Technical Project Manager

Job Summary: BAMTECH Media is a place for the creative and the bold. We’re seeking talent across disciplines to join our team. Whether New York City, San Francisco, Manchester or Amsterdam we provide opportunities to elevate your career and transform an industry.

We are looking to hire a Technical Project Manager (TPM) to apply strong technical knowledge and ability to contribute to our world leading digital brand. Our TPMs are hands-on and gain professional gratification by working to have their efforts exposed to millions of users around the globe. The specific opportunity concentrates on Core Apple, Android and Web Platforms focusing on video playback. This Core Technology reaches across our entire portfolio and is utilized by a very large number of users. The TPM for this project will have insight into multiple products and feature sets. They will have to think on a broad level in order to work with engineers to implement features being consumed by many teams. This position is located in our San Francisco office.

We truly believe we offer a unique opportunity for any technologist:
  • The opportunity to work on a bleeding edge technology.
  • The opportunity to work with a world-class team of Software Engineers.
  • The opportunity to work on award-winning and complex apps and systems.
  • The opportunity to have an influence on the innovation of products used globally by millions.
  • The opportunity to work in a highly collaborative team environment.
  • Amazing benefits including - 100% employer-paid Medical, Dental and Vision.
Responsibilities:
  • You display initiative and take a proactive approach at finding ways to remove barriers to move a project forward.
  • You’re able to manage large teams, complex high-profile projects, and are viewed as the as the “go-to” individual.
  • You are adherent to all departmental processes, and make suggestions for change when necessary. You are able to work closely with the Program Manager on maximizing efficiency by helping to drive process and strategy focused on high value delivery. You are constantly evaluating process and seeking for ways to improve at every iteration, making suggestions for improvement.
  • You are an expert at holding meetings and have perfected the necessary skills:
    • Ability to recognize the need for project meetings with various functional groups, and invites/ensures all necessary personnel are represented.
    • Provide meeting context/background and sets goals.
    • Communicate tasks, action items, and their actors.
    • Take clear and concise meeting notes and properly distribute them.
    • Understand and contribute to the agreed upon project process and is able to execute.
  • You facilitate and solidify project process by creating, managing, and updating documentation.
  • You effectively keep the Program Manager informed of day-to-day project statuses and updates.
  • You promote team synergy among project team members, and foster transparent communication.
  • You are a developed negotiator, and are able to identify a solution path for multiple/various competing requirements and stakeholder preferences. You are influential in your negotiations, and are able to negotiate for your desired outcome.
  • You demonstrate product knowledge, and facilitate the development of requirements in consideration of known technical capabilities and limitations. You are capable of performing the Product Owner function, should a need exist.
  • You continue to hone skills where needed, are actively engaged in the community through, conferences, industry trends, and best practices, and leverage new information to constantly improve performance.
  • You are able to fluidly and successfully adapt, navigate, and influence organizational politics
  • You excel at keeping program management informed of day-to-day project statuses, updates, and risks.
  • You are obsessed with the delivery of quality software, regardless of the challenges.
Basic Qualifications:
  • You are well-established in Project Management, having 4 or more years of experience in the Software industry.
  • You have a basic knowledge of Front End Development across Apple, Android and Web platforms.
  • You are comfortably able to manage large scope / high complexity verticals without direct supervision.
  • You have in-depth knowledge and experience executing both Agile software development methodologies.
  • You possess the proven ability to run a project through the entire SDLC, and are well educated in its intricacies.
  • You are professional and communicate well to internal and external stakeholders (clients & business owners).
  • You have developed essential soft skills vital to the Project Manager role, including: Meeting Leadership, Communication, Teamwork, Collaboration, Flexibility, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, & Conflict Resolution
  • You are passionate about your career, and take strong ownership of the initiatives you manage.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification and practices all associated ceremonies
Required Education BA or BS or equivalent experience demonstrating a strong understanding of software development and infrastructure. About BAMTECH Media:

BAMTECH is a streaming technology joint venture between The Walt Disney Company, Major League Baseball Advanced Media, and the National Hockey League. BAMTECH handles streaming for numerous partners, some of which include, HBO, MLB, NHL, Eurosport, ESPN, and World Wrestling Entertainment.

Fans demand access to content on their own terms on any device, anytime, anywhere. We are those fans. As a result, the BAMTECH Media team helped pioneer live event streaming over the Internet in 2002 for Major League Baseball. The passion to improve that experience led to many impressive firsts: the first 720p or “HD Ready” stream, the consecutive record for concurrent streams and the first stream in 8K ultra HD. Today, BAMTECH has a proven, scalable platform that powers direct-to-consumer applications for leading entertainment brands; and is now a major player in sports and eSports rights acquisition.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with BAMTECH, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call BAMTECH Media.

BAMTECH, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.