Program Manager, On Domain
Location: New York, New York
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive
Establish & maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders and partners.Be a partner to Product Management team and enable strategies to come to fruition through thoughtful planning and solutioning.Maintain and refine the processes implemented for project planning, risk management strategy, project prioritization, road-mapping, capacity planning, etc.Lead and facilitate interactions between team members, internal partners and external partners with focused meetings, prescribed agendas and guided conversation. Manage one or more complex projects simultaneously, using established methodologies and tools.Create and clearly maintain all relevant project documentation in established centralized location, per established methodologies and including but not limited to: milestones, action items, meeting notes, key decisions, reference documentation, risks & issues, project deliverables, etc.Manage project and sprint scope, member task assignment and time allocation.Drive the change management processes.Regularly update the Digital Products management team; Ensure project schedules adhere to the product roadmap and advise senior leadership of potential conflicts, and escalate any other issues that may require intervention.Manage and communicate risks and issues in a timely fashion and according prescribed methodologies and tools.Facilitate clear and concise project and portfolio reporting via prescribed methodologies and tools. Enable team ownership and accountability through resource management, change management and leadership. Bring uniformity and rigor to the development process by increasing visibility and accountability to tasks and plans.Manage relationships and coordinate work between vendors, sub-contractors and different teams at various, remote locations.Balance scope, schedule, budget, quality, and risks on a daily basis. Prioritize, set and communicate clear objectives to project teams. Facilitate planning, communication and negotiation within the team.Act as Iteration Manager, manage iteration lifecycle, administer backlog and story cards, steer the plan, clear blockers, facilitate all iteration meetings, and ensure timely delivery of projects and solutions.Conduct post-implementation reviews and communicates lessons learned to appropriate groups.Ensure that project audit controls and closeout activities are completed.Be an advocate for the Agile and Scrum methodology
Oversee all project-related activities on a daily basis and has responsibility for execution and final delivery of the TV Everywhere product.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field or equivalent work experience.
Minimum of 5 years project management experience
Minimum 3 years hands on Agile Experience is a MUST
3-5 years of experience with software/app development projects, using agile
Thorough knowledge of the software development lifecycle, QA and test methodologies and processes, and experience with one (or more) products through all phases of the software development life cycle.
Ability to accurately distinguish which issues, dependencies, and risks are critical, demonstrate flexibility when prioritizing those issues, and identify, develop, negotiate, and optimize solutions with the Team, internal and external consultants
Excellent communication, multitasking, and time management skills.
Excellent leadership, facilitation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work across functional lines and at many levels.
Strong conflict resolution, negotiation, and consensus-building skills.
Strong written & verbal presentation & communication skills. Ability to effectively communicate technical issues and solutions to all levels of business.
Ability to effectively share technical information.
Agile and Mobile iOS or Android experience is a must
Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and/or PMP highly desired
Flexibility and an ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
Must be willing to work in New York City, NY
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
Must be 18 years or older
Willingness to travel, work nights and on weekends with short notice
Self-starter with a proven track record of driving success with minimal guidance
Experience using industry standard development and management tools (JIRA & Confluence)
Background in media and entertainment industry
An attention to detail while reviewing project deliverables for completeness, quality, and compliance with established project requirements
Ability to understand customer needs and connect the dots from technology and services to product requirements
Ability to communicate technical concepts in layman terms
Ability to prioritize multiple projects based on a changing requirements
Ability to adapt to and initiate change in a fast pace & agile environment
Thorough knowledge of TV Everywhere or consumer facing app products
Experience in managing external contractors both on and/or offshore
Expertise in managing relationships and negotiating changes to commitments / requirements
Some technical background, with alacrity for design, marketing, sales, and business development in regards to understanding impact on project prioritization
Strong problem-solver who can thrive in complex environments
At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.
Content Distribution Digital Products is responsible for driving consumption, monetization and brand presence for NBCUniversal programming across o/o and distributor digital products - set top box, TVE, dMVPDs