Sr. Manager, Sports & Media Platforms

Date: Jul 12, 2021

Come play a key role in building the future of Sports & Media! Everyone wants to be part of a transformational team – and that’s exactly what we’re building at Rogers Sports & Media. A team that innovates and a team that wins.

At Rogers Sports & Media we are committed to creating and growing teams that are digital-first, fast-moving and bold-thinking and are focused on delivering impact with everything they do. Our impressive collection of assets includes media properties, sports teams, sports events & production, venues, e-commerce platforms and a close connection with our Connected Home and Wireless team. Collectively, we touch 30 million of Canadians every month!

Not only is our business strong, but so is our culture. We genuinely care about each other and working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best authentic selves to work. That starts with our firm commitment to a diverse, inclusive and safe workplace. We’re also dedicated to giving back by using our media megaphone to help Canadians who need it most. Our team is All IN on diversity and inclusion – find out more at www.allinforequity.ca.

As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are temporarily working from home.

Are you up for the challenge and the fun?  If so, consider the following opportunity!

We are looking for a strong leader to join the Rogers Digital Media team as a Senior Manager, Sports & Media Platforms.  

 

In this role, you will be responsible for delivering project management excellence on key strategic initiatives through disciplined execution.  The breadth and complexity of these projects cannot be understated.  The successful candidate should be able to oversee the impacts, interdependencies and timelines between functional teams and work to ensure project initiatives meet the goals and objectives set forth by the senior and executive leadership teams.

 

What you will do

  • Provide leadership to the teams developing products powering the Digital Sports platforms
  • Create a roadmap for the products that ensures growing adoption while maintaining technical health
  • Convert complex technical situations to simplistic explanations and solutions for senior leaders and stakeholders.
  • Help scale the best practices around usage of the products through education and enforcement.
  • Provide expert System Design knowledge to ensure platform stability across multiple distributed systems.
  • Assess, estimate, and architect products and features from ideation to delivery. Keeping a keen eye on reusability, stability, and revenue opportunities
  • Oversee the development and growth of,
    • DTC (Direct to Consumer) product - Allowing entitlement and purchasing for RSM’s OTT streaming platforms
    • Digital Media Platform Enablement Team – Creating services, frameworks, and platforms to enhance and optimize the developer footprint inside the department.
  • Directly manage, hire, and oversee developers, project manager, business systems analysts and managers. Growing and mentoring these individuals in their career path.
  • Work with a variety of software vendors to identify and implement key features and functionality that will add value to the department portfolio.

 

What you will bring

  • Proficient with the Agile framework and how teams should be working within it.
  • Strong understanding of SDLC, software development life cycle, from concept to deployment and monitoring.
  • Significant experience in multiple full stack domains including devops, data modelling, backend, and frontend services.
  • Vast knowledge of system design principles with understanding of vertical and horizontal scalability and architectural trade-off decisions.
  • Proven ability to balance and reconcile the needs of product and business with the long-term vision of technology and software
  • Track record of managing and mentoring technical teams and progressing the career trajectory of employees.
  • Capability of breaking down large development projects and prioritizing work against aggressive timelines
  • Experience working with distributed teams across multiple business verticals
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation, and negotiation skills with ability to communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical professionals.

 

Here’s what you can expect in return:

  • A competitive salary and benefits that include access to our Employee Share Accumulation Program, Retirement Benefits and a variety of other perks including 50% off Rogers services and Blue Jays tickets
  • A manager who deeply cares about your development and long-term career at Rogers
  • A team that trusts and wants to win together
  • Smart and accomplished colleagues who are focused on both the “what” and the “how” 
  • Flexibility to work from home even after the pandemic ends 
  • Your choice of hardware and software (iPhone or Android/Mac or PC etc.) 
  • As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are working from home, and are equipped to do so safely and efficiently
 
What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.

Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 1 Mount Pleasant (083), Toronto, ON 
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Digital & Program Management
Requisition ID: 241883
 
Posting Notes:  Digital Media 


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