Technical Program Manager II

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About Discovery

Discovery is the world’s leading non-fiction media company with a reach of three billion viewers in 220 countries.

The Direct to Consumer (DTC) group is an Engineering company within the Discovery brand. DTC’s engineering teams build applications for Web, Mobile, Connected TVs, and Consoles/STBs covering features like Search, Playback, ML-driven Recommendation, Subscriptions, Payments, etc. We are building a Global Video Streaming Platform to support a broad collection of Discovery’s brands (Discovery, TLC, Motor Trend, Golf TV, Food Network, Eurosport, and many more) including the recently launched Discovery+. These applications are powered by a fleet of cloud-native microservices for Content Ingestion, Metadata processing, Video encoding & Ad Tech platform on AWS containers & serverless-compute

Meet Our Team

Discovery is looking for talented Technical Program Managers to join the Global Affiliate Integration team with responsibilities within the Set-top Box (STB) deployment workstream. We are looking for that rare candidate with technical background, exemplary written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to thrive with the little process, direction, or oversight. This is a role inside a fast-paced start-up environment where we are also building processes and structures 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 management practices to reduce this ambiguity over time.

The ideal candidate communicates clearly, analyzes technical designs, organizes project timelines, secures commitments, manages risks, identifies the critical path, spots edge cases, triages bugs, reviews metrics & data, and monitors launch operations for large software projects. The ideal candidate can switch effortlessly between these modes adapting themselves to the needs of their workstreams. They are a strong self-starter and can analyze multiple sources to identify clear direction and focus for their projects. They are still comfortable with technical details when giving feedback to engineers on their projects.

Roles & Responsibilities

You have repeatedly demonstrated the ability to understand organizational and corporate goals and ensuring that your projects delivered what was required to hit these goals. You have shipped multiple high-impact projects and use data to assess their impact.

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 your written communication skills can be applied to business and technical documentation, when needed for your project, and have written multiple documents in multiple formats in your experience. Your documents are used as examples of good work by your peers.

You have demonstrated the capacity to make decisions for more than one project or program area showing that your judgment is flexible.

You can handle more than one project simultaneously and successfully.

What to Bring

• Technical background in video streaming or related field.

• Additional technical literacy such as professional experience with AWS services or front-end client development.

• Experience implementing Agile methodologies.

• Subject matter expertise in one or more CE connected devices; ideally media provider branded set-top boxes.

What We Offer

A Great Place to work

Equal opportunity employer

Fast track growth opportunities

Our Values

Discovery is governed by our eight guiding principles:

We Are… One Team, Creative Dreamers, Doers. Consumer Obsessed. Global, Quick & Agile, Purposeful and We Do the Right Thing

Discovery’s Guiding Principles define the distinctive character, spirit, and attitude of our organization. They inspire how we design our future and recruit talent.

Diversity & Inclusion

Disclaimer: Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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