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Sr. Product Manager - Content Data Products


Santa Monica, CA 06-19-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
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 our 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 enhance 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 here:
• Building the future of Disney's media: DE&E Technologists are designing and building the infrastructure that will power our 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.

Job Summary:

Disney's Product Management Team is seeking a Sr. Product Manager, Content Data Products who will be an exceptional addition to our Content Data Products Team. This team is responsible for ideating, developing, and leading Data products focused on improving the value of Disney's Content Asset Portfolio across all our distribution channels, including Subscription & Ad Supported Streaming, Cable and Broadcast. In this role, you will partner with a wide cross section of collaborators groups who are interested in developing Content Performance insights - including Data Engineers, Data Analysts and Data Scientists to Financial analysts and Content Programming executives. Content Viewership Data, Engagement Metrics Development, Content Metadata Management and Business Partner enablement are some of the key day-to-day functions this role is responsible for across brands like Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, STAR+, Marvel Studios, ABC News, etc.

The ideal candidate will have deep familiarity with the data warehousing solutions, data processing pipelines, analytics platforms and BI Tooling approaches from a product management perspective. The candidate will be required to then layer on deep business domain knowledge required to develop positive relationships with Analysts and Business teams that use the Content Data Insights daily.

This role requires the ability to work in an incredibly fast-paced and constantly evolving environment. The right candidate will need an exceptional ability to navigate complex organizational structure, develop fantastic relationships with partners across a diverse set of functional roles and quickly get up to speed on complex data pipelines and platforms.

If you love working at the intersection Technology, Data and Media & Entertainment, this is an excellent opportunity!

• Develop deep understanding of the application/use of Content Data insights and elicit requirements from Data Analysts and Business leaders, redefining these insights into Product roadmaps with executable projects.
• Build and lead core product documentation including Business Case Proposals, Data Flow diagrams, Data Dictionaries, Build vs Buy Recommendations, User Stories, UAT preparedness etc.
• Lead day-to-day Product Management activities related to multiple scrum teams, including backlog refinement, prioritization of short term/long term business needs, product/feature launch communications, user onboarding and training.
• Act as a Data strategist and subject matter expert for Content Data sets and seamlessly navigate every layer of the Data stack to find opportunities where data can be demonstrated for insights.
• Partner with a whole range of teams within the Data organization (Analytics, Data Science, Data Engineering, Data Architecture, Data Quality & Governance, Program Management) to deliver high impact, efficient Data solutions.
• Identify risks, resolve key blockers, and establish appropriate resolution paths across a matrix organization with inter-dependent roadmaps and priorities.
• Fill in gaps across roles and functions as needed, performing as an adaptive problem solver.
• Champion a collaborative work environment that cultivates shared understanding, transparency, autonomy, innovation, and continuous learning.

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum of 5+ years of product management experience with strong focus on building and delivering successful data products, services and capabilities
• Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required, such as Engineering, Math, Science, Economics, etc.
• Strong foundational understanding of Big Data ecosystems to make trade-off decisions while developing end to end solutions on Cloud/On-Prem/Hybrid Data tech stack
• Experience balancing new product development with maintaining day-to-day data reporting operations in a very large scale enterprise set up
• Experience applying both qualitative analysis and quantitative analysis techniques and familiarity with common data science models and approaches to problem-solving. Generally: the ability to plan for what analysts and data scientists need to deliver.
• Planning savvy and proven track record to break down work, define an MVP, as well as subsequent iterations and track feature adoption to advise roadmap development.
• Experience demonstrating leadership, self-motivation, accountability with strong technical, strategic and problem-solving skills to inspire change in a large matrix organization.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master's degree in computer science, MBA, etc. preferred
• Experience with Media or Entertainment Industry Data sets (Examples include Video Content Metadata, Box Office Performance, Nielsen Ratings etc.)

The hiring range for this position in Los Angeles, CA is $136,100 to $182,400 year and in New York, NY or Seattle, WA is between $142,600 – $191,100. 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, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney champions a business environment where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a constantly evolving world.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g42zmy-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $136,100 to $182,400 Per Year ($ 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.