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Program Manager

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10020089 Location Glendale, California, United States Business Studios Content Date posted Sep. 02, 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:

Program Manager – Production Technology

Our Studio Technology team is comprised of dedicated technologists supporting world class productions, developing the next generation of technology, as well as solving a range of interesting problems in innovative ways in an exciting and dynamic environment.

The Walt Disney Studios is seeking a Program Manager to manage a portfolio of technology implementation projects supporting our theatrical and live action productions.


  • Ensure clear reporting of project status from the project management team including timelines, milestone tracking, budget status, and issue identification to program management and stakeholders
  • Oversee the day-to-day operational aspects of projects including scope, schedule, resourcing for the technology team (e.g., IT Infrastructure Engineering, Software Development, Desktop / Operations Support)
  • Create and maintain KPI dashboards related to program metrics via MS Power BI
  • Manage and coach project managers and/or project coordinators
  • Prioritize and escalate critical software engineering and operational tasks, execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Drive quarterly portfolio planning with technical and functional teams in order to rationalize the project inventory that delivers the highest value outcomes (aligned to the capacity of the delivery and support organizations)
  • Assist in forecasting budget requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances (on a quarterly basis)
  • Work with senior leadership and other program management leads to assess and define technology roadmaps with key deliverables and milestone dates
  • Create workflow diagrams of production technology processes and identify opportunities to streamline processes, improve efficiency and establish repeatable, scalable best-practices
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in Technical Project Management, utilizing waterfall and agile methodology
  • 2+ years of experience in Program Management, overseeing a portfolio of projects and leading project managers
  • Experience in the Media & Entertainment industry
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in managing technical operations teams (i.e., IT systems, storage & networking engineers)
  • Ability to work under pressure while managing multiple tasks and organizing work effectively
  • Good meeting facilitation skills and effective team player
  • Experience in both Waterfall and Agile project management tools, such as Smartsheet & Jira
  • Strong ability to develop and present business cases via PowerPoint or Keynote
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to create KPI dashboards, workflow drawings and process maps 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in a Feature Production environment
  • PMP Certified
  • Certified Scrummaster

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in science or engineering, or a related technical discipline

About Studios Content:

The Studios Content group encompasses a collection of world-class entertainment studios that produce high-quality cinematic storytelling for both theatrical and streaming release. It is also home to Disney Theatrical Productions, producer of popular stage shows on Broadway and 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 Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business we call Studios Content.

Walt Disney Pictures 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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