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Sr Technical Program Manager

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10015529 Location Santa Monica, California, United States / San Francisco, California, United States / New York, New York, United States / United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Sep. 26, 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:


We at Disney Streaming are looking for a Senior Technical Program Manager to join our Commerce Team and lead teams through the development, rollout and adoption of several programs that extend the functionality of our services across Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ and Star+. In this role, you are encouraged to work with various partners including Product & Engineering Teams to coordinate cross-team initiatives that deliver on Disney Streaming business goals & objectives.

We are a fast-paced and fast-growing team where you will have influence over the services and tools built by the team. You will also have an opportunity to learn about the international landscape and challenges in billing, payments, subscriptions, offers, and promotions as our streaming services launch around the world.

What you’ll do

  • Deliver projects from concept to completion by collaborating with engineering teams, product management and developing detailed project plans from development to deployment

  • Understand architectural and design specifications. Suggest alternate solutions that achieve business goals and/or drive alternate solution development via collaborative mechanisms such as story mapping and whiteboarding

  • Facilitate technical meetings; follow the discussions in order to summarize and capture outcomes

  • Facilitate team agile ceremonies (standups, grooming, team retrospective and planning sessions)

  • Track team progress against results and work with the determine solutions to get back on-track when the team falls behind schedule

  • Engage with the development team to build delivery timelines of feature sets for projects, and be able to sequence the work based on priorities

  • Collaborate with other TPMs to understand cross-team dependencies and prioritize the work to avoid impediments

  • Attend project meetings and be ready to communicate team progress, risks with mitigation plans and communicate any issues

  • Ability to prioritize multiple team requests and balance that against other priorities and committed work. Must understand the impact of injecting these requests to the team’s backlog

What to bring

  • Experience as a Program Manager, Project Manager, or Scrum Master for a software development team

  • Proven track record with Agile project management in a hands-on role

  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and growing transparency

  • Technical knowledge of architecture and development practices

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

The hiring range for this remote position is $117,620 to $141,300 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 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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