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Senior Manager, Digital Broadcast Operations (remote)


Burbank, CA, US, 91505 New York, NY, US, 10019

Information Technology

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

We are the Video Operations and Digital Streaming team, responsible for supporting the video delivery and architecture of VOD and Live content streamed on over 15 platforms for CBS Digital & Paramount+ applications and sites. We are also responsible for the encoding and delivery of premium content to millions of users every day!

Roles Details:
Our team is seeking a Senior Manager of Digital Broadcast Operations to lead our signal acquisition and video processing teams. The role will own and architect solutions to help streamline signal acquisition and our live pipeline as well as chart out best-in-class experiences for VOD content, live TV streaming, MVPD authentication and live feed franchises (e.g., Big Brother Live Feeds). Ultimately, we're looking for someone who is knowledgeable in video acquisition methods (including satellite and terrestrial) along with ip transport and encoding best practices.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Lead technical development of our video acquisition and signal processing pipeline
  • Define and implement infrastructure, tools and processes to monitor key metrics in the signal acquisition pipeline.
  • Perform vendor management as needed to ensure vendors provide the necessary product features
  • Work closely with the CBS broadcast team to collaborate and work together to create services and standards to deliver high quality productions.
  • Manage 3rd party signal acquisition partners
  • Collaborate with video partners (such as Video Operations, Ad Operations, Analytics and Business Intelligence teams) to solicit feedback and involvement for roadmapping, prioritizing and planning updates.
  • Act as an in-house video specialist by staying up to date on the latest trends in other emerging platforms
  • Additional other duties and responsibilities, as assigned

What you bring to the team:
You have –

  • BS/BA Degree Or Knowledge of OTT video distribution/contribution technology and architecture
  • Experience and knowledge in developing live video workflows in the cloud
  • Deep knowledge of MVPD-based linear ecosystem and working knowledge of OTT video distribution technology / architecture
  • Strong understanding of content ingestion, encoding, ad insertion and delivery systems.
  • Knowledge of leading streaming technologies including, UHD, 4K, HDR and low latency.
  • Strong understanding digital audio/video fundamentals, compression technologies, distribution formats, and associated technologies such as Multicast and Unicast video distribution, MPEG Video (2,4, & HEVC), MPEG-2 TS, HDR, SCTE-35 & ESNI signaling, closed-captions, QAM video distribution, and ad-splicing.
  • Experience with video transport protocols such as: RTP, RTMP, SRT, UDP, Zixi, RIST, HLS, MPEG-DASH
  • Knowledge of video and audio codecs such as AVC, HEVC, AAC, E-AC3, ATMOS
  • Strong understanding digital audio/video fundamentals, compression technologies, distribution formats, and associated technologies such as Multicast and Unicast video distribution, MPEG Video (2,4, & HEVC), MPEG-2 TS, HDR, SCTE-35 & ESNI signaling, closed-captions, QAM video distribution, and ad-splicing.
  • Ability to assess and troubleshoot video and audio quality
  • Experience with on premise video acquisition with partners or co-lo facilities.
  • Experience with cloud-based infrastructure
  • Passion for new technologies, sports and entertainment
  • Strong knowledge of Federal Communications Commission regulations related to video delivery
  • Extremely motivated and is energized by big challenges with a keen eye for detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Operate both independently and as part of a broader team; balance multiple tasks and projects simultaneously in a results-oriented environment

You might also have –

  • Hands-on experience working with SCRUM or other agile development methodologies
  • Experience working with video performance / measurement tools and QoS products
  • Experience working with video CMS and program guides




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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles