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Director, Video Project Management

Stamford, CT
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Director, Video Project Management

Jobid 23768-383439

Location: Stamford, CT, 06912, USA

Description **Job Number** 36472BR

**Job Title** Director, Video Project Management

**Business Segment** NBC Sports Group

**Sub-Business** NBC Sports, NBCSN, & Olympics

**Posting Category** TV Content & Production

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

NBC Sports Digital:

A division of the NBC Sports Group, Emmy Award-winning NBC Sports Digital offers sports fans 24/7 news coverage, extensive live-event streaming, and complementary coverage of many of the properties within NBC Sports Group’s unparalleled collection of media rights across web, mobile and tablets. NBC Sports Digital includes NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics.com, GolfChannel.com, the digital assets of NBC Sports Regional Networks and Rotoworld.com, among others, as well as a collection of apps that includes NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC SportsTalk, NBC Olympics Live Extra, and NBC Olympics. NBC Sports Group and Yahoo! Sports, through a content and promotional partnership, rank No. 1 in traffic among all sports digital properties. Through its SportsTalk strategy, NBCSports.com provides fans with quick, frequently-updated news and information with a unique perspective. The division’s live streaming portfolio includes some of the most-watched and most-trafficked events of all time, including Sunday Night Football on a weekly basis, Super Bowl XLVI and Super Bowl XLIX, Stanley Cup Playoffs and Final, the 2012 London Olympic Games, for which NBCOlympics.com earned an Emmy and the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, for which NNBCOlympics.com earned three Emmy’s.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** Connecticut

**City** Stamford


Role Purpose

The Director, Video Project Management will be a key driver in NBC Sports Group video project initiatives. This person will have deep experience in project/program management with strong experience in video delivery technology. They will lead a team of video project managers and third party vendors building and maintaining state-of-the-art sports video applications and frameworks for the NBC Sports Group. The role requires in depth project management skills, along with proven success in delivering end to end video based projects in both broadcast and digital ecosystems.


+ Management of internal projects and Project Management resources along with multiple external vendors/partners for building video based applications for NBC Sports Group digital properties

+ Assign projects and development tasks to developers and ensure that technical deliverables remain on schedule and on budget

+ Ensure appropriate project documentation is created/disseminated.

+ Act as point of escalation for project issue/risk mitigation

+ Develop highly scalable and efficient video applications and frameworks that meet the goals of the NBC Sports Group

+ Partner management across a diverse eco-system to manage evolving lifecycle of multi-platform videoCoordinate QA/UAT and software releases with Video Engineers, Project Managers and Release/QA Engineer

+ Provide feasibility reviews on potential new projects, including development effort estimates

+ Create and review software architecture and hardware infrastructure proposals for all new application builds

+ Ensure that all products launched by the Sports Group meet the organization’s best practices for scalability, stability, and security


Basic Qualifications

+ Minimum of five (5) years of work experience in developing and deploying end to end large scale video applications as well as leading and managing a development team

+ Minimum of four (4) years managing technology budgets or P&L

+ Minimum of two (2) years’ experience managing and mentoring other project managers and technologists with varying backgrounds and levels of technical expertise

+ Expertise in implementation of video in RTMP,HDS, HLS, MPEG-DASH and associated delivery and encryption technologies (AES-128, DRM and fingerprinting)

+ Expertise in agile methodologies and the full software lifecycle: application development (application structure, device and operating system APIs, debugging, performance, security) and deployment

+ Background in broadcast video workflow, including signal acquisition and encoding specifications, and the OVP landscape

+ Knowledge of live and VOD video topology, with CDN cache deliver experience related to eachEligibility Requirements

+ Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: )

+ Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

+ Able to delegate work effectively and assess and mitigate risks, and escalate appropriately

+ Capable of managing multiple deliverables and completing assigned tasks quickly

+ Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT

+ Must be willing to submit to a background investigation

+ Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

+ Must be 18 years or older

+ It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal’ s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

**Desired Characteristics**

+ Familiarity with hosting environments and best practices, knowledge of content delivery configurations for mobile video and data

+ Highly organized and able to track multiple deliverables across projects and resources

+ Ability to deliver on critical deadlines while keeping focus on strategic initiatives, using iterative releases to achieve larger goals.

+ Ability to integrate into a large agile development projects and manage rapid development cycles

+ Ability to clearly communicate ideas and status updates to both technical and non-technical resources

+ Passion for professional sports and an interest in digital media

+ Innovative and flexible thinker, comfortable suggesting solutions and willing to take risks

+ Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines

+ Committed to quality in every assignment, large or small

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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