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Technical Project Manager

Technology & Engineering | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Sesame Workshop is looking for a Technical Project Manager to work with our Digital Media Engineering (DME) team within our Technology & Engineering department. The primary role and responsibilities of the Technical Project Manager (TPM) is to foster a culture of technical excellence, collaboration, and teamwork to meet the technical expectations of Sesame Workshop’s digital media projects. The ideal candidate must have at least 5 years of experience and be comfortable working alongside the digital media engineering team, producers, and business stakeholders.  

Please note: This position is a full-time, staff position (35 hours/week) located at our office in NYC with a hybrid schedule.



  • Project manage all phases of the digital media portfolio (Web, Apps, OTT etc.) development lifecycle including requirements, design, coding, implementation, UAT and maintenance
  • Develop comprehensive project plans that merge stakeholder requirements with company goals and coordinate various managers and technical personnel during all project phases, from initial development through implementation.
  • Coordinate with the engineering team to plan for epics and stories in sprint planning
  • Work across departments with project managers/producers, and collaborate with DevOps engineers, QA, and Front-End developers to ensure timely deliveries and within budget
  • Work with DME team and producers to manage source code, versioning, release cycle for existing and new product
  • Administer all product management tools that are part of the development life cycle (Confluence, Jira, Bitbucket, Bamboo, etc.)
  • Work with producers, stakeholders, and DME team members to gather and build requirements for new digital product RFPs
  • Manage external vendor relationships for building and maintenance of digital products, contract maintenance, resource management and other vendor services
  • Manage other related project management tasks that are required for the successful delivery of project goals


Technical Project Management Requirements

  • Knowledge of current web, app, multiplatform standards, and development processes (i.e., front and back-end web design, systems architecture, digital content development and management, cloud computing etc.)
  • Knowledge of Agile development Scrum process
  • Knowledge of Google 360 and GA4 Analytics Platform
  • Knowledge of CMS platforms (Drupal, WordPress, Moodle etc.)
  • Understanding of API integrations of CMS, OVP, and email marketing services
  • Knowledge of digital asset management systems and best practices for metadata and production management needs
  • Knowledge of workflow integration for content programming, management, distribution, updates, tagging for multiple platforms etc.
  • Knowledge of other integrated technical services for content flow from production to distribution
  • Ability to stay organized while involved in multiple projects
  • Deadline-oriented project management skills and capabilities
  • Strong communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to manage people, project deliverables, and expectations across a matrix organization
  • Vendor relationship management
  • Strong willingness to learn
  • Team player and good listener
  • Creative problem solver
  • Ability to adapt to new tools, technologies, and platforms


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in technical project management – with an emphasis on digital media
  • Knowledge of digital media product from ideation to deployment
  • Technical background on digital media landscape, platforms, workflow
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and project management tools
  • Knowledge of scrum process is a plus
  • Previous work experience in an engineering position is also a plus


Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity