Director, Streaming & Video Operations

CBS Interactive, a division of ViacomCBS, is the world’s largest publisher of premium digital content and a perennial top 10 Internet company. CBS Interactive’s brands span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.

Properties include the websites, apps and streaming services of the CBS Television Network such as the CBS All Access subscription service, CBS News Digital platforms including the 24/7 digital news network CBSN, and CBS Sports Digital brands including the 24-hour streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ, as well as digital-first properties in key content verticals, including CNET, ZDNet, TVGuide.com, GameSpot, Last.fm, Metacritic and Chowhound.

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DESCRIPTION:

Division Overview:

CBS All Access is a fast-growing streaming platform, offering services across web, mobile, and OTT devices. When All Access was launched, CBS became the first broadcast company to create a paid service without partnering with a paid cable provider. In short, we broke new ground in the industry by providing robust, interactive services with unprecedented access to local content. At the same time, we built an innovative and exciting work environment to inspire and reward the cutting-edge ideas, creativity, and technical/operational expertise of our managers and employees. This Video Operations team is responsible for supporting the video delivery and architecture of VOD and Live content that is streamed on over 15 platforms.

Role Details:

CBS Interactive is seeking an experienced operations director who is passionate and knowledgeable about digital video. This Director, Streaming & Video Operations will oversee a wide range of video related initiatives, with focus on streaming client integrations and international service expansions. The role will report into the Senior Director of Streaming & Video Operations, CBS All Access.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Lead video initiatives across a growing global streaming portfolio
  • Support integrations of video services into streaming applications across globally distributed scrum teams
  • Work closely with back end engineers on video related API services
  • Monitor and report on quality of service metrics and other relevant video data
  • Work closely with Video Product management to design and implement video features
  • Lead localization projects and territory specific requirements to support global service expansion
  • Stay up to date on the latest in developments across streaming ecosystems
  • Additional roles and responsibilities, as assigned

Key Projects:

  • CBS All Access Streaming service platform
  • Content localization
  • Video experience analysis and improvements

QUALIFICATIONS:

What you bring to the team:

You have –

  • Minimum 6 years in a video operations role
  • Experience with and strong knowledge of streaming video DRM (Fairplay, PlayReady, Widevine), video formats, encoding and delivery methods
  • Strong technical skills – a problem solver with a passion for developing solutions and processes to address complex problems
  • Expertise in working with XML and JSON
  • Experience with troubleshooting REST API based mobile/OTT applications
  • Experience working with large, geographically diverse engineering and product teams
  • Must be self-motivated, entrepreneurial, detail-oriented and an innovator
  • BS degree and/or equivalent experience

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