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Senior Product Solutions Manager I

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10084278 Location Santa Monica, California, United States Business Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology Date posted Apr. 02, 2024

Job Summary:

On any given day at Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology, we’re reimagining ways to create magical viewing experiences for the world’s most beloved stories while also transforming Disney’s media business for the future. Whether that’s evolving our streaming and digital products in new and immersive ways, powering worldwide advertising and distribution to maximize flexibility and efficiency, or delivering Disney’s unmatched entertainment and sports content, every day is a moment to make a difference to partners and to hundreds of millions of people around the world.

A few reasons why we think you’d love working for Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology

  • Building the future of Disney’s media business: DE&E Technologists are designing and building the infrastructure that will power Disney’s media, advertising, and distribution businesses for years to come.
  • Reach & Scale: The products and platforms this group builds and operates delight millions of consumers every minute of every day – from Disney+ and Hulu, to ABC News and Entertainment, to ESPN and ESPN+, and much more.
  • Innovation: We develop and execute groundbreaking products and techniques that shape industry norms and enhance how audiences experience sports, entertainment & news.

The Product Management team guides the strategy and vision for Disney’s incredible global digital products portfolio - from Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ and the ESPN App to Marvel Unlimited, National Geographic, ABC and ABC News, and film websites and games. This team impacts the way millions of people around the world experience and engage with Disney’s iconic stories and unmatched content in more personalized and immersive ways, leveraging cutting-edge technologies ranging from Machine Learning to Extended Reality.

Job Summary:

In your role as a Senior Product Solutions Manager Iworking, you will partner with Engineering, to ensure successful intake, delivery and communication of changes to schedule and priority across the organization. You will be responsible for becoming a conduit to ensure that we can identify and remediate cross initiative deliverables (as well as problem solve) across multiple programs simultaneously, while also looking forward to our future deliverables.

The right person for this role will be expected to help ensure business value is met, drive discussions to solve complex technical problems, can communicate clearly solutions to technical and non-technical stakeholders and ultimately drive results.

If you are someone that has experience in working with cross functional and diverse teams and brings a passion for building the future, this is a great role for you.

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:

  • Execute on product strategy and plan for successful delivery, creating cross-team partnerships with Engineering, Product & TPM organizations.
  • Responsible for ensuring that we continue to work on the priorities of the business, via a partnership with Product leadership.
  • Work to ensure that we maintain expected standards across the team for requirements specifications, timeline projection and cross team education.
  • Hold a deep compassion for our users, and creatively tackle problems with a viewer-first mentality
  • Partner with the Platform Operations team to optimize the ongoing health and financial viability of our product line
  • Partner with Engineering organization to execute against the product roadmap, delivering on the needs of the business

Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training:

Minimum and Preferred. Inclusive of Licenses/Certs (include functional experience as well as behavioral attributes and/or leadership capabilities)

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of previous and relevant experience in Product Management or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience with running complex projects across a matrixed organization
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal guidance on complex issues
  • Exemplary communications skills, both written and verbal, at levels of the organization.
  • Ability to communicate difficult concepts and negotiate with others to adopt a different point of view.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in AGILE methodology
  • Experience in developing requirements for Enterprise applications
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in a tech environment.

Experience with:

  • Experience working with Advertising CMS & Ad delivery systems is desirable.
  • Strong attention to detail, passion for strategic thinking and problem solving, and ability to deliver rich, business insights to drive business decisions

Required Education  

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited intuition required

The hiring range for this position in California and Connecticut is $112,600 to $151,000 per year and in Seattle and New York City is $118,000 to $158,200 per year. In San Francisco, CA, the hiring range for this position is $123,400 to $165,400 per year. 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 Entertainment & ESPN Technology:

Disney Entertainment and ESPN Technology (DE&E Technology) provides the technological backbone and product development for Disney’s two media business units, while helping to keep the company at the vanguard of innovation – enabling the Company to continuously leverage technology to enhance storytelling and creativity, while delivering scalability, flexibility, and efficiency for its businesses.

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 Hulu, LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology.

Hulu, 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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