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Manager, Product Design - Globalization

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 776164BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Date posted Oct. 15, 2021

Job Summary:

Disney Streaming Services is changing how people watch movies, shows, sports and live events. Our mission is to create the best entertainment experience and push the envelope of what’s possible. It’s an incredibly exciting time to work in streaming media as more content creators seek how to engage their audience with compelling user experiences. The design team has a pivotal role in giving form to those ideas and continually improving these apps that people use every day.

The DSS design team is a growing practice of multi-disciplinary creators and storytellers. We are passionate about building high-quality, innovative and authentic experiences that connect people with the content they love. We work where art meets science, exploring ideas by using the power of design to make the invisible visible. We believe in doing things that matter, cultivating a culture of diverse perspectives and collaboration. We celebrate our wins, but never settle.

We are looking for a Product Design Manager, Globalization to join our expanding International team. This is an opportunity to collaborate with the very best in design, product and technology to help shape industry-leading products used by millions across the world.

Responsibilities:

As a Product Design Manager, Globalization, you will:
● Lead a team of 2-4 designers, ranging from mid- to principal-level
● Coach the team through product ideation and development using a mature, modern design process
● Contribute to execution of hands-on design work as-needed, while balancing people management duties
● Facilitate the successful delivery of design from concept to deployment
● Design complex, multi-platform interfaces using tools like Sketch, Abstract, Zeplin, Invision, and Figma
● Demonstrate full stack expertise in UX/UI design
● Domain expert for all designs owned by your team, able to speak to all aspects of your team’s projects in a crisp and comprehensive manner
● Demonstrate deep knowledge of device platform best practices and guidelines
● Represent the team and their work to stakeholders and external collaborators
● Collaborate with peers in research, product, engineering, and marketing on cross-functional projects from start to finish
● Lead your team in mapping out their career development path, and course correct their development, using regular 1:1 meetings and semi-annual reviews
● Keeping up with industry trends, you’ll identify areas for improvement for the overall product design team covering people, process, and practice.
● Partner with the DesignOps team in creating an action plan

Basic Qualifications:

● 8+ years of experience as a designer working on consumer products, including 2+ years of managing a team
● Experience leading and managing a team of designers through at least one full product development cycle
● Experience designing global products, with knowledge of localization, regional and cultural considerations
● A high level of creative craftsmanship, translating strategies, theories and Design principles into inspiring concepts and successful executions
● A strong interest in visual storytelling, and an innate curiosity about people and their relationship to entertainment
● The discipline to prioritize work and resources across engagements based on short and long-term needs, adept at removing roadblocks and rebalancing as needed
● A growth mindset - you see opportunity in ambiguity
● Comfort in scaling and as needed, ability to recruit talent that meet and exceed the DSS talent bar
● A sense of determination - leading product development with new ideas based on a strong sense of our customers, their goals, our content, and our value proposition
● An ease in presenting design work to a variety of audiences
● A passion for evolving the design practice – its people, processes, and tools
● Experience with various design tools - Sketch, Abstract, Invision, Figma, prototyping tools

Preferred Qualifications:

● Bonus: Experience designing for and/or fluency in Hebrew, Arabic, or CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)

Additional Information:

About Disney Streaming Services
Disney Streaming Services is a business unit within The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment that oversees all consumer-facing digital video subscription services across the company. Disney Streaming is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service, programmed in conjunction with ESPN; the upcoming Disney SVOD service (which will include content from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and Fox); and other popular services. Its core mission is to
deliver global audiences the freedom to access their favorite content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

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 Streaming Services.

Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to join a team that’s beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you‘ve been looking for.

Disney Streaming Services is an equal opportunity employer –
Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.


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 Services LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Streaming.

Disney Streaming Services 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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