Full Time Job

Senior Manager, Agile Project Management

CBS Interactive

Burbank, CA 07-14-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description


Division Overview:

CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the premier online content network for information and entertainment. With more than 250 million people visiting its properties each month, it is a top 10 Web property globally and a top 5 Web property in the U.S. in terms of unique video viewers. Brands you will work on include CBS.com and CBS All Access, which includes HD movies, CBS shows, classic TV episodes, and original programming.

Role Details:

We are looking for a highly motivated and relentless Agile leader for our growing PMO team. The ideal candidate will play a vital part in providing management and mentoring of our Native Apps scrum masters across 6 scrum teams for CBS All Access Apple, Android and Roku platforms. You will also act as an Agile coach for our PMO, support the organizational adoption at large of Agile and agile SAFe practices. With a passion for agility, you keep your eyes on the delivery goal, and coaching your teams to do the same, leading several distributed agile delivery teams and complex projects from start to finish.

Your Day To Day:
• Develop and support a small Mobile/OTT Project Management team within the wider PMO, program managing across multiple software development cross-functional scrum teams
• Guide the teams at scrum-of-scrum level, as well as acting scrummaster for any team in need, within agile and agile SAFE framework
• Coach the scrum teams to self-organize, follow beneficial Agile values and process methodologies, driving key project deliverables with transparency, by coaching well tuned grooming, sprint planning, daily scrum standups, sprint reviews, sprint retrospectives on an iterative schedule
• Communicate with the business on team performance/velocity and key project status, risks, capacity issues, roadblocks and other key performance indicators as required
• Perform as an agile thought-leader, constantly improving how we deliver, championing a positive culture and fostering agile frameworks
• Moderate travel between San Francisco and Los Angeles offices
• Additional other duties and responsibilities, as assigned

Key Projects:
• Own, plan and execute high-impact projects for CBS All Access client/apps scrum teams pertaining to Apple, Android and Roku platforms, by balancing team expectations, business needs, and resources
• Own cross Native Apps/OTT scrum of scrum activities, meetings and programs
• Support the VP of Project Management in Agile and Agile SAFe coaching for the organization at large
• Managing regular monthly Agile Training events, training documentation and agile transformation at the enterprise level


What you bring to the team:

You have -
• Certified ScrumMaster certification with 6+ years of experience as a Senior level Scrum Master
• 5+ years of highly effective program management or scrum-of-scrum experience leading matrix teams across product, engineering and QA
• SAFe certification or Certified Scaled Agile certification or similar senior agile delivery / program manager role
• Keen knowledge as well as experience working with scrum teams and projects focusing on video streaming products on Mobile (Apple, Android), OTT (eg Roku, Xbox) and Large TV screens
• High proficiency with Jira and Confluence
• Experienced people manager that has previously mentored program managers or scrum masters in an agile software development environment
• A proactive, efficient, and resourceful communicator with the ability to thrive in a creative and deadline-driven environment
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent

You might also have -
• Experience in Jira Portfolio (add-on to Atlassian Jira) and product portfolio management
• PMP Certification or similar Program/Project Management certification
• Experience with Content Management Systems, Publishing Systems, Digital Media sites development, Video streaming and/or knowledge of advertising concepts (traditional and/or online)
• Release management experience across Mobile Applications and OTT platforms to customers
• Basic proficiency with standard development software

Company Profile
CBS Interactive
CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of ViacomCBS as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry.