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Program Manager II

Discovery Inc
Bellevue, WA 98004
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Discovery Inc

Location: Bellevue, Washington, United States,
Req ID: 12339


Discovery hires the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfil the companys mission of empowering people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity. In exchange for their talent and drive, employees are provided with an engaging, diverse workplace and the resources they need to learn, thrive, and grow in their careers.

The Direct to Consumer Group is a technology company within the Discovery brand. We are hiring a program manager to join our team for the digital and direct to consumer business of Food Network Kitchen and Digital Studios portfolio of mobile apps, connected TV apps, services and websites, including Food Network, HGTV, Discovery, and Travel Channel.


1. Champion of operational excellence. Collaborates with other program managers, technical program managers, engineering teams, product teams, and business stakeholders to improve how the program prioritizes, plans, executes, communicates, and supports its work. Finds the right amount of process to put into place to improve quality, sustainability, throughput, and transparency. 2. Organizes information, resources, and people across multiple time zones and cultures to successfully plan, execute, and launch program deliverables, in alignment with business goals and strategies, with stakeholders aligned on what to expect and when. 3. Communicates program details and plans effectively with stakeholders, of varying roles and levels of interest, in both a verbal and written format. Can dive into the details of the work enough to ensure clarity at the execution level as well as provide a high-level, brief summary to senior leadership. 4. Manages program dependencies across teams, programs, and vendors. Drives conversations on priority alignment across programs as necessary. 5. Surfaces and effectively manages program risks based on qualitative analysis of probability and impact. Uses that analysis to inform the risks worthy of communication, to whom, and where mitigation planning is most valuable. 6. Understands agile principles, tools, and techniques and can leverage and teach them to get value delivered quickly without being bound to a particular agile methodology or way of thinking. The concepts of working in small batches, frequent and early feedback, and celebrating quick failure are the foundation on which you organize and deliver. 7. Operates as a proactive problem solver with a sense of urgency. You work tirelessly to keep teams on track, to unblock software development, and to ensure that the best possible outcome is achieved for the business. You are eager, confident, and able to use all the tools at your disposal to solve whatever problems crop u


1. Experience in project management in the technology realm.

2. Lead planning, execution and delivery of projects across multiple global teams (product and technology).

3. Communicate clearly, analyze technical designs, organize project timelines, secure commitments, manage risks, identify the critical path, spot edge cases, triage bugs, review metrics and data, and monitor launch operations for large software projects

4. Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make trade-offs.

5. You have a solid understanding of software development methods like CI/CD, Agile Scrum, Waterfall, etc.

6. You have shipped multiple high impact projects and used data to assess their impact.

7. You have experience with all phases of project delivery from concept to production, including defining features and deliverables, securing team commitments, establishing a project charter, handling all communication and reporting, overseeing development & deployment, and performing retrospective assessment using data and key performance indicators.

8. You have demonstrated the ability to make decisions for more than one project or program area showing that your judgment is fungible, and you must be able to handle more than one project simultaneously and successfully.

9. You have repeatedly demonstrated the ability to understand organizational and corporate goals and ensured that your projects delivered what was required to hit these goals.

10. You must have experience with JIRA, Confluence, Smartsheet and Google or Microsoft Suite of products.

11. Project management or agile certification such as PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM is a plus

12. Must have the legal right to work in the country hired.

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. 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


Posted: 2021-09-03 Expires: 2021-10-05

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