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Senior Technical Project Manager

Sirius XM

Sirius XM

IT, Operations
Oakland, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024
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 Stitcher, 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

This is a Senior Technical Project Manager role in the new live orchestration development team, which will be charged with designing, building, and supporting resilient tools enabling automated and manual live stream management at scale with a minimal operational footprint. This position is responsible for providing organizational and process expertise in a small, productive live orchestration development team as well as the larger engineering organization. This individual will be responsible for project-managing application releases, coordinating development resources, prioritizing and scheduling feature implementation, and working with stakeholders across the organization.

What You’ll Do

  • Apply project management principles to organize work of the live orchestration team
  • Participate in testing efforts of live orchestration team resources and, as applicable, help coordinate testing efforts of internal end users and stakeholders on live stream orchestration applications and features
  • Track feature implementation and help manage releases
  • Lead team and project meetings, keeping efforts on track with documentation of decisions and follow up
  • Support engineering leadership in prioritizing appropriate implementations and meet roadmap timelines
  • Organize and report on deliverables
  • Create and manage work tracking environments (Jira, Confluence, etc.)
  • Support documentation creation and organization
  • Partner with engineering team on requirements gathering and project scoping
  • Liaise with internal users of live orchestration applications

What You’ll Need

  • Minimum Bachelor level degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of technical project management experience
  • Technical proficiency, demonstrable in any number of ways (e.g., coding or QA)
  • An understanding of agile methodologies
  • An understanding of build and release best practices
  • Facility with Jira and Confluence software
  • Professional writing skills and ability to provide verbal explanations of status and technical issues with precision and accuracy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with all areas of engineering
  • Experience in broadcasting, streaming services and/or media engineering; direct experience with live orchestration a plus
  • Commitment to “internal client” and customer service principles
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize, multitask, and work under shifting deadlines
  • Dedication to thorough testing and creating high quality

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 $118,700 to 159,250 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+Pandora is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM+Pandora 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.