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Sr. Program Manager, Ad Platform

Los Angeles, California, United States; Seattle, Washington, United States

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Job ID 810051BR Location Los Angeles, California, United States; Seattle, Washington, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Jun. 15, 2021

Job Summary:

Business Operations is responsible for global program and project management, capital and portfolio management, resource prioritization, tracking and communication of performance, administrative services, AOP & LRP Planning, Space Management, and other key functions critical to the operation of DMED Technology division

This position is part of the global program management team that supports the DMED Technology Advertising Platforms team. The Sr. Program Manager manages the execution of DMED-Technology programs: including scope, delivery schedules and budgets in addition to identifying dependencies, managing risks and quantifying business impact. This role collaborates with product, engineering and business stakeholders to understand and rationalize strategic roadmaps while providing easy to understand, transparent reporting to leadership through-out the delivery lifecycle.

DMED Ad Platforms is responsible for delivering global adverting technology solutions for Disney’s Linear and Addressable channels, brands and streaming services. With unmatched scale, premium content and innovative capabilities, DMED Ad Platforms is a market leader in advertising. We build and maintain proprietary technology, ranging from ad serving and ad delivery, campaign management, reporting as well as all the integrations internal and external that come with evolving and maintaining a best-in-class video advertising business.




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Responsibilities:

Program Manager Accountabilities:
• Accountable for driving execution and delivery of extraordinarily high-profile technical, product or software development projects from start to finish. Projects assigned to this level tend to be of the highest complexity and strategic priority.
• Performs all other responsibilities of a Program Manager at an expert level, plus:
• Forecasts project risks proactively; analyzes and communicates prioritized mitigation plans to stakeholders
• Understands all project domain components, including architecture, tools and deployment practices that development team is employing; can explain the purpose of component decisions at a high level
• Accountable for driving execution and delivery of highly complex technical programs from start to finish
• Performs all other responsibilities of a Program Manager at an expert level, plus:
• Assists in triage of other projects or programs and makes recommendations to senior-level leadership
• Serves as subject matter expert and "go to" person for guidance in program management discipline
• May Manage smaller teams of professional employees related to area of focus or expertise
• Defines, optimizes, and manages Agile project management ceremonies and processes at the team-of-teams level

Problem Solving & Decision making:
• Demonstrates proficiency in all areas of the professional function and advanced in-depth specialization in some
• Participates in developing technical / business approaches and new or enhanced technical tools
• Implements activities that generally impact multiple components / processes and the work of own and possibly other units / teams / projects
• Typically assigned to strategic / complex undertakings
• Work is subject to management review at defined milestones
• Operates within the context of defined operating outcomes
• Owns budget tracking at Program-level

Communications / Interactions:
• Interacts with internal and external peers and management to share highly complex information related to areas of expertise and/or to gain acceptance of new or enhanced technology / business solutions
• Presents issues to and works with management and executive leadership to resolve critical resource conflicts
• Demonstrates expertise in technical project/program domain and able to confidently discuss with project team, neighbors, and stakeholders, including translating technical domain details to executive leadership

Basic Qualifications:

Specific Knowledge / Skills:
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, degree in a relevant technical field, or equivalent relevant experience
  • 8-10 years of experience in software program management, preferably with focus on advertising, media or video technology.
  • Have a do what it takes attitude. Be flexible, adaptable and a team- player first
  • Experience shipping multiple products in an agile software development environment
  • Previous experience working with backend services
  • Previous experience with web service API design and/or System integration or development experience
  • Proven understanding of systems architecture, design, and implementation
  • Ability to interact with a diverse set of technical and non-technical partners
  • Strong analytical skills and passionate about answering questions

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

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 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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