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Sr. Project Manager (OTT)

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Large Media & Entertainment company in Burbank is seeking a Sr. Project Manager with OTT experience. The Senior Project Manager reports into the Manager, Program Management. Successful candidates must be highly proactive, detail-oriented, and able to autonomously work on concurrent complex implementations across matrixed teams. They must be capable of clearly communicating schedules, risks, and processes to a variety of business, creative, and technical audiences. Candidates must have OTT experience, working with Smart TVs, Roku, Firestick, etc., with a focus on the technology piece itself, as opposed towards content for OTT platofrms.

Responsibilities 

  • Manages the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple or large scale platform projects 
  • Performs role of scrum master across one or more project teams 
  • Manage project team consisting of product managers, contractors, vendors, engineers, and business analysts across multiple projects 
  • Provide clear reporting of project status across all projects via executive dashboards that include: timelines, milestone tracking, budget status, issue identification, resource analysis 
  • Work with Product Development team to understand and manage project requirements, scope, timelines and budget 
  • Identifies and manages project/program issues and risks and drives decision making and escalations 
  • Works with delivery teams, Legal and Privacy to ensure products are reviewed for COPPA compliance 
  • Identifies and communicates resource constraints and potential priority conflicts to assist the organization in evaluating and reprioritizing deadlines 
  • Strong contributor to the evolution of the project management capabilities, improve delivery of solutions and leverage project management knowledge across the Studio Technology organization 
  • Assist in evaluation of application development vendors, as required 
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies and/or trends in technology for the entertainment industry 

 

Basic Qualifications 

  • A minimum of 5 years of digital program management or related experience 
  • Proven track record in managing, tracking and troubleshooting multiple, high-visibility, large-scale technology projects from definition through implementation, involving cross-functional teams, vendors and partners
  • Self-starter that can autonomously drive multiple work streams inter-departmentally 
  • Ability to develop program schedules, communicate deadlines, and enforce project milestones 
  • Proficient in use of project management and documentation tools 
  • Attention to detail to ensure high quality deliverables 
  • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully
  • Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion 
  • Meeting facilitation skills
  • High tolerance for ambiguity and working in a matrixed organization 
  • Ability to move projects forward to completion with collaboration and consensus across multiple stakeholders 


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Management of mobile app, web and over-the-top (OTT) product development teams 
  • Experience with Jira 
  • CSM certification is preferred 


Required Education 

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience 

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