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Technical Product Manager - Video

REQ ID:  2521

Secaucus, New Jersey, US, 07094


At the NBA, we’re passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball! Through the intensity of the game and the outstanding athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.


As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league’s on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world’s most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA’s success.


Position Summary:

The NBA runs numerous web sites and digital products that generate fan interest globally! League Pass is one of the NBA's best-in-class products available in over 215+ countries that allows fans live and archive access to games from the preseason through the NBA Finals. Whether it be for the NBA, WNBA, G League or 2K League millions of people visit sites, engage with mobile apps, and view our content across multiple platforms. Continuing its role as a digital leader in media, the Digital Product Development team will develop and deliver a number of strategic digital product initiatives.


We are looking for a candidate that can serve as a technical product manager well versed in video delivery, helping to drive the NBA digital products to the forefront as we deliver video to consumers and other business partners. This will include schedule management and development to deliver low-latency video to digital products both internal to the NBA, and external. The ideal candidate for this role will have strong experience with understanding the many aspects to digital video delivery from latency, to embedded metadata and the various business and technical hurdles to achieve performance.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Maintain technical documentation and scheduling for (operations, development) initiatives for video delivery projects
  • Partnering with Product, Content, and Operations Teams to capture business requirements and document solutions to meet those needs
  • Become proficient in existing systems and understand the implications of changing business requirements and consumer behaviors
  • Collaborate, document and improve understanding with all technical teams, translating product requirements into a technical plan
  • Developing and managing requirements for new features/improvements in JIRA or other project management tools
  • Write clear user stories (tasks, epics) complete with an understanding of edge cases
  • Mastering the day-to-day-management (grooming, backlog, etc.) of the Agile board Testing (not QA) newly developed features
  • Giving demos of new features to internal teams for feedback and educational purposes
  • Working closely with video engineering, business partner teams, and infrastructure teams to ensure nothing 'slips' Document end-to-end multimedia infrastructure and delivery for consumption in web and native apps
  • Own and document multimedia delivery strategies and methodology
  • Supporting and learning from senior product managers
  • Executing on several projects concurrently while balancing shifting priorities
  • Making decisions based on logic, data, prioritization, and your judgment
  • Respond to and work with technical resources to isolate and resolve system issues
  • Provide after-hours and weekend support for production systems when needed


Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Familiar with backend web technologies such as JavaScript, Node.js, Python, or JavaFamiliar with media encoding server technologies and code s (e.g. FFMPEG)
  • Understanding of Amazon or Azure Media Services inclusive of Elemental Media Live, Media Connect, Media Tailor, and Media Package or Azure Media Service workflow
  • Familiar with video delivery over industry-leading CDNs (Akamai, Cloudfront, Level3, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of encoding protocols (AAC, H.264,H.265) and streaming protocols (RTMP, HDS, HLS, DASH)
  • Proven track record of getting things done, balancing multiple tasks including communication with internal and external teams while consistently delivering on schedule.
  • Understanding of SDLC and project planning/execution skills Basic understanding of IP networking



  • Bachelor's degree preferred


We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.