North America / United States / CA / Emeryville


#: 91484-en_US / 91484




Date: June 21, 2021

Location: Emeryville, CA

Company: Gracenote, Inc. (a Nielsen company)

Senior Product Manager

 (Job Location: Emeryville, CA) – (Job ID # 91484)


Gracenote, Inc., a Nielsen company, is an entertainment data and technology provider powering the world’s top music services, automakers, cable and satellite operators, and consumer electronics companies. At its core, Gracenote helps people find, discover and connect with the entertainment they love. Daily, Gracenote processes 35 Billion rows of data and is quickly becoming a world-leader in return path “big data.” Over the past 2 years, the company has grown to more than 1800 employees in 20 countries, including over 400 of the world’s top engineers with a passion for music, video, sports, and entertainment technology. Founded in 1998, Gracenote is one of America’s most iconic and respected media companies. In February 2017, Gracenote was acquired by Nielsen – a global information, data and measurement company.  The company, Gracenote, continues to operate from its Emeryville, CA location. 




Responsible for TV entertainment metadata product management for Gracenote’s data delivery platform: Collaborate with engineering leadership and architecture teams on the design and development of the platform. Work closely with existing and prospective clients and third-party vendor partners to understand their business problems related to delivery and ingestion of TV entertainment metadata into their backend solutions, and transform findings into a clear product vision and roadmap. Work closely with internal engineering teams, content editors, external partners and internal stakeholders to prioritize and deliver product roadmap that fulfills the product vision. Work closely with user experience (UX) and engineering teams to deliver critical platform tools for configuration and analytics. Ensure the design of application program interfaces (APIs) are consistent and follow best practices, owning the existing Gracenote Video Data (GVD) and API data delivery sets.  Work with data product managers to ensure that their additions of data elements to the APIs follow best practices. Work with different engineering SCRUM teams and their product owners to manage the priorities and backlog. Involves the option to telecommute from within the Emeryville, CA area for up to 2 days per week, as feasible. Involves domestic travel 3-5x/year for 1-2 days per trip.  Tools and technologies used include: SQL, Jira, Confluence, XML, JSON, and Python.




Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in computer science, engineering or a related field with an information technology focus (foreign equivalent degree acceptable), plus 3 years of experience in software development for, and management of, metadata delivery platforms (would also accept a bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of post-baccalaureate, progressively responsible experience).  This must include 3 years of experience in/with: building highly-scalable platforms; XML, JSON, REST APIs, and writing SQL for Postgres and/or MySQL; scripting in Python, Ruby and/or JavaScript; working in an Agile/Scrum work environment on the technical side of product management; and writing user stories, and following the development process through user story acceptance. Must be willing to travel domestically 3-5x/year for 1-2 days per trip. 



About Gracenote:


Gracenote, Inc. (a Nielsen company) is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.


JOB TYPE:  Regular

PRIMARY LOCATION:  North America-US-Emeryville, CA

ORGANIZATION:  Product Management

SCHEDULE:  Full-time