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Job ID 10075800 Location Seattle, Washington, United States / Burbank, California, United States / Orlando, Florida, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Jun. 04, 2024

Job Summary:

About the Team & Role:

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


You will be part of the Cloud & Data Transformation Engineering organization, that provides next-level cloud and data services to unleash digital magic for Disney. We use modern technologies, design patterns, culture, and organizational alignment to enable teams to seamlessly ship content, products, and magical experiences better, faster, safer, and happier.

As a Sr Product Manager, you will define the product vision (lead with the why and think big!), Establishing a consistent customer rhythm of business, using data to find opportunities, and building a deep roadmap and backlogs that prioritizes the highest value for users. A servant leader mindset and someone who is both technically capable and highly adept at building strong partnerships that deliver critical organizational outcomes. Additionally, there will be responsibility for developing foundational services and capabilities that enable an integrated experience across the portfolio of our Cloud & Data Organization.

The ideal candidate is technically adept in software and data development lifecycles, Agile and MVP approaches, multi-cloud capabilities (AWS, Azure, Google), as well exemplary leadership and communication abilities (both verbal and written). This role requires you to engage customers of both technical and non-technical skillsets (e.g. Information Workers, Developers, and IT Admins).


Responsibilities:

  • Understands technical customer requirements and can articulate them into technical build requirements

  • Deep empathy for customer requirements - both the good and the bad.

  • Willing to say no as appropriate when customer asks are not aligned with strategic direction

  • Uses data to see opportunities and build hypotheses worthy of prioritization

  • Correlates multiple data dimensions to identify patterns that can be transformed into build requirements

  • Performs market and industry analysis of trends and conditions for products, platforms, and features for the relevant product line

  • Defines strategy, vision, & prioritizes product roadmap

  • Ensures business rhythm is established that corrals both customer sentiment feedback, as well as customer data that enables prioritization requests and enhancements for the product line

  • Engages with customer and organizational leadership to deeply understand unarticulated needs, successes, and new opportunities; then conveys that information to the team in a manner that is traceable and useful.

  • Uses data, strategic direction, and feedback loops, prioritizing high value outcomes first

  • Uses an Agile framework, specifically with an MVP and iterative approach, partners and collaborates with engineering team to ensure the right work is prioritized and delivered; communicates effectively to stakeholders

  • Brings to bear techniques to increase collaboration, predictability, and transparency for the team while promoting a culture of experimentation and innovation

  • Champions organization-wide processes and best practices related to ideation, delivery, prioritization, and customer engagement

  • Productively challenges engineering design to ensure customer requirements will be fulfilled

  • Uses a lifelong learning mentality, knowing the latest best practices and technologies

  • Exercises good judgment when faced with risk, blockers, or tradeoffs

  • Communicate expectations to partners, leaders, and customers, and optimally resets expectations as priorities or deliverables shift

  • Effectively onboards customers and stakeholders to new releases and functionality

  •  Plan and prioritize work with our Data Engineering team focused on multi-product, multi-cloud data ingestion, processing, billing and chargeback across the enterprise. 

  • Automation and standardization focused, driving a streamlined approach across a diverse set of providers and data sets.

  • Plan and prioritize work for data democracy, visualizations, and dashboards the enable our customers to consume their data with actionable insights that driver greater business outcomes.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a technical engineering role such as software, data or systems engineering.

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in technical product or program management.

  • A minimum of 5 years cloud experience (AWS, Google, Azure)

  • Proven experience setting strategic vision, large scale application/data deployments, managing software or data development lifecycles, and resolving issues that impact design, product success, or address future technologies

  • Ability to work with large data sets for analysis and interpretation of business results

Nice To Haves:

  • Experience using Azure DevOps for work item management

  • Certification in one or more cloud providers (AWS, Google, Azure)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience


The hiring range for this position in Seattle, WA $142,516.00 to $191,180.00 per year and Burbank, CA $136,038.00 to $182,490.00 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 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 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 Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business 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, 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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The Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email Candidate.Accommodations@Disney.com with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We will only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability.

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