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Technical Program Manager III

Remote | Los Angeles, California
Freelance | Job ID #72162 | $150,000 - $180,000 yearly | Posted 2 months ago


Our client, a video game company, is seeking a Technical Program Manager III to join the team. 


  • Reduces ambiguity in a complex and diverse problem space through technical discovery, R&D, and documentation
  • Will be a department lead
  • Works collaboratively with teams and customers to accomplish deliverables
  • Creates updates to tech management department and production and broadcast stakeholders
  • Participates in the engineering interview process
  • Ensures the team is adhering to engineering excellence which includes: systems maintainability, quality, reliability, monitoring, operational excellence, and documentation
  • Travel to the event that is actively worked on to deliver the show (events are typically anywhere from 4-8 weeks in length)
  • Provides and champions "definition of done" to the broadcast and tech teams
  • Owns the resolution of cross-team systemic issues
  • Reviewing the way current systems are operating and creating efficiencies and improvements
  • Work independently or with external vendors on integration projects and supporting equipment commissioning and training
  • Be a technical lead for live events and support other broadcast engineers on technical implementation and delivery of complex projects on the road (inclusive of all technical departments servicing the event)
  • Evaluation of new technology and industry trends
  • Developing an understanding of engineering excellence and non-functional requirements including performance, scalability, maintainability, and resilience
  • Work collaboratively with teams and customers to accomplish deliverables
  • Works as a cooler. Regularly reduces noise, friction, and other ineffective and harmful patterns for the team
  • Helps grow engineering teams by supporting recruiting and hiring efforts such as conducting technical interviews, assessing candidates, and defining interview kits
  • Leads the breaking down and execution of multi-month work efforts in scope collaborating with team leadership. This regularly includes collaboration across disciplines and other teams of engineers.

Required Qualifications

  • 6-8+ years experience in the field (depending on degree)

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing and supporting large-scale broadcast systems from scratch, including gathering requirements and designing scalable, production-ready architecture Experience as a technical project manager
  • Operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair complex broadcast and IT/Network systems
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple on-going projects
  • Outstanding problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to analyze problems across a variety of broadcast facets to design and manage holistic solutions
  • Strong understanding of large scale remote broadcast production , encoding methods , wide area IP networks
  • Experience working on a team developing large systems from scratch, including gathering requirements and designing scalable, production-ready architecture
  • Able to work collaboratively with others to achieve goals. Ability to work with large distinct teams to meet a common goal/delivery.
  • Experience in all aspects of what it takes for large scale end to end development (efficiency, scalability, operability, maintainability, etc) inclusive of breaking down the project and working across your immediate team or closely related teams.
  • Displays mastery of the major broadcast industry-standard tools, systems, signals, protocols, and formats
  • Proven ability to solve highly complex and diverse problems that require the ability to evaluate multiple variables
  • Driving - Proven ability to determine methods and procedures on new work efforts and acts as a team lead

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

Pay: $150,000 - $180,000 yearly



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