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Technical Project Manager II

Company: The Walt Disney Company (France)
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

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 maximize 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.A few reasons why we think you'd love working for Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology

  • 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 execute groundbreaking products and techniques that shape industry norms and enhance how audiences experience sports, entertainment & news.Business Operations is the glue of DE&E Technology, with a relentless focus on connecting all the pieces of the business. All the components that make up the organization - engineering, product, design, operations, support and more - come together and move the business forward with oversight, effective prioritization, and guidance. This team synthesizes information from across the business to ensure leaders are armed with all the necessary data before making strategic and financial decisions. From forecasting, funding, tracking, and reporting on projects, to ways of working, and resource management, Business Operations has visibility and input into all aspects of the team.Disney Entertainment and EPSN Technology is looking for an experienced Technical Project Manager to join our Technical Program Management team. You'll be responsible for managing operational efforts developing large-scale applications for supporting our products. You'll also function as the interface between Product, Engineering teams, and External Partners, participating in and facilitating coordination, alignment, road mapping, integrations, and the overall seamless delivery of best-in-class solutions.
    • You are obsessed with the delivery of quality software, regardless of the challenges
    • You promote team synergy among project team members and foster transparent communication
    • You build strong relationships with partnered engineering teams
    • You display initiative and take a proactive approach to finding ways to remove barriers to move a project forward
    • You can stay focused under pressure, prioritizing multiple work streams in a deadline-driven environment
    • You are constantly seeking ways to improve at every iteration, making suggestions for improvement
    • You have strong verbal/written communication and data presentation skills, including an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams
    • You are willing to support your colleagues to successfully complete projects on time.
    • You have strong attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills
    • You have the ability to quickly adjust to business and technical procedures, processes, and timelines.Responsibilities:
      • Overseeing day-to-day project/program management of internal engineering team(s).
      • Working with external parties and our internal technical account management team.
      • Jira management and oversight (Kanban or otherwise).
      • Responsible for developing a roadmap for the team and keeping it in line with the priorities defined by product
      • Execute several projects concurrently, with a remote & distributed Engineering team, while balancing competing priorities
        • Facilitate and solidify project processes by creating, managing, and updating documentation
        • Keep stakeholders informed of day-to-day project statuses, updates, and risks
        • Cultivate relationships across engineering and technical teams while serving directly as the end-to-end liaison
        • Identify solution paths for competing requirements while managing stakeholder preferences
        • Demonstrate product knowledge, and facilitate the development of requirements in consideration of known technical capabilities and limitations
        • Work with backend and service teams to establish the needs of your team, continually communicate risks to all stakeholders, and facilitate discussions to help remove blockers.
        • Experience managing large teams on complex high-profile projects, and are viewed as the "go-to" individualBasic Qualifications:
          • 3+ years experience as a Project Manager managing large-scale projects
          • Experience running program support for external partnerships
          • Experience supporting external partnership needs with internal requirements
          • Knowledge of project management processes including Agile, Kanban, Waterfall
          • Strong attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills
          • Strong verbal/written communication and data presentation skills, including an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams
          • BA/BS or equivalent experience requiredAmazing Benefits
            • Competitive salary with potential yearly bonus and Long-Term Incentives
            • Paid vacation, personal, and sick days
            • 401(k), parental leave, commuter benefits, and much more
            • Disney Perks: Parks passes, discounts on Disney resorts and merchandise
            • Employees have the opportunity to give back to their local community through Disney's VoluntEARS program which promotes Diversity & Inclusion#DisneyTechThe hiring range for this position in Los Angeles, CA, Seattle, WA, and New York City, NY is $102,500 - $137,500 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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Keywords: The Walt Disney Company (France), Santa Monica , Technical Project Manager II, IT / Software / Systems , Santa Monica, California

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