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Technical Program Manager

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 935307BR Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Disney Streaming Date posted Mar. 02, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid Preferred, Remote Possible

Job Summary:

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.

The Technical Program Manager will help drive business-critical initiatives across the enterprise landscape. This role will be responsible for planning, and executing complex programs with a goal of delivering a unified experience for data at Hulu. Primary goal will be to enable senior management, leadership teams, and individual contributors to achieve predictable planning, execution, and reporting quality with expertise in project tools and appropriate methodologies. Key aspects of this role will be to establish goals, metrics, build roadmaps, coordinate platform upgrades, and work with governance-architecture-quality on policy implementation and training. By working with software engineers, data engineers, data scientists, Technical Program Managers and other managers in the spaces of Data Governance and Data Quality, you will help build data products that allow the valuable data to be translated into actionable insights! In addition, this involves exposure and engagement with owning cutting-edge initiatives in areas of Enterprise Data, Analytics and A.I.

Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for driving execution and delivery of multiple high-profile technical, product or software development projects from start to finish. Projects assigned to this level tend to be highly complex and strategically prioritized
  • Performs all other responsibilities of a Project Manager at a proficient level, plus:
  • Identifies project risks; analyzes and communicates prioritized mitigation plans to stakeholders
  • Understands most project domain components, including architecture, tools and deployment practices that development team is employing
  • Accountable for driving execution and delivery of technical programs from start to finish
  • Develops a program plan comprised of parallel projects and multiple project managers that collectively produce work that has significant business impact
  • Monitors & adjusts program plan to respond to unplanned changes, ensuring program is progressing to meet business goals
  • Creates governance practices and provides senior-level leadership oversight and control for the program
  • Implements fiscal practices and controls, authorizing, recording, and reporting on program expenditures & ROI
  • Work closely with software developers, product managers and UX designers to craft best-of-class data exploration experience
  • Map milestones with Product, UX , Architecture & Engineering to enable product launches
  • Set up the release process and access control management in order to comply with governance regulations.
  • Lead Tool Vendor onboarding and relationship and evaluate need for consultant resources on an ongoing basis.
  • Develop strong partnerships with engineering, product management and analytics leaders to drive focus on strategic and tactical program objectives
  • Build strategic relationships with key technology and business leaders to ensure program success

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience in program management, preferably with a focus on data architecture, business intelligence, relational databases or big-data technology
  • Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts
  • Experience building broad, large-scale communications plans
  • Love for Data and taking chaos and turning it into something actionable
  • High sense of ownership and a focus on building fast without sacrificing quality
  • Experience in Agile software development with expertise in Scrum methodology and practices.
  • Good understanding of ETL processing, Web Application development cycle
  • Working knowledge of modern program management, analysis, and reporting tools such as Wrike, Trello, Jira/Confluence, and MS Office

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, computer science, or another related field.

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.



About Disney Streaming:

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 Services LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Streaming.

Disney Streaming Services 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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