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Director, Technical Program Management (Lifecycle Engineering)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7122794220220515 Location San Francisco, California, United States / Burbank, California, United States / New York, New York, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Sep. 20, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid Preferred, Remote Possible

- 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. A remote opportunity may be possible for qualified candidates under certain circumstances and, if granted, the employee would work remotely on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

Director, Technical Program Management (Lifecycle Engineering)


Disney Streaming encompasses the teams leading the Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and Star+ streaming services within Disney’s Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) segment. We sit at the intersection between entertainment, media, sports, and technology and seek to connect viewers with the stories they love, while driving the streaming industry forward with consumer-first cutting edge innovation.

The Lifecycle Engineering Organization creates scalable foundations and platforms to power messaging and in-app experiences across the consumer lifecycle on our various offerings spanning Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, STAR+ and Bundles.  

We are hiring a Director, Technical Program Management to lead the Technical Program Management function for the Organization.  In this role, you will lead a team of technical program managers and collaborate with the Lifecycle SVP, other leaders of the Lifecycle organization and multiple engineering teams to deliver high-quality experiences in line with our highly recognizable brands. If you are someone who loves collaborating across different teams and functions, focuses on outcomes, jumps at the opportunity to work on impactful and complex problems in a growing organization, then this is a great role for you!



  • Manage, coach and hire Technical Program Managers (TPMs), providing them with regular feedback and fostering a culture that enables their learning, professional development and growth.

  • Partner with the team to develop, optimize and execute on the processes and workflows used by the Lifecycle organization for successful delivery and communication of program progress/delivery risk for reporting at various levels of executive leadership.

  • Partner with product and engineering leadership to create and maintain roadmaps that communicate the strategic vision and prioritize engineering focus

  • Lead TPMs across within the Lifecycle organization to ensure the delivery of projects sourced from engineering, product, and business stakeholders.

  • Partner with engineering and program stakeholders to coordinate delivery of complex cross-functional large-scale initiatives.

  • Use knowledge of the overall architecture and workflow of the teams to help identify dependencies, potential risks, derive estimates, and keep teams accountable to initiative milestones



  • 10+ years of previous experience as a program manager or in a similar role

  • Experience planning and delivering complex features and projects

  • Expertise in Agile Project Management methods

  • Experience building and managing cross-functional teams

  • Understanding of the software development life cycle, common software concepts and committed to operational excellence

  • Technical curiosity and interest in learning system architecture to better understand project dependencies and delivery complexity

  • Ability to communicate with a diverse set of technical and non-technical partners

  • Demonstrated attention to detail 

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal


Extra Credit:

  • Experience shipping entertainment/streaming media applications/platforms

  • Experience with program management tools like Airtable, Confluence, JIRA

  • Software engineering experience

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

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 Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

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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