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Technical Product Manager, Streaming and Broadcaster Services

TuneIn, San Francisco

CHANGING THE WAY YOU LISTEN.


At TuneIn, we are reinventing radio for a connected world, with live sports, up-to-the-minute news, curated music, millions of podcasts, and over 120,000 streaming radio stations—streamed to tens of millions of customers through our mobile and web apps, and our unmatched platform of hundreds of consumer device and service integrations. From smartphone to smart speaker to electric car, TuneIn delivers live and on-demand audio from voices you trust wherever you want to listen.  

Location: SF, LA, NY, or US Remote.

About the Position

The Technical Product Manager for Streaming and Broadcaster Services will have a direct product impact and the ability to shape TuneIn’s proprietary streaming platform. As the TPM for streaming, you will manage products through their development lifecycle, including initial business discussions, spec writing, engineering requirements gathering, participating in technical design, initiating QA, and launching. 

You will work on a broad spectrum of opportunities from long-term strategic projects to near-term business initiatives and broadcast content ingestion.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to make an impact on TuneIn’s audio streaming platform that delivers sports, music, news, and talk content to millions of users and is core to the TuneIn user experience. This product serves both TuneIn listeners as well as broadcasters and content partners. Your area of ownership will also include tools for TuneIn’s internal stream management needs as well as tools and reporting for the content providers.

What You Will Do

  • Lead the product development of the audio streaming platform
  • Provide guidance for potential streaming partners and establish onboarding procedures and tools for supporting new content
  • Work with broadcasters to understand their needs and stream hosting requirements
  • Troubleshoot streaming support and instream ad issues on both the server and media player end
  • Participate in engineering sprint planning, and testing, and help ensure on-time delivery of features for the streaming engineering team
  • Work with the Content team to develop new features and automation that will enhance their stream management workflow
  • Develop and share streaming standards with potential content partners
  • Define and execute a next-generation vision that will push the streaming experience to be the industry leader
  • Work to enhance the audio monetization process with new approaches to pre-roll and in-stream advertising
  • Enhance the metadata flows to enable near real-time delivery to enrich the TuneIn audio experience
  • Work with User Support to identify and tackle user issues in the streaming experience
  • Risk management, including the identification and management of risks, judgments about product quality, and managing resource allocation

Required

  • 5+ years of experience working in streaming and/or broadcast technology
  • Experience with backend services
  • Experience working with SDKs and APIs
  • Understands differences between streaming technologies/protocols, especially HLS, icecast/shoutcast, RTMP, Zixi, SRT, SCTE-35, etc
  • Ability to organize and participate in requirement and design brainstorming sessions
  • Experience writing project specs, technical requirements, test cases, and technical documentation
  • Able to take a stream URL and (given the right tools) perform analysis, extract metadata, and interpret the properties of the stream
  • Comfortable with command line/terminal use for problem-solving
  • Excellent project management and communication skills
  • Computer science background or relevant hands-on technical experience

Bonus

  • Experience with transport streams, audio cue tones, and broadcast signal acquisition is a plus but not required
  • Experience in a media organization
  • Experience with AWS
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About TuneIn

TuneIn, the world’s leading live streaming service, brings together live sports, news, music, podcasts, and radio from around the globe. With more than 80 million monthly active users, TuneIn is one of the most widely used streaming audio platforms in the world. TuneIn broadcasts over 100,000 owned & operated and partner radio stations and boasts more than 5.7 million podcasts. With premiere distribution across 200 platforms and connected devices, TuneIn empowers listeners to ‘hear’ what they love wherever ‘here’ might be. TuneIn Premium subscribers get exclusive access to commercial-free news from top networks like CNN, Fox News Radio, MSNBC, CNBC, and Bloomberg, as well as live NFL, NHL, and college sports programming, and commercial-free music channels. For more information, please visit us at www.tunein.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within TuneIn. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of the best and brightest from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunities to excel.

We Grow Our Team Utilizing Transparency and Trust 

TuneIn is hiring for many amazing opportunities! We are always thrilled when people apply to our opportunities. Often, we reach out directly to candidates. TuneIn's Recruitment engagement means you'll get an email from the tunein.com domain. We do not use any other domains to conduct recruitment efforts. A member of our People Team will speak with you or will meet with you and we never use the Wire app to conduct interviews. We will also never send you messages asking you for personal or financial information. Use caution when the identity of someone contacting you cannot be linked directly to the tunein.com domain. If you've been the victim of a scam, report it to your local law enforcement. If you feel targeted by a fraudster or someone impersonating a TuneIn team member on LinkedIn, please contact LinkedIn directly here, or send us an email at [email protected]

About TuneIn

TuneIn empowers people to hear exactly what they love the moment they want it, and discover a universe of audio, all in one place. We combine the power of audio, design, and technology to bring together live sports, up-to-the-minute news, curated music, millions of podcasts, and over 120,000 streaming radio stations. We are audio fanatics working for fanatics, always pushing to deliver the world’s best listening experience.

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