Contract Job

Technical Project Manager


New York, NY 02-16-2021
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  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
The Media Distribution team is looking to hire talented Technical Project Managers in the New York and San Francisco locations for Disney Streaming Services. The Media Distribution team within Disney Streaming is responsible for the development and management of content distribution networks (CDN) and related software development.
• You are obsessed with the delivery of quality software and process, regardless of the challengesYou promote team synergy among project team members, and foster transparent communication
• You build strong relationships with partnered engineering, product, operations, and business teams
• You display initiative and take a proactive approach at finding ways to remove barriers to move a project forward
• You are able to stay focused under pressure, prioritizing multiple work streams in a deadline driven environment
• You are constantly seeking ways to improve at every iteration, making suggestions for improvement
• You are an excellent communicator, capable of managing stakeholders in multiple disciplines across several global offices

• Focus on major areas of work, typically 20% or more of role
• Develop and maintain a project plan in order to deliver best-in-class software through the SDLC. Manage the execution of deliverables, both short and long-term, via clearly defined milestones, and timelines
• Execute on several projects concurrently, with a remote & distributed Engineering team, while balancing competing priorities
• Facilitate and solidify project processes and operations by creating, managing, and updating documentation, and communicating workflow expectations to relevant stakeholders
• Keep stakeholders informed of day-to-day project statuses, updates, and risks
• Cultivate relationships across engineering and technical teams while serving directly as the end-to-end liaison
• Identify solution paths for competing requirements while managing stakeholder preferences
• Demonstrate product knowledge, and facilitate the development of requirements in consideration of known technical capabilities and limitations

Basic Qualifications:
• 3+ years experience as a Technical Project Manager leading complex media, technology or product launches
• In-depth knowledge and experience running a consumer application development project through the entire SDLC
• Strong knowledge of project management processes including Agile, Kanban, Waterfall
• Experience managing large teams on complex high-profile projects, and are viewed as the ''go-to'' individual
• Strong attention to detail and excellent problem solving skills
• Strong verbal/written communication and data presentation skills, including an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams
• Experience working with remote and global teams
• Experience within the media entertainment industry is highly desirable and strongly recommended
• Scrum Master Certification (CSM) is a plus
• Experience managing operations teams is a plus
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+.