Live Workflow Product Owner, Peacock, Direct-to-Consumer

Posted: 11/11/2019

Location: Stamford, Connecticut
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


Role Purpose
The Live Workflow Product Owner will be responsible for collecting requirements, writing technical user stories, managing and prioritizing the live workflow product backlog with the Scrum Master, and owning the user acceptance process.

Responsibilities
  • Be the product ambassador and key technical contact for the NBCU DTC live video workflow, which includes signal acquisition, transport, encoding, packaging, and content distribution
  • Define, prioritize, and clarify requirements received from stakeholders and player development teams; work with stakeholders to further understand use cases, features, business and technical domain rules and overall product goals
  • Create well-defined technical user stories with clear acceptance criteria for the development teams; work with QA to manage test plans and accept product releases
  • Work closely with the Scrum Master to maintain a well-groomed and prioritized backlog
  • Maintain a clear roadmap and communicate expected deliverable dates to stakeholders
  • Leverage business experience and technical acumen in identifying strategic alternatives to achieve long-term business goals
  • Develop process models and manage a traceability matrix to provide high quality, clear, and detailed requirements
  • Manage release and implementation documentation, updated regularly to reflect most recent releases
  • Lead proof of concept initiatives to test improved workflows, more efficient codecs, or other new trends in OVP technologies and standards
  • Utilize Agile principles and Scrum practices to deliver speed, quality, and creative improvements across the team and projects


  • Basic Qualifications
    • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in a technical Product Owner role demonstrating strong technical, quantitative, and analytical skills
    • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in a role exhibiting excellent written and oral communications, effective interpersonal skills, and strong formal presentation abilities
    • Experience with understanding and documenting business requirements, their translation into Jira and moving business requirements to “ready to work” for the development teams
    • Strong knowledge of digital video standards (E.g. HLS, MPEG-DASH, CMAF, SCTE, DRM) and the current capabilities and weaknesses of the different offerings in the OVP space


    Eligibility Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: )
  • Willingness to travel, work overtime, work weekday nights, and on weekends with short notice
  • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
  • 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.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, PSPO certification or related degree
    • Technical background preferred
    • Experience in Television/Broadcast, Digital Media, Cloud/Platform Operations, or related field preferred
    • Experience with interactive media, apps, or live streaming preferred
    • Ability to work independently under minimum supervision and proactive in solving issues
    • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to work across multiple groups and levels in organization
    • Self-motivation and resourcefulness
    • Energy, commitment and solution focused, ability to perform under pressure and meeting stretch targets
    • Team player, ability to work in global environment


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