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Friday, February 20, 2015

Dir, DAM Systems, A+E Networks (NY)

Dir., DAM Systems, A+E Networks – NY

A+E is seeking a Director to oversee Digital Asset Management Systems.


The Director, DAM Systems will be part of the business systems technology group within A+E. In this hands-on position, the Director, DAM Systems will develop a deep knowledge of A+E’s media asset management needs and workflows and utilize his/her knowledge of enterprise digital asset management to implement and/or recommend enterprise technology tools, integrations and processes. A key part of this job is to work with the Media Asset Services and Production Services Groups which are responsible for providing the core business requirements. This role will lead the technology team that is responsible for technical solution and implementation of those requirements. A deep understanding of Digital Asset Management systems and workflows within media organizations is key as well as a technical understanding of how different eDAM systems should be integrated.

Required Experience:

•Lead technology implementation including architecture, technical design, integrations for Digital Asset Management solutions
•Manage a team of technical business analysts, technical lead/architect providing overall management, oversight and guidance
•Directly responsible for technology vendor management for DAM systems
•Lead multiple different 3rd party applications and potentially custom apps, integrations
•Eliminate complexity and ambiguity in projects to ensure clarity and establish goals and expectations for technology services
•Clearly present solutions, proposals and status to multiple levels of stakeholders within the organization
•Able to apply sound judgment while working within tight timelines
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Ability to set clear expectations with vendors as well as stakeholders and get firm commitments on deliverables as well as associated delivery dates
•SOW negotiations working with 3rd parties whose services are required
•Analyze requirements, processes and workflows and make suggestions for improvement. Identifies areas where technology, development of new systems or enhancements to existing systems and/or integration solutions can lead to increased efficiency and productivity.
•Develop broad perspective on an organization and can use that knowledge to develop new strategies and options for digital asset management.
•Lead technical discussions & drive technology decisions related to architecture, integrations and implementation of enterprise DAM systems
•Understand & manage complex technical projects and quickly learn about new technologies and solutions to manage the implementation or solution
•Lead overall service based integration strategy, flexible loosely coupled architecture and overall enterprise grade technology solution
•Work closely with development team and/or Vendor in application support of current systems.
•Ensure that repeat defects, break fixes are minimized & focus on analysis of issues and provide recommendation for avoiding common defects.
•Manage support of these enterprise systems including off hours based on business criticality & needs
Develop and set priorities with development resources, integrations, infrastructure, program management
•Knowledge of enterprise Digital Asset Management Solutions and their implementations and usage within the Broadcast/Cable industry.
•Understanding of media asset workflows within the Broadcast/Cable industry
•Experience with MAM products like IPV
•Experience with Media Metadata Management processes & workflow
•Ability to lead Technical Business Analysts to gather requirements through interviews, workshops and/or existing systems documentation or procedures
•Deep understanding of enterprise DAM systems to be able to identify and lead discussions around technical architecture, integration strategy and touch points between various systems
•Knowledge of integration middleware and workflow orchestration (e.g. .Tibco) is desirable
•Understanding of SOA and agile methodology
•Deep understanding & experience architecting, designing and integrating complex enterprise grade systems
•Excellent analytical, communication (both verbal and written), facilitation/organizational skills.
•Ability to work effectively with cross-functional business and technical teams
•Excellent understanding of project management principles and experience in managing multiple projects
•Demonstrated business acumen and the ability to apply technology solutions to solve business problems
•Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate and persuade at all management levels
•Highest level of ownership, accountability & integrity
•Exhibits, models & promotes vision of the IT team
•Being able to question, evaluate and make decision on technology platform
•Knowledge of SQL is a plus
•Knowledge of FIMS Framework
•10+ years of IT Technical experience with at least 5+ years specific to Digital Asset Management systems delivery and workflows

Required Education:

•Undergraduate degree