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  • Assistant Product Manager - Streaming Services

    Req No.
    2018-2162
    Location Name
    SIDEARM Sports
    Location
    US-NY-Syracuse
    Category
    Other
    Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    We are actively accepting applications for a Assistant Product Manager, Streaming Services to join our Streaming Services team. In this role, you’ll focus on helping us to provide best-in-class live audio and video streaming support for over 25,000 live streams across the collegiate landscape.

     

    About SIDEARM:

     

    The team at SIDEARM provides the technology platform that powers the official websites, mobile apps, statistical integration, live audio and video streaming, and e-commerce platforms of more than 1,000 collegiate athletic partners across the nation.

    We’re a passionate mix of technologists, creatives, and strategists that care deeply about the products we create, and the people we create them for. We stand at the intersection of sports and technology, and are constantly innovating and evolving our products to deeply integrate the industries and provide exceptional products for our partners and their fans.

    We're fortunate enough to be trusted by some of the biggest brands in the industry, including 250 NCAA Division I programs, and over 40 of the 65 Power 5 athletic departments.

    Responsibilities

    Our Ideal Candidate:

     

    You are a superb communicator. You’ll need to be a confident communicator that is able to control a conversation, and be able to translate specific technical details to a technical audience with varying levels of streaming knowledge.

    You are eager to learn. We’d love for you to have expert level exposure to the technology that powers video streaming, but it’s not an absolute requirement. We acknowledge that our environment is very specific and unique to our company, so you’ll need to be extremely comfortable with technology in general, and be ready and willing to learn, but also contribute your streaming knowledge to the entire team from the moment you’re hired.

    You are a problem solver. No two streaming problems are ever the same and there are dozens of ways in which a live video stream can be produced and distributed. You’ll have to be able to think on your feet to quickly troubleshoot and solve problems in mere minutes in a high-stress, high-reward environment.

    You have a positive attitude. The needs of the live video streaming world can be demanding at times. You’ll be able to juggle competing priorities while maintaining a positive and forward-thinking outlook.

    You’re a team player. You’ll be comfortable getting your hands dirty and helping our clients directly. Along with that, you’ll also play a vital role among a growing team of streaming specialists who all have one unified goal at day’s end: providing a great experience for fans and streaming partners alike.

    You are accountable. SIDEARM is a team of various talents and responsibilities, all working together to build products that connect with our clients and fans. Every member of our team works cohesively to solve problems and complete the task at hand.


    You are experienced. You know the ins and outs of the technical challenges of live streaming, and you’re able to provide a logical thought process around troubleshooting and solving the issues at hand.

    Qualifications

    Your success will be measured based on:

    • Your overall positive outlook and upbeat demeanor with the ability to remain positive in high-stress situations.
    • Your ability to communicate well with others in accomplishing tasks.
    • Your ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Your willingness to recognize your role as part of a team and adapt to a variety of unique situations.

     

    Requirements:

    • 1+ years of video production and/or streaming experience.
    • Basic understanding of variety of software and hardware streaming encoders and solutions.
    • Ability to quickly resolve complicated issues.
    • Extreme comfort with new technology, web services, and software products.


    We’ll be extra impressed if you have experience with:

    • Live Sports Streaming
    • Tricaster, SlingStudio and Blackmagic capture devices
    • Video and audio codecs and video standards (frame rates, resolutions, bitrates)


    Think you’d be a great fit for our team? Drop us a line and introduce yourself! We’d love to get the conversation started.

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