NBC Universal Project Manager (NBC Sports) in Stamford, Connecticut

Job Number 36780BR

Job Title Project Manager (NBC Sports)

Business Segment NBC Sports Group

Sub-Business NBC Sports, NBCSN, & Olympics

Posting Category Digital Media

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NBC Sports Digital:

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 tablets. 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 Live Extra, NBC SportsTalk, NBC Olympics Live Extra, 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, Stanley Cup Playoffs and Final and the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, for which NBCOlympics.com earned two Sports Emmy Awards.

Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province Connecticut

City Stamford

Responsibilities

Role Purpose

This position will provide technical project management expertise in the software development lifecycle both for external client implementations as well as internal departmental project initiatives. The role requires the ability to capture technical product requirements and lead teams across various functions such as Dev and QA and ensure that the business product goals and milestones are met. The Project Manager is a client-facing role requiring excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and provides an opportunity for an individual to expand beyond traditional SDLC technologies and products such as video streaming, television event-based projects and systems.

Responsibilities

  • Manage business expectations and drive to accurately capture product goals, budgets and event driven timelines

  • Diligently work to deliver on high profile projects and ensure the Leadership Team has clear expectations of milestones and risks by reporting and presenting with the project team.

  • Lead in the analysis, design, and development stages of partner implementations, meeting all project milestones and service agreements

  • Maintain product backlogs, sprint backlogs, and user stories

  • Support project team with the creation of technical documents such as business object models, gap analysis matrices, and weekly status reports demonstrating an understanding of tech components

  • Where applicable, be responsible for producing and maintaining comprehensive documentation (both event production schedules, development trackers, and legal-related agreements)

  • Participate in deployments, upgrades, troubleshooting, and/or on-call availability as needed for premium live events and partner product launches

  • Work with our broad partner set roles including Developers, Engineers, QA, Support, and Operations for a variety of high profile clients in the Sports and Media industry

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in technical project management duties

  • Degree from Undergraduate program in IT, Engineering, or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum basic skills in creating Microsoft Project Plans, Project Charters, and Visio docs

  • Proficient with project management tools such as Jira, Basecamp, or other

  • Basic understanding of LAN and WAN networking technologies

  • Proficiency in working with the Software Development Lifecycle

  • Experience with HTTP, DNS, UDP, MPEG TS, Aspera FASP, Signiant, and various other transport protocols and network/compression concepts and plus, but not required

  • Understanding of frontend web application environments including Java, CSS, and HTML5

  • Basic understanding of mobile, tablet and OTT connected devices and protocolsEligibility 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

  • PMP or Agile certifications desired, but not required

  • Exposure to any web application development and performance testing

  • Exposure to video streaming protocols such as Smooth, HDS, RTMP, HLS, and DASH

  • Familiar with event-based projects and an ability to work in high stress, high visibility environments

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