Job Title:  VP, Media Software Engineering

Department:  Technology
Location: 

Englewood, CO, US, 80112

Summary of Position

The VP of Media Software Engineering will lead a diverse and global Software Engineering team to design, build, test, deploy and support a Unified Media Supply Chain. Providing the technology strategy, direction and thought leadership for unifying multiple supply chains across multiple brands with functions ranging from Rights, Program, Campaign and Promo Scheduling, Asset Management, Metadata Management and Transformation, Media processing, encoding, packaging and fulfillment to over 100 global endpoints.

 

This position will provide vision and milestones for the software development teams, define and inform goals, maintain schedules, oversee release deployments and issue communications internal and external to the department. A successful candidate must have deep knowledge acquiring and understanding media product requirements at an good level, managing teams to execute on variable length and overlapping projects with tight deadlines while collaborating on architecture that impacts Media and other adjacent engineering teams outside the department. This role will be dependent on interacting with many internal teams including the department’s own Technology team as well as Programming Operations, Marketing, Digital Platforms, Broadcast Engineering, Infrastructure, Operations and Leadership throughout the course of planning, development and support of all Media products. The role also involves being responsive and supporting our businesses live operation needs, triaging when necessary and bringing in appropriate response teams.

Requirements

  • 15 Superb Software Development Capabilities
  • Managing >50 media engineers across many geographies
  • Excellent planning skills while meeting objectives without perfect information.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Very strong problem-solving skills and the ability to learn fast, identify and resolve issues
  • Able to balance multiple priorities simultaneously without sacrificing quality
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills needed to communicate to a wide audience
  • Possess a deep memory for details both big and small to guide toward a larger strategy
  • Deliverable-focused, strong work ethic and able to prioritize on a variety of levels
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience with incredibly deep media knowledge
  • Relevant media experience with experience in DTC, SVOD and Linear Broadcast

Qualifications & Skills

  • Content Engineering Domain Knowledge (or other/similar):
  • Systems Integration and Event Based Orchestration         
  • Media Asset Management systems (DaletFlex, Vidispine, SVDI, etc)
  • Media Transcode (MediaConvert, ATEME, FFmpeg, Dolby, etc)
  • Ingest, post-production, and delivery component-based workflows
  • Cloud Technologies (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • C#, Angular, ASP.NET
  • Atlassian Tool Chain

About the Company

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ® service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its international premium streaming platform STARZPLAY, now LIONSGATE+, to provide subscribers access to bold, curated storytelling. LIONSGATE+, coupled with the STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture in MENA and Lionsgate Play in South and Southeast Asia, has a footprint that extends across the globe. STARZ and LIONSGATE+ are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company. 


With the Company aligning its studio operations behind the growth of its streaming business, Starz has become one of the pre-eminent modern premium global streaming platforms. Offering subscribers more than 7,500 television episodes, including Starz original series and provocative documentaries, along with a broad catalogue of first-run movies, Starz is taking the lead in delivering relatable premium content that makes it the platform of choice among a wide spectrum of female, African-American and other historically underserved audiences. Its focused brand, premium content and freedom from legacy relationships position Starz at the forefront of the new bundles emerging throughout the media ecosystem, a compelling value proposition to complement virtually every kind of subscription platform.


Distinguished by its successful and focused content strategy, top programming, exceptional curation and speed to market, Starz has quickly scaled its platform to become one of the most widely distributed and fastest-growing OTT services in the world, with OTT subscribers making up more than half of its global subscriber base. The Starzplay International premium subscription service offers a “best of global SVOD” content portfolio in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Canada, Japan and India through a bespoke and expanding network of distribution partners. The Starzplay Arabia joint venture is one of the leading SVOD operators in the fast-growing Middle East and North Africa region. The proprietary and highly-rated Starz app, a proven hit with U.S. audiences, continues to roll out internationally.  

Our Benefits

  • Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental
  • Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day
  • 401(k) company matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)

Compensation

$185,900 - $246,200

EEO Statement

Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.


Nearest Major Market: Denver