Discovery CommunicationsLos Angeles, CA
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Discovery is looking for a Senior Program Manager to join our Direct To Consumer (DTC) Technology Team. We are looking for that rare candidate preferably with a technical background, exemplary written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to thrive with little process, direction, or oversight.
This is a role inside a fast-paced start-up environment where we are also building process and structure befitting a major corporate entity. This position will appeal to a
person who is excited by ambiguity and new product development while yearning to help shape project and portfolio management practices and contribute towards delivery of compelling digital products. As television and media habits change, our mission remains true to the principles that founded Discovery – every day we seek to ignite people’s curiosity to engage, entertain and enlighten the world around them through amazing viewing experiences.
The Direct To Consumer Group is a technology company within Discovery Inc. With Discovery, Food Network, Golf TV, MotorTrend, Eurosport, Discovery Play, and many more brands to support, we build user experiences ranging from classic lean-back viewing to interactive learning applications for smart TVs, web, mobile phones, tablets, and consoles.
To support these experiences, we are building a global streaming video platform and a suite of applications to support all of our network’s brands globally. The services are modern container-based micro-services operated on AWS, covering everything from search, catalogue, video transcoding, personalization, to global subscriptions. The device platform spans consoles, smart TVs, web, mobile phones, and tablets. This is a growing, global engineering group crucial to Discovery’s future.
We are looking for program manager to manage a one or more cross functional programs within our DTC technology team. Locations considered are Bellevue, WA, Los Angeles, CA and New York City .
The ideal candidate communicates clearly, organizes project timelines, secures commitments, manages risks, identifies the critical path, spots edge cases, reviews metrics, data, and monitors operations of large cross functional programs. The ideal candidate can switch effortlessly between these modes adapting themselves to the needs of their work streams. They are a strong self-starter and therefore have the ability to drill into business data and research results to identify clear direction
and focus for their tasks, projects and programs. They continue to move forward in the face of ambiguity and imperfect knowledge. Their interest in computer science has not faded as they moved into a project management role and they are still comfortable with a technology setting and working closely with engineers on their projects.
• Bachelors degree with 6 years of experience in project management (or Masters with 4 years) in the
You have demonstrated the ability to manage concurrent cross-functional technology programs in a
• You have demonstrated the ability to understand organizational and corporate goals and ensured that
your projects delivered what was required to hit these goals.
You have the ability to plan budgets, adjust forecasts as necessary and track financial performance of
You have demonstrated your written and verbal communication skills can be applied to business and
technical areas across all levels, from the engineering teams to senior level executives.
You have knowledge surrounding the PPM (Project Portfolio Management) discipline and are familiar
with standard PPM tools offered in the industry.
• You MUST have experience with JIRA, Confluence, Smartsheet and Google Suite of products.
You have contributed to creating processes and mechanisms, deploying tools and building
partnerships across a technology organization to deliver on ambiguous and challenging goals.
Good understanding of software development methods like CI/CD, Agile Scrum, Waterfall, etc.
You have experience with all phases of project delivery from concept to production, including defining
features and deliverables, securing team commitments, establishing a project charter, handling all
communication and reporting, overseeing development & deployment, and performing retrospective
assessment using data and key performance indicators.
You have demonstrated the ability to make decisions for more than one project or program area
showing that your judgment is fungible, and you may be to handle more than one project
simultaneously and successfully.
Travel is required both domestic and international averaging about 20% (post pandemic)
Must have the legal right to work in the United States.