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Sr Staff Product Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10041202 Location Celebration, Florida, United States / Burbank, California, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Mar. 03, 2023

Job Summary:

The Enterprise Technology mission is to deliver technology solutions that align to business strategies while enabling enterprise efficiency and promoting cross-company collaborative innovation. The Enterprise Technology organization drives competitive advantage by enhancing our consumer experiences, enabling business growth, and advancing operational excellence.

This role will be a part of the Cloud & Data Transformation Engineering organization who providing next-level cloud and data services to unleash digital magic for Disney. Our mission is to use modern technologies, design patterns, culture, and organizational alignment to enable teams to seamlessly ship content, products, and magical experiences better, faster, safer, and happier.

As a Sr Staff Product Engineer, this person will be responsible for defining the product line vision, establishing a consistent customer rhythm of business, and building a deep roadmap and backlogs that prioritizes the highest value for users. This role requires a servant leader mindset and someone who is both technically capable and highly adept at building strong partnerships that deliver critical organizational outcomes.  This role will be responsible for developing foundational services and capabilities that enable an integrated experience across the portfolio of Cloud & Data Transformation Engineering services and capabilities.   

The ideal candidate is technically adept in software development lifecycle (SDLC) platforms, multi-cloud capabilities, hosting and data capabilities, as well exemplary leadership and communication abilities (both verbal and written); this role will partner closely with our customers in both business and technology roles as we meet and exceed their business objectives.


  • Performs market and industry analysis of trends and conditions for products, platforms, and features for the relevant product line

  • Defines strategy, vision, & prioritizes roadmap for the product line

  • Ensures consistent customer rhythm of business is established that corrals both customer sentiment feedback, as well as customer data that enables prioritization requests and enhancements for the product line

  • Engages with customer and organizational leadership to deeply understand unarticulated needs, successes, and new opportunities; then conveys that information to the team in a manner that is traceable and actionable.

  • Leverages data, strategic direction, and feedback loops, prioritizing the highest value outcomes first

  • Leverages an Agile framework, partners and collaborates with engineering team to ensure the right work is prioritized and delivered; communicates expectations to stakeholders

  • Manages budget requirements for projects, prepares Project Authorization Requests (PAR) for funding, and provides analysis of feasibility, cost, and ROI for ideas

  • Leverages techniques to increase collaboration, predictability, and transparency for the team while promoting a culture of experimentation and innovation and maintaining best practices

  • Participates in the team representing Disney on engineering community meetings 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7+ years in software engineering, product engineering, or systems engineering teams

  • 4+ years cloud technologies experience

  • Proven experience setting strategic vision, large scale application deployments, managing SDLC platforms & tools, and resolving issues that impact design, product success, or address future technologies

  • Ability to work with large data sets to analyze and interpret business results

  • Experienced in SCRUM/Lean Agile frameworks

  • Ability to influence, take calculated risks, make sound business decisions, and resolve conflicts as needed

  • Excellent interpersonal, business development, and communication skills (both written & verbal for both technical and non-technical audiences; has an ability to work well with engineering, creative, and marketing leaders – including senior executives

  • 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 and prioritizing multiple efforts

  • Ability to synthesize robust and cost-effective technical solutions against customer requirements providing buy versus build decision making

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science

  • Cloud Certification/s

  • Working knowledge of scripting & programing languages (Python, Go, etc.)

  • Experience managing multiple engineering projects across public and private cloud solutions, cloud application development platforms, tools and utilities

The hiring range for this position in California is $180,646 to $242,330 per year and in Washington State is $189,256 to $253,880 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.


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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 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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