Director of Consumer Platforms

NY, United States
Experience: Senior

AMC Networks is looking for an engineering technologist to join our team to help deliver a world class digital platform experience across mobile, connected tv, web, and smart-home devices associated with our brands: AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films.

You will work closely with business, product, and technology groups to help design a cohesive technical ecosystem to solve complex problems with a focus on direct-to-consumer initiatives. You will be entrusted to assist the engineering team in providing a best-in-class consumer experience and to execute on end-to-end business strategies while eliminating operational and technical inefficiencies.

You will have the opportunity to have a significant imprint in strategic technological decisions and lead initiatives exploring newer technologies to enable current and emerging businesses.

Responsibilities:

  • Gain a deep understanding of the business strategy guiding direct-to-consumer platforms in order to design and implement a technical plan to build the engineering ecosystem
  • Help design commerce systems to support diverse business models, including but not limited to: purchase, subscription, transaction, entitlement, acquisition, and retention
  • Help evaluate engineering partners, solutions, and tools to ensure integration points are manageable and secure
  • Help solve complex business collaboration problems across multiple business units: marketing, data, ad-sales, video operations, etc.
  • Anticipate new business developments to help transition our products to business strategy platforms
  • Improve productivity of the engineering team by identifying and eliminating operational inefficiencies
  • Improve team velocity by identifying a toolset best suited for development
  • Analyze business objectives and propose pragmatic solutions based on data and other concrete evidences
  • Help the team continuously improve both individually and as a unit
  • Be aware of the latest trends in the industry to introduce new technology and products to key stakeholders
  • Explore new technology solutions to be able to provide out-of-the-box services
  • Help foster a positive team-centric work environment that is conducive to the individual as well as to team growth
  • Proactively help outside of your specialization to ensure projects as well as other team members are successful
  • Work in an agile / scrum environment
  • Help define business cases and execute on them
  • Be comfortable with ambiguity based on a dynamic technological and business landscape

Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in digital development, preferably in multiple disciplines such as development, PMO, product, etc
  • 3+ years of involvement in software development
  • 3+ years of working with data driven product development
  • 3+ years of leading digital initiatives
  • 2+ years of agile software development
  • 1+ years of working on AWS and/or equivalent
  • Experience with Direct-to-Consumer services
  • Ability to manage resources against business priorities
  • Deep understanding of integrating with Rest API and other data services
  • Ability to translate complex business problems into engineering solutions
  • Ability to communicate technical solutions to non-technical groups
  • Strong communication skills with ability to work in agile
  • Strong presentation and team skills
  • Desire to learn new and upcoming technology
  • Knowledge of testing automation is preferred

Required Education

  • Masters Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience in the software development field is highly preferred
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