DISH

Staff Product Owner - Foster City, CA

US-CA-Foster City
Job ID
2017-41571
Category
Software Engineering

Summary

Sling TV L.L.C. provides an over-the-top television experience on TVs, tablets, gaming consoles, computers, smartphones and other streaming devices. Distributed across a variety of strategic device partners, including Google, Amazon, Apple TV, Microsoft, T-Mobile, Sprint, Roku, Samsung, Netflix, and many others, Sling TV offers two primary domestic streaming services that collectively include more than 100 channels of top content. Featured programmers include Disney/ESPN, Fox, ABC, NBC, HBO, AMC, A&E, EPIX, Cinemax, Starz, NFL Network, NFL Networks, NBA TV, NHL Networks, Pac-12 Networks, Hallmark, Viacom, Univision, and more. For spanish-speaker customers, Sling Latino offers a suite of standalone and extra Spanish-programming packages tailored to the U S. Hispanic market.  And for those seeking International content, Sling International currently provides more than 300 channels in 20 languages (available across multiple devices) to U.S. households. 

 

While Sling TV does not disclose subscribers and related metrics, Parks Associates ranks Sling TV as the #6 OTT service behind Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and MLB.tv, and ahead of HBO Now, Showtime and CBS All Access. Sling TV is the #1 fastest-growing live OTT service, growing faster than any Top 10 OTT service provider.

 

Sling TV is a next-generation service that meets the entertainment needs of today’s contemporary viewers. Visit www.Sling.com.

 

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Job Duties and Responsibilities

At Sling TV, we think services based on big bills, bundles, and useless channels are a thing of the past. Sling TV is uniting cord-cutters and smarter consumers everywhere with simply priced mobile access to the top live TV networks — join our team of spirited innovators in changing the way we watch TV. Our office is light, lively, and buzzing with dynamic people. We love what we do, we love who we work with, and we love TV. Brainstorm with us, build with us, banter with us, and even backpack with us — start your next adventure with Sling TV. 

 

Dish Technologies, in Foster City, CA, is hiring a Product Owner for the Sling TV team.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Working with the product management team, developers, and external groups to take features and create succinct user stories with applicable acceptance criteria.
  • Responsible for estimating stories with developers and translating into team’s velocity.
  • Work closely with various teams in order to make sure dependencies are defined and implemented.
  • Work with lead developers in order to create technical debt/enabler stories in the appropriate iterations.
  • Know when and how to effectively communicate project issues to the appropriate parties.
  • Coordinating efforts between the product management, development, and QA teams in order to keep releases on track.
  • Scheduling and driving meetings with cross-functional teams will be a regular responsibility. 
  • Manage other large-scale software implementation projects with internal and external groups.
  • Work closely with the QA teams and external teams to prioritize bug fixes for release to production
 

Skills - Experience and Requirements

A successful Product Owner will have BA/BS in a technical or business discipline (information systems, engineering, computer science, finance, business administration, or accounting) and 2-5 years of Product Owner, Product Manager, Systems Analyst, Business Analyst, Project Manager or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SAFe agile process.
  • Experience with JIRA and/or other agile tools
  • Exceptional communication and documentation skills
  • Subject Matter Expert for major products or initiatives
  • Experience with driving projects with multiple cross-functional teams and customers
  • Previous experience with satellite-TV products or online video streaming

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