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Manager, Technology - Data Engineering

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10070474 Location Orlando, Florida, United States / Glendale, California, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States / Anaheim, California, United States Business Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Nov. 27, 2023

Job Summary:

“We Power the Magic!” That’s our motto at Disney Experiences Technology & Digital. We create world-class, immersive digital experiences for the Company’s premier vacation brands including Disney’s Parks & Resorts worldwide, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, and Disney Vacation Club. We are responsible for the end-to-end digital and physical Guest experience for all technology & digital-led initiatives across the Attractions & Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Resorts & Transportation and Merchandise lines of business as well as other initiatives including MyDisneyExperience and Hey, Disney!

Are you ready to dive into the heart of data engineering initiatives at Disney? Are you a collaborative leader who can drive quality and excellence in delivery? Come join us! Fuel your passion for transforming data into meaningful solutions as the Manager of Technology over data engineering. You will lead all aspects of assigned data initiatives along with your engineering studios. You will sit in the Data Products & Platform team within the Technology & Digital organization for Disney Experiences.

You Will:

  • Lead teams who can craft, build, and improve the framework and processes that handle consumer data, ensuring freshness, completeness, security, and privacy

  • Maintain productive engagement with partners to ensure solutions are right-sized and strategically aligned to the overall data strategy and architecture

  • Develop and maintain data quality standards, ensuring accuracy, consistency, and reliability of data throughout its lifecycle.

  • Continuously optimize performance and efficiency of existing data infrastructure, proactively identifying and addressing bottlenecks or issues.

  • Develop and deliver on timelines, budgets, acceptance criteria, and service levels

  • Keep in touch with the latest industry trends and technologies, implementing standard processes for data management

  • Ensure your team is delivering solutions with a high-degree of quality, stability, scalability, and maintainability

You Have:

  • 8+ years of experience with the delivery of data solutions, including directly leading engineering resources and studios

  • Deep technical expertise in data, platforms, and tools—including AWS, Snowflake, dbt, and infrastructure-as-code (Terraform/CDK)

  • Strong problem solving and influencing skills, able to critically think through and elegantly address logic problems with code

  • Ability to navigate in the gray easily and work independently to guide the development, creation, and delivery of strategies and roadmaps

  • Excellent communicator and partnership skills with the ability to interface and influence across the organization, including Executives

  • Strong project leadership skills, can handle the creation of program and project plans across multiple initiatives and studios

  • Experience working in the hospitality, travel, or entertainment industry

  • Solid grasp and believer of agile development approaches, including DevOps concepts

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience

Preferred Education:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience


The hiring range for this position is $156,620.00 to $231,110.00 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About Disney Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Walt Disney Attractions Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

Walt Disney Attractions Technology LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, 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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