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TV Product Development Manager

Posting Country:  Portugal
Date Posted:  09-Oct-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Role Purpose

To build the best TV product for our customers, working with our development teams and managing their activities, backlog and deliverables. This includes being responsible for the resulting product and its quality as well as ownership over backlog prioritisation and alignment with key product stakeholders in the agile ecosystem, including internal product teams and external suppliers.


  • Significant experience in software development overseeing the development of apps on at least one of the following platforms and technologies: Tizen, WebOS, iOS, tvOS, Android/Android TV, Linux STBs, DVB-T/C/S broadcast and IP multicast;
  • Exposure to all levels of product life-cycle including:
    • Initial product requirement gathering and definition
    • Architecture, planning and SOW negotiation
    • Engagement with design, architecture and QA teams
    • Creation and review of acceptance test plans
    • Integration, product support, evolution and innovation.
  • Should have a strong knowhow on User Experience and Usability, be able to apply it to the product and a deep knowhow of the TV industry, lead technical/architectural discussions with major suppliers and take ownership of technical decisions;
  • Manage internal and 3rd party development houses on a senior level, driving excellent output quality;
  • Responsible for the alignment with product stakeholders within the agile tribe, discussing negotiating and deciding on what gets done when;
  • Oversee the successful deployment of Vodafone TV apps across multiple markets and manage in-life maintenance and improvements.

Ideal Background

  • University master’s degree (preferably in engineering);
  • Experience of preparing and publishing apps and good understanding of all of the capabilities of the iOS /Apple developer consoles;
  • Experience in TV STB development projects;
  • Preferably have understanding of core elements of app architecture such as: CDNs, encoding, DRM and streaming protocols, TV middleware, drivers;
  • Must have worked in projects using agile methodologies before;
  • An understanding of the technical and UX limitations of low performing devices would be highly desirable;
  • Good technical know-how in the following TV solution core elements will be valued: CAS, DRM, Cable or IPTV Networks, Recommendation Engines, Metadata Platforms, Middleware, CMSs, Ingestion platforms, STB OS, Driver layers, Chipset integration, Video Streaming over Cable or IPTV, OTT Apps, Smart TVs;
  • Fluent in English.

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.