Full Time Job

Senior Technical Program Manager


New York, NY 06-28-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Disney Streaming is looking for a Senior Technical Program Manager to facilitate the development, rollout and adoption of several projects including adding new functionality and scaling of the user platform services. This role will work with our full team that includes Product, Operations, and Engineering Teams to coordinate cross-team initiatives that deliver on our business goals & objectives.

The User & Devices Platform teams build backend services, APIs, and capabilities that enable a personalized viewer experience on a wide array of platforms serving tens of millions of users!

If you are someone who thrives in a collaborative environment, jumps at the opportunity to work on impactful and complex problems, and constantly seeks out new challenges, then this is a great role for you!

• Own the program management and planning processes for effective efficient throughput across scrum teams & broader workstream.
• Maintain processes that streamline the work intake for new features, technical debt, user feedback & bug fixes.
• Identify, assess and mitigate risks, provide critical issue management, anticipate and make trade-offs balancing the business needs versus constraints.
• Partner with key team members to ensure visibility and alignment. Be a communication powerhouse to ensure the entire organization knows what the team is working on.
• Collaborate with product managers and engineers to scope projects into manageable chunks that enable us to quickly and efficiently release products
• Work in an environment with regularly shifting priorities and take a level-headed approach to incorporate new work into an existing plan
• Know when to push back, challenge an idea, and seek out compromise, and do so positively and for the benefit of the company in the interest of getting value to market quickly
• Understand the fundamentals of Hulu's business and their interplay with development priorities to reduce delay project deliverables

Basic Qualifications:
• 3-4 years of experience in software program management
• Proven understanding of systems architecture, design, and implementation (Talk through inputs, outputs)
• Ability to actively identify dependencies/risks and work with engineering counterparts to mitigate these
• Comfortable interacting with a diverse set of technical and non-technical counterparts
• Ability to lead concurrent projects, partner with multiple customers, and build consensus.
• Solid understanding of program management tools such as Trello, Jira, and Confluence.
• Always transparent, you actively communicate and raise awareness of everything you're working on.

Preferred Qualifications:
• 5+ years of experience in software program management
• Familiarity with building platform services for the TV/movie/video streaming industry
• Background in Agile software development, or in coordinating multi-team Agile releases

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rj8enw-35-172-136-29-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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+.