Product Manager, Video Pipeline

Product Management | Santa Monica, CA | Full-Time

Hulu is the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. Operating at the intersection of entertainment and technology, Hulu has a unique opportunity to be the number one choice for TV. We captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love, and we’re looking for people who are passionate about redefining TV through innovation, unconventional thinking, and embracing fun. Join us and see what Hulugan life is all about.

SUMMARY

Hulu’s Product Management team is seeking a Product Manager who will be an outstanding addition to our Video Pipeline team. In this role at Hulu, you will define the strategy and be responsible for the roadmap for our video on demand (VOD) pipeline and content & metadata ingest, partnering with development and program management to deliver best-in-class solutions for some of the most complex problems Hulu faces. You’ll tackle things like enabling platform support for groundbreaking audio/video features, automating workflow orchestration in the media processing pipeline, adopting video industry standards in order to ensure interoperability with internal and external systems, all while laying the groundwork for future service expansion. The right person for this role has built or improved upon an on-demand video pipeline in a high-throughput environment, successfully navigated the challenge of ever-changing content deliverables, and treats internal partners with the same level of importance that is typically reserved for the end user. If you are someone who is highly detailed, curious, tends to think about long-term ramifications, and is a great collaborator, then this is the role for you.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Own the product roadmap for Hulu’s VOD pipeline, collaborating with content, operations, and other product teams to ensure evolving business needs are continuously met
  • Define the strategy and write detailed specifications for new video platform functionality, including workflow orchestration, content and metadata ingestion, scalability and quality improvements
  • Work with technical program managers and engineers to design scalable solutions using a mix of homegrown and third-party applications
  • Collaborate with business partners to drive consensus and identify cross-team dependencies
  • Generate substantive increases in throughput by enabling operational efficiencies through tools and workflow modifications

WHAT TO BRING

  • 2-4 years of experience in product management or 5+ years managing content operations at an established technology company
  • Deep understanding of content and metadata distribution, and video processing workflows, specifically pertaining to an over-the-top video distribution platform
  • Familiarity with video industry standards & formats
  • Experience building backend functionality in support of consumer facing products
  • A proven ability to flatten processes and simplify workflows, ideally related to video or other related media
  • A history of establishing and maintaining successful cross-team relationships
  • Working knowledge of Agile development methodologies
  • A willingness to dive deep into the details

NICE-TO-HAVES

  • Encoding workflow management experience
  • Working knowledge of content metadata standards
  • Experience with international content distribution
  • Experience using cloud resources to enable scale
  • Technical background – CS, CE, EE
  • LEAN or Six Sigma certification

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