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Ebook Technical Product Manager

Ebook Technical Product Manager

 

We are seeking a talented ebook enthusiast to work with our PRH Ebooks Development and Operation team in making our ebooks their best selves. This candidate will be an intermediary between vendors, customers, production teams and development teams, advocating for the product both internally across our publishing teams and externally in our work with industry standards. The candidate will help define and drive product feature improvements in our ebooks and in the tools we use to make them. The Ebook Technical Product Manager will understand and interpret the needs of the various business parties they liaise with in our development team, our production teams and others. An ideal candidate will help identify and prevent roadblocks across teams to meet quality standards, project deadlines, and business objectives. This is a great opportunity to engage in building the future of digital reading and ensuring that digital reading is accessible to all.

 

The Ebook Technical Product Manager will manage the long-term road map of product development while working closely with the VP, Ebook Technologies, the SVP, Ebook Development and Operations, and the development team. They will test and implement best practices and share new ideas as technology improvements are made.  We are looking for a detail-oriented, meticulous self-starter who is accountable, passionate, assertive, proactive, adaptable, and results oriented.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with customers and vendors on the technical level to describe and correct issues with the rendering of ebooks in market
  • Work closely with ebook production teams, development, and divisional groups, contributing directly to the planning, documentation and execution of the continued improvement of our ebooks and processes
  • Assist our production teams during requirements gathering, development, and detailed specification work
  • Research solutions to problems, and develop best practices and standards for the present and future
  • Investigate, troubleshoot, and triage production problems as they occur
  • Solve difficult problems through research and innovation
  • Create and update documentation
  • Assist in training as required

 

Requirements:

  • Knowledge in the following areas:
    • EPUB and Ebook reading systems technologies
    • XHTML
    • CSS
    • Scripting or programming languages (such as JavaScript, Python, SQL)
    • GIT usage and software engineering best practices
    • Experience working with JIRA
  • Experience working in close partnership with cross-functional teams and management
  • Experience working with standards organizations desirable
  • Proven ability to learn and apply new technologies quickly
  • Strong customer orientation and great communication skills
  • Must be a good problem solver
  • Must be a self-starter that can self-manage their daily workload
  • Ability to work independently (self-driven, focused and analytic)
  • Passionate about quality and seeing things to completion
  • Passion for learning - remaining current on new technologies
  • Desire for continuous improvement - determining process improvements, best practices, and develop new processes.
  • 3-5 years experience in a Development Operations environment

 

Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.

 

 

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off. 

 

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.
 
Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

 

 

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 234701

Date:  Aug 4, 2022
Location: 

New York, NY, US, 10019


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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