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Technical Program Manager IV - Global Identity

Discovery Inc
Bellevue, WA 98004
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Discovery Inc

Location: Bellevue, Washington, United States,
Req ID: 12736


The Direct To Consumer Group is a technology company within the broader Discovery brand. We are building a global streaming video platform (OTT), and a suite of applications to support all of our networks brands globally. We are building modern container- based microservices operated on AWS. Our platform covers everything from search, video transcoding, personalization, identity, to global subscriptions, and much more. We build user experiences ranging from classic lean-back viewing to interactive learning applications. We build for connected TVs, web, mobile phones, tablets, and consoles for a large footprint of Discovery owned networks. (Discovery, Food Network, Golf TV, MotorTrend, Eurosport, DPlay, and many more) This is a growing, global engineering group crucial to Discoverys future.

Discovery is looking for a Senior Technical Program Manager to join the Global Identity team. We are a growing family of geeks, tech enthusiasts, media junkies, and creative innovators who are passionate about enabling a customer obsessed Identity and Access platform used by all the Discovery brands across the world on a wide variety of devices.

You are a great candidate for this role if you are a creative dreamer who is focused on the outcome rather than the activity and hope to leave your mark on the emerging streaming services industry. We are fuelled by passionate, creative talent and a pioneering spirit. Were building and accomplishing what others only dream of. We tell the worlds stories like no one else can.

At Discovery we believe true success comes from working as One Team. We excel as individuals and thrive as a team. We have each others back, we push each other forward. We are generous communicators and collaborate towards a common quest. We celebrate our differences and embrace diversity. We believe in our product, our value and each other.

Who were looking for

We are looking for that rare candidate with exemplary written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to enforce processes, steer program roadmap and manage multiple projects at one time.


  • First and foremost, you are a problem-solver. You make sure to keep work streams 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 up.
  • Communicate clearly with both internal and external stakeholders, organize project timelines, secure commitments, manage risks, identify the critical path, spot edge cases, review metrics & data, and monitor operations.
  • As a self-starter you will drill into business data and research results to identify clear direction and focus for tasks, projects and programs. You will continue to move forward in the face of ambiguity and imperfect knowledge.
  • Lead medium to large projects through excellent project management and agile development methodologies delivering results. You will thrive and succeed in an entrepreneurial environment and not be hindered by ambiguity or competing priorities.
  • As a key influencer you contribute significantly to your teams strategy and planning. You will show good judgement making trade-offs between immediate and long-term business needs.
  • You proactively share information to teach and inform your stakeholders. You are valued for the decisions that you make in pursuit of your program. You are driven by your own impact, the positive outcomes that you drive. You share freely all that you learn so that others around you can be more effective.

  • Qualifications

    • Minimum of 7 years experience in program management in the technology realm.
    • Ability to 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
    • Ability to anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make trade-offs.
    • A solid understanding of software development methods like CI/CD, Agile Scrum, Waterfall, etc.
    • Experience shipping multiple high impact projects and used data to assess their impact.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Must have the legal right to work in the country hired.
    • Enjoy wearing multiple hats and digging in to make things happen

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience with JIRA, Confluence, Smartsheet and Google or Microsoft Suite of products
    • Knowledge of operational practices, workflows, and support models for engineering teams.
    • Understanding of incident management, release management, change management, and launch readiness.
    • Bachelor and/or Graduate degree in computer science, engineering or equivalent practical experience
    • Experience working in or around Identity and Access management services
    • Experience working with affiliate integrations


    Posted: 2021-09-29 Expires: 2021-10-31

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