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Technical Product Manager

Paramount

Burbank, CA 08-04-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Paramount Streaming is a division of Paramount that encompasses both free, paid, and premium streaming services including Pluto TV, Paramount+, CBS Sports Digital, and CBS News Digital. We are a global leader in premium streaming services with premier content across CBS, BET, MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Smithsonian, Paramount Pictures and Epix. Paramount+ is a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service that combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment.

Role Details: As a member of the Paramount+ Content Systems Product team, you'll own the tools and systems that power our streaming experiences. You'll play an instrumental role in ensuring that Paramount+ can be operated efficiently as we grow with millions of new subscribers in numerous countries around the world. This is a brand-new team that is rapidly growing and is focused on solving problems and improving workflows and tools for the people we work with every day. We're looking for smart, dedicated and highly collaborative individuals to help us build forward-looking, intelligently-crafted tools that can allow our team's efforts to scale as our business grows. The solutions we're working on are mission-critical and are at the heart of how we deliver premium content to millions of people every day! This role is focused on delivering on and contributing to the vision and roadmap for our content management system (CMS). From feature inception through launch, this person will deliver CMS functionalities that align with the business objectives of all the platforms that rely on it (Web, Apps, OTT). You'll be on the cutting-edge of our product development process defining brand new experiences for our millions of users while also iteratively improving on our existing offering in partnership with our content management, machine learning, product, and engineering teams. Come help us build the future of streaming!

Responsibilities
• Manage scrum team activities (grooming, planning, standups, story writing, and prioritization)
• Clearly define feature requirements and business logic for the scrum team, engineering and content management partners
• Collaborate with developers, project managers, designers, and other partners to implement and manage product releases; direct QA efforts; and to grow ongoing third party relationships
• Align various stakeholders (product, operations, engineering, etc.) on delivery scope in preparation for launch
• Manage cross-functional relationships as well as prioritization and trade-offs between user experience, cost, and timeline
• Support strategic discussions on the future direction of the product and user experience
• Maintain a roadmap and regularly review with stakeholders and partners
• Operate both independently and as part of a broader team; juggle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously in a results-oriented environment
• Set KPI-driven priorities for the scrum team and work to achieve the desired outcome
• Work to meet agreed upon time frames / target dates with the scrum team and PMO partners
• Develop trust across teams and build relationships to ensure collaboration across groups; facilitate execution within a complex organizational environment
• Create a strong partnership with Engineering; work together to determine solutions and ensure that the development team has all the information they need to successfully execute initiatives
• Additional other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications
• 3+ years of experience in product management and directly managing a scrum team, preferably in the area of back end applications that power websites and apps
• Motivated and detail-oriented; Energized by big challenges
• Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to communicate well with teams and stakeholders of all levels
• Experience contributing to engineering discussions around technology decisions and strategy as it relates to a product or feature
• Passionate about user experience and building backend systems that enhance our applications
• Ability to drive alignment across multiple cross-functional teams (product managers, designers, engineers) to ship new products and features
• Eager to learn how our internal customers and cross-functional teams utilize the CMS
• Comfortable analyzing information and presenting to stakeholders
• Able to form valuable relationships with people across functional groups in order to facilitate effective product development

Bonus Points:
• Experience managing internal tools at a large media company
• Experience managing video/content distribution
• Experience in content operations
• Familiarity with APIs, web services and data modeling
• Familiarity with software like Jira, Sketch, Figma or other tools
• Experience working with video streaming technologie

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g62w00-18-207-157-152-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Paramount

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.