NBC Universal Associate Technical Project Manager in Stamford, Connecticut

Job Number 34080BR

Job Title Associate Technical Project Manager

Business Segment NBC Sports Group

Sub-Business NBC Sports, NBCSN, & Olympics

Posting Category Digital Media

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Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province Connecticut

City Stamford

Responsibilities

Role Purpose

The Associate Technical Project Manager will be responsible for supporting senior technical project management staff with the planning, managing and delivering of digital technology projects, from conception through testing and deployment, for the NBC Sports Group digital properties (including mobile and connected apps, video delivery and content management) with the overarching goal of providing deliverables within scope, budget and timelines. They would also be responsible for taking lead on project administration activities including but not limited to creating task management reports (JIRA, MS Project), supporting QA and UAT, some hands-on testing as needed, administering change management process as well as assisting with day-to-day processes and procedures.

Responsibilities

  • Lead smaller, and assist on larger, projects involving complex web and mobile applications, live and on-demand video streaming

  • Create detailed project schedules/plans, test plans, training plans, risk plans, communication plans, scope statements, etc. using generally accepted project management processes and tools

  • Manage change request process by having a clear understanding of the process, monitoring change requests submissions daily and ensuring that the multiple parties within the process are executing according to established workflow rules

  • Coordinate all project deliverables to ensure team is on track and communicate progress to all stakeholders in an organized and formal manner

  • Where applicable, test and confirm deliverables meet requirements

  • Proactively identify opportunities to adjust processes for efficiencies and engage the appropriate stakeholders prior to making any major changes

  • Help develop strategies and procedures for continual improvement for project delivery

  • Support quality control processes and ensure all team members understand the processes involved

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field

  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in a Project Management or Coordinator role using JIRA task management, Confluence Wiki, MS Project or similar software, working within a technology team, technology department or an IT departmentAdditional Requirements

  • Proven experience to carry out project management concepts, preferably PMI‘s PMBOK, Waterfall and/or Agile SDLC methodologies

  • Technical aptitude to conceptually understand system deliverables and workflows

  • Ability and desire to continually learn about new technologies, project management methodologies and adapt to ever-changing business and industry needs

  • Experience working directly with web, mobile, connected and/or digital video development teams

  • Ability to organize meetings including; creating pertinent agendas, managing conversations, and summarizing the results into a set of decisions made and next steps

  • Excellent organization skills, communication skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to break down complex concepts, tasks or problems into more simple, understandable language and action plans

  • Ability to coordinate with multiple internal departments (Business Development, Sales, Network Operations, WebOps, Analytics, Ad Sales Operations, etc.) to complete projects on time

  • Ability to work with external resources, including vendors and freelancersEligibility Requirements

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: )

  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

  • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT

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

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal’ s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Desired Characteristics

  • Knowledge of web, online video and mobile standards, best practices, design and usability principles, and constraints

  • Ability to self-start, self-manage, meet deadlines and learn from mistakes

  • Enjoys a challenging, fast-paced environment

  • Possess a passion for digital media and the sports business

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