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Senior Manager of Product Engineering (Cloud)

Seattle, WA - US

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Job ID 771039BR Location Seattle, Washington, United States; Glendale, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Dec. 19, 2020

Job Summary:

The Enterprise Technology mission is to deliver technology solutions that align to business strategies while enabling enterprise efficiency and promoting cross-company collaborative innovation. The Enterprise Technology organization drives competitive advantage by enhancing our consumer experiences, enabling business growth, and advancing operational excellence.

This role will be apart of the Cloud, Automation, Platforms, and Systems Relability Engineering organization. Our mission is to protect, operate, and continuously improve Disney’s experiences, products, & services focusing on availability, latency, automation, & cross-company collaboration.

The cloud first strategy has driven extreme growth across the cloud providers, platforms, and tools teams use across the enterprise to deliver Disney Experiences. This team will be responsible for engineering platforms, services, and managing the strategic relationships with our cloud, observability, engineering tooling, and CDN providers. They will also be charged with identifying cost savings opportunities and sharing cost savings strategies across the enterprise. They will focus on multiple platforms and programs:
  1. Cloud Financial processing and reporting.
  2. Cloud infrastructure & financial Analytics and optimization of resources.
  3. Automation and management of cloud, engineering tools, and observability accounts and spend across TWDC.
  4. Manage the relationship with the major vendor providers and TWDC.
  5. Lead the teams to develop roadmaps to build and enhance platforms and solutions based on feedback from segments.


  • Leads the market analysis of products, platforms, and features released by Cloud Providers and tool vendors
  • Manages the governance process to coordinate and prioritized the feedback for feature requests and enhancements to the Cloud Providers, tool vendors, and platform engineering teams from the segment stakeholders
  • Directly manages the product team working with engineering teams to analyze the cloud data to help drive business/technical decisions, forecasting, and optimizations
  • Leads engagements with TWDC Segment leaders and works with team to translate into requirements into POC and working solutions
  • Leads the team to Identification and tracking segment & program issues across the Cloud providers, tools vendors, and platforms
  • Directs team to create functional prototypes offering a solution
  • Leads team representing Disney on cloud advisory board and engineering community meetings
  • Oversees the market and industry analysis of trends and conditions
  • Oversees the analysis of feasibility, cost, and return on investment for product ideas
  • Manage the budget requirements for projects and has team prepare PAR’s for funding
  • Aligns with finance to develop chargeback/allocation models for recovery of service offerings
  • Leads communities across the segments around cloud, cost optimizations, and tooling best practices
  • Oversee the lifecycle of products from inception to operationalization
  • Takes calculated risks
  • Manage the development of the team

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7 years experience in software engineering, product engineering, or systems engineering team
  • 3 years of people management
  • 4 years cloud experience
  • Expert knowledge of cloud providers (AWS, Google, and Azure) to build solutions
  • Expert knowledge of engineering platforms and tools
  • Ability to work with large data sets for analysis and interpretation of business results
  • Can lead SCRUM/Lean Agile frameworks
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills to executives and technical teams
  • Ability to resolve conflict
  • Takes calculated risks and makes sound decisions
  • Ability to influence segments
  • Prioritizes work for agile teams, making tradeoffs as necessary
  • Date driven and manages to deliverables
  • Strong communication and ability to work cross-functionally with other functions, such as designers, product managers, data scientists, engineers, or SRE, to deliver products
  • Strong communication and ability to work cross-functionally with other functions, such as designers, product managers, data scientists, engineers, or SRE, to deliver products

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Data Science or equivalent work experience

Preferred Education

  • Masters in Computer Science
  • Certification in one or more cloud providers

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

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 Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. 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 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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