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Job ID 762789BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Jul. 01, 2020

Job Summary:

Disney Streaming Services is a place for the creative and the bold. We’re seeking talent across disciplines to join our team in New York City.

Core Engineering is a horizontal service team providing both tools and guidance across the organization for operations in AWS. We strive to act as a productivity multiplier for application teams, helping them to drive their adoption of AWS services in conjunction with their existing infrastructure.

Within Core Engineering, the Developer Productivity Engineering team is a distributed team that owns internal tools used to deploy the services that make up Disney Streaming Service’s products. Built for AWS with a variety of open source software, our tools are used by dozens of engineering teams across the company.


As a Technical Project Manager in Developer Productivity Engineering, you will refine our processes, prioritize features with stakeholders, and coordinate product development. Based in our New York City, you will apply analytical methods of project evaluation, leveraging metrics to visualize and guide the project lifecycle. You should bring a passion for coaching, collaboration, and team building to help reshape and optimize process and product delivery.

  • Lead agile ceremonies for two teams of 4-6 engineers

  • Communicate and resolve blockers to progress

  • Foster cross-team coordination, including requirements discovery and change control

  • Identify, maintain, and visualize metrics to guide the project lifecycle

  • Engage with our large group of stakeholders

  • Drive continuous team and process improvement

  • Promote a collaborative environment that develops agreeableness, trust, experimentation, creativity and innovation

  • Lead and contribute to the decision-making process and facilitate conflict resolution

  • Identify, communicate & handle dependencies, risks, & mitigation plans

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA or BS or equivalent experience demonstrating a strong understanding of software development

  • Experience as a project manager, of which at least two years was in an agile environment

  • Working understanding of AWS and cloud based development and a desire to know more

  • Ability to follow highly technical discussions and absorb technical documentation

  • Deep rooted passion and proven track record building motivated and collaborative teams

  • Prior experience managing agile practices for a distributed team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a system administrator

  • Success implementing the communication and collaboration practices central to DevOps

  • Experience with establishing product management / software release cycles

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 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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