Director of Platforms, Digital Entertainment Product Group
DIRECTV 1,414 reviews - Los Angeles, CA

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DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world's leading providers of digital television entertainment services delivering a premium video experience through state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming and industry leading customer service to more than 30 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its 19.4 million customers access to more than 170 HD channels and Dolby-Digital® 5.1 theater-quality sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET™, Emmy- award winning technology and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable companies for eleven years running. DIRECTV Latin America, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, leads the pay-TV category in technology, programming and service, delivering an unrivaled digital television experience to more than 10.6 million customers. DIRECTV sports and entertainment properties include three Regional Sports Networks (Northwest, Rocky Mountain and Pittsburgh) as well as a 60 percent interest in Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit


The Digital Entertainment Products Group is a newly formed division within DIRECTV, charged with creating the best cross-platform entertainment experiences for advanced consumers. The ideal candidate will be passionate about entertainment and technology. He/She will have a deep understanding of the television and digital media industries and be a champion for the consumer. The candidate will have the ability to articulate a vision for sports, movies, and television products across the set top box, mobile/tablets, smart TVs, game consoles, and the web. The candidate will be part of a team that believes in working fast, being accountable, and learning from mistakes.

Work cross-functionally within the organization to deliver the best products in the industry

Manage a small team of product managers on medium and long-term strategic projects focused on IP-delivered video content and advanced features

Clearly define and articulate long-term strategies for digital media products and services for advanced consumers

Identify trends and changes in digital media content delivery, discovery, and engagement

Work closely with an Ideation team on future concepts

Understand and communicate consumer behavior for existing products and features

Identify opportunities for new platforms, products, and product enhancements across digital devices and present these ideas to management

Create product documentation including briefs, PRDs, user scenarios, and use cases

Work with Design, UX, and Engineering teams to deliver products and services on time and within budget

Identify new partners and investment opportunities in new platforms and systems

Work on solutions that extend DIRECTV beyond satellite delivery

Represent DIRECTV at conferences, on panels and within trade groups


7 years experience in managing or leading digital product initiatives or related experience at an entertainment media company

Extensive experience in IP video delivered products on tablets, phones, PCs, and other devices

Experience in an agile development process (Scrum, Kanban) strongly preferred

Understanding of content management, recommendation, discovery, and personalization systems

Knowledge of competitive landscape including Pay-TV operators and OTT services

Previous business development and marketing experience helpful but a strong product background is essential

Experience with mobile "second screen" applications highly desired

Strong written and verbal communication skills required

Must be self-motivated and accountable

Understanding of how to develop rapid prototypes, A/B testing, and iterative development practices

Ability to adapt rapidly in a fast moving environment with shifting priorities and the ability to react quickly, dynamically, and intelligently

Must possess excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Ability to understand and engage with technical teams on highly complex projects


Product Management

Primary Location

CA-Los Angeles



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