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Sr Technical Project Mgr

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 765634BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Sep. 16, 2020

Job Summary:

The Content Engineering team at Disney Streaming is hiring a Senior Technical Project Manager to help build and support the metadata and artwork platform for Disney+, ESPN+, and other streaming services. Our systems are collectively responsible for integrating with the studios to bring all the metadata and artwork for Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Nat Geo, and Fox content onto the Disney Streaming platform for inclusion in Disney+. This includes distributed systems that handle metadata and artwork ingest, management, discovery, curation, personalization, and syndication. Our metadata drives nearly every aspect of the user experience in Disney Streaming products.

As a Senior Technical Project Manager on the Content Engineering team, you'll be responsible for working with the engineering team(s) to deliver services that support Disney+, ESPN+ and others. You'll work with Product and other engineering teams to coordinate and deliver quality, large scale, and highly performant services.

Our collaborative culture encourages all to contribute to the success of our services, and the Sr TPM plays a key role in this. The Sr TPM promotes transparent communication, builds strong relationships with others, and is proactive in resolving barriers. Diversity and inclusion are extremely important to our culture and are among Disney Streaming’s core values. We consider candidates of all backgrounds and perspectives and strive to build a welcoming environment for everyone.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, maintain and effectively execute software development iterations throughout the life of assigned project(s), which defines activities, sequence, dependencies, work effort, duration and associated resource requirements.

  • Plan and lead internal and external project communications, ensuring effective exchange of project deliverables to identify, analyze, prioritize, mitigate project risks benchmarking state-of-the-art practices.

  • Assist with technical feasibility implementation approach, deployment strategies, and QA improvement efforts by collaborating with product partners to define project scope and objectives, communicating requirements to development teams via user stories or via technical specifications including flow chart diagrams.

  • Contribute to product development activities, scheduling feature additions in iterative release cycles based on priority and importance and improve department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests.

  • Achieve operational objectives by supplying information and recommendations; preparing and completing action plans; standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; resolving system improvements; and implementing changes.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Confirmed experience in project planning and management, ideally in an Agile environment.
  • Software development knowledge and experience including APIs, reusable libraries, frameworks and structured data formats.
  • Experience in requirements documentation and data flow diagrams using Visio, Gliffy or similar.
  • 5+ years of previous experience as a project manager. Software engineer experience is ideal.
  • Strong teamwork and leadership skills with excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, 24x7 availability environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Solid experience with Content Engineering is preferred, but not required.

Preferred Education

Bachelor’s degree highly preferred and CSM or PMP certification ideal.


About Disney Streaming Services:

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location. We serve consumers by bringing the world’s most beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events to global audiences through best-in-class direct-to-consumer video services. We strive daily to imaginatively challenge convention with innovative technology that gives consumers the freedom to access 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.

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, 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.

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