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Sr Manager, Software Engineering

Burbank, California, United States; Seattle, Washington, United States

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Job ID 848906BR Location Burbank, California, United States; Seattle, Washington, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Sep. 03, 2021

Job Summary:

Job Description

Responsibilities:

The Sr. Manager, Software Engineering will be responsible for building, leading and managing a high performing team of technical leads and software engineers, designing & engineering a variety of complex hosting systems & platforms for The Walt Disney Company. Hosting Engineering uses software engineering to architect, design, automate, monitor, and build hosting platforms at scale. This includes operating and engineering software with close business segment alignment to deliver platforms through efficient, effective and resilient architectures. The Hosting Engineering role entails talented engineers that are focused on improving quality through a data driven approach: instrumentation, automation, functional/unit testing.

The Sr. Manager, Software Engineering is responsible for clearly communicating a vision to the team that defines the team’s purpose, ownership, contribution and commitment to Disney excellence and a business enabling DevOps culture. This person directly oversees, mentors and develops line managers, team leads and engineers on technical leadership, software engineering, agile project management, design engineering, architecture, problem analysis, customer service, optimization and collaboration.

In addition, the Sr. Manager, Software Engineering will be responsible for overseeing technical analysis, cost and effort estimation, production environment platform/system design, architectural fit and compliance, resource schedules, delivery milestones, collaboration, and overall production environment quality. This person will lead a team of managers, Managers, & Highly Skilled Engineers in a fast-paced dynamic environment. The Sr. Manager, Software Engineering reports to a Director of Engineering with responsibilities including career management and setting the operational direction for areas of ownership.
The Sr. Manager, Software Engineering will be responsible for building, leading and managing a high performing team of technical leads and software engineers, designing & engineering a variety of complex hosting systems & platforms for The Walt Disney Company. Hosting Engineering uses software engineering to architect, design, automate, monitor, and build hosting platforms at scale. This includes operating and engineering software with close business segment alignment to deliver platforms through efficient, effective and resilient architectures. The Hosting Engineering role entails talented engineers that are focused on improving quality through a data driven approach: instrumentation, automation, functional/unit testing.

The Sr. Manager, Software Engineering is responsible for clearly communicating a vision to the team that defines the team’s purpose, ownership, contribution and commitment to Disney excellence and a business enabling DevOps culture. This person directly oversees, mentors and develops line managers, team leads and engineers on technical leadership, software engineering, agile project management, design engineering, architecture, problem analysis, customer service, optimization and collaboration.

In addition, the Sr. Manager, Software Engineering will be responsible for overseeing technical analysis, cost and effort estimation, production environment platform/system design, architectural fit and compliance, resource schedules, delivery milestones, collaboration, and overall production environment quality. This person will lead a team of managers, Managers, & Highly Skilled Engineers in a fast-paced dynamic environment. The Sr. Manager, Software Engineering reports to a Director of Engineering with responsibilities including career management and setting the operational direction for areas of ownership.

Basic Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a history of “hands on” top level engineering and providing technical direction on enterprise level projects. Exemplary leadership and communication abilities (both verbal and written) are a must; this role will partner closely with business and technology executives in delivering systems which meet and exceed business objectives.

Excellent interpersonal, business development and communication skills are an absolute must with a demonstrated ability to work well with engineering, creative and marketing leaders, including the ability to thoughtfully present to senior executives. Required: Experience setting strategic vision, owning and resolving issues that impact design, product success, or address future concepts, products, or technologies; Disciplined approach to maintaining and enforcing engineering best practices; Ability to synthesize robust and cost-effective technical solutions against customer requirements providing buy versus build decision making; Consistent, compassionate and inspiring manager to the team; Positive can-do partnership attitude while working with teams, cross-functional teams and cross-functional business units; Must be detail oriented, self-organized, and capable of simultaneously tracking multiple issues of varying complexity.

Experience
  • 3-5 years of experience leading engineering teams responsible for building and deploying custom software products or services
  • 3-5 years engineering cloud, container, and serverless products and services
  • Detailed knowledge of core internet protocols including, but not limited to TCP/IP, DNS and HTTP
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, proven ability to develop and deliver presentations geared for Senior and Executive Management
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and proven experience managing teams in highly matrixed organizations
  • Understanding of programing languages such as Python, Go, C++, Ruby, or JAVA
  • Proven ability to manage budgets
  • Experience with cloud application development platforms, tools and utilities
  • Understanding of configuration & automation management frameworks such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, & Terraform
  • Experiencing managing multiple engineering projects across public and private cloud solutions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience leading multiple or cross functional engineering teams responsible for building and deploying custom software products or services and
  • 3-5 years of hands-on previous experience developing or supporting enterprise cloud, container, and/or serverless products and custom software
  • 5 Years technical people management experience
  • Detailed knowledge of core internet protocols including, but not limited to TCP/IP, DNS and HTTP
  • Proven experience managing software development lifecycle platforms and tools
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, proven ability to develop and deliver presentations geared for Senior and Executive Management
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and proven experience managing teams in highly matrixed organizations
  • Working knowledge of advanced scripting and programing languages such as Python, Go, C++, Ruby, or JAVA
  • Proven ability to manage budgets
  • Experience with cloud application development platforms, tools and utilities.
  • Understanding of Continuous Delivery and Integration frameworks including deployment automation and configuration & automation management components such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible & Terraform
  • Understanding of build, test and code review components such as Jenkins, Gitlab CI; source and bit repositories such as git, antifactory, nexus, maven.
  • Experiencing managing multiple engineering projects across public and private cloud solutions.

Required Education

  • Equivalent experience in technical operations or software engineering

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field

Additional Information:

DISNEYTECH

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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