Product Manager - Tech IV at Discovery Direct-to-Consumer

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Location:  

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Date:  

Req ID:  542

Description: 

Discovery hires the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company’s mission of empowering people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity.

In exchange for their talent and drive, employees are provided with an engaging, diverse workplace and the resources they need to learn, thrive and grow in their careers.

Job Summary

Discovery along with the rest of the media industry is undergoing a transformation to build unique experiences around the world-class non-scripted video content in form of Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) products on dozens of different platforms. They key to delivering dozens of products globally is a robust platform that serves as the foundation for building the products such as Discovery GO (18 US brands such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Food Network, Animal Planet, HGTV, MotorTrend), Eurosport, GolfTV, DPlay, Discovery Plus and many others. This DTC platform will power the digital transformation of Discovery & enable the future of interactive & personalized video experiences for global audiences spanning 220 countries. 

 

The Product leader of Content supply chain in the Global Direct-to-Consumer(DTC) platform will lead, the streamlining of content & metadata ingest across US & international partners through a centralized repository & through to the digital platforms. This person will focus on driving best practices for content & metadata management & driving efficiencies & reducing turnaround time from content licensing to it being available in a direct to consumer product. They should also be familiar with the content syndication needs & challenges across the ecosystem of affiliate partners to help drive the architecture & workflow across both DTC & affiliate distribution. They will also need to manage the ecosystem of partners in the content supply chain to drive the right decisions on where we partner & where we build in house solutions to drive an efficient content workflow. 

 

An ideal candidate will bring the broad & deep industry connections and hands-on experience building media workflows to deliver a best in class content supply chain platform. They have demonstrated experience cultivating, nurturing and building a healthy ecosystem of partners in the media industry & delivering innovative solutions powered by a combination of platform & partners. This leader takes end-to-end ownership and consistently delivers results in a fast-paced environment. They are a leader that the team loves to work with because they inspire, develop, and care for their team members.

Responsibilities

1. Key areas of focus would be to establish a clearly articulated strategy for a Disocvery wide content & metadata supply chain platform incorporating in house & partner solutions 

2. Collaborates with CMS, Ad Ops, Product, and shared Digital Platform teams to enable coherent and agile solutions that enable businesses to move forward rapidly.
3. Evaluate e2e media supply chain and drive initiatives that enables innovation in platform and streamlines content operations.

4. Champion engineering and operational excellence, establishing metrics and processes that drive velocity, adaptability & results.
5. Help build, lead & mentor great teams to enable delivery of world-class media platforms that enable industry leading consumer products.

Requirements

* You measure success in terms of performance & scale of your engineering solutions and not your team size and budget.
* You strive in a culture of innovation – always exploring ways to say yes and try out new ideas and living outside your comfort zone.
* You are comfortable handling multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
* Deep understanding of how culture and team dynamics create exceptional teams.

* 10+ years of professional experience building & enabling media platforms and launching software products and/or services with partners.
* 5+ years of experience managing successful product teams including hiring and performance management.
* Previous experience in transcoding & streaming technologies, video players, AI/ML for personalization preferred

* Expertise in problem solving and analyzing global scale distributed systems.
* BS/MS in Computer Science or a related technical field

* Must have the legal right to work in the United States

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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Location

10401 NE 8th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004
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What are Discovery Direct-to-Consumer Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Annual Impact Day where the office volunteers together. Opportunities to volunteer through People Portal. New Hires are given $25 to donate to cause of their choice. Discovery offers matching programs
Partners with Nonprofits
RISE, Turn Up Fight Hunger, Adopt a Family, Oceana, Discovery Project CAT, Give a Little TLC, Inspire a Difference, Building a Difference, Talent Unlimited.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Discovery Women's Network, ableDisability, Multicultural Alliance, Discovery PriDe, Parents at Discovery, Discovery GreenD, Generation D, Discovery Veteran's Association.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Discovery Women's Network, ableDisability, Multicultural Alliance, Discovery PriDe, Generation D, Discovery Veteran's Association.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Diverse slate required for leadership roles.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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