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Principal Business Systems Analyst

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10057556 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business ABC Date posted Jul. 31, 2023

Job Summary:

Disney Television Studios Production Systems and Technology team is seeking a technology leader with hands-on, comprehensive experience in vendor management, payroll service company system solutions, TV pre-production, production and post-production operations, and a successful track record of developing and supporting cutting-edge systems and solutions tailored specifically for TV production.


Support studio production execs, their teams, and their shows in their dealings with third party vendors

  • Requires an in-depth knowledge of the large and complex production line of business and the associated systems.

  • Expertise in the intricate union payroll details such as above-the-line vs. below-the line, payrates and rules such as overtime, golden time, and holiday pay rates, meal grace and penalties, out of zone payments.

  • Manage multiple vendors and systems involved in this production process, including digital onboarding, digital timecards, production accounting, budgeting, and hot cost estimating.    

    • Identify potential vendor system offerings for evaluation

    • Evaluate potential vendor system offerings by conducting testing and gap analysis

    • Assist the business, legal and sourcing with contract negotiations by providing subject matter expertise in the areas of product functionality and support requirements

    • Conduct pre-release acceptance testing when existing vendors release new or upgraded software

    • Facilitate issue resolution for use of vendor software. Issues may be critical in nature as timely and accurate compensation for talent and crew are at stake. This includes coordination between the vendor, the business and various Disney technology teams  

Product (system) delivery using agile methodologies and cloud-based technologies.

  • This role requires experience in building and delivering systems for using state of the art technologies and methodologies

  • Lead and / or participate in agile, matrixed teams comprising of vendor, Disney business and Disney technical resources to deliver system solutions for production

  • Engage and collaborate with business partners at various levels across multiple production studios.

  • Leverage subject matter expertise in production to partner with business stakeholders to evaluate business requirements to advise technology teams on best functional solutions  

Maintain the data integrity of DTS data lake

  • Production data is largely hosted by third party vendors

  • Spearhead ongoing efforts to receive data feeds from our vendors and storing in our data lake, alongside the data from various Disney systems, to provide the business with reports / analytics that allow them to comprehensively understand and evaluate their business

  • Development and management of the data feeds from vendors including data curation and developing reports / analytics for the business based on the data.

  • Lead efforts for data curation and analytics / reporting

Desired Characteristics

  • Minimum 15 years of experience in technology and media / entertainment including experience in physical production 

  • The ability to represent DTS to our business stakeholders, vendors, and internal partners in a professional and positive manner, creating positive working relationships

  • In depth knowledge and current experience with systems development methodology and toolsets

  • Strong organizational skills, ability to create and manage or participate in multiple projects simultaneously under pressure, strong ability to influence cross functionally

  • Attention to detail, high level of initiative, resourcefulness, and ability to demonstrate good business judgement

  • Self-motivated, goal-oriented, fast learning, adaptable team player

  • Capable of presenting complex technical / business concepts internally, to all levels of the organization, including the most senior leaders, and ensures alignment with leader on high-level prioritization and decision-making

  • Champions change in adoption of new tools and methods

  • Experience developing cloud-based applications

  • Experience managing external vendor relationships

  • Exceptional problem analyzing skills and designing solutions

  • Excellent interpersonal, administrative, analytical and presentation skills

  • A passion for understanding and supporting the business

  • Technology / business training / certifications a plus


  • Bachelor’s degree required

The hiring range for this position in California is $136,038 - $182,490 per year based on a 40 hour work week. The amount of hours scheduled per week may vary based on business needs. 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 ABC:

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 Fox Cable Networks, LLC, which is part of a business we call ABC.

Fox Cable Networks, 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.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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