Full Time Job

Senior Platform Product Manager - Video

Pluto TV

Los Angeles, CA 05-13-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Who We Are

Pluto TV, a ViacomCBS company, is the leading free streaming television service in America, delivering 250+ live and original channels and thousands of on-demand movies in partnership with major TV networks, movie studios, publishers, and digital media companies. Pluto TV is available on all mobile, web and connected TV streaming devices and millions of viewers tune in each month to watch premium news, TV shows, movies, sports, lifestyle and trending digital series. Headquartered in West Hollywood, Pluto TV has offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Chicago and Berlin.

About ViacomCBS

ViacomCBS creates entertainment experiences that drive conversation and culture around the world. Through television, film, digital media, live events, merchandise and solutions, our brands connect with diverse, young and the young at heart audiences in more than 180 countries.

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The Senior Platform Product Manager - Video Engineering Platform will be responsible for managing an Agile development scrum team and backlog that supports and develops enhancements to our Video transcoding and delivery services. This role will offer significant value to the organization by maximizing the power of our streaming platform to support the many products and services that are built upon it. Since our Video streaming technology is so foundational to our business, this role will bring executional skill and a mastery of balancing multiple priorities that will strengthen the stability, performance and capabilities of our platform.

Responsibilities Include:

This is a critical role with a wide range of responsibilities, including:
• Developing a process for proactively identifying and responding to situations which may negatively impact platform health.
• Organizing, prioritizing, and balancing the backlog for your teams.
• Driving your teams to balance speed and executional excellence
• Actively identifying and removing impediments that may impact team velocity or deliverables.
• Working as a servant-leader within the team, using leadership skills to foster healthy and productive working relationships within your teams.
• Developing and maintaining a healthy working relationship with other functional teams throughout the organization, including but not limited to DevOps, STE, distribution and content services.

Qualities / Experience We're Seeking

We believe the right individual will have the following skills and experience in order to be successful in this role:
• At least 5 years of commercial experience in software product/program management in a complex technical environment.
• Working knowledge of core video streaming technologies (encoding, delivery, playback, SSAI).
• Experience with Digital Rights Management technologies and MPEG-DASH is a plus.
• Experience and knowledge in Agile software development. Agile certifications such as PMI-ACP, CSP, or SA are recommended, but we will consider those currently working in an agile environment.
• Adept with software development teams to remove cross-team dependencies, with validated experience driving those teams to higher levels of productivity and efficiency.
• Experience balancing expectations, driving partner reporting, and interfacing between a technical team and business partners.
• Solid understanding of data, and ability to communicate with others fluent in the language of data.
• Experience using data to drive important business decisions.

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1onq0-35-173-234-169-42 in your application.