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Manager, Program Management Office

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Manager, Program Management Office Time Warner
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group WB Business Unit WB Technology Industry Film Production and Distribution Area of
Technology/Information Technology Location United States - California - Burbank Requisition # 164845BR Position
Full Time Company Overview Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years through the world’s most-loved characters and franchises. Warner Bros. employs people all over the world in a wide variety of disciplines. We're always on the lookout for energetic, creative people to join our team. Business Unit Overview WB Technology combines Warner Bros.’ industry-leading technologists and disciplines to ensure global alignment with business strategy and accelerated delivery of innovative technology solutions studio- and industry-wide. From pre-production through archiving, the WBT organization will provide critical business and technology intelligence and services to all Studio business units. WBT manages the Studio’s enterprise systems and solutions, emerging platforms, information security, consumer intelligence, content mastering and delivery, and more. Posting Job Description What part will you play?
Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years through the world’s most-loved characters and franchises. Warner Bros. employs people all over the world in a wide variety of disciplines and we're always on the lookout for energetic, creative people to join our team. We are currently recruiting for a Manager, Program Management Office for our Content Management & Distribution Technology Group. Our Content team focuses on creative and innovative ways of distributing our content. We identify how are content is used across the entire life-cycle from film and TV production to home entertainment.

The Manager, Program Management Office will be responsible for managing (including performing as scrum master) various software development projects and teams supporting divisions across the studio such as Theatrical, DC Entertainment, WB Games and more. You will support our efforts in transforming the way we deliver technology and our content through the cloud and web services.

In this role, you will collaborate with our technical teams, operations, and business units to create roadmaps, define project scope, manage resource allocation, manage budgets and ensure the needs of the various divisions are met. You will perform as a scrum master or project manage teams of offshore/onshore vendors and internal resources in the development of our enterprise digital asset management and media workflow systems and applications.

We’re a looking for someone with a college degree or equivalent work experience, 4+ years of relevant experience in managing software development projects, strong knowledge of the SDLC, Scrum framework and DevOps. To be successful in this role you will need technical aptitude and have a proven track record of delivering successful software/system projects.
  • Perform as a project lead responsible for working closely with business units to define requirements and business needs for content management and distribution solutions.   Manage the schedule, scope, budget and implementation of projects.  Perform as a scrum master for DevOps teams.
  • Collaborate with technical solution architects, operations, and division senior management (via client facing teams) to identify and design overall system.  Present solutions to internal teams and clients.
  • Review and provide feedback on vendor agreements, scope documents, UAT plans etc. Review deliverables and provide constructive feedback. Approve invoices and project deliverables. Onboard contract resources and ensure accurate time keeping.
  • Participate in the creation of the technology roadmap for content management and distribution group.   Incorporate business/division and studio initiatives into roadmap.  Help identify opportunities for consolidation and rationalization of applications.
What do we require from you?
  • College degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • 3-5 years of experience managing software development projects.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience managing contracting resources (including on site and off shore).
  • Strong technical understanding of software development concepts.
  • Some hands-on software development experience preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of SDLC’s including Agile methodologies.
  • Working knowledge of the Scrum Framework.
  • Familiarity with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment best practices.
  • Past experience with Process Re-engineering efforts.
  • Experience with change management associated with system implementation, replacement, and major enhancement.
  • Knowledge of digital asset management, digital supply chain, digital media workflows.
  • Extensive/deep analytical skills.
  • Program/Project Management.
  • Process Analysis.
  • Client Relationship Management.
  • System Implementation.
  • Change Management.
  • Vendor Management.
  • Facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Understanding of statistical and financial measures used in business cases.
  • Knowledge of SQL and at least one scripting language.
  • Project management SDLC’s and Scrum methodologies.
  • General accounting knowledge (procure to pay) and financial reporting.
  • Software Development and Collaboration tools:
    • Jira / Confluence
    • GitLab / GitHub
    • Sharepoint
    • Slack
  • Operational management with focus on budgeting and forecasting.
  • System development processes and practices.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Leadership and motivation of staff.
  • Ability to listen and incorporate feedback into positive results.
  • Managing large and decentralized teams.
  • Extensive project management skills with documented successes.
  • Management of 3rd party service providers in application and project delivery (on and off-shore).

But Wait, There's More!

At WBT we look for members who want to:

  • Be Curious: Seek out opportunities to learn, and who aren’t afraid to ask questions

  • Own It: Be the driver, and take accountability

  • Embrace Change: The technology landscape is ever changing – we’re looking for people who are ready to change along with it.

  • Engage and Influence: Share your passion for technology, and develop great relationships with colleagues and collaborators

  • Respect: Show empathy and respect to all, and operate with the best intentions
  • Live the #WBLife: At WBT we look for team members who want to “Contribute to Our Community


The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran's status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by law.