Project Manager, Technical (mid-level)

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: PM Job Number: 20279

Job Description

Project Manager (Contractor)

? Drive the engineering coordination and execution focused towards launching various new projects.
? Collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams (internal and external) and product teams in developing project schedules, milestones and risk analyses.
? Manage complex technical integrations with our publishers on desktop, mobile, and connected device.
? Coordinate with stakeholders to manage, track and control project issues to ensure timely delivery of products.
? Develop reports to track planning, scheduling, issues, risks and overall status.
? Oversee the creation of new processes and tools as necessary to support additional needs and requirements of a fast-growing business; exercise technical judgment to keep goals for programs, projects, and products realistic and attainable within a given timeline.
? Create and manage the JIRA workflow which includes architecting JIRA taxonomy, sprints, release schedules, software versioning and anything additional to create operational efficiencies.
? Document all technical requirements in Confluence and maintain the repository of our Products and Integrations.

? Excellent communication and collaboration at all levels, with crisp and compelling verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills and listening skills with the ability to present complex technical information clearly and concisely to varying audiences. 
? 3+ experience as a Technical Project Manager ideally in advertising technology, broadcast and cable, or associated technology media companies
? Experience as a Scrum Master and leading scrum ceremonies required
? Experience in generating project/program reports for executive management
? High degree of competency with project management including Agile methodology, identifying and managing risks, tracking dependencies and milestones, and communicating overall project status.
? BS degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, related fields.
? Cross-functional Project Management experience working among several groups such as: design, product management, engineering, research and business stakeholders.
? Comfortable writing internally and externally facing technical documentation, supportive of true[X]’ s efforts to streamline product integration work with third parties such as publishers, advertisers, technology service providers, and other technology players in the advertising and media ecosystem
? Attend and participate in design and architecture reviews and leverage this information in the design of effective and dependable project plans.
? Coordinate all aspects of the release process for all true[X] products.
? High energy and a positive outlook with the passion to make things better at every opportunity.
? Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
? A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of shipping software on time
? Contribute to maintaining and disseminating individual product roadmaps and true[X] global product roadmaps.

Technical qualifications:
? Understanding of and experience with advertising technology specifications, ad servers, (VAST, VPAID, MRAID, FreeWheel, DFP), products and their underlying technical flow
? Experience with connected TV devices (Roku, Apple TV, Playstation, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Vizio, Samsung, and more) and their related programming stacks
? Understanding of front-end programming: JavaScript, AJAX, JSON, HTML5
? Ability to contribute to the design of internal and external SDKs, APIs or equivalent particularly in Android, tvOS, iOS, Roku, Web Services.
? Understand enough technology to be able to catch dependencies especially between teams.
? Experience with Agile development practices and Test-Driven Development
? Experience with video technologies, workflow and playback experiences (i.e. HLS, MPEG-DASH, SSAI, CSAI)
? Understand Continuous Deployment/Integration concepts for application development
? Have worked in an operations organization and understand platform support and development.

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