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Position summary: 

NESN is seeking a dynamic Technical Project Manager. This individual will be a key pillar in the launch and evolution of digital products. Working with agency/development partners and cross-functional teams, the ideal candidate is passionate about the entertainment industry, streaming technology, and the latest digital products. As a technology leader, the individual would bring industry best practices to NESN to guide digital technical development and ensure the best in class digital streaming products.            

Essential duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Serve alongside the Senior Technical Project Manager as the technology resources across digital products 
  • Assist all departments involved in a project to set realistic goals and ensure technical feasibility of solutions 
  • Actively and consistently support all technical efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience  
  • Maintain a strong focus on achieving goals and keeping the development and product team focused and on track 
  • Address and resolve technical issues in the live environments and those that arise during the product development process 
  • Measure project development performance and productivity to identify areas for improvement 
  • Create and enforce cross-functional alignment and accountability across all business and technical groups 
  • Assist engineers with technology decisions and trade-off analysis to increase clarity and reduce ambiguity 
  • Assist with requirements discovery, solution design, user story writing, feature development, and UAT as needed 
  • Collaborate with product, UI/UX, analytics, and marketing teams to evolve the overall digital experience 
  • Partner with cross functional teams regularly to ensure alignment on feature development and prioritization 
  • Work with external agencies and vendors providing software development and/or services to ensure smooth, thoughtful integrations to deliver applicable platform and product capabilities 
  • Ensure appropriate documentation of technical architecture and product features including best practices and processes 
  • Leverage task and project tracking tools to effectively manage projects 
  • Manage scope change and maintain a work backlog 
  • Leverage industry, technical, and process knowledge to drive applicable teams in the correct direction 
  • Provide status updates to stakeholders and management 

 

Qualifications: 

  • 5+ years of experience in technical project management 
  • Extensive experience collaborating with the in-house & external development teams, product managers, architects, UX/UI Designers, analytics, other cross-functional teams, and third-party product vendor teams to deliver mission-critical projects 
  • Experience with WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, ReactJS, HTML, and CSS/SASS 
  • Experience with Live Streaming and VOD 
  • Experience with digital ad serving technology (Google Ad Manager / DFP, SpringServe, PubMatic). 
  • Experience with 3rd party APIs including Sportradar, BlueConic, Brightcove, and Adobe Primetime. 
  • Experience with customer data platforms (BlueConic) preferred. 
  • Experience with analytics services (Adobe Analytics) preferred. 
  • Experience with Web, Mobile Web, Mobile App (iOS, Android), Connected App (Roku, Apple TV) platforms 
  • Uncanny ability (and desire) to dive-in and learn unfamiliar systems and tools. 
  • Clear and concise communication skills with strong attention to detail 
  • Experience working under an agile methodology 
  • Excellent project planning skills possessing the ability to think ahead 
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools (Jira, Confluence) 
  • Strong work ethic, reliable and professional 
  • Must be a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision but also able to work effectively within a team environment 
  • Comfort working with a small, growing team in a very fast paced environment 
  • Comfortable and experienced working with external vendors 
  • Experience seeing projects through their entire lifecycle 
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously 
  • Programming knowledge and understanding of the structure 
  • Ability to handle pressure and time constraints calmly 
  • A positive can-do attitude and ability to work under pressure with multiple teams and deadlines 
  • Experience at a consumer facing digital video network 
  • Sports/Entertainment industry background a plus 
  • Must embrace the NESN Core Values: People, Customer Focus, Competitiveness, Adaptability, Teamwork, Diversity, Integrity, Accountability, Passion, Social Responsibility  

NESN requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, subject to applicable legal requirements. 

Who We Are

NESN (New England Sports Network) is owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins, and delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and nationally as NESN National. The definitive source for New England sports programming, NESN consistently has been one of the top-rated regional sports networks in the country, with a reputation for innovative and award-winning production of sports events and specials.

Our professional environment is passionate, adaptable, creative, filled with aspiring individuals who are driven to grow with our company. Our core values are at the heart of who we are. We have a spontaneous and vibrant culture, and we truly believe in team spirit and collaboration.

NESN is proud to be a diverse and inclusive employer. We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunities for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

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