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Director, Product Security

Burbank, California, United States; Orlando, Florida, United States

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Job ID 877222BR Location Burbank, California, United States; Orlando, Florida, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Nov. 11, 2021

Job Summary:

The Global Information Security (GIS) group provides services and solutions to protect the value and use of Disney’s information through risk evaluation, collaboration, standardization, enforcement, and education across the enterprise. We protect the brand and reputation while enabling and supporting business objectives. GIS teams are located in Seattle, Burbank, and Orlando.

The Product Security team exists to ensure that our guests are protected and have a magical experience. We protect our guests and the Disney brand by partnering with product development teams at every phase of the product development lifecycle. We assess and influence product design, we analyze applications for flaws that may lead to security risks, and we provide penetration testing to ensure Disney products are secure.

We are looking for an experienced product security leader to own the existing product security program and team. You will have the opportunity to work with a highly capable team of engineers while partnering with a diverse set of product teams working on well-known and critical products. You will have the opportunity to work on projects that support Marvel, ABC News, ESPN, National Geographic, and Disney’s distribution pipeline that feed Disney+ and ESPN+.


  • Build, own, and operate enterprise service(s) in support of the DMED Product Security program.
  • Establish strategy, goals, and execution plans to effectively reduce product and services risks for DMED segment.
  • Build strategies and plans that hold a high bar for security and operational excellence.
  • Enable DMED engineering teams to innovate quickly with security in mind by building “paved roads” that lead to products that are designed, built, and operated with security best practices in mind.
  • Maintain and continue to build a team of high performing engineers and engineering leaders. Mentor team members in career growth.
  • Communicate strategies to other executives (Directors, VPs, SVPs). Influence partner engineering organizations to improve the security of their products.
  • Produce meaningful executive dashboards, KRIs, metrics, and reports.
  • Participate in executive escalations to help risk owners make informed risk decisions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years leading multiple teams in a large enterprise.
  • Experience leading security engineers at every level (Jr, Sr, Staff) and a track record of promoting engineers.
  • Ability to break down and communicate technically complex security situations and impacts for a non-technical audience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of general security threats, attack vectors, and vulnerabilities.
  • Effective communication skills across all organization and technological levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams and programs in a challenging, dynamic, and fast-paced environment with the ability to prioritize resources
  • 15+ years working in Internet related fields, and an advanced understanding of the related job functions.
  • Experience developing applications (Web, mobile, api)
  • Understanding of infrastructure and application architecture with emphasis on security by design.
  • Demonstrate strong technical capability and experiences across a broad range of technical disciplines.
  • Proven experience and in-depth knowledge with software development methodologies, CI/CD, and DevSecOps.
  • Knowledge of public cloud services (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.)
  • Knowledge of IaC (Infrastructure as Code) and supporting technologies (Cloud Formation, Terraform, etc.)
  • Cloud infrastructure architecture and cloud resources configurations
  • Multi-cloud and on-prem architecture, including networking and firewall requirements and design
  • Experience building, owning, and operating an enterprise service pertaining to product security

Required Education

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or Information Security preferred, or equivalent experience.
  • Security+, CISSP, or other general information security certifications

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. 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 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.

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