Full Time Job

Director Product Management, Consumer Experience Data Platform

CNN

Remote / Virtual 11-20-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
The Job

The CNN Consumer Experience Data Platform Team is focused on building a next-generation platform to support data journalism at CNN. This team is creating an performant and scalable platform to manage and visualize data to support a multitude of editorial and product use cases.

Y ou will drive
our business objective of deepening relationships with our users, and growing engagement and retention , through data-led experiences . Through this platform CNN journalists can tell interactive stories using living, visual experiences and CNN p roduct teams can create data -driven consumer experiences that encourage exploration across topics such as Politics, Business, Travel and more .

As the Director of Product Management on the CNN Consumer Experiences Data Platform Team , you'll define the vision and roadmap for this new capability, drive the implementation forward, and continue to evolve the platform based on feedback and technology advances. You'll work in a collaborative, cross-functional environment with architecture, engineering, editorial, research and data visualization design experts to create the internal tools that will drive data visualization experiences across all CNN experiences on desktop, mobile, tablet and TVs. You will ensure CNN-wide adoption through as the evangelist for the platform and helping business units create and envision experiences.

While most of the CNN Digital team resides in the New York, Washington D.C, and Atlanta metro areas, we are flexible with regards to location and remote work.

The Daily
• Define the p latform vision and transform that vision into a product strategy and execution roadmap . Set key performance metrics and OKRs to define success for the platform and the strategy.
• Lead the data ingestion, transformation, normalization and data mapping strategy for the CNN visualization data lake and develop the API strategy in partnership with your engineering team.
• Facilitate regular feedback sessions with your product peers, research and editorial stakeholders to capture diverse use cases.
• Gather, prioritize and document p latform requirements and facilitate the trade-off process during requirement definition and reviews to ensure releases are delivered against business objectives.
• I dentify and mitigate risks, tracing progress, resolving conflicts, ensuring quality and reporting on status.
• Partner with editorial on data research and workflows.
• Partner with data visualization UX leads to manage visualizations standards and component library that supports use cases across organization.
• Define and lead data governance for source management from approval through usage guidelines, attribution requirements and metadata .
• Define and lead API governance and versioning .
• Conduct market analysis to identify new technologies, tools, workflows to evolve data visualization platform, including AI and data science .
• Identify experiments to validate solutions and strategies in collaboration with partners in research, product marketing, editorial and design.
• Set up and monitor dashboards to measure performance , issue alerts, and data usage .
• Evangelize platform across CNN and support internal customers in its use .

The Essentials
• 12 + years product management
or engineering work experience (at least 8 years product management) .
• MIS, Computer science degree (or equivalent) or relevant work experience.
• Background launching, managing and supporting high-volume data platform s
• A firm u nderstand ing
of SDLC for data related products and services
• Experience with SaaS services, products, and infrastructure at scale
• Demonstrated ability to partner with multiple internal and external stakeholders, and communicate insights across multiple levels of the organization.
• Experience partnering with engineering teams on an internal platform to deliver enhanced business capabilities and efficiencies
• 3+ years of experience working on a data platform and managing standards and governance for ETL and data lakes , with specific exposure to
• M onitoring, scalability , resiliency, and performance SLA best practices
• Data-warehouse as a service solutions (such as Snowflake )
• AWS Athena and Redshift , Redis, and Neo4J
• 3+ years of experience working on API management platforms (e.g. MuleSoft, Apigee, Kong or others) familiar with API proxies, gateways,
OAuth authentication, mashups, rate limiting, security, analytics, SDKs and developer portals
• Experience with change management governance processes
• Experience rolling out ne w tool s
or capabilit ies, including training/supporting cross-functional internal customers
• Excellent communication, facilitation, interpersonal skills, to clearly communicate and lead a diverse, multi-disciplinary team . Able translate technical concepts to a business and non-technical audience.
• Experience working in SCRUM/Agile frameworks
• A team player able to build and maintain technical relationships, to manage priorities and demands from stakeholders across the company, and create consensus and approvals without direct reporting lines.
• Strong work ethic, integrity and collaborative approach to work . Willingness to roll up your sleeves and get things done.
• Quick to learn and understand new technical concepts and technologies. Takes smart risks and champion new ideas.
• Experience in the news and information industry is preferred but not required
• Able translate technical concepts to a business and non-technical audience.
• Experience working in SCRUM/Agile frameworks.
• A team player able to build and maintain technical relationships, to manage priorities and demands from stakeholders across the company, and create consensus and approvals without direct reporting lines.
• Strong work ethic, integrity and collaborative approach to work. Willingness to roll up your sleeves and get things done.
• Quick to learn and understand new technical concepts and technologies. Takes smart risks and champion new ideas.
• Experience in the news and information industry is preferred but not required.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gqm191-54-144-55-253-42 in your application.

Company Profile
CNN

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