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Project Manager, Next Gen

REQ ID:  5339

New York, New York, US, 10022

Position Summary:

The Next Gen team is hiring a Project Manager to help build and support the NBA's suite of direct-to-consumer apps. You'll be responsible for leading several scrum teams across mobile and connected device platforms. You'll work with product, engineering and design teams to manage the software development process including supporting prioritization, estimating timelines, assessing and mitigating risks, building detailed project plans, tracking milestones, and running agile ceremonies and key stakeholder meetings. The ideal candidate will have proven experience launching large-scale sports and entertainment subscription products. They will thrive in a fast-paced environment, rapidly synthesize new information, make data-informed strategic choices, and know to handle surprise roadblocks. They will demonstrate clear and effective written and verbal communication skills and collaborate with partners throughout the organization.


Major Responsibility:

- Effectively facilitate agile scrum ceremonies across one or more scrum teams

- Collaborate with the Product Management team to ensure the product backlog is continuously prioritized and maintained

- Collaborate with other agile team-of-teams Scrum Masters to ensure cross-functional iteration dependencies are satisfied and best practices are being encouraged across the program

- Ensure proper acceptance criteria, definition of ready and done for requirements

- Facilitate internal and external communications (e.g., task coordination, progress tracking/reporting, dependency management)

- Track and resolve impediments for the team

- Generate team-level reports to promote ever-improving team velocity and performance

- Escalate issues through the right channel that may impact delivery including recommended solution options

- Work closely with agency technical resources to obtain and communicate technical specifications to internal and external development teams on digital projects 

- Demonstrate clear, concise, effective verbal and written communications

- Lead the creation of project and product status updates for your teams based on a deep and continuously evolving understanding of the NBA's business and NextGen objectives


Required Skills/Knowledge:

- Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in IT

- Platform development and consumer facing product experience

- Experience in Vendor Management; 3rd party integration partners to develop the roadmap of requirements that will mitigate issues in these transitions. - Experience collaborating across teams to keep alignment on digital transformation efforts and assure collaboration and best practices.

- Excellent communication, organizational and multitasking skills

- Excellent relationship building skills Willingness to roll up your sleeves and help out in any way possible

- Experience working with premium digital and sports subscription products/services using AVOD, TVOD or SVOD business model(s)

- Strong attention to detail and ability to lead multiple sub-projects at once

- Expertise in modern project management tools and standard methodologies, such as Agile/CSM, Lean, and planning tools Agile software development and project management certification; SAFe, Agile ScrumMaster preferred

- Knowledge of basketball and a passion for the NBA and sports a plus

- Familiarity with platform specific design guidelines and partner integrations



BA or equivalent work experience

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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