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Sr. Technical Program Manager

31729

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90069

Technology
Los Angeles
Full-Time

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.

 

 

Who We Are

Pluto TV, a Paramount Company, is the leading free streaming television service delivering hundreds of live linear channels and thousands of titles on-demand to a global audience of nearly 68 million monthly active users. The Emmy ® award-winning service curates a diverse line-up of channels, in partnership with nearly 400 international media companies, offering a wide array of genres, languages, and categories featuring movies, television series, sports, news, lifestyle, kids, and much more. Pluto TV can be easily accessed and streamed across mobile, web, and connected TV devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Pluto TV's growing international footprint extends across three continents and more than 30 countries and territories.
 

About Paramount

Paramount Global (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, Paramount's portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV, and Simon & Schuster, among others. Paramount 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, the company provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution, and advertising solutions.

For more information on Paramount and its businesses, visit https://www.paramount.com/. Keep up with Paramount news by following us on Twitter (twitter.com/paramount), Facebook (facebook.com/paramount), and LinkedIn (linkedin.com/company/paramount).
 

Responsibilities

This is a meaningful role with a wide range of responsibilities, including:

  • Manage day-to-day agile ceremonies at the team level.

  • Manage product and business stakeholders' interests and requests across multiple teams.

  • Cross-Team Communication: Drive cross-team communication by providing accurate and proactive project tracking to internal partners and the larger organization.

  • Agile Best Practices: Champion Agile methodologies within your assigned teams and collaborate with the larger PMO to drive the implementation of best practices across teams. Coordinate Agile ceremonies at the team level.

  • Impediment Removal: Actively identify and remove impediments that may impact team velocity or deliverables. Partner with other program managers and organizational leaders to remove impediments and balance risks.

  • Program Planning: Participate in quarterly planning, balance cross-team dependencies with the PMO, and set delivery plans.

  • Servant Leadership: Work as a servant-leader within the assigned teams, using leadership skills to nurture healthy and productive working relationships.

  • Development Team Relationship: Develop a healthy working relationship within your teams and take steps to build an environment of mutual respect.

  • Relentless Improvement: Implement processes that foster relentless improvement and drive the team and the organization towards more efficient product delivery.
     

Qualities / Experience We’re Seeking

We believe these are the key requirements to be successful:

  • Strong knowledge of Agile principles and tools. A CSM is required and an advanced Agile certification (e.g. SPC, CSP, PMI-ACP, etc.) is highly desired.

  • 5+ years experience as an Agile project manager/scrum master building complex software-based systems from inception to release, including coordinating cadence-based releases.

  • Experience working on OTT/CTV applications and an understanding of linear channels and AVOD.

  • Experience managing expectations, negotiating compromises, and interfacing between a technical team and business partners with client-facing experience.

  • Able to handle high-level partners within the organization and help to balance competing needs and requests.

  • Experience coaching high-functioning development teams, with an eye on using those skills to increase the speed and quality of software delivery.

  • Experience using Agile techniques to deliver large software epics with reliability, speed, and quality, and familiarity with the Scaled Agile Framework is a plus.
     

Citizenship

Citizens of Pluto TV have the privilege of entertaining millions of people. We are entrepreneurs looking to revolutionize the future of TV. While our planet is small, our ambition is boundless. The stakes don’t get much higher.

Becoming a Citizen is hard work. We need self-starters that thrive in changing environments, who treat company resources like their own, and who deliver seemingly impossible outcomes at warp speed. It’s the only way we stay ahead of the giants looking to take the opportunity we have earned. We are selective but once chosen, you’re in.
 

Why You Should Become a Citizen of Pluto TV

As stated, becoming a Citizen is hard work but the rewards of citizenship are plentiful. Work with the smartest people on some of the most complex projects of your life, while profoundly impacting both Pluto TV and the broader world of entertainment. Share in the epic quest to define the future of television as we know it. Big commitment, big impact, lasting change.

As a Citizen, you will enjoy generously-sponsored medical benefits, a generous vacation policy, 401K retirement plan, social and team events, and more!

 

 

 

 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.


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles