Full Time Job

Principal Product Manager

Warner Bros. Discovery

Kanata, ON 06-17-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, ''the stuff dreams are made of,'' we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

About Global Product and Design within Streaming and Games

Central to the mission of the Streaming and Games Team , the Global Product and Design group is responsible for the global streaming platform that supports all the video products our fans love. We plan, design, and build for connected TVs, web, mobile phones, tablets, and consoles for a large footprint of leading products and brands (Max, HBO Max, discovery+, Food Network, CNN, Golf TV, MotorTrend , Eurosport, and many more) and together with our cross-functional collaborators we operate as one company with one mission to be the premier media and entertainment leader globally.

About the Team and Role

We are hiring a Principal Product Manager to lead our efforts to
optimize the client-server relationship between
our direct-to-consumer streaming apps (Max, HBO Max, Discovery+) and our back-end content management systems and editorial tools . This leadership role will help us to provide the best possible customer experience and product flexibility as we scale to new markets , launch new types of services , and delight new customer segments .

You will work closely with Product peers and Engineering partners from both the Serv ices and Client groups to ensure that requirements for product features are understood and accommodated within a flexible and future-proofed client-server platform design.

You will champion the customer experience from the server-side perspective and seek to align Product and Engineering colleagues
on your vision.

outcomes for this role:
• Making m easurable improvements to the performance of the app user experience , including page-loading times, the freshness of data, and the smoothness of scrolling by defining and championing improvements to server-side product design and client-server behavior.
• I mprov ing product flexibility and reduc ing time to launch new feature s and content types by identifying , defining, and prioritizing work on modularity, performance, and functional reusability.
• Contributing requirements to our long-term performance measurement platforms, including requirements for dashboards, metrics, and critical user journeys.

You will provide high-level vision for the domain , will own the roadmap for your area , and will communicate on behalf of the area with stakeholders and executive leadership .

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will have launched high-performance server-driven consumer applications with a deep understanding of the challenges faced in developing for a fragmented client application environment and at a large subscriber scale.

They would have an engineering or technical product management background and be comfortable in architectural discussions
of client-server data model s and principl e s while having a deep empathy and understanding of the end user experience and its importance to the success of the business.

They would be adept at driving strategic alignment of feature-driven Product colleagues and Engineering partners to ensure that a high-performance, high-flexibility client-server strategy is a central part of product planning and engineering architecture design.

To that end, the ideal candidate is a clear thinker, a fluent communicator of strategy , and is experienced at setting up & managing cross-organizational program rhythms and mechanisms.

They exhibit strong judgment in making trade-offs between customer and business needs short and long term.  They are a collaborator that makes your team and partners more productive by sharing knowledge and helping to tie-break key strategic, technical, business, and prioritization decisions. They provide mentoring to junior and senior Product Managers, Program Managers, and Engineers, both within and outside the wider team.


As a senior product leader at WBD, you will:
• Partner with worldwide stakeholders to understand business and customer needs, and translate that into updates to our vision, strategy, program goals and KPIs.
• Build and maintain a prioritized backlog
of product investments, balancing short- and long-term goals.
• Act with autonomy while navigating complex problems , whe re product strategy, roadmap, and technology approach are not yet defined.
• Regularly engage stakeholders and external teams to communicate the status of various in-flight development s and anticipate the result of schedule changes to other teams.
• Be a dept at building trust and exerting product influence across teams and business units.
• Build a culture, KPIs and audit processes for managing your team to exercise strategic thinking, move fast, and deliver consistently on both short and long-term initiatives.
• Deliver complex product improvements as measured by their impact to the business.
• Contribute to shaping the PM culture and be a role model for PMs across the company.

Skills / Experience
• At least 15 years of combined Software Engineering / Product Management experience , with day - to - day understanding of the technologies and architectures involved.
• At least 10 years of experience in Product Management.
• 4+ years
of Software Engineer or Software Architect ure experience highly preferred.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills targeting execs and teams, including with docs like PRFAQs and strategy presentations.
• Experience managing requirements for highly - available , highly - visible client-server products based on best-of-breed cloud platforms & microservices architectures .

Championing Inclusion at WBD
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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