Technical Project Manager, Fitness

Santa Monica, CA
Job Terms:
up to ~$90/hr, DOE
Start date:
Posted By:
Jennie Brandon
1+ year

Job Description:

From on-set to post production and final delivery, this team includes experts in cameras, sound, data management, photography, editorial, color grading, and more. Seeking someone who not only understands the studio and industry space and challenges, but also has the passion for and the expertise in delivering best in class software and hardware solutions. 

Day to Day
You are a product manager for multiple software solutions, and the driving influence behind bringing solutions to our workflows. 
Your day consists of all activities related to the lifecycle of software development. Everything from planning to implementation, bringing teams together, following known best practices. 
Run hardware and infrastructure projects from start to finish. Work with vendors and onsite Engineers to ensure no unplanned disruption to Production. 
Help a young team implement key process and organization practices.

Software PM: Project Management expertise, delivering software solutions through a full project lifecycle. Strong understanding of and experience in managing complex, multi-functional software projects end-to-end from Planning to Implementation.
Hardware PM: Project Management experience leading complex installations across both video infrastructure and hardware solutions. 
Communication: outstanding verbal presentation and written communication skills. Comfortable working with and facilitating decisions among senior leaders and executives based on evolving priorities. Able to ask the right questions and challenge status quo.
Attention to detail: Exceptional attention to detail and highly organized. Has a deeply curious mindset about new ideas. Expert at capturing and refining technical requirements. Understands and communicates sophisticated, technical/engineering issues.
Leadership:  Ability to mobilize, encourage, and lead teams without direct management authority. Ability to lead teams consisting of both internal and external cross-functional partners. Builds relationships and influences others.
Motivated: Enjoys technical challenges, learning new technologies, and applying critical thinking. Stays calm amidst uncertainty and ambiguity.
Knowledge: A good understanding of image capture, production and post-production workflows.

Job Responsibilities
Understand strategic priorities and engage in conceptualization and planning of initiatives 
Lead projects with ambiguous parameters. Listen to and evaluate many viewpoints, then take initiative to set the direction and get appropriate buy-in and approval
Partner with stakeholders, software engineers, vendors, and other internal teams to deliver solutions.
Lead teams through the entire project from planning to implementation, removing roadblocks as they arise.
Drive and maintain leadership engagement and alignment, facilitating and supporting key decisions. Communicate timelines and provide updates to progress.
Follow standard methodologies and processes and help drive adoption of them throughout the organization.
Remain organized in a fast-paced environment with many competing priorities. Be comfortable with having to pivot quickly when necessary.
Help with fiscal planning and supervising budgets

Education / Experience
BS/MS in EE/CS/CE or equivalent knowledge and experience
7+ years experience as a technical software Project or Program Manager
3+ years of film/TV/media production or post-production experience 

Client Description:

Our client, a leader in consumer electronics, is one of the greatest, most innovative, world-changing companies ever created! More like a cluster of start-ups versus a large company, they are single-handedly credited with creating some of the most impactful products of this generation.

Working alongside some of the brightest and most talented people, the work you do here will add up to something big that could not be done anywhere else.  There is no doubt that your best work will be brought out achieving some hefty goals at a heroic pace.

One thing we know is that you WILL NOT ever be bored.‚Äč

Here are some more things you can expect:

  • Wi-fi equipped shuttle service
  • Free parking
  • Onsite cafeteria

WORKING WITH AQUENT: long-term assignments with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
- You're paid weekly
- Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
- Access to Fidelity 401(k
- Access to FSA Program
- Direct deposit for your paycheck
- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/
- Access to free online courses via Lynda.com
- Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)


Pre-interview Questions:

Describe your most challenging project. What made it so challenging? What was your role on the project? How did the team overcome the challenges and what were your contributions?

Which project management skill is your strongest? What type of projects do you enjoy working on?