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Technical Project Manager

Stockport, - - GB

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Job ID 715139BR Location Stockport, England, United Kingdom Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted 28/10/2019

Job Summary:

As a Technical Project Manager based in our Stockport office, you will be working with a cross-functional and distributed team of Scala Developers and DevOps Engineers who are well versed in Agile delivery and are practitioners of TDD, BDD and Pair Programming.

We are looking for someone with a high level of technical knowledge to complement the complex subject domain that our teams are currently working on. We operate a hybrid delivery framework using principles from Agile and SCRUM and provide our TPM’s with the freedom to define that delivery method based on the team and service they are working. This means it is essential to quickly gain an understanding of the domain to be able to support the team from both an architectural and a delivery perspective.

Reporting into the PMO Lead, you will be working with a large, cross-functional development team. You will have the opportunity to define and refine our process around delivery whilst ensuring the highest level of code quality.


  • Motivate, empower and drive the project team forward, optimising productivity and encouraging accountability.

  • Mentoring and assisting in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work, leveraging organisational resources to improve capacity for project work.

  • Play a consultative role to help put in place the appropriate people, process and tools, whilst coaching members of the team as needed to optimise the efficiency of the overall project team.

  • Foster cross-team coordination, including requirements discovery and change control, identify, maintain and visualize metrics to guide the project lifecycle.

  • In situations that require a hybrid agile approach, use good judgement and experience to develop and promote any process improvement initiatives that are suitable for planning and managing the effort to achieve the project goals within designated project constraints.

  • Management of, and reporting to stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong project management skills including risk mitigation, stakeholder management and status reporting, (creation of user stories, requirements gathering and validation, time management and delivering projects on time. Excellent leadership and facilitation ability.

  • Exposure to modern DevOps and SRE practices around CI/CD, Infrastructure as Code, Availability and Observability.

  • Demonstrable experience of Agile/SCRUM methodologies and frameworks with enterprise-level application development projects.

  • The ability to hold technical conversations and absorb technical information. Past experience as a Technical Project Manager, or in a similar Tech facing role would be highly beneficial.

  • Demonstrable experience of managing complex, full-lifecycle software development projects in an Agile framework (SDLC).

  • Experience working with teams of Software Developers (preferably JVM - Scala, Java, Clojure) who adopt modern DevOps practices and a good understanding of the software development lifecycle.

  • Ability to provide leadership to business analysts, collaborate with customers, and develop strategies and solutions of high business value.

  • The confidence and ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.

  • Strong ability to lead, coach and motivate a team.

  • Experience using JIRA Confluence, Asana, and GitHub would be beneficial

  • An understanding of AWS or other cloud computing technologies would be beneficial.

Additional Information:

  • We offer a competitive salary which is complemented by a Disney benefits and rewards package which includes LTI bonus (long-term-incentive), pension, holiday allowance, Disney parks & resorts passes and discounts on Disney merchandise.

  • If you would like to see more of the work we’re doing, follow us on Linkedin and Twitter, or follow our new Technology Blog “Disney Streaming Services - The Art of Possible”.

About Disney Streaming Services:

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.

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

Cake Solutions Limited is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. 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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