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Sr Product Manager

Burbank, CA - US

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Job ID 712734BR Location Burbank, California, United States; New York, New York, United States Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted 19/10/2019

Job Summary:

The Sr. Product Manager will lead video experience initiatives that span across DTCI business units, applications, and devices. This role will work on a video roadmap with full ownership over specific video experience features.

The role will collaborate with our research and analytics groups to understand video performance across our entire ecosystem and put together comprehensive analyses and actionable product roadmaps for improving the overall viewing experience. He/she will work closely with internal and external stakeholders, other product managers, UX designers and engineers to execute against this roadmap and develop centralized capabilities that will be shared across the organization.

He/she should be someone who is methodical and detail-oriented but can simultaneously think critically and creatively about the larger picture. He/she will be self-motivated and enjoy working independently, but also be able to collaborate successfully with a wide variety of stakeholders across business functions.

Responsibilities:

Act as Product Owner for scrum teams. Collaborate, partner and coordinate with cross-functional teams (engineering, design, marketing, product leadership, analytics, and business insight) to streamline system integrations and enhance existing business processes. Keeps all teams on course to completion.

Translate strategy and product vision into project deliverables with achievable
launch targets. Create product requirements for new features and initiatives. Interprets external in depth consumer analytics and identifies innovative solutions. Author, maintain and deliver technical documentation and other resources to internal and external partners.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 6 years of product management experience
  • Comfort working with analytics software and data visualization tools
  • Excellent communication skills, namely the ability to articulate complex technical ideas and plans effectively to non-technical audiences
  • Adept at writing user stories/journeys
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Strong presentation skills, particularly the ability to tell a story with data and research
  • Experience with video products and workflows
  • Experience with Digital Rights Management, Server Side Ad Insertion, and Quality of Service/Experience for video stream delivery
  • Understanding of video streaming principals, video streaming workflows, and of the HLS/MPEG-DASH video spec

Required Education

  • Bachelors in any of the following disciplines:
    • Information Science Technology, or similar
    • Computer Science, or similar
    • Business Administration, or similar
    • Finance, or similar

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; the upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney-branded streaming platforms, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

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 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International.

American Broadcasting Companies, 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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