Senior Manager, Entertainment (Pay) Digital Development & Operations, Bell Media

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Date: Jan 8, 2018

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Bell

Req Id: 182520 


Bell is a truly Canadian company with over 137 years of success. We are defined by the passion of our team members and their belief in our company’s vast potential.

To ensure we continue to be recognized as Canada’s leading communications company, we’re committed to finding and developing the next generation of leaders. This means creating best-in-class career and development opportunities for our employees.

If you’re passionate, driven and find yourself seeking interesting work, new challenges and continuous learning opportunities, then we want you to join our team.

The Bell Mobility team offers a full range of wireless products and services for residential and business customers, including the largest selection of superphones on the fastest and most advanced network technology.


If you love…

  • Community; ours is awesome.  You will interact with team members who collaborate in open environments working on the latest technologies
  • Leading change; You will help us pioneer our transformation to a more DevOps mindset and agile way of working, thinking end-to-end with the customer in mind
  • Connecting business and technology people together;  You will partner closely with Brand managers, Product owners and executive leaders to bridge our business needs with technology solutions
  • Building cool products;  You will be in the enviable position of developing, launching and operating some of Canada’s most prolific digital properties



What we are looking for …

The Senior Manager, Entertainment (Pay) Development & Operations, is responsible for owning the end-to-end software development, integration & testing, release management and daily operations associated with the evolution of Bell Media’s movie-based pay entertainment brands (eg – CraveTV, TMN, HBO, Super Écran).  This includes the development and deployment of engaging video-viewing experiences on web, mobile and 10’ screen devices (eg - iOS, TVOS, Android, Android TV, Gaming Consoles, Smart TV’s, etc).


You will support and staff a team of internal and external software developers to achieve the product development goals defined by product owners by translating business vision and customer experience needs into technical requirements that will be built and operated by your team.     This will involve evaluating skills requirements and delivery velocity, to ensure proper resourcing is in place internally, as well as evaluate, contract and engage external software development parties to augment the team’s capability to deliver on our pay entertainment product requirements across all consumer screens.


You will also provide technical direction leadership to your team, key stakeholders and executive leaders on new innovations and improvements that advance the consumer experience of these products, as well as be deeply engaged and communicate the day-to-day operational health of these products.


The successful candidate is also expected to foster the principles and values of agile methodology in the development and ongoing release processes supported by his/her team, and be able to work across other internal development teams to integrate common core modules and interact with other shared systems that deliver video content to consumers.


Accordingly, the position demands a senior, seasoned technology professional with exceptional oral and written communication, influence and coaching skills, a strong sense of ownership, previous people leadership experience, and an orientation towards fostering effective teams that are continuously improving their processes.


What we want to see in our ideal candidate …

  • Minimum 8 years experience in media or telecommunications in areas of Technology Development, IT, or Software Engineering functions
  • University degree preferably in Engineering or Computer Science (B.Eng, BSc) or equivalent practical experience
  • Working understanding of web front end (HTML, JavaScript, CSS), backend (Java, database technologies) and mobile software development  (iOS, Android, etc) technologies
  • Working understanding of continuous integration / continuous deployment and test automation tools and processes
  • Familiarity with CMS-based tools and technologies
  • Previous experience in delivering projects through agile development approaches
  • Proven experience supporting teams operating on large scale software development projects
  • Exceptional oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong leadership, facilitation skills and coaching skills
  • Must be able to stand on their own two feet in driving clarity in an ever changing technical environment
  • Not afraid to get their hands dirty in how the work gets done
  • Ability to travel between Toronto offices (Downtown, Scarborough), and periodically to Montreal offices


Who we are:

The Bell Media Digital team is responsible for the creation and delivery of awesome online experiences, powering the country’s most recognized brands, such as TSN, RDS, CTV and Crave TV.  Our vision is to deliver digital experiences that entertain, inform, engage and inspire audiences through the screen of their choice – at home or on the go – on the web and through connected consumer electronic devices.


We are growing and we’re seeking curious and energetic individuals to accelerate this transformation.    If you are passionate about your work having an impact every day in transforming the digital entertainment landscape, we’d love to hear from you!




Bilingualism is an asset (English and French)


Additional Information:

Position Type: Management
Job Location: Canada : Ontario : Toronto
Application Deadline: 01/22/2018

Please apply directly online to be considered for this role.  Applications through email will not be accepted.


Bell is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees and customers feel valued, respected, and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live and serve, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.


Created: CanadaON, Toronto

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