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Sr Technical Program Manager


Santa Monica, CA 04-30-2024
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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 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 complete 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 persistent 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 transparency and input into all aspects of the team.

This Sr Technical Program Manager role is a key program position that will drive efficiency and coordination by supporting one or more geographically dispersed engineering teams in the Engagement Experiences and Platforms organization. This specific role will be working with the User State and Familiar Personalization team.

• Provide technical project management support to engineering teams and assist where needed in overall program coordination throughout the Engagement Experiences and Platforms organization.
• Lead planning meetings, scrum ceremonies, and cross functional coordination.
• Manage the engineering teams' backlog to ensure alignment with priorities and provide release support as needed.
• Work with Product, Design, and other key stakeholders to support engineering efforts.
• Work with engineering teams and leadership to establish processes that will improve efficiency and ensure success on high priority business initiatives.
• Manage program reporting for engineering efforts.

Basic Qualifications:
• Established in Technical Project/Program Management, with 5+ years experience in the software development industry.
• Experience managing technical teams, scrum teams, software development lifecycle delivery, and release management.
• Experience working with product and design and other stakeholders to understand requirements, prioritize initiatives, and engage with engineering teams to drive projects forward.
• Have experience in managing the development of back-end service and consumer-facing software.
• Have experience completing Agile and other software development methodologies.
• Have experience with industry-standard project management tools such as JIRA, Confluence.
• Excel at working with project collaborators to define project scope and objectives, and you are able to effectively communicate requirements to development teams.
• Excel in leading effective meetings, planning, documenting decisions and follow up.
• Identify, analyze, prioritize, mitigate, and communicate project risks to internal and external partners.
• Can effectively lead project tracking and reporting at all levels within the company.
• Display initiative, take a proactive approach, and can start the conversation and guide other program leads in process development. Consistently evaluating processes and seeking for ways to improve at every iteration.
• Have developed essential soft skills including meeting leadership, communication, teamwork, collaboration, flexibility, problem solving, critical thinking, & conflict resolution.
• Learn quickly and enthusiastically, particularly about technical systems and issues.

The hiring range for this position in Santa Monica, California is $124,000.00 - $166,200.00 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-rj0ove-44-200-86-95-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $124,000 to $166,200 Per Year ($ 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.