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Vice President, Television Studios Production Systems and Technology

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10005893 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business ABC Date posted Aug. 09, 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:

Reporting to the EVP, Finance, the VP will lead the development of Disney Television Studio’s strategic technology direction, foster collaboration and community across the studio organization, and oversee the people and services of the DTS’s Production Systems and Technology team. The VP will be a thought partner, collaborator, and source of innovative ideas to position technology in support of content production across DTS locations. He/she/they will provide strong leadership, leverage expertise to help create world-class, strategic, scalable, and sustainable information technology capabilities of value to staff, production talent, staff and crew.
Services provided include systems development and management of applications supporting studio, finance and production operations, network architecture, cloud solutions and desktop support for secure production locations,


  • Design, implement, and manage technology initiatives, maintain existing application portfolio, and develop new technical solutions to identify opportunities for the company to gain a competitive advantage

  • Ensure that adequate and appropriate measures are in place to protect the privacy and security of DTS assets

  • Create a technology roadmap that supports long-term, organizations-wide priorities ensuring the infrastructure is built to be scalable, flexible, and sustainable

  • Develop and maintain a collaborative and productive relationship with all stakeholders to enable thorough understanding of their business models, needs, challenges and future strategies and partner with them to explore and provide technology solutions that optimize their business or artistic results. Keep abreast of developing technology and advise stakeholders as to features, advantages and costs

  • Understand current technology trends and be able to identify any risk to the business for communication to the senior leadership team

  • Lead the development and implementation for best practices and standards in process, design, architecture, and operations of all aspects of service-oriented information technology delivery

  • Identify problems, determine accuracy and relevance of information of information, use sound judgement to generate and evaluate alternatives and make recommendations

  • Recruit/Retain, develop and manage a competent team of technology staff capable of maintaining and supporting current technology and delivering new solutions as needed. Ensure appropriate standards of performance for systems and staff are set, measured and achieved.

  • In collaboration with stakeholders, prepare and communicate long term and short term plans to optimize the use of technology by the organization. Prepares and manages capital and operating budgets. Track and measure performance against goals (both solutions and staff)

Basic Qualifications

  • 10+ years working in a technical field such as systems engineering, network engineering, software development, and technology management.

  • 5+ years leading a significant technology function, developing software, providing and supporting computing services, tools and systems, managing budget, planning and staff

  • Experience supporting TV Production departments

  • Knowledge of a broad range of entertainment production support

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze system needs, generate and assess options and facilitate the selection of the best fit solutions.

  • Demonstrated ability to undertake development of in house systems, implementation of 3rd party systems, 3rd party customized systems, and SaaS solutions.

  • Knowledge of and comfort with the principles of Agile, ITIL, SDLC

  • Knowledge of and comfort with the core elements of data center management and optimization including cloud ops, business continuity/disaster recovery planning, Incident Response Planning, IaaS

  • Experience overseeing a helpdesk function

  • Experience overseeing compliance with data privacy standards

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, collaboration and people management skills

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Education

  • BS in technology or engineering preferred

About ABC:

The Disney General Entertainment Content group creates original entertainment and news content for the Company’s streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks.

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 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, which is part of a business we call ABC.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation 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.

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

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