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Product Owner

  • Pixelogic Media Partners
  • Burbank, CA, USA
  • 30/11/2023
Information Technology

Job Description

Product Owner, Distribution Authoring

Fulltime/Direct hire/Hybrid

$140-160K

 

Company:

Pixelogic Media Partners, LLC provides distribution services and technology solutions to the entertainment industry. We help studios, broadcasters and digital retailers localize and distribute their feature and episodic titles to global audiences on-time and with superior quality.

Our service offerings cover end-to-end workflows including language services such as scripting, subtitling, access services, dubbing, text and metadata localization in over 50 languages. Our technical services master and prepare this content in all distribution products including digital cinema, digital media, and physical media (Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD).

To date, we have serviced thousands of titles for iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, Amazon, Movies Anywhere and others. We also authored thousands of Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD discs. Our research and development team works on cutting-edge technologies such as 4K, high dynamic range (Dolby Vision, HDR10+), artificial intelligence and machine learning, software automation and our proprietary end-to-end operating platform branded as pHelix.

Experience start-up at scale. Be part of building innovative solutions to service our media and entertainment clients and help us fulfill their content distribution needs. Join us if you’re passionate about entertainment, innovation, and customer service excellence!

 

Position:

As a Product Owner, you are responsible for requirements drafting, prioritization, and delivery of Pixelogic platform applications to internal and external customers. Acting as a customer advocate, you will engage with user groups to gather information and set a product direction that supports the company’s overall strategy and goals. The engagement lifecycle includes initial user discussions, assessment of user needs, synthesizing product requirements, planning the engineering effort, and supporting solution delivery through deployment and post-release activities such as user acceptance and hypercare. The candidate should exhibit strong leadership skills and extensive experience in product ownership in a related industry. A Product Owner must combine their business knowledge with technological expertise to promote product innovation.

The pHelix Distribution Authoring platform is in transition. We’re moving from sophisticated standalone tools used on premises at our offices around the globe to an elegant ecosystem of integrated components to drive cloud workflows accessible from anywhere and powering the most efficient delivery of content worldwide.

The next generation of the pHelix Distribution Authoring platform leverages mezzanine components along the end-to-end digital distribution pipeline handling asset collection, qualification, and preparation. Title metadata, technical metadata, and assets come together to form the basis of a

deliverable package. This combination of material along with a robust library of destination profiles allows the system to output targeted deliveries to streaming platforms, networks, and retailers on a global scale. The breadth of delivery profiles ranges from simple asset-only fulfilment to multi-language MovieLabs Digital Distribution Framework (MDDF) packages and everything in between.

As the Product Owner focusing on Distribution Authoring, you will be leading the effort to refactor and reorganize the Distribution Authoring tools and processes while focusing on integration points with the broader pHelix ecosystem (orders, assets, metadata, and orchestration). During this transition, the existing tools will also be maintained until they can safely be retired.

You will be part of a team pushing the products forward that deliver the most complex, innovative, time-sensitive, and highly visible entertainment content in the world.

Primary Responsibilities:

· Contributing ideas to product development initiatives through engagement with user groups.

· Review and planning of key development initiatives with Pixelogic Product and Technology teams.

· Development and management of application roadmaps.

· Engagement of the UI/UX design phase.

· Creating and managing product development plans.

· Collaborating with system engineers and software architects.

· Overseeing product deployment and integration.

· Engagement with Pixelogic Technical and User Support teams.

· Reporting product development progress to stakeholders.

· Ensuring that products are delivered on time and within budget.

· Diagnosing and supporting the resolution of technical issues.

· Evaluating product performance metrics and facilitating adjustments.

· Documenting processes and ensuring compliance with industry standards.

· Keeping up with advancements in product technologies.

Requirements

· Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences, Software Engineering, Technology Management or similar.

· 5+ years of experience in product management, preferably in a related industry.

· Advanced knowledge of product development and its role within the SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle).

· Experience in product development planning and providing leadership.

· Ability to collaborate with IT & software development engineers and report to senior managers.

· Extensive experience in software product engineering, deployment, and integration.

· Ability to evaluate product performance metrics, as well as diagnose and resolve issues.

· Ability to keep up with advancements in the field of technical product development.

· Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

· Experience with industry related tools for Product Development including Jira, Confluence, and others.

· Understanding of media, preferably professional film, and television

· Experience working with distributed teams.

· A preferred candidate will have:

- Extensive experience with media standards for digital distribution

- Extensive experience reading and comprehending specifications for streaming platforms, cable systems, and linear networks

- A deep understanding of the asset and metadata lifecycle leading up to delivery, including partial delivery and redelivery

- A familiarity with rights and entitlements