Product Manager - Tech III
Company: Discovery Inc #2 New
Posted on: September 24, 2022
About Warner Brothers Discovery (WBD)
At WBD we seek to ignite people's curiosity to engage, entertain
and enlighten the world around them through amazing viewing
experiences. The Streaming and Interactive Entertainment group
builds the global streaming platform that includes a suite of
applications and platform capabilities to support all our brands
(in addition to WBD's Gaming business). This platform covers
Search, Content Recommendations, Personalization, Catalog, Video,
Subscriptions and more. We build for connected TVs, web, mobile
phones, tablets, and consoles for a large footprint of products and
brands (HBO Max, Discovery+, Food Network, CNN, Golf TV,
MotorTrend, Eurosport, and many more) This is a growing, global
product and engineering group crucial to Discovery's future.
About the role
We are hiring a Senior Product Manager to join the team driving our
AI/ML driven Personalization effort . You will launch new
ML-optimized features and experiences like new
rails/carousels/trays on HBO and Discovery+, page structure,
navigation elements, marketing messages, and much more. Your
efforts will help us scale to > 100m customers and be a
worldwide top 3 streaming company. You will identify and quantify
customer problems, approaches to address them, and A/B test
different features to solve them. You will solve complex problems
like how to balance human generated and ML-driven content, how to
bring together movies, shows, sports and news into a seamless
experience. Through this, you will help build a flexible ML /
You will be part of a team of Product Managers focused on
Personalization, working closely with Engineers / Scientists. The
team has a diverse range of skillsets / experience in ML /
Recommendations / related fields across streaming media, e-commerce
and other hi-tech problem spaces and hails from top-flight tech
firms. You will partner with Content Editors, Marketing
professionals and discuss your efforts regularly with company
The ideal candidate
The ideal candidate will have worked on personalization /
recommendations / similar ML-based capabilities / features reaching
millions of customers. You have an engineering / applied science
background AND/OR have worked hand in hand with scientists on such
problems. You are a self-starter, and a good written and verbal
communicator with peers and stakeholders. You make decisions rooted
in data, are fluent in a/b experimentation and have instincts for
You are a proven contributor to your team's strategy, adept at
connecting it to business goals and partner strategies. You are a
fluent communicator of strategy and direction to partners and
stakeholders. You have experience with program operating rhythms
and mechanisms in fast operating tech organizations. You are a
collaborator that makes your team and partners more productive by
sharing your area knowledge.
As a key contributor for the Personalization at WBD, you
- Partner with stakeholders to understand business and customer
needs, and translate that into feature requirements, KPIs.
- Help establish organization goals / OKR, and drive delivery
towards them with project timelines, managing commitments and
- Operate well in the face of ambiguity and imperfect knowledge,
drill into business data and research results to identify clear
direction and focus.
- Test and launch innovative capabilities and features that drive
satisfaction and retention with Discovery and HBO customers.
- Bring analytic and data-driven rigor to decision making when
launching features, analyzing customer behavior and more.
Skills / Experience
- At least 5 years of experience across Engineering / Product
Management for a technology / software product, with day to day
understanding of the technologies involved.
- At least 2 years of experience in Product Management.
- 2+ years as a Software Engineer or Applied / Data Scientist
- Noteworthy verbal and written communication skills targeting
partners and stakeholders, including with docs like PRFAQs and
- Experience building products with microservices architectures,
best of breed ML / cloud platforms.
- A BS degree in Computer Science or a related field is required.
MS/PhD in CS or related discipline is preferred.
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