, Oxygen, Telemundo, and local TV stations. The wide range of services provided by Global Media Operations (GMO) team include centralized conditioning and delivery of critical NBCU film and television assets and distribution of on-demand content and live streaming events to the web, mobile, and OTT devices. The GMO team is responsible for developing, maintaining, and supporting the tools for digital media playback, delivery, syndication, and processing; assisting with support of existing proprietary products, third party applications, media server infrastructure; and researching new tools and standards for our business. As a part of the GMO team, you will drive TVEverywhere product roadmaps, enhance existing workflows, identify process improvements, provide strategic recommendations, and lead cross functional technical and operations teams to design, build, and launch new products and execute on new initiatives to deliver content across multiple consumer experiences and devices.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Own the Android based Video Player/SDK product for GMO used across consumer-facing mobile sites/apps, desktop experiences, and OTT devices

  • Engage with multiple clients/business units/internal stakeholders to understand their requirements and translate them into product features and capabilities for internal development teams and 3rd party developers

  • Fully document product features as user stories in Jira with detailed acceptance criteria

  • Collaborate with player architects to identify best technical solution to meet client needs

  • Define and maintain product roadmaps and product integration strategy balancing internal requirements with client requests/priorities

  • Lead grooming sessions to maintain a consistently up-to-date backlog of clearly defined features/stories

  • Collaborate with system architect and scrum master to scope each development sprint, track progress, and work through development hurdles to deliver a great product on time and within scope

  • Provide consistent communication back to clients and stake holders on development progress and product delivery timelines as well as conduct feature roadmap overviews periodically

  • Create and present documentation to external and internal business partners for integration of player SDK into unique and wide-ranging consumer content consumption experiences including NBCU brand and MVPD partners for TVE content distribution

  • Execute periodic product demos and walk-throughs for client product teams and internal leadership

  • Take a leadership role in a growing team of Product Managers in support of NBCU digital video experiences

  • Be an industry expert with respect to trends in mobile application development, operating system upgrades, and the competition

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Development, Product Management, Broadcast Technologies, Engineering or equivalent experience required

  • Minimum 3 year experience in a role demonstrating strong technical, quantitative, and analytical skills

  • Minimum 3 years experience in a role exhibiting excellent written and oral communications, effective interpersonal skills, project management, and strong formal presentation abilities

  • Expertise in the SDLC process, with a focus on scoping, iteration planning, user story and acceptance criteria writing, rollout management Eligibility Requirements

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered

  • Must be willing to work at Englewood Cliffs, NJ

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

  • Must be 18 years or older

Desired Characteristics

  • 3-5 years product management experience in digital media, gathering client requirements, writing product and/or technical specifications, working with development teams, and managing product roadmaps as well as launches

  • At least 3 years of direct client engagement experience

  • Experience with Cloudpath Android SDK and Services products

  • Experience in Television/Broadcast, Media, Technology, or related field

  • Experience with interactive media, mobile design & app development

  • Experience with Agile methodology

  • Experience with using Jira or a similar system to track and maintain feature requirements and development progress

  • Experience managing a team preferred

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