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Senior Principal Engineer, Media Content Engineering Program

Sirius XM

Sirius XM

Marketing & Communications
Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Who We Are

SiriusXM and its brands (Pandora, SXM Media, AdsWizz, Simplecast, and SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Services) are leading a new era of audio entertainment and services by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio entertainment experience for listeners -- in the car, at home, and anywhere on the go with connected devices. Our vision is to shape the future of audio, where everyone can be effortlessly connected to the voices, stories and music they love wherever they are.

This is the place where a diverse group of emerging talent and legends alike come to share authentic and purposeful songs, stories, sounds and insights through some of the best programming and technology in the world. Our critically-acclaimed, industry-leading audio entertainment encompasses music, sports, comedy, news, talk, live events, and podcasting. No matter their individual role, each of our employees plays a vital part in bringing SiriusXM’s vision to life every day.

SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment company in North America, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. SiriusXM’s platforms collectively reach approximately 150 million listeners, the largest digital audio audience across paid and free tiers in North America, and deliver music, sports, talk, news, comedy, entertainment and podcasts. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM's subsidiaries Simplecast and AdsWizz make it a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics and monetization. The Company’s advertising sales organization, which operates as SXM Media, leverages its scale, cross-platform sales organization and ad tech capabilities to deliver results for audio creators and advertisers. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers.

How You’ll Make An Impact

  • The Senior Principal Engineer, Media Content Engineering Program, will facilitate technical elements of Sirius XM’s business vision into our media product development.

What You’ll Do

  • Partner with one or more of the Media Content Engineering team leads to develop, maintain, and understand their roadmap initiatives, programs, and status. Implement approved updates in our Portfolio planning and Program tools.
  • Communicate Program needs up and down the Media Content Engineering organization. Highlight and identify blockers, risks, and prioritization needs and strategize on plans for remediation of them.
  • Facilitate solutions for Media Content Engineering products in coordination with internal partners across Product, Technology, Programming and Operations. Solutions will include commercial off the shelf (COTS) products as well as internally developed ones.
  • Be an open-minded innovator for integrating those for our workflows and content management and creation processes as part of the solutioning effort.
  • Create and maintain detailed documentation related to the Program and Solutions Architecture responsibilities assigned.
  • Work with cross-functional teams in Engineering, Operations, Product, Program Management, Legal, and Data Science.
  • Prepare and present materials that drive key decisions that impact the Media Content Engineering team. Ensure compliance with those decisions across all of the activities assigned. Maintain an accurate accounting of the status of every Program and convey those details to both senior leadership and the engineering team members.

What You’ll Need

  • Minimum Bachelor level degree in electrical engineering, information systems or systems engineering from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience. Masters level degree in engineering preferred.
  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in software and hardware systems lifecycles, at least 8 of which should be in a leadership/supervisory role.
  • Experience working in a 24 X 7, critical operations environment desired.
  • Experience in broadcasting, streaming services and/or media engineering is a plus.
  • Good public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to pay attention to details and be organized.
  • Ability to project professionalism over the phone and in person.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to “internal client” and customer service principles.
  • Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects.
  • Creative writing ability.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Moderate travel is required within the US and infrequent other international travel.
  • Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Functional knowledge of MS Visio, MS Project, Jama, Jira, Confluence and Slack.
  • Knowledge of hardware architecture components including servers, networking components, architectures, and related techniques.
  • Knowledge of software architecture and best practices.
  • Good understanding of networking including TCP/IP protocol, routing, and firewall operations.
  • Knowledge of Broadcast protocols SMPTE, 2110, AES67 a plus
  • Familiarity with Cloud architecture for Media and/or Media transcode workflows a plus
  • Familiarity with Windows and Linux-based computer systems, C++, MySQL, JAVA, and windows-based computer programs.
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

At SiriusXM, we carefully consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation, including your background and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary. We expect the base salary for this position to be in the range of $157,300 to $290,000 and will depend on your skills, qualifications, and experience. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary short-term and long-term incentives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply

Our goal at SiriusXM is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.