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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NBC Sports Digital: A division of the NBC Sports Group, Emmy Award-winning NBC Sports Digital offers sports fans 24/7 news coverage, extensive live-event streaming, and complementary coverage of many of the properties within NBC Sports Group’s unparalleled collection of media rights across web, mobile and connected. NBC Sports Digital includes NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics.com, GolfChannel.com, the digital assets of NBC Sports Regional Networks and Rotoworld.com, among others, as well as a collection of apps that includes NBC Sports, NBC SportsTalk, and NBC Olympics. NBC Sports Group and Yahoo! Sports, through a content and promotional partnership, rank No. 1 in traffic among all sports digital properties. Through its SportsTalk strategy, NBCSports.com provides fans with quick, frequently-updated news and information with a unique perspective. The division’s live streaming portfolio includes some of the most-watched and most-trafficked events of all time, including Sunday Night Football on a weekly basis, Super Bowl XLVI and Super Bowl XLIX, Stanley Cup Playoffs and Final, the 2012 London Olympic Games, for which NBCOlympics.com earned an Emmy and the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, for which NBCOlympics.com earned three Emmy’s.
Career Level Experienced
Country United States
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.
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
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.
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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