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Technical Program Manager III

Discovery Inc
Knoxville, TN 37902
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Discovery Inc

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States,
Req ID: 12494


The Direct to Consumer Group is a technology company within the Discovery brand. We are building a global streaming video platform (OTT), and a suite of applications to support all of our networks brands globally. We are building modern container-based microservices operated on AWS. Our platform covers everything from search, catalogue, video transcoding, personalization, to global subscriptions, and really much more. We build user experiences ranging from classic lean-back viewing to interactive learning applications. We build for connected TVs, web, mobile phones, tablets, and consoles for a large footprint of Discovery owned networks (Discovery, Food Network, Golf TV, MotorTrend, Eurosport, Discovery Play, and many more) This is a growing, global engineering group crucial to Discoverys future.
We are hiring senior technical program managers to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for technical operations and workflows which give the organization a competitive edge and improve developer efficiencies.

This role is primarily responsible for execution and delivery of Ad Technology initiatives at a global level, working in tandem with Product and Engineering stakeholders to ensure business goals are met across the international portfolio.

The ideal candidate has had experience driving projects from inception to delivery, working across multiple teams to align on Product requirements and overall business goals. They have experience in project management and agile development methodologies with a proven track record of delivering results. They must be able to thrive and succeed in an entrepreneurial environment and not be hindered by ambiguity or competing priorities. You are a key influencer in your teams strategy and contribute significantly to team planning.


1. Scope & Complexity : You drive projects across multiple teams, you have experience managing dependencies and stakeholders from external teams. You're able to take an ambiguous problem statement related to your subject-matter area to drive project deliverables over multiple iterations to achieve the right outcome. You can align with business teams to influence how partner deal requirements may impact internal roadmap plans.

2. Execution : You can manage multiple inflight projects and deliver on set dates and requirements. You have a company wide view of how your programs or projects impact the bottom line and you constantly think about how to improve our ability to deliver large projects.

3. Communication: Your written and verbal communication skills are very strong . You can distill key points out of complex technical descriptions to share with non-technical stakeholders, adapting your language and style of communication depending on the audience. You can clearly articulate decisions that have been made and supporting materials that back them. You are confident and capable of speaking to both the business operations or technical decisions. You communicate through data, dates, and facts.

4. Adaptable: Able to react to changing timelines and requirements, communicate these changes to stakeholders and redirect resources without causing disruption to inflight initiatives. Understand and align with regional specific requirements, preferred methods of communication and cultural factors. You communicate clearly, organize project timelines, secure commitments, manage risks, identify the critical path, spot edge cases, triage bugs, review metrics & data, ensure adequate resourcing and monitor launch operations. You switch effortlessly between these modes adapting yourself to the needs of your work streams.


1. Experience in project management in the technology realm.
2. Lead planning, execution and delivery of projects across multiple global teams (product and technology).
3. Communicate clearly, analyze technical designs, organize project timelines, secure commitments, manage risks, identify the critical path, spot edge cases, triage bugs, review metrics and data, and monitor launch operations for large software projects
4. Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make trade-offs.
5. You have a solid understanding of software development methods like CI/CD, Agile Scrum, Waterfall, etc.
6. You have shipped multiple high impact projects and used data to assess their impact.
7. 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.
8. You have demonstrated the ability to make decisions for more than one project or program area showing that your judgment is fungible, and you must be able to handle more than one project simultaneously and successfully.
9. You have repeatedly demonstrated the ability to understand organizational and corporate goals and ensured that your projects delivered what was required to hit these goals.
10. You must have experience with JIRA, Confluence, Smartsheet and Google or Microsoft Suite of products.
11. Must have the legal right to work in the country hired.

Preferred Skills
  • Comfortable and experienced in leading project teams in a cloud and operations environment.
  • Knowledge of operational practices, workflows, and support models for engineering teams. Understanding of incident management, release management, change management, and launch readiness.
  • Working understanding of Ad Technology and Operations, including ad serving, tracking and reporting.




Posted: 2021-09-03 Expires: 2021-10-04
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