Product Manager - Software Applications

Compensation

: $153,080.00 - $153,080.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Information Technology




As the largest most diversified television broadcasting company in the country, we continuously look to embrace new digital opportunities and challenge ourselves to defy expectations of what a broadcaster can do. Recently, we strategically acquired 23 Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) and we are looking for team members to join us in integrating this new and important piece of our business that will expand our range of content across the country and extend our multi-platform expansion opportunities. We are looking for a strong Product Manager to lead our Software Applications scheduling application team. You will manage team members responsible for the usability of the scheduling system utilized by Sinclair s regional sports networks (RSNs). In addition to management, you will be intimately involved in the product backlog, and champion Agile methodology (where applicable) to continually develop the application.



Responsibilities:


Operations, Collaboration & Partnerships


Own the Product backlog and manage the feature development on a daily basis to ensure that priorities adhere to the strategic direction outlined by the Software Applications Director


Build, manage and groom product backlogs through prioritization and negotiation with key stakeholders


Own and manage the short and long-term roadmap for Sinclair s scheduling application


Help define the product approach and strategy and create associated documentation


Translate the product strategy into clearly prioritized user stories and business requirements


Lead the development and maintenance of a product backlog, short and long-term product roadmaps with milestones and key metrics


Partner with business relationship managers, enterprise architects, 3rd party vendors, and business process stakeholders to ensure the applications meet short and long term needs of the organization from functional and technical perspectives


Act as primary technical point of contact for 3rd party vendor solutions


Work with the development and infrastructure teams, to develop consistent release schedule and manage stakeholder expectations


Lead/support team throughout the SDLC to ensure accurate, timely delivery of prioritized product releases


Interface with other departments as needed to collect required information and understand customer experience


Validate that the recommended solution aligns with business goals and objectives


Evaluate the impact and risk related to requested changes


Support development and monitor the progress of the activities assigned to the development team


Performance Improvement


Track operations and constantly look for ways to make things work better, faster, and smoother


Ensure proper production release procedures are followed


Adopt Agile methodology as appropriate to facilitate iterative and continual improvement of product


People Management & Development


Thrive in a fast-paced and demanding environment, possess a high level of intellectual curiosity, and demonstrate strong judgment in the face of ambiguity


Inspire a culture of continuous learning and adoption of digital and emerging technologies


Champion a differentiated employee experience where people come to follow their passions and grow their career



Qualifications:


Bachelor s degree or equivalent years of experience


5+ years as a product manager for corporate/business software applications


5+ years experience as a business or systems analyst


3+ years experiences working in the Media & Entertainment cable or broadcast television industry with experience on business applications supporting content programming, production, and/or playout and distribution preferred


Experience with broadcast (linear and non-linear) program scheduling platforms preferred


Experience building, managing user stories, grooming product backlogs, prioritization, estimation, building epics and release scoping


Strong analytical thinking/problem solving skills with attention to detail when creating and reviewing functional and technical designs and data/process flow diagrams


Excellent relationship management skills negotiation, managing expectations, timely, appropriate and consistent communications, conflict management


Experience working a data-driven environment, managing KPIs to ensure goals are established and met


Strong communication skills and the ability to articulate technical concepts and considerations to different audiences including developers, business users, management and executives


Expertise working with internal technical groups and 3rd party vendors


Demonstrated knowledge and experience with full software development lifecycle (SDLC) including ITIL, Waterfall and Agile methodologies



Proud to be an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.



About Us:


Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!



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Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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