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Lead Product Designer, Disney+

Apply NowApply Later NOTE: We have a new application system, please create a new account if you have not done so yet when applying. Job ID 7075932220220508 Location Glendale, California, United States / San Francisco, California, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Jul. 27, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

Lead Product Designer - Disney+

Disney+ is changing entertainment. Our mission is simply to build high-quality, innovative experiences that connect people with the content they love. It’s an incredibly exciting time to work in streaming media, and to work specifically on Disney+, which just celebrated its second year in-market. The design team has a pivotal role in the development of the product, giving form to new ideas that continuously improve and evolve Disney+ for our viewers.

Summary

As a Lead Product Designer on the Disney+ Team, you will focus on the total content experience - home screen to video player. From planning to design, and testing to rollout, you will use your design sensibility and strong interpersonal skills to lead the design work and collaborate with multiple teams across the company. 

You will lead a small team of designers, innovating on a variety of features that showcase our world-class titles from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.

The role reports to the Director of Design in San Francisco, and you will be a part of an energetic and dynamic product design team that spans San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Amsterdam.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead product design for the end to end Disney+ product, collaborating and coordinating work with horizontal design teams and refining design processes. 
  • Apply your expert skills in application design, visual design, creative and analytical thinking, and productive workflows to design new products and improve existing ones.
  • Perform all functions of the product design lifecycle, including research, concepts, wireframes, prototypes, high fidelity mockups, documentation, and testing.
  • Contribute to product strategy by defining problems in insightful ways, understanding business needs, and innovating within technical constraints.
  • Follow a user-centered, evidence-backed, design process, understanding real users’ motivations, behaviors, and goals. We listen to our guests and let their needs guide us to the best solutions.
  • Articulate, negotiate, and refine design requirements in collaboration with product managers and engineers.
  • Design for a diverse audience, from first time visitors to power-users, with various levels of accessibility, in languages and regions across the globe.
  • Bring a holistic understanding of how different factors (aesthetics, user state, performance, copywriting, customer journey, etc.) impact the user experience.
  • Actively participate in feedback loops from design crits to stakeholder reviews to 1:1s.

Who You Are

  • You have 8+ years of experience designing at consumer-focused tech or media companies.
  • You have 1+ years of experience leading other designers either as a project lead or people manager
  • Craft and mastery in multiple design skills, design thinking, and design process.
  • Strong ability to prioritize work and resources across engagements based on short and long-term needs.
  • Open, transparent and data driven with your designs, sharing them early and often with peers and stakeholders.
  • Self-directed in managing your work. Proactive about communicating project progress, status, and workload.
  • Able to present and defend your design decisions to a variety of audiences.
  • Strategic, always considering how your work solves user, team and business needs.
  • A systems thinker, looking towards building sustainable and scalable solutions through reusable design patterns and libraries
  • Up-to-date with emerging design trends and technologies, eager to learn and share with the design team
  • Passion for evolving the design practice

About Disney Streaming Services:

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location. We serve consumers by bringing the world’s most beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events to global audiences through best-in-class direct-to-consumer video services. We strive daily to imaginatively challenge convention with innovative technology that gives consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

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 Streaming Technology, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Streaming Services.

Disney Streaming 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.

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 Streaming Services LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Disney Streaming Services 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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