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Sr. Technical Project Manager

Company: Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Job Summary On any given day at Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology, we're reimagining ways to create magical viewing experiences for the world's most beloved stories while also transforming Disney's media business for the future. Whether that's evolving our streaming and digital products in new and immersive ways, powering worldwide advertising and distribution to improve flexibility and efficiency, or delivering Disney's unmatched entertainment and sports content, every day is a moment to make a difference to partners and to hundreds of millions of people around the world!

  • Building the future of Disney's media business: -DE&E Technologists are designing and building the infrastructure that will power Disney's media, advertising, and distribution businesses for years to come.
  • Reach & Scale: -The products and platforms this group builds and operates delight millions of consumers every minute of every day - from Disney+ and Hulu, to ABC News and Entertainment, to ESPN and ESPN+, and much more.
  • Innovation: -We develop and implement groundbreaking products and techniques that shape industry norms and enhance how audiences experience sports, entertainment & news. Disney Streaming's Media Engineering team is seeking a -Sr. Technical Project Manager -for the Quality, Targeting & Experience team. As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for partnering with the engineering director to ensure the overall success of our QTE organization and its teams. This includes directly leading some of our most visible and key projects end to end across teams, while also creating and/or managing the processes so that we can effectively intake, prioritize, and deliver work across teams within and outside of this organization. You will partner closely with Engineering and Product Management to translate product and technical ideas into engineering requirements, while collaborating with all impacted teams and external partners to ensure a successful launch of the product or feature. Responsibilities
    • Own execution for a program or high-profile features and products, driving roadmap, specifications, and delivery
    • Identify, assess and mitigate risks, provide visibility to management, anticipate and make trade-offs balancing the business needs versus constraints
    • Scope projects into manageable chunks that enable us to quickly and efficiently release iterative products
    • Lead team Scrum ceremonies (sprint planning, stand-ups, retrospectives, and backlog grooming), and provide Agile guidance for areas and ways to improve
    • Collaborate with the engineering teams and program managers to evolve and lead the overall fleet roadmap across included teams, identifying necessary investments and dependencies to support execution and delivery.
    • Act as main communication liaison with disparate internal stakeholders and external partners across a variety of time zones and locales
    • Dig in and understand the overall architecture and distinct components of a project, applying this knowledge to more effectively plan and deliver your projects
    • Collaborate with other TPMs within the organization to continuously improve our program management process, communication protocols, and operational procedures related to effective, on-time and to-scope software delivery What to Bring
      • 5+ years of Technical Project Management experience
      • Experience in shipping multiple feature or products simultaneously, ideally in an Agile environment
      • Ability to dive into technical details, understanding and providing input on overall technical designs
      • Ability to breakdown a large and complex project into distinct and incremental deliverables
      • Eagerness to continuously seek feedback around how we work and iterate as such
      • Ability to work in a dynamic and geographically dispersed environment
      • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills, with a clear attention to detail About Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology: Disney Entertainment and ESPN Technology (DE&E Technology) provides the technological backbone and product development for Disney's two media business units, while helping to keep the company at the vanguard of innovation - enabling the Company to continuously leverage technology to enhance storytelling and creativity, while delivering scalability, flexibility, and efficiency for its businesses. About The Walt Disney Company: The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney's stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished. This position is with Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology. Disney Streaming Technology LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world. DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION FOR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS The Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email -with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We will only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability. The hiring range for this position in CA is $129,900.00 to $174,100.00 per year and in NY is $129,900.00 to $174,100.00 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

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