Technical Program Manager (L7) - Live



IT, Operations
Los Gatos, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024
About Netflix:
Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with over 260 million paid memberships in over 190 countries, enjoying TV series, documentaries, and feature films across various genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause, and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. Recently, Netflix has expanded its entertainment offering to include Live content, like The Roast of Tom Brady Comedy Special, the SAG Awards ceremony, and The Netflix Slam tennis match. Our scope will grow to include premium live entertainment with partners like WWE and the NFL in 2025. Join us as we push the boundaries of scale, performance, resilience, and user experience to drive the future of Live Streaming.
The Role:
You will work closely with Live Engineering teams across broadcast, encoding, content delivery, device playback, recommendations and discovery, UI, content management, and security to ensure the effective execution of our Live program. We are looking for an experienced technical program manager with Live Streaming experience who can partner closely with engineering managers, engineers, product managers, and other technical program managers to execute complex technical programs. If you’re looking for a technical and highly dynamic opportunity that will outsize the future of software engineering at Netflix, we’d love to talk to you!

What you will do

  • Build and manage the roadmap in collaboration with technical teams (including Engineering, Product Operations, Data Science, etc.) that work on building and scaling Netflix's Live offering.
  • Leverage deep knowledge and functional expertise to drive road mapping, execution planning, and cross-functional alignment across multiple stakeholder groups.
  • Craft and drive engagement with partners, work with multiple engineering teams to decompose requirements into technical execution plans, track progress towards goals, and report status to product, customers, and technical leadership.
  • Collaborate with technical leads to break down annual goals into measurable milestones while proactively managing risks, blockers, and delays.
  • Manage cross-functional dependencies, risks, and changes effectively by optimizing scope, schedule, and resources.
  • Proactively communicate the progress of the programs and technical investments up/down/across the Engineering organization.

What we are looking for // Skills:

  • You understand broadcast technology, encoding, and media delivery well.
  • You are highly skilled, experienced, and enjoy orchestrating programs with many moving parts - people, needs, and technologies.
  • You can identify gaps in solutions, debate technical approaches, and weigh in on product vs technology tradeoffs.
  • You aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty, pulling data to provide insight, debug issues, and monitor system health.
  • You have a data-driven mindset in your decision-making.
  • You have a deep understanding and point of view within your technical domain(s) of expertise.

What we are looking for // Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience driving large-scale SW projects, with deep knowledge of on-demand and or/ live streaming systems.
  • Experience managing projects across cross-functional teams, building sustainable processes, and coordinating release schedules.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including clear articulations of business impact and technical constraints tailored to the audience.
  • Self-starter who enjoys tackling 0 to 1 problem spaces and quickly bringing organization and direction.
Our compensation structure consists solely of an annual salary; we do not have bonuses. You choose each year how much of your compensation you want in salary versus stock options. To determine your personal top of market compensation, we rely on market indicators and consider your specific job family, background, skills, and experience to determine your compensation in the market range. The range for this role is $230,000 - $960,000
Netflix provides comprehensive benefits including Health Plans, Mental Health support, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match, Stock Option Program, Disability Programs, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts, Family-forming benefits, and Life and Serious Injury Benefits. We also offer paid leave of absence programs. Full-time hourly employees accrue 35 days annually for paid time off to be used for vacation, holidays, and sick paid time off. Full-time salaried employees are immediately entitled to flexible time off. See more detail about our Benefits here.
Netflix is a unique culture and environment. Learn more here.
We are an equal-opportunity employer and celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, caste, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic makeup, marital status, or military service.