DIRECTOR, USER PLATFORM

US-NY-New York
Brand (Portal)
Viacom
iCIMS ID
2017-7515

Overview and Responsibilities

As a director on the user platform team at Viacom, you will oversee the effectiveness of the technology platform used to deliver authenticated video viewing across Viacom.  The “TV Everywhere” business model is a key driver of Viacom’s future growth as it allows the company to grow consumption of content on digital platforms in a way that contributes to the value of the cable TV bundle and enhances Viacom’s place in the pay TV ecosystem.  To be successful, Viacom must allow it’s users to easily and reliably authenticate with their cable provider credentials in order to view Viacom content on websites, and apps across the full range of established and emerging platforms and devices.  This role is for a leader that works across Viacom’s affiliate sales unit, the Viacom product teams and Viacom technology to make the authentication experience great for consumers while allowing Viacom to build partnerships with the cable providers.  A key focus will be on strategically building Viacom’s capabilities in areas like home-based authentication, single sign on and international market coverage while working across the company to facilitate increased executational discipline in the current platform offering.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Become a trusted partner to the affiliate sales organization, providing deal and implementation support by acting as a bridge between the business and technology
  • Develop and prioritize strategies to make authentication easier, working across Viacom engineering to scope features, gather and synthesize requirements, make informed prioritization decisions, set and track KPIs, and manage the commercial, legal and business process aspects of shipping new capabilities
  • Act as Viacom’s advocate with the OATC and other relevant industry and trade groups
  • Develop Viacom’s partnership with Adobe (and others) to ensure that the company fully leverages its strategic platform partnerships
  • Act as a subject matter expert in the realm of TVE, infusing that expertise across Viacom
  • Ensure clear and complete communication at both the strategic and tactical level, build trusted relationships in all corners of the Viacom organization
  • Faciliate executional discipline by clearly setting goals and objectives and empowering the right functional talent to deliver value

Basic Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or other relevant degrees highly preferred
  • 5+ years of product management or business/IT strategy in a media company – direct exposure to TVE a big plus
  • Exposure to Agile/Scrum development
  • Familiarity with pay TV business

Additional Qualifications

  • Strong business and project management acumen
  • Collaborative
  • Ability to crisply communicate and contextualize complex ideas across a variety of audiences

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