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Senior Manager, HR Decision Science & Advanced Analytics

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10081427 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Apr. 18, 2024

Job Summary:

The Sr Manager, HR Decision Science & Advanced Analytics will lead a team of highly skilled experts and professionals, to conceptualize, design, and develop new data and decision science capabilities, and to create reusable software and system components that have potential for broad use in the analytics and people insights domain.


  • Manage workload and resources to align with the strategic goals of People Insights and Decision Science, and maximize business value.
  • Identify high-value opportunities for ML/AI/NLP to support HR and business strategies.
  • Develop a work plan by connecting various issues and priorities, and proactively identify areas where Advanced Analytics, Decision Science, and Machine Learning can add the most value.
  • Lead the development and implementation of statistical and machine learning techniques to support business decisions.
  • Act as a thought partner and subject matter expert to refine ideas, generate hypotheses, analyze data, and apply advanced statistical models to formulate solutions.
  • Identify future platform and analytical tools to evolve department capabilities in conjunction with Enterprise Technology.
  • Lead the design, build, and maintenance of machine learning models, data pipelines, data engineering solutions, data science solutions, data integration solutions, and automated insights.
  • Manage and sustain analytical infrastructure, technologies, and solutions by working with teams such as IT, Decision Scientists, and Analytics Partners.
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging trends in ML, data engineering, processing, and the usage and integration of public, external, and third-party data.
  • Lead, mentor, and develop a high-performance team to manage complex projects and technical initiatives, and identify innovative solutions for system requirements and design.

Required qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in statistics, optimization, machine learning, and/or econometrics
  • Expertise in statistical and algorithmic solution development
  • Competence in mathematical computing with at least one programming language (e.g. Python, R, Java), and the ability to learn technical methods and tools independently
  • Competence in data engineering, architecture, including data modeling and data pipeline development
  • Proficiency in data visualization / presentation skills, including the ability to simplify ML outputs, statistical concepts into simple and actionable insights
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms like AWS and Google Cloud to build and deploy robust decision-making models and tools
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Ability to consult with non-technical teams and convert that to technical requirements
  • Experience leading a team and developing others

Preferred qualifications:

  • Contribution to Open-Source ML/Data projects
  • Experience in Deep-Learning, NLP, and parallel and distributed programming
  • Experience with HR / employee data
  • Advanced degree (master’s or above) in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, or Engineering, or equivalent experience

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 HR Strategies & Services, LLC, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney HR Strategies & Services, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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