Full Time Job

Senior Product Manager


New York, NY 06-13-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA; PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, its portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the US television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, Paramount provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.

The Senior Product Manager will be responsible for working on the features and roadmaps for systems and workflows in the ViacomCBS Media Platforms Operations portfolio. You will work with various internal and external clients, including managers and operational leads to understand the overall business strategy and product requirements as well as prioritize and communicate those requirements to all development teams (internal and/or external).

The role will work to ensure successful translation of requirements into high-quality software applications and operational workflows, taking full responsibility for the development, user experience, timelines, and ongoing enhancements!

The Senior Product Manager will be required to prioritize tradeoffs, elucidate & validate requirements, and write user stories throughout the development lifecycle!

- Collaborate with key business partners, engineering and operational teams and support teams to define, develop, shape and refine requirements to align with the overall business strategy and goals
- Define, prioritize, and clarify user stories by collaborating with others to understand use cases, features, business, and technical domain goals
- Build and maintain feature backlogs
- Create and maintain short, medium, and long-term product roadmaps and generate internal agreement with key partners
- Maintain the functional quality of the work being delivered by setting and evaluating requirements and acceptance criteria
- Periodically (quarterly) review the product/applications with internal customers to ensure all features meet goals
- Work with engineering teams to continuously improve product ownership and development cycles via Agile methodology.
- Collaborate with internal developers, designers, media operations and external partners to conceive, implement and manage product features
- Develop documentation, use cases, workflows, wireframes, design requirements, product requirements, and other materials as needed to support design and development
- Monitor metrics and report on progress to internal customers
- Perform product demos as needed and evangelize across other teams as needed
- Stay in sync with overall company product strategy
Own and maintain product documentation including feature lists, roadmaps, costs, knowledge-based articles, internal training materials, etc.
- Study competitive offerings in the market and anticipate changes in available technologies and applications
- Annually audit existing applications/workflows to ensure continual optimization
- Managing, documenting, and presenting proof of concepts around emerging technology as it applies to the video content supply chain

- At least 6 years of working across departments to evangelize and continuously align teams with an overall technology strategy
- Experience writing user stories, grooming product backlogs and coordinating/prioritizing conflicting requirements in a fast-paced environment
- Experience of media technology (broadcast, multiplatform), lifecycles and workflows

- Expert level understanding of the entire video supply chain and familiarity with media production hardware and software systems is highly desirable.
- Knowledge of client and server operating systems, networking, and corporate information systems infrastructure is desirable.
- Experience in the media & entertainment industry relating to one or more of the following areas – metadata management, digital video and audio, asset management systems/platforms, multimedia formats, and international localization
- Experience of working to an Agile project management framework and associated tools.
- Experience interacting/collaborating with enterprise IT support teams (compute, network, storage) to resolve issues.
- Experience working in a customer-service oriented environment, processing user requests and collaborating with engineering teams to provide new solutions.
- Excellent collaboration, written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language
- Experience deploying software or systems in a cloud environment like AWS, Google or Azure.
- Good knowledge of media file standards, content supply chain workflows, video standards and networking topography
- Ability to successfully work under tight project deadlines
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize and resolve urgent issues
- Experience operating effectively as part of a project team as well as managing own project work
- Experience working in a distributed global technology environment is a plus
- Self-motivated and results oriented teammate
- High command of verbal and written communication with strong reporting skills
- Ability to rapidly adapt to changes in technology solutions and business requirements
Operate both independently and within a broader team, balance multiple tasks and projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
- Interpret usage data and develop reports and presentations based on immersing yourself in customer needs, competitive landscape, and the business

- Knowledge of cloud technology including Amazon AWS is preferred
- Experience with XML, JSON, Web Services, video formats and protocols for VOD and live streaming concepts
- Experience with Agle methodologies, JIRA and Confluence
- Engineering or development backgrounds highly desirable
- Bachelor's degree is preferred


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re43w2-44-201-96-43-42 in your application.

Company Profile

ViacomCBS delivers premium content to audiences across traditional and emerging platforms worldwide. Through television, streaming and digital content, studio production, publishing, live events, merchandise and more, we connect with billions of people.