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Senior Manager, Project Management - Media Engineering

Disney

New York, NY 11-19-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Disney Streaming Services mission is to give consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time, or location. By driving technological innovations, Disney Streaming Services aspires to become the leading distributor of direct-to-consumer entertainment and the premier provider of video streaming solutions globally. It successfully designs, develops, and delivers direct-to-consumer streaming services for a growing roster of media products. Media Engineering builds scalable distributed systems to acquire, manage, process and distribute Disney's content catalog.

The Senior Manager of Project Management reports to the Director of Program Management & Engineering. The Senior Manager is responsible for leading a team of technical project managers embedded within software engineering teams. The person in this role will create, implement and oversee a unified project management process across software engineering domains, be responsible for measuring its success and ensuring its use and evolution during projects.

Responsibilities:
• Oversee a team of technical project managers on a team responsible for software services that acquire, manage, process and distribute Disney's content catalog
• Work with Director of Program Management & Engineering to refine scope and objectives and ensure Technical Project Managers communicate requirements effectively to development teams
• Create a unified Project Management strategy for execution across multiple domains
• Oversee a robust documentation protocol for project tracking, seeking and incorporating feedback from Engineering and Program Directors
• Partner with Technical Project Managers to execute an effective discovery & framing process for leading technical teams to an agreed upon architecture and development task breakdown
• Coach Technical Project Managers to lead impact driven discussions and ceremonies, seeking to measure effectiveness regularly
• Assist Program Manager in identifying major cross domain dependencies and risks, share responsibility for resolution during project execution
• Partner with Program Manager to own project timeline and hold project managers accountable for communicating changes and risks
• Ensure Technical Project Managers facilitate testing and delivery expectations throughout project lifecycle
• Regularly measure success of practices with Director of Program Management & Engineering, seeking to refine where needed
• Recruit and hire talented technical project managers.

Basic Qualifications:
• BA or BS or equivalent experience demonstrating an expert level understanding of software development lifecycle and Agile methodology
• 7+ years experience in a technical project management field working with software engineering teams
• Have successfully managed the careers of direct reports
• Excellent communication skills including experience creating impactful presentations and communicating to senior leadership
• Ability to write technical requirements and technical user stories for software development teams
• Proven capabilities communicating and understanding detailed status of multiple concurrent projects of high technical complexity
• Ability to see the bigger picture and execute a strategic vision over time in your work with others
• Experience working in a highly flexible environment where positive change is sought and action is expected
• Evidenced experience identifying risk to software development projects and an understanding of mitigation from a project management standpoint
• Experience being adaptable to change and a willingness to revise processes and disrupt standards to meet teams' needs
• Ability to work in a dynamic, 24x7 availability environment

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Disney

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ and Disney+.