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Technical Program Manager III

Bellevue, WA Full-Time
Overview

As television and media habits change, our mission remains true to the principles that founded Warner Bros. Discovery – every day we seek to ignite people’s curiosity to engage, entertain and enlighten the world around them through amazing viewing experiences.
The Direct-to-Consumer Group is a technology company within the Warner Bros. Discovery family of brands. We are building a global streaming video platform (OTT) and a suite of applications to support delivering compelling content from Warner Bros. Discovery’s library to our customers worldwide using modern container-based microservices operated on AWS. Our platform covers search, catalogue, video transcoding, personalization, global subscriptions, and much more. We build customer-focused user experiences ranging from classic lean-back viewing to interactive learning applications. We support our customers’ devices, including connected TVs, web, mobile phones, tablets, and consoles. We deliver content customers love through our various Warner Bros. Discovery-owned bands: HBO Max, Discovery+, Food Network, Golf TV, MotorTrend, Eurosport, and many more. This is a growing, global engineering group providing critical tier-1 infrastructure for delivering Warner Bros. Discovery’s promise to our customers.

Responsibilities

In this senior-level position, you will join engineering teams delivering digital and direct to consumer products, on mobile apps and websites, for the Lifestyle Brand portfolio of brands including Magnolia, Food Network Kitchen, Food Network, HGTV, Discovery, and TLC. You will autonomously lead the planning, development, and timely delivery of projects with positive outcomes, keeping stakeholders aligned on what to expect and when from start to finish.
Scope & Complexity: You drive projects across more than one team, 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.
Decision Making: You are able to act as a representative for your area autonomously. Your decisions are right, far more often than not. You play a leadership role in your team: they look to you for advice on both technical and business issues.
Execution: You get a lot done and you make others around you more productive. You have a company wide view of how your programs or projects impact the bottom line and you consistently think about how to improve our ability to deliver large projects. Operations You apply processes and standards thoughtfully, identifying the right amount of process and structure to achieve the correct outcome with the least overhead.
Influence: You play a leadership role in your team: they look to you for advice on the product direction, technical designs, and operations.
Communication: Your written and verbal communication skills are exemplary, concise and to the point, making you the initial point of contact for business and technical stakeholders. You are the point of contact for data related to your product, services, and features.

Qualifications

Former software engineer or otherwise have a deeply technical background. You can lead and participate in technical conversations with software engineers and understand complex technical requirements.
8+ years experience in successful technology program delivery and management through each of these stages: initiation, planning, execution, tracking, and closing. Experience must demonstrate - Consistent delivery of the right software on time with both internal and external team dependencies.
- Ability to successfully manage multiple projects, in varying stages, across multiple products and stakeholder groups, with fungible judgement.
- Ability to anticipate issues and risks before they have a material impact to delivery. When they do have a material impact, ability to autonomously quantify impact, weigh options, identify the best path forward, align stakeholders, and drive to success.
- Ability to align your team's deliverables with goals of the broader organization. - Success in identifying, influencing, and leading implementation of impactful process improvements.
- Success in leading and influencing teams to positive outcomes and continuous improvement, even when the team is not under your direct management.
- Ability to influence and lead teams to breakdown work into smaller deliverables for quick feedback loops and continuous value delivery.
- Clear and concise verbal and written communication with a passion for keeping stakeholders informed on what to expect and when, with an ability to vary style and level of detail as appropriate to the audience.
- Proactively driving for clarity where there is ambiguity.
- Leadership in helping teams quickly and effectively adapt to change.
Discernment, aptitude, and leadership qualities demonstrate ability to grow into the next level of program management leadership either as an individual contributor or a people manager. 4. Solid understanding of software development methods like CI/CD, Agile Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall, etc. and can apply the right tool or technique to the situation.
Experience with JIRA, Confluence, and Smartsheet or other project management tools. 6. Project management or agile certification such as PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM is a plus. 7. Must have the legal right to work in the country hired.
Warner Bros. Discovery requires vaccination for employment consideration, except where prohibited by law. Warner Bros. Discovery will consider requests for exemption from this requirement upon an offer of employment. Employees with approved exemptions due to health or religious reasons must abide by weekly rigorous COVID-19 testing protocols.
Warner Bros. Discovery is an equal opportunity employer. Warner Bros. 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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