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Product Owner - Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Apply NowApply Later NOTE: We have a new application system, please create a new account if you have not done so yet when applying. Job ID 10001070 Location Orlando, Florida, United States / Burbank, California, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Jul. 11, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

The Enterprise Technology mission is to deliver technology solutions that align to business strategies while enabling enterprise efficiency and promoting cross-company collaborative innovation. The Enterprise Technology organization drives competitive advantage by enhancing our consumer experiences, enabling business growth, and advancing operational excellence. 

Disney’s Enterprise Technology Identity and Access Management (IAM) group is responsible for providing a Core IAM ecosystem of products and platforms in use across the company by cast members, employees, and partners within Disney’s business segments (DMED, DPEP, Studios, DGE) and Corporate functions. Our vision is to provide modern Identity and Access Management capabilities and services that are simple, seamless, and secure to protect our workforce, our data, and our brands. 

The Product Owner (PO) is a core role with the Enterprise IAM group’s agile scrum delivery teams. This role is responsible for ensuring the team maintains a prioritizing the Team Backlog made up of defined User Stories that enables the team to effectively and efficiently delivery the commitments to their customers, on time, on budget and on function.  


The PO has a significant role in maximizing the value produced by the team by ensuring Stories meet the user’s needs with clearly defined acceptance criteria that encompass comprehensive testing and validation and comply with the Definition of Done. The PO is a fulltime role focused on supporting an Agile team (or, at most, two teams). 


They demonstrate customer centricity and service orientation, by building collaborative relationships across the enterprise and ensuring the delivery of quality product that delivers the desired business outcomes. 


  • Identify key customer(s) and customer groups and build customer relationships to develop effective product feedback loops for integration to the agile delivery cycle 

  • Work with stakeholders and team to develop product/project/program strategy and roadmap for integration to Enterprise Technology business planning cycles and cross-functional development management 

  • Responsible for defining the priorities of agile team, managing the team backlog, and prioritizing the user stories, defects, and enablers 

  • Acts as subject matter expert with internal stakeholders and the assigned product or product areas 

  • Ensure alignment of the team backlog with the strategic priorities of product strategy and roadmap and the program backlog 

  • Collaborate with technology and end-user communities to understand business process and elicit, define, and ensure necessary information is documented for the agile team to deliver the intended business outcomes 

  • Ensure the development of well-defined user stories and acceptance criteria based on established requirements 

  • Partner with quality engineering to develop test strategy and write test cases across in alignment with the established Quality Management Office testing standards and practice 

  • Collaborate with quality engineering resources to execute tests, analyze results, and resolve defects 

  • Evaluate the delivered stories against the definition of done and the established acceptance criteria 

  • Collaborate with business partners on implementation, including training, change management, and communications 

  • Partner with the Program Management Office on product/project budgets and forecasting processes 

  • Remediate difficult problems and complex inquiries related to the development backlog and requirements to ensure successful agile team outcomes; on time, on budget and on function 

  • Act as a peer group leader to and help train staff on product delivery standards and processes 


  • At least 5 years of experience as a product owner or related role, managing a complex product within an enterprise and working closely with software engineers, software quality engineers, architects, and other technologists 

  • Strong technology background and applicable technology skills 

  • Experience as a product owner, driving the outcomes for a single product or complex feature 

  • Able to translate complex ideas into understandable requirements, value statements, and business outcomes 

  • Strong communication, writing, and executive presentation skills 

  • Agile product owner certifications (CSPO, SAFe PO/PM, etc.) preferred

  • Preferred Background: Familiarity and experience with Identity and Access Management (Single Sign-On, Authentication, Authorization, User Provisioning, Privileged Access Management, and Identity Data) services and Products (Ping, Azure AD, Okta, etc.) 


Bachelor’s degree or direct work experience in lieu of a degree




Additional Information!:


About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

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 Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. 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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