Product Manager (Entertainment)

Computer Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) - Philadelphia, PA (30+ days ago)2.8


Responsible for identifying and creating product requirements and taking ownership from initial concept through delivery. Will need to understand existing processes and how they will impact the end customers and create new approaches. Works closely with large organizations and cross-functional teams. It is important they will be able to understand customer behavior and needs then translate that into product requirements. Ability to dive dep into technical considerations as needed. 0-3 years of experience needed.

-Assist in defining and driving product strategy for this area. Balance focus between near-term (within next 6 months) and the long term (1-2 years out). Challenge the status quo.
-Collaborate with other product managers and colleagues from design, development, business, marketing, editorial, support, legal, and operations to develop product strategies and requirements; successfully deliver streaming content to our subscribers
-Interact with 3rd party product, business and technology counterparts; develop productive relationships to facilitate delivery from start to finish.
-Understand the customer by working with research, understanding quantitative metrics, and by spending time yourself with customers directly, including understanding how they use competitive offerings.
-Keep the organization informed of what you and your team is doing. Communicate with executives & stakeholders on product usage & performance, and gather feedback

Our ideal candidate will have the following traits:

-Passion for video entertainment, whether its live TV, movies, YouTube clips or something else.
-2 to 4 years of technical product management experience
-Prior experience with managing, developing or using tools, APIs or platforms for content providers and/or app developers
-Strong analytical & strategic planning skills; know when perfect is the enemy of good
-Ability to make decisions quickly and independently; good shipped, is better than perfect on paper
-Strong communication and interpersonal skills; capable of interacting with customers, Senior Leadership and 3rd party content partners on complex topics
-Comfortable working and driving a fast paced agile environment.
-Ability to travel (once every 1-2 months) either to 3rd party partners or the other coasts development center; ability to successfully work with multiple remote teams to deliver products
-Prior experience with developing applications, application platforms or content platforms for set top boxes, connected TVs or gaming consoles
-Good understanding or experience in one or more of the following areas: streaming video formats/playback/content delivery, DRM, DAI, subscription services

Who will you work with?

You’ll work with the best and brightest minds across both our headquarters in Philadelphia as well as our development center in Silicon Valley, CA.
As typical in product management leadership, you operate at the intersection between engineering, design, and the business. In this role, you will collaborate with a number of other support teams throughout the company such as our video rendering backend and metadata services team. You’ll work directly with 3rd party content creators and services (think Netflix, YouTube, NBC Sports Digital and more), translating their content into a first class viewing experience.
You’ll be joining a team of product managers focused on enhanced OTT video experiences. This is part of a larger group run by the VP of Product Management responsible for how we better serve sports fans and bring new types of content like streaming video and music.

What are some of the interesting problems you’ll work on?

Streaming video has changed how we consume entertainment on the go and on multiple smaller screens around the home. Taking the best parts of streaming video to the biggest screen in the house, you’ll help evolve the set top box beyond channel grids and Video on Demand menus to almost limitless live and VOD streaming entertainment options. You’ll also help our business and content partners monetize through digital ad insertion and subscription revenue.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 to $80,000.00 /year