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Manager, Software Engineering


Seattle, WA 01-29-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Department/Group Overview: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 redefining 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.

This role is part of the Tools and Operations Engineering Team within the DE&E Business Operations organization. Our group is passionate about creatively building the best solutions to solve complex business problems. Individuals interested in joining our organization should be highly motivated and committed to lifelong learning and improving, both in and out of the office. We strive to be flexible and adaptable to change, whether in the execution of projects or in the technologies we use to deliver our solutions. Members of this highly collaborative team rely on transparency, valuing the trust and relationships that evolve organically because of honesty and openness from both management and your peers.Success is not measured by individual accomplishments, but by the creation of solutions delivered as a result of effective partnerships.

This opening is for a USA based employee, and must sit onsite in our offices in Seattle, WA.

Job Summary:

As a Manager of Software Engineering, you will be accountable for the management, performance, and results of a team of software engineers within Business Operations. A Software Engineering Manager will leverage departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges. Candidates for this role will be required to make decisions that are guided by policies, procedures and business plans; while also receiving guidance from their direct manager. The individual will also be responsible for providing technical guidance and oversight to employees, colleagues and/or customers, and be able to step in and contribute directly to technical work when needed. A manager is expected to have hands-on experience of all technologies in use and being implemented to achieve a section of work. They should keep themselves technically relevant by coding at least part time, thereby retaining an in-depth understanding of concepts, theories and principles in their specialty and basic knowledge of other specialties.

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:
• Manages a team of software engineers responsible for providing desired functionality to assigned products or services.
• Manages the development, testing and implementation of software that meets established specifications on time and within budget. Ensures that features deployed have technical integrity and stability.
• Accountable for day-to-day performance of team, operation and expected results.
• Responsible for team budget
• Responsible for tactical execution of business objectives
• Responsible for ensuring team has appropriate & high technical competence through headcount planning, recruitment, career development and performance assessment.
• Leads the innovation, development and improvement of tactical work for their section of work.
• Outcomes managed have an impact on the assigned section of work.
• Allocates available engineers/staff and delegates assignments in order to ensure work is completed and deliverables are met Interacts with direct reports and peers in management / customers / vendors to share information and improve cross-departmental processes.
• Typically manages individual contributors and/or employees who have taken on mentorship or daily oversight of more junior employees.
• Impacts the level of service and the team's ability to meet quality, volume, and timeliness objectives. Guided by policies, resource requirements, budgets and the business plan.
• Guides, influences and persuades others either internally in other areas or externally with customers or agencies.

Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training:

​​Minimum Qualifications
• Typically has 8 or more years of technical experience with at least 2 years of technical and engineering leadership experience.
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field preferred, or equivalent training or work experience.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related technical discipline is highly desirable
• Experience working with vendor teams to deliver high quality results
• Passionate about the opportunity to work for The Walt Disney Company.

The hiring range for this position is $172,300.00 to $231,100.00 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.

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.

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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re3yq5-18-207-129-175-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $172,300 to $231,100 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

The Walt Disney Company Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, publishing, domestic television stations, digital businesses and radio networks and stations.