Senior Video Production Technology Manager

Pearson
Atlanta, GA / Remote
30+ days ago

Job Description

Description

Spotlight is a start-up California tech company recently acquired by Pearson, the global leader in educational software and publishing with 21,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.This position is ideal for a person with both start-up and established company experience.

Spotlight has a proprietary Amazon Web Services platform used to create millions of unique animated videos, with each video customized to the viewer according to their data. Similarly, the platform generates mass-personalized infographic PDF reports. We sell this service to business customers who need to customize it to their particular use. For example, the state of New Jersey uses it to create a unique video for 1 million students to explain their test scores. See www.spotlight-education.com

The platform is deeply integrated into AWS, utilizing over 30 AWS services. It has a SOA with micro-services and containers. It is unified around the Java ecosystem. Extensive AWS, Java 1.8 and JavaScript experience are requirements.

VIDEO ANIMATION PRODUCER - WITH A SOFTWARE/TECHNOLGY TWIST

What we do:

We have proprietary technology to generate millions of personalized animated videos, each one customized to the individual viewer, in up to 15 different languages. Each video is unique based on automated analysis of large sets of data. Our customers are schools, states and corporations wishing to communicate results of assessments (tests) to the students, parents and employees.

Who we are:

We are a perfect combination of an entrepreneurial start-up and an established stable corporation. That's because we were a 20-person start-up until five months ago when we were purchased by Pearson. We are growing at over 100% annually, and have a huge future in supplying our technology to the different divisions of Pearson, which is the leading education company in the world. (check us out at Spotlight-Education

You are:

  • Experienced producer of short-form videos (like animated on-line ads or explainer videos)

  • Excellent script writer

  • Able to help manage up to 10 simultaneous projects

  • Experienced in working directly with corporate or government clients

  • Technically trained in light-coding, especially in things like SQL queries (see below for more details)

  • Interested in a fast-paced start-up like environment

  • Passionate (or at least interested) in helping learners thrive

Why the Software/Technology Twist?

Our technology creates millions of variations of an animated video, each one tailored to the individual viewer. Consequently, while a five minute "regular" video might have 50 script lines, our videos have upwards of 2,000 potential script lines. Our platform uses data and software to select which 50 lines are perfect for each viewer, and then connects them in the correct order to make a seamless audio track tailored to each person. And then the platform makes custom animations to match (e.g. a different animated graph for each viewer, just with their data).

You will be in the lead of managing the creation of these complex scripts and the rules that the software will use to select the rights ones. You won't have to code the software, but you will have to provide precise instructions to the engineers to do the coding. And you will have to work with the data provided by customers to determine what types of rules could make sense. To take a much simplified example, if the available data has the state that a viewer lives in, then you would write 50 different script lines: one for each state.

What are the projects like?

Each video project takes from 3-6 months to complete. We work on approximately ten videos simultaneously in various stages of completion. you would be in charge of the development of the scripts for each of these projects. This would involve weekly interactions with clients, and close coordination with software engineers, animators, and project managers.

Is this remote?

Yes! We are a fully-remote team, mostly based in California, but distributed in all U.S. timezones.

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $70-90k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's or equivalent (no specific field)

5 years relevant experience in managing scripts in a production environment such as a game-development company, creative agency or similar role.

Technology-savvy (but not necessarily a coder), with the ability to understand how complex data sets can be machine-analyzed in order to drive variations in scripts. For example, experience as a business analyst, SQL query-writer or MS-Excel wizard would be great.

3 years working in a client-facing role in a production environment, with experience in gathering customer requirements, negotiating scope and schedules. Direct experience in working with scripts with clients is a plus.

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Work Locations :

US-Remote

Remote

Job : Technology

Organization : Assessments School

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Aug 5, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2111136

Source

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