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Lead Technical Project Manager, Core Media Technology

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 898906BR Location Morrisville, North Carolina, United States / United States Business Disney Streaming Date posted Dec. 26, 2021 Flex Type Remote

Job Summary:

Media Engineering builds the software and systems that prepare media content and metadata for the Disney Streaming platform - providing the best possible playback experience to our viewers.

Media Engineering handles audio, video, and metadata content from ingest through publish - for normalization, processing, and packaging - supporting operator tools and automation for a scalable workflow. We build logic across players and back-end services to measure, control, and optimize playback across our stack.

Our globally distributed Core Media Technology team, who is responsible for research and development in on-roadmap and future areas related to video processing, is looking for hardworking team players who are passionate about evolving and contributing to these and other experiences through strategic hard work and determination.

The Core Media Technology (CMT) Engineering Team is seeking a Lead Technical Project Manager to help manage complex software research and development initiatives at the core of Disney Streaming’s industry-leading video encoding solutions, providing the live and on-demand content of Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu, Star+ and other globally prominent streaming platforms. This person will play a key role throughout the project lifecycle from ideation, planning, research, implementation, deployment, and maintenance. The CMT team is distributed throughout the US and in Beijing and has significant interactions with Disney Research Studios in Zurich; this person will be responsible for engaging across these diverse time zones.


  • Manage multiple concurrent projects through an Agile software development lifecycle, including project planning, documentation, Jira ticket management, conducting internal status meetings, resource, and capacity planning, coordinating activities across team members, and providing routine updates to management
  • Participate in cross-functional meetings to represent the Core Media Technology team by providing status updates and coordinating activities with other adjacent teams, product management, stakeholders, and executives
  • Plan and assist in the coordination of deployments and/or technology hand offs to the broader Core Media team
  • Act as a main point of contact for support needed from the Core Media Technology team, coordinating team investigations, responses, and resolution activities

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 8 years of Project Management experience managing multiple concurrent software development initiatives.
  • Experience with industry-standard project management tools such as Jira as well as collaboration tools such as Confluence and Slack.
  • Excel at working with project stakeholders to define project scope and objectives
  • Strong verbal/written communication and data presentation skills, including an ability to effectively communicate with development, product, and business teams

Additional Information:

Location: Raleigh, NC, or Remote.

This role is considered remote, which means the employee will work remotely on an ongoing basis and will not have an assigned workspace at a Company designated location.

About Disney Streaming:

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 we call Disney Streaming.

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. 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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