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: $100k – $120k

Position summary:  As Sr. Product Manager of Automation, Master Control and OTT, you will be the company champion for an area rapidly growing in the industry overseeing the development of products as they evolve into digital and online applications; as well as spearheading the expansion domestically and in Latin America.

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 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 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, with frequent travel to the company’s Latin American headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the entire product lifecycle from strategic planning to tactical activities
  • Conduct market research, surveys and customer/prospect visits 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
  • Analyze competitive offerings in our market
  • Manage the collection, description, analysis and prioritization of requests for new product functionality
  • Analyze 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, 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

A great opportunity for the right person. Combine your practical experience and technical skill set for an exciting one-of-a-kind career.

Seeking Experienced News Production Professionals

A great opportunity for the right person. Combine your practical experience and technical skill set for an exciting one-of-a-kind career.

Do you have:

  • experience in news production, newsroom workflows and news editing?
  • real world knowledge of broadcast television systems and broadcast technology?
  • a strong IT skill set?

Are you an effective communicator with management and organizational skills?

Bitcentral, Inc. is looking for candidates with the right experience to work “in the field” taking new systems live in the US and beyond.

Travel is an integral part of this job.

This is a very exciting and rewarding position for the person who is interested in this kind of field-based work.  This job will be in an office and broadcast facility environment.  The job will require travel within the Continental United States and potentially to other north American and Latin American countries. Travel is estimated to be up to 75% of the job.

With this job, you can work from your home base but you need to live near a major US airport. The ideal candidate will have 5 or more years of news production, editing and television station operations experience.  You should be skilled with editing systems, computers, networking and have strong management and communications skills.  You will be working in a dynamic fast-paced environment where your ability to lead, collaborate and overcome obstacles will be essential to the success of the projects you work on.

Salary range: $65k – $70k

Employee benefits:  medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k

Interested candidates contact: jobs@bitcentral.com

Job Information

  • Company Location: Newport Beach, California, 92658, United States
  • Company Name: Bitcentral, Inc.
  • Industry: Broadcast TV Network
  • Job Function: Field based engineering and training
  • Entry Level: No
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Associates Degree
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 50-75%

 

 


Education:
A minimum of an associate’s degree in communications or related fields or a Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering or other scientific discipline is required or a minimum of 5 Years experience in a television station or video production facility.


About Bitcentral
Bitcentral is a recognized innovator of television news production, distribution and aggregation solutions. For more than 20 years, Bitcentral has demonstrated a unique ability to develop and deploy revolutionary technologies for major networks such as CNN and CBS as well as hundreds of local TV stations across the country. Bitcentral continues to transform the way news content

Serving 200+ U.S. News Producing Stations

Managing Collaboration for 50M+ Assets

Delivering News to 100M households daily