Bitcentral Careers

If you are solution focused and have an interest in broadcast careers, then come and talk to us.

Our Approach

We deliver advanced functionality that is based on our customer input for the right balance of features, ease of use, speed, and reliability.

It is not enough to build a product that does the job, anyone can do that but there is something so special about Bitcentral that allows us to do so much more. We are all about freeing broadcasters from restricted production environments with flexible, non-proprietary content workflow systems on premium hardware, and best in class support. Our non-proprietary tools enable unprecedented access to content from anywhere creating end-to-end digital workflows that seamlessly collaborate with existing hardware and software.

Our Mission

Our solutions are designed to create simple and consistent workflows that minimize complexity, mistakes, and production time.

Bitcentral products are for broadcasters and media companies striving to improve efficiency, reach, and revenue in a TV-everywhere world, we develop and implement innovative, elegantly simple, IT-focused solutions, backed by our expert, proactive professional services teams. All you need to know about Bitcentral can be seen when you compare us to other vendors, we deliver exceptional overall value with an ideal balance of functionality, ease-of-use, reliability, and unsurpassed customer experience unlike anyone in the industry.

Employment type: Full-time with Benefits

Salary range: $115k – $135k

Position summary:  As Sr. Product Manager you will be the company champion for an area rapidly growing in the industry overseeing the development of products as they evolve into digital, online and cloud based applications; as well as spearheading the expansion domestically and outside the U.S.

You possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision defined by market trends and pioneering customer input, and the ability to drive a product roadmap that balances strategic and tactical customer needs to make that vision a reality. You will work with software development (R&D for New Ventures) and QA throughout the product lifecycle to launch and refine product offerings, using the company’s methodical and transparent process that combines agile and waterfall methods to optimize development resources and business opportunities. As the internal ambassador for your product offerings, you will manage allocated resources for success, including managing the pricing strategy and product budget.

On a team with sales, sales engineering and marketing support, you will lead the product demos and communications to external target audiences, defining the go-to-market product positioning, key benefits and value.

This position is based in the corporate headquarters in Newport Beach, CA.  Domestic and some international travel will be required.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the entire product lifecycle from strategic planning to tactical activities
  • Conduct market research, surveys and customer/prospect visits with team members to understand and specify requirements for target markets
  • Manage the user facing requirements gathering and specification of new features with a careful eye on product usability and end user efficiency
  • Work in an Agile product development process creating well thought-out and actionable user stories
  • Work with Project Management area to ensure timely launching of products and releases.
  • Work with Marketing and Sales Support to ensure successful launch and positioning of our offerings, including effective demo definition and execution at leading trade shows like NAB, New Tech Summit, etc.
  • Analyze competitive offerings in our market
  • Manage the collection, description, analysis and prioritization of requests for new product functionality
  • Assist in analyzing partnership opportunities for products and/or integrated solutions and perform “build vs buy” analysis
  • Manage the product lines’ expense budget; as well as develop the pricing strategy in conjunction with sales and sales engineering.

Required Skills:

  • 7+ years product management experience in software and commercial off the shelf hardware product platforms, representing Broadcast and Media applications. Specific experience in the following areas is an asset: Playout, automation, OTT, master control, asset management, broadcast graphics.
  • Working knowledge of digital media technologies and partner ecosystem, including digital video advertising, over the top streaming, VOD Content Management Systems, and Online Video Platforms. Additional knowledge in private and public Cloud platforms is an asset.
  • Excellent Communication – ability to communicate up, down, and across the organization, both within Bitcentral and with customers and partners. Ability to represent the company externally and communicate the vision, capabilities, and differentiators of our portfolio.
  • Ability to juggle multiple, often competing priorities from different sources.  Ability to travel to offshore development teams. Ability to adapt to changing environment and requirements yet keep focused and provide positive leadership under pressure.
  • Proven success defining technical product features and driving cradle-to-grave feature execution
  • Solid business acumen, management and marketing communication skills
  • A passion for listening to customers and delivering world-class user experience
  • Education: Bachelor degree in a technical field required, MBA is an asset.

About Bitcentral
Bitcentral whose corporate headquarters is in Newport Beach, CA, and Latin American headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico provides software solutions that maximize the value of media. Our reliable and flexible product offerings provide customers with the features they want and world class support to back them up. Since 2000, we have gained a trusted partnership reputation with news and media customers, providing them with efficient media workflows that result in higher productivity – all while helping them increase their audience reach and competitive market position. We design forward looking, pragmatically designed and exceptionally reliable media solutions in news, sports, and emerging-platform content.

We are dedicated to creating a culture of proactive sharing and listening to understand, an environment that attracts and retains the right talent, as well as to providing the right resources and the right tools for a productive and rewarding work environment.

Employment type: Full-time with Benefits

Salary range: $115k – $135k

Position summary:  As Sr. Product Manager you will be the company champion for an area rapidly growing in the industry overseeing the development of products as they evolve into digital, online and cloud based applications; as well as spearheading the expansion domestically and outside the U.S.

You possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision defined by market trends and pioneering customer input, and the ability to drive a product roadmap that balances strategic and tactical customer needs to make that vision a reality. You will work with software development (R&D for New Ventures) and QA throughout the product lifecycle to launch and refine product offerings, using the company’s methodical and transparent process that combines agile and waterfall methods to optimize development resources and business opportunities. As the internal ambassador for your product offerings, you will manage allocated resources for success, including managing the pricing strategy and product budget.

On a team with sales, sales engineering and marketing support, you will lead the product demos and communications to external target audiences, defining the go-to-market product positioning, key benefits and value.

This position is based in the corporate headquarters in Newport Beach, CA.  Domestic and some international travel will be required.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the entire product lifecycle from strategic planning to tactical activities
  • Conduct market research, surveys and customer/prospect visits with team members to understand and specify requirements for target markets
  • Manage the user facing requirements gathering and specification of new features with a careful eye on product usability and end user efficiency
  • Work in an Agile product development process creating well thought-out and actionable user stories
  • Work with Project Management area to ensure timely launching of products and releases.
  • Work with Marketing and Sales Support to ensure successful launch and positioning of our offerings, including effective demo definition and execution at leading trade shows like NAB, New Tech Summit, etc.
  • Analyze competitive offerings in our market
  • Manage the collection, description, analysis and prioritization of requests for new product functionality
  • Assist in analyzing partnership opportunities for products and/or integrated solutions and perform “build vs buy” analysis
  • Manage the product lines’ expense budget; as well as develop the pricing strategy in conjunction with sales and sales engineering.

Required Skills:

  • 7+ years product management experience in software and commercial off the shelf hardware product platforms, representing Broadcast and Media applications. Specific experience in the following areas is an asset: Playout, automation, OTT, master control, asset management, broadcast graphics.
  • Working knowledge of digital media technologies and partner ecosystem, including digital video advertising, over the top streaming, VOD Content Management Systems, and Online Video Platforms. Additional knowledge in private and public Cloud platforms is an asset.
  • Excellent Communication – ability to communicate up, down, and across the organization, both within Bitcentral and with customers and partners. Ability to represent the company externally and communicate the vision, capabilities, and differentiators of our portfolio.
  • Ability to juggle multiple, often competing priorities from different sources.  Ability to travel to offshore development teams. Ability to adapt to changing environment and requirements yet keep focused and provide positive leadership under pressure.
  • Proven success defining technical product features and driving cradle-to-grave feature execution
  • Solid business acumen, management and marketing communication skills
  • A passion for listening to customers and delivering world-class user experience
  • Education: Bachelor degree in a technical field required, MBA is an asset.

About Bitcentral
Bitcentral whose corporate headquarters is in Newport Beach, CA, and Latin American headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico provides software solutions that maximize the value of media. Our reliable and flexible product offerings provide customers with the features they want and world class support to back them up. Since 2000, we have gained a trusted partnership reputation with news and media customers, providing them with efficient media workflows that result in higher productivity – all while helping them increase their audience reach and competitive market position. We design forward looking, pragmatically designed and exceptionally reliable media solutions in news, sports, and emerging-platform content.

We are dedicated to creating a culture of proactive sharing and listening to understand, an environment that attracts and retains the right talent, as well as to providing the right resources and the right tools for a productive and rewarding work environment.

Employment type: Full-time with Benefits

Position summary: Bitcentral provides the software used by major media companies to produce and deliver video to your screen. We have a deep belief in simplifying the complex while delivering a great customer experience. With our customer centric approach we have become #1 in Local TV News software market. Through a recent acquisition and new product offerings, this year our addressable market has increased over 7 times.

We are looking for C# Developers to help us design/code/test new features for existing and future products. We build systems for broadcast TV including News production systems and Master control. Most of the work we do involves manipulation of video files, recording/playout of video to SDI, and integration with 3rd party systems.

The technical requirements of the job include Windows, .Net, C#, and SQL Server.
We’re looking for a team player who has excellent object oriented design skills, high programming productivity, and who is interested in learning about video, TV, news, master control, etc.

We run our projects using SCRUM and we operate in relatively stable teams. We have some legacy software that must be maintained, but are ramping up a major new software development effort.

Requirements:

  • Fluent in C#, .Net
  • Proficient with SQL Server
  • Object oriented thinking

Additional Skills:

  • Proficient at C++ & video manipulation with tools like MainConcept or Matrox
  • Experience with MongoDB, Cassandra, MemcacheD, SOLR, Elastic, and others can be useful
  • Bootstrap and jQuery. AngularJS

Currently Using the Following Technologies

  • Environments: Microsoft .Net, SQL Server, Windows Server, IIS
    Languages: C#, C++
  • Libraries & Tools: Matrox, MainConcept, FFMPEG
  • UI: ASP.MVC, Razor, JavaScript, jQuery

Employment type: Full-time with Benefits

Position summary: Bitcentral provides the software used by major media companies to produce and deliver video to your screen. We have a deep belief in simplifying the complex while delivering a great customer experience. With our customer centric approach we have become #1 in Local TV News software market. Through a recent acquisition and new product offerings, this year our addressable market has increased over 7 times.

We are looking for C++ Developers to help us design/code/test new features for existing and future products. We build systems for broadcast TV including News production systems and Master control. Most of the work we do involves manipulation of video files, recording/playout of video to SDI, and integration with 3rd party systems. The technical requirements of the job include Windows, MFC, C++ and MariaDB(MySQL).

We’re looking for a team player who has excellent object oriented design skills, high programming productivity, and who is interested in learning about video, TV, news, master control, etc. We run our projects using SCRUM and we operate in relatively stable teams. We have some legacy software that must be maintained, but are ramping up a major new software development effort.

Requirements:

  • Fluent in Visual C++
  • Object oriented thinking
  • Multi-threaded programming
  • Comfortable with MFC and dialog based applications

Additional Skills:

  • Proficient at C++ & video manipulation with tools like Matrox
  • Windows sockets
  • COM object programming

Currently Using the Following Technologies

  • Environments: Microsoft Visual Studio, MariaDB, Windows Server, Mercurial
    Languages: C++
  • Libraries & Tools: Matrox
  • UI: MFC

Employment type: Full-time with Benefits

Position summary:   This is a Software Test Automation Engineer position. The successful candidate will work with QA and DEV Teams to decide which test cases and new features are the best candidates for automation.  This person will be required to design, implement, and maintain automated tests. In addition, the Test Automation Engineer is expected to participate in other activities including documentation of test cases and test plans, requirements review, design review, and mentoring other testers. On occasion, the Automation Engineer may be called on to interact with an offshore testing group, monitoring progress, providing technical guidance, solving customer problems, and ensuring adherence to quality standards.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analyze requirements and design specifications to effectively derive test strategies, test plans test cases and ultimately automated tests
  • Ensure the highest possible level of quality for every software release
  • Set up test environments with the necessary test data and execute detailed test procedures and test cases for assigned products or product modules
  • Monitor and ensure automated processes run as expected
  • Participates in the training or development of others to assist with executing, maintaining and reporting test results.
  • Work effectively with Developers, Product Management, Support, and other teams as needed

Other Responsibilities:

  • Solves complex problems independently
  • Performs duties with little or no supervision
  • Provides self-direction in response to changes to requirements and specifications
  • Follows the departmental and project-specific development standards and processes

Required Skills:

  • Must have 3 to 4 years of experience in test automation
  • Good understanding of QA processes, methodologies and approaches with respect to Software Development Life Cycles, including Agile/Scrum processes
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Servers, MS SQL Server and other relational databases
  • Knowledge of testing desktop, mobile and web-based applications
  • Development experience with .NET, JavaScript and AngularJS
  • Experience testing RESTful APIs
  • Experience with CI/CD tools and web based applications
  • Experience with Automated Testing Tools (Cucumber, Selenium, JMeter, Postman, other Open-source Tools etc.)
  • Highly organized and process driven
  • Experience with building and maintaining test automation suites to be used by development and manual test engineers.
  • Must possess a high level of initiative
  • Must be resourceful with good analytical skills and a be good team player
  • Must be willing to work weekends if needed and travel to client sites if the need arises
  • Ability to multi-task in fast paced environment with changing priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail with an aptitude for problem solving and learning new concepts quickly
  • Ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines

Desired Skills:

  • Understands different programming languages and ability to solve problems in coding, testing and deployment
  • Experience with AWS and/or Azure
  • Experience in a Scrum environment is highly desirable.
  • Experience in the Broadcast Industry, client or vendor side
  • Knowledge of different Hardware, Server, and OS environments

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related fields (equivalent experience considered)

Location:
Newport Beach, California

About Bitcentral:
Bitcentral whose corporate headquarters is in Newport Beach, CA, and Latin American headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico provides software solutions that maximize the value of media. Our reliable and flexible product offerings provide customers with the features they want and world class support to back them up. Since 2000, we have gained a trusted partnership reputation with news and media customers, providing them with efficient media workflows that result in higher productivity – all while helping them increase their audience reach and competitive market position. We design forward looking, pragmatically designed and exceptionally reliable media solutions in news, sports, and emerging-platform content.

We are dedicated to creating a culture of proactive sharing and listening to understand, an environment that attracts and retains the right talent, as well as to providing the right resources and the right tools for a productive and rewarding work environment.

Serving 200+ U.S. News Producing Stations

Managing Collaboration for 50M+ Assets

Delivering News to 100M households daily