The Director of Golf Channel Product and Technology is a leadership position that will oversee the development and management of Golf Channel’s digital properties including GolfChannel.com and Golf Channel’s mobile applications.
Lead the product and technology teams that develop and deliver Golf Channel’s website and mobile applications
Manage external vendor relationships
Work directly with NBC and Comcast technology groups to manage streaming, hosting and product delivery
Work with key business owners to Imagine, drive and develop new products to both United States and International markets
Imagine, create and drive roadmaps for both technical and product related features
Research and stay up on competitor’s products and offerings in the marketplace.
Motivate, mentor and grow the product and technology team
Conduct competitive analysis and drive business and product development decisions.
Lead the Product and Project teams; track status, resolve issues, and coordinate communication during the entire product development process and ensure timely and effective product releases.
Define, track and improve key product metrics.
Conduct research and data analysis to identify customer needs and improve product quality.
Provide progress updates to other technology and business leaders
Manage multiple development priorities from multiple business owners
Solve problems, creatively plan and quickly negotiate the most efficient paths to results
Drive the SDLC while creating new streamlined processes, destroy worthless processes
Work closely with the quality team in implementing test driven development
Work closely with quality, platform and data technology teams to create roadmaps for our future products that converge the distribution platforms and business technology products
Help create a great work environment for your team and peers
Act, Measure, and improve
Other assigned tasks
Experience / Skills
Critical core competencies for successful performance in this role are:
Highly-developed communication and leadership skills
Know when to dig into technology, know when to delegate
Ability to work and motivate using vision and leadership across business and technical teams to deliver great products
Organizational and political agility
Able to successfully navigate with varying degrees of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
Pragmatism and efficiency to find the best solution to delivering new products
A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field; Master’s degree a plus.
Minimum of 10 years experience working with CMS systems
Minimum of 5 years work experience required in an applicable/transferable experience: roles in engineering and technical leadership
Experience working and managing relationships with vendors and internal partners in a large enterprise environment
Experience with building Over the Top (OTT) platforms
Experience delivering and securing content via CDNs such as Akamai
Deep knowledge of video streaming/transcoding, authentication and delivery
Knowledge of Native App platforms (iOS, Platforms,
Micro-Service based architectures
Curiosity and interest in developing areas of technology such as Artificial Intelligence, Automation, federated/global architectures
Knowledge of Golf Channel, NBC Sports, GolfNow and key stakeholders desirable but not essential
About NBC Sports Group
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.
Golf Channel connects the world to golf through a wide array of digital and lifestyle offerings by connecting fans and viewers to the game across various platforms including: facilitating online tee times through GolfNow, the world’s largest online tee time reservation platform and golf course technology partner; GolfChannel.com, which delivers unmatched coverage of the world of golf; Golf Live Extra and NBC Sports Live Extra, the 24/7 live streaming options for Golf Channel programming; Golf Channel Mobile, a comprehensive app featuring golf’s latest headlines, scores and analysis; GolfAdvisor.com, the world’s largest golf course ratings and reviews resource for golfers, by golfers; Revolution Golf, the largest direct-to-consumer digital platform in golf; Golf Channel Academy, a North American network of instructional facilities, and Golf Channel Amateur Tour, the world’s largest amateur golf tour.