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Product Manager, Backend Services


Los Angeles, CA, US, 90069

Los Angeles

Pluto TV, a Paramount Global company, is the leading free streaming television service in America,  delivering 250+ live and original channels and thousands of on-demand movies in partnership with major TV networks,  movie studios,  publishers,  and digital media companies. Pluto TV is available on all mobile,  web and connected TV streaming devices and millions of viewers tune in each month to watch premium news,  TV shows,  movies,  sports,  lifestyle,  and trending digital series. Headquartered in West Hollywood,  Pluto TV has offices in New York,  Silicon Valley,  Chicago and Berlin.


Pluto TV is free advertising supported television (FAST) and is focused on developing and optimizing features around the world. Pluto TV is looking for a Technical Product Manager to develop video functionality and experiences on the Pluto platform for VOD and Linear TV at scale.

As a Technical Product Manager, you will be hands-on working with innovative technologies, collaborating with engineers to solve complex challenges in innovative ways. You should be well-versed in best practices, but also draw from your experience to know when it may be beneficial to pave new roads. You will be a part of a collaborative environment where members are encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, and culture. You’ll be focused on working with a cross-functional agile Core Services team and internal partners. You’ll oversee and run the daily scrum teams and backlog and be responsible leading the quarterly roadmap and planning process. This role will offer significant value to the organization by improving the power of the streaming platform to support the many products and services that are built upon the platform and apps. This role requires executional skill and a proficiency in balancing multiple priorities that will strengthen the stability, performance, and capabilities of our platform.


  • Define, deliver, and measure progress against OKRs in your domain in service of the larger organizational and company-wide OKRs
  • Partner with collaborators while serving as the platform/product evangelist for the products within your domain
  • Own product KPIs. Measure and improve upon QoS / QoE metrics!
  • Manage priority shifts, dependency/sequence considerations, and sprint injections!
  • Working as a servant-leader within the team, using leadership skills to foster healthy and productive working relationships within your teams
  • Negotiate priority, sequence and scope of delivery while optimizing business value
  • Developing and maintaining a healthy working relationship with other functional teams throughout the organization, including but not limited to data integration, Business Intelligence, DevOps, STE, and Legal
  • Actively identifying and removing impediments that may impact team velocity or deliverables



Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of hands-on product management experience building highly scalable software in an Agile environment, cloud-based SaaS platforms preferred
  • 3 + years experience with software development teams to remove cross-team dependencies, with validated experience driving those teams to higher levels of productivity and efficiency





Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience and knowledge in Agile software development ideally focused on B2C applications
  • Experience balancing priorities and interfacing between a technical team and business partners
  • Able to work independently, but also a team player who can collaborate well with internal stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, manage trade-offs, and work cross-functionally with engineering, design and marketing/business counterparts to deliver online products/services
  • Experience working in and good understanding of Agile product development methodologies
  • Good working knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle
  • Basic understanding of API driven product development




  • Hands-on admin level experience with Jira and Atlassian suite
  • Familiarity with SAFe methodology
  • Hands-on experience using SQL and Excel for data analysis
  • Familiarity with CI/CD and DevOps best practices
  • Working knowledge of streaming technologies




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. 


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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.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles