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ViacomCBS Senior Product Manager, Roku in New York, New York

About The Brand

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.

Overview and Responsibilities

The ViacomCBS Streaming Services team is looking for a senior product manager to join the Viacom product team! We service the global suite of iconic brands including BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Networks, and VH1 across web, mobile, and OTT devices. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a hardworking, innovative, collaborative team that encourages and rewards groundbreaking ideas, creativity and technical/operational expertise of our employees!

Role Details:

The Senior Product Manager will report to the Director of Product and focus exclusively on our Roku product line across all brands. This role will work closely with stakeholders, designers, and engineers to define platform requirements; prioritize requirements based on business goals and platform KPIs; and deliver great experiences to our users.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Lead scrum team activities (grooming, planning, standups, story writing, and prioritization)

  • Translate user needs and business objectives into clearly defined requirements and business logic for the scrum team and design partners

  • Build, maintain and sequence the product backlog of stories to achieve KPI-driven results

  • Use quantitative and qualitative data to become knowledgeable about the customer, their habits, and their needs

  • Lead strategic and tactical discussions about the Roku platform

  • Clearly communicate strategy in a structured way to socialize your roadmap and report results to stakeholders and other product partners

  • Collaborate and align developers, designers, and partners to implement and lead product releases; direct QA efforts; and to grow ongoing third party relationships

  • Strive for the utmost agility, but build products with practicality, reusability, and scalability

  • Handle cross-functional relationships and work through challenging priorities

  • Operate both independently and as part of a broader team; balance multiple tasks and projects simultaneously in a results-oriented environment

  • Additional other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Key Attributes:

  • Detail-oriented: Keep a clean backlog and document requirements and acceptance criteria clearly and optimally

  • Results-oriented: Successful record of expertly and independently leading scrum teams to launch digital consumer products

  • User-driven: Digest qualitative and quantitative feedback from users before building - and frequently A/B test products in-market

  • Technical chops: Highly technical and have worked directly with developers

  • Highly collaborative: Work with design, engineering, business, marketing, ads, and research - You can navigate a large company with ease

  • Process Minded: Strong sense of standard methodologies for product management - You have extensive experience with Agile development methodologies

  • Platform focus: Deep understanding of Rokustandard methodologiess and certification criteria, as was well as closely monitor trends and advancements on the platform

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in product management and directly leading multiple scrum teams, preferably working on mobile or Connected TV apps

  • At least 1 year direct oversight of development for Connected TV Platforms (Roku preferred)

  • Capable of drafting detailed product requirements from user stories to Product Requirement Documents

  • Excellent communication skills, ability to lead meetings and get results

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment that requires excellent time management and the ability to multitask and prioritize optimally

  • Ability to rapidly adapt and respond to changes in the environment and priorities

  • Passionate about the tech, platform standard methodologies and user experience across Connected TV devices

  • Comfortable with Jira, Confluence, Omniture

  • Bachelor level degree or equivalent experience


ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

Job Locations US-NY-New York

Brand ViacomCBS

Function Digital

Job Type Full-Time Staff

iCIMS ID 2021-16028