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Sr. Project/Program Manager

11636

New York, NY, US, 10036

Other
New York
Full-Time

Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA; PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, its portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, Paramount provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.

 

This position is responsible for the project and platform team management activities within the Parmamount's Digital Org and alignment across each line of business: Entertainment AVOD, Kids AVOD, and Entertainment SVOD.  

 

The Platform team’s roadmap is the highest priority area of focus in the Owned and Operated (O&O) Digital area and has the biggest impact for the brands and their consumers (end to end). Within the very large scope of Platform are the Core Web Team, Core Apple Team, Core Android/Amazon Team, Core Roku Team as well as the WebPlex Connected TV team. All teams work and maintain the core platform that supports the Viacom Streaming native apps and web platform digital products across all Paramount brands globally. The person in this role also provides program-level project and platform management support across multiple Agile technology teams in collaboration with the brands, ad sales, brand and corporate research, business development, content distribution, data strategy, and security.

 

The Project/Program Manager is responsible for working with Product Management, Engineering, and Technical leadership to facilitate the execution and adoption of services, solutions and products across the enterprise. This entails independently leading the complex, business critical activities that may involve integrating the work of multiple large teams. 

 

The ideal candidate will provide strategic and tactical guidance to teams and Project Managers or Scrum Masters in ways that promote collaboration and coordination amid competing priorities. They will also drive activities within the program, leading to predictable, quality delivery of value.  In addition, the Program Manager must be able to facilitate meetings and specific ceremonies, when applicable.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate program-level ceremonies, processes, and overall execution of value delivery

  • Proactively track and report on program initiatives and operations metrics

  • Identify and manage risks and impediments that affect program scope, schedule, and quality

  • Manage dependencies within and across programs

  • Collaborate with other Program Managers, Scrum Managers, and Project Managers to coordinate initiatives across multiple technology teams, from inception to delivery to consumer

  • Facilitate the creation and maintenance of a program roadmap, in close collaboration with Product Management and various disciplines across the enterprise

  • Facilitate cross-team scrum-of-scrums 

  • Act as liaison for the program to other programs and management

  • Assist in fine-tuning process for cross-team communication and coordination

  • Manage projects and their interdependencies to ensure milestone adherence and integrity of the delivery

  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently

  • Facilitate the production of high-level documentation around existing operational processes and proposed workflows within net new systems or optimized existing systems

  • Frequently interact with a diverse group of executives, program managers, technology, and business sponsors

  • Manage relationships and deliverables from associated vendors (when applicable)

 

Additional Program Manager Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate efforts in larger and more critical/complex projects and operational activities that involve integrating the work of multiple large teams

  • Independently manage activities and resolve conflict within associated teams with minimal influence from management; work effectively with all levels of management and employees

  • Effortlessly sift through “noise” and facilitate discussions and team activities with a laser focus towards results

  • Scan external environment for best practices and collaborate with team(s) to implement where applicable

  • Leverage advanced project management skills to identify process gaps and introduce innovative approaches that increase predictability and quality

  • Strong understanding of associated domain (related technologies, processes, etc.)

  • Contribute to defining the goals for the MTS Platform and Program Management departments

 

Basic Qualifications:

 

  • 7+ years of experience in program/project management in a well-established, high-performing software development environment

  • Strong knowledge of Agile frameworks and software engineering practices, as well as traditional project management approaches

  • Ability to understand technologies applicable to assigned product or service area and facilitate resolution of technical needs as they arise

  • Comfortable and experienced in leading business and technology in vetting technical options

  • Superb written and verbal communications, presentation skills, and meeting facilitation skills

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Scrum Master certification, along with other Agile and traditional certifications (like CSPO, PMP, SAFe) highly preferred

  • Experience working in a media technology environment as a Project Manager or Program Manager preferably with video-based experiences and products launched on a variety of platforms including web, mobile and streaming devices (Roku, FireTV, tvOS etc.)

 

  • Experience producing advanced reports in Jira, Confluence, Excel and other reporting tools

  • Experience working with teams that handle complex code integration among many teams

  • Digital and linear media technologies including: video delivery, ad delivery, user authentication, content management systems, mobile applications, web sites, and how they integrate with existing technologies

  • Experience working with software developers, technical and business management, department heads, product management, QA engineers, and other technology professionals

  • Ability to create and deliver executive-level summary reports and presentations


 

Education:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferred.

 

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 

 

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 

 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. https://www.paramount.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.


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