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Technology Analyst II

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10066405 Location Santa Monica, California, United States / New York, New York, United States Business Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology Date posted Feb. 09, 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 our 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 enhance 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 here:

  • Building the future of Disney’s media: DE&E Technologists are designing and building the infrastructure that will power our 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 implement groundbreaking products and techniques that shape industry norms and enhance how audiences experience sports, entertainment & news.

Business Operations is the glue of DE&E Technology, with a persistent focus on connecting all the pieces of the business. All the components that make up the organization – engineering, product, design, operations, support and more – come together and move the business forward with oversight, effective prioritization, and guidance. This team synthesizes information from across the business to ensure leaders are armed with all the necessary data before making strategic and financial decisions. From forecasting, funding, tracking, and reporting on projects, to ways of working, and resource management, Business Operations has transparency and input into all aspects of the team.

We seek a hard-working and experienced Technology Analyst II to join our Technology Planning and Analysis team within Business Operations. In this role, you'll work with your partners to create scalable evaluation frameworks that will be used to analyze bodies of work that are being added to the roadmap. This includes analyses related to cost modeling, sequencing and dependency mapping, prioritization, and taxonomy buildout.

You are highly analytical, resourceful, and intellectually curious. You deliver through ambiguity and are problem solver. The ideal candidate makes data-driven decisions, obsesses about the customer, and can build trust with all areas of the business.

Responsibilities

  • Pull together multiple sources of data to build multivariate frameworks that help analyze and power decisions for the organization-at-large

  • Create and deploy tools and dashboards for end users that power data-driven decisions.

  • Build strategic decision-making frameworks and write scripts that help us automate and augment

  • Work with partners to establish and identify goals; define measurable objectives and key results and relevant metrics for the business; then ensure we measure them!

  • Be a diligent steward for our technology roadmap — and communicate out status and plans to partners, as appropriate.

  • ​Effectively achieve organizational objectives, leading through challenges, handle multiple priorities, and ensuring your partners are aligned

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related field, or equivalent work experience

  • 3+ years of experience in informatics, data analytics, management consulting (specifically in a quantitative or data-heavy role)

  • You have extensive experience working with data and data manipulation software like R, SQL, Python; building dashboards using tools like Tableau, Looker — and are deft writing database queries and scripts.

  • You have demonstrable understanding of various types of existing and emerging technologies and their ecosystems and have a highly developed understanding of how to partner with various team members to launch new products

  • You have experience working with engineering and operational teams to develop and launch products and have the ability to translate requirements to technical and non-technical audiences

  • You are a proven self-starter and you provide strong strategic proficiency, clear thinking and presenting, and excellent decision making

  • You obsess about making our end-users happy and have strong opinions about good customer experience

  • You are creative and resourceful, with no fear of getting into the details and an impulse to be the first to take on any challenge

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive experience in Technology, Media, Telecommunications (“TMT”) — product management, consulting

  • You understand the streaming video ecosystem, advertising, and/or media technology landscape


The hiring range for this position in New York is $95,520 to $131,300 per year and in Los Angeles, California is $91,100 to $125,300 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 with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Entertainment & ESPN Technology.

Disney Streaming Technology 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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