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Manager-Technology

Celebration, Florida, United States

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Job ID 882673BR Location Celebration, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted Nov. 16, 2021

Job Summary:

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products is seeking a Manager, Engineering, with a passion for building world-class products and a desire to change the way the Walt Disney Company interfaces with its guests. We are a fast-moving group tasked with delivering cross-platform integrated Disney experiences that will define the interactions of children and families online and change the way our customers experience our digital and physical assets. Our group enjoys a high level of autonomy and exposure to all parts of Disney and all levels of the organization. We are consumer-obsessed and always strive to deliver the best experience for our users while driving the most value for the Walt Disney Company.

Responsibilities:

A Manager, Engineering within Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP) Commerce Systems Organization must manage both internal areas of responsibility as well as execute on the broader goals of the team’s business partners. These areas include:
  • Delivers against the goals of the Retail Technology team, specifically on the strategic priorities of the organization including execution against the operating plan objectives for retail services in support of e-commerce and supply chain systems and operational metrics.
  • Oversees and manages engineering / developer deliverables of individual contributors. Included in this is oversight of features and functionality from a technical level as those features and functionality align with the business goals of the broader organization.
  • Ensures the ongoing training and development of direct reports. This includes active mentoring on technical and process related engineering / development functions, as well as soft-skill development of their organization.
  • Interacts with senior management to keep abreast of function or unit objectives. Interacts with direct reports and peers in management / customers / vendors to interpret information and improve cross-functional processes and programs. Builds and enhances key internal contacts.
  • Management of and technical oversight of external vendor relationships and deliverables. Responsibilities for this task include review of external vendor contracts (deliverables, timelines, technologies used, etc.) as well as checkpoint assessments of the vendor’s work quality from a technical perspective.
  • Monitors functions and deliverables within the team’s work product for efficiencies that align with the business goals of the group’s partners. This includes both core vs. commodity discussions, but also recommending tooling for repetitive work being performed by the team that could be a self-service function.
  • Collaborates with Program and Product Management functions, with respect to features, roadmaps and budgets. Escalates potential problems to direct leadership if needed for any of these tracts.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience required
  • 5+ years of full software development lifecycle experience
  • 5+ years of Server Side and Backend End engineering
  • 5+ years of Object-Oriented Analysis, Design, and Development experience
  • 3+ years of Software Management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Google App Engine in a Java / Python production environment.
  • Experience with Google Data Flow, Apache Beam or similar technologies
  • Experience with Web-service development and Restful design patterns
  • Experience building use case driven software with Agile Software Development and Test Driven Development methodologies
  • Exposure to or experience in developing API services in support of retail applications
  • Experience with Google App Engine, Google Data Flow is a strong plus

About Walt Disney World Resort:

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

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 Walt Disney Attractions Technology LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney Attractions Technology LLC 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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