Director, Technical & Digital Operations - NBC Sports

Posted: 10/17/2019

Location: Stamford, Connecticut (US)
Function: Production
Specialty: Web Production, Operations
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: DOE

Responsibilities

Role Purpose:
The Director of Technical and Digital Operations will oversee the design, development, deployment, and support of state-of-the-art sports content management systems, web services and API’s. They will be responsible for architecture, maintenance and monitoring of new and existing systems.  The role will be a subject matter expert for NBC Sports and NBC Olympics digital technology and will act as liaison between the NBC Sports Group technology, product, marketing, sales, and executive organizations to ensure that the all technical objectives are met and delivered successfully.
 
Responsibilities:
 

 

  • Direct development of web application architecture and lead teams responsible for building and maintaining new and existing platforms supporting the NBC Sports Group, including, but not limited to, NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics.com and associated properties, products and services
  • Review all product requirements for technical feasibility, assess capabilities and preparedness of all technical and development partners, and review development plans for all products
  • Architect and support Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery systems and processes to ensure development and delivery efficiencies
  • Oversee interim reviews of technical deliverables throughout projects to verify that products will be delivered on time, on budget, and with all required features and functionality
  • Provide development effort estimates for newly scoped features and ensure that features are properly documented
  • Assist Project Managers to ensure that all project deliverables are appropriately documented in project plans and that status of the deliverables is reliably and accurately tracked
  • Identify, mitigate, and escalate technical risks during development phases and proactively seek opportunities to improve product quality at both end-user and application architecture levels
  • Coordinate QA/UAT and software releases with Project Managers and Release/QA Engineer
  • Ensure that all products meet the organization’s best practices for scalability, stability, and security
  • Qualifications/Requirements

     

    Basic Qualifications:

     

    • Minimum ten (8) years building software applications using PHP or .NET
    • Minimum eight (6) years maintaining large-scale commercial web applications
    • At least two (2) years of management experience
    • Familiar with Agile development methodologies and full software development lifecycle experience
    • Expertise with source control systems, such as Git, and well versed in a branching and merging strategies
    • Experience with cloud hosting configurations on Rackspace, Amazon AWS, and Azure
    • Experience with microservices, Lambda functions and other serverless technologies
    • Knowledge of and experience managing commercial Drupal 7, Drupal 8 and WordPress 4.0 web applications
    • Highly organized and able to track multiple deliverables
    • Experience with building test plans and coordinating QA/UAT with functional teams
    • Expertise in web scalability and security, deep knowledge of building hosting environments and best practices, expertise in optimal Content Delivery Network configurations
    • Clear understanding of processes and steps involved in streaming live video to multiple platforms
    • Able to quickly triage technical problems and lead a cross-functional distributed team in quickly resolving issues
    • Proven ability to manage a large group of professionals directly, indirectly, and/or or matrix managed through other NBC Sports Group portfolio groups and/or business units


    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #:XXXXX)
    • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
    • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
    • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be 18 years or older
    • It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal’ s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
    Desired Characteristics:

     

    • Ability to self-start, self-manage, meet deadlines, and learn from mistakes
    • Comfortable with online task managers and Wikis and able to adapt/adopt new technology / solutions easily
    • Ability to clearly communicate ideas and status updates to both technical and non-technical resources
    • Able to delegate work effectively and assess and mitigate risks, and escalate appropriately
    • Capable of managing multiple deliverables and completing assigned tasks quickly
    • Passion for professional sports and an interest in digital media
    • Innovative and flexible thinker, comfortable suggesting solutions and willing to take risks
    • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
    • Committed to quality in every assignment, large or small
    Sub-Business:  NBC Sports Group Digital

     

    Career Level: Experienced

     

    City: Stamford

     

    State/Province: Connecticut

     

    Country: United States

     

    About Us

     

    NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks.

    NBC Sports Digital:
    A division of the NBC Sports Group, Emmy Award-winning NBC Sports Digital offers sports fans 24/7 news coverage, extensive live-event streaming, and complementary coverage of many of the properties within NBC Sports Group’s unparalleled collection of media rights across web, mobile and tablets. NBC Sports Digital includes NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics.com, GolfChannel.com, the digital assets of NBC Sports Regional Networks and Rotoworld.com, among others, as well as a collection of apps that includes NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC SportsTalk, NBC Olympics Live Extra, and NBC Olympics. NBC Sports Group and Yahoo! Sports, through a content and promotional partnership, rank No. 1 in traffic among all sports digital properties. Through its SportsTalk strategy, NBCSports.com provides fans with quick, frequently-updated news and information with a unique perspective. The division’s live streaming portfolio includes some of the most-watched and most-trafficked events of all time, including Sunday Night Football on a weekly basis, Super Bowl XLVI, Stanley Cup Playoffs and Final and the 2012 London Olympic Games, for which NBCOlympics.com earned an Emmy.

     

    Notices

     

    NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

     

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