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Agile Product Manager


Job Description ResponsibilitiesTake a hands-on approach to owning all aspects of Product Management:

  • Work with software engineering leads, technical product owners, and business teams to establish product visions, roadmaps, and execution strategy
  • Collaborate with Product Design to drive and validate UX requirements, craft web design, and gain early user adoption through rapid-prototyping
  • Collaborate closely with technical product owners to populate, groom, and prioritize the product backlog
  • Collaborate with the team to understand the implementation details involved in each story
  • Conduct story workshops as part of project initiation to assist the product teams in populating a full product backlog

Take a hands-on approach to owning all aspects of Project Management:

  • Maintain published project delivery schedules, budgets for the software development portion of the project in cooperation with project managers
  • Passionately lead projects utilizing Agile (Scrum) software development methodologies
  • Champion and drive delivery through the Five Levels of Agile Planning: Vision, Roadmap, Release Plan, Sprint Plan, Day Plan
  • Conduct and increase the value of all Scrum meetings including the daily Scrum with multiple Agile product teams
  • Ensure that the team work flow is sustainable by ensuring the work is balanced and progressing, while eliminating roadblocks and ensuring delivery

Take a hands-on approach to driving all aspects of Technical Delivery:

  • Deliver high quality software solutions that meet all functional and non-functional requirements
  • Facilitate cross-functional collaboration across Engineering, UI, and Product/UX leads
  • Promote and ensure adherence to coding, unit testing, test automation, and Continuous Delivery best practices
  • Willingness and ability to handle requests outside of your core responsibilities up to and including software engineering tasks; code reviews, writing code on occasion, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with other teams; QA, UX, EA, Client Engagement, InfoSec, etc. to align work for the team as per the schedule

Regularly present, communicate, and evangelize all aspects of the product/project to stakeholders at all levels: C Level and project team members alike. Basic Qualifications

  • Have 3-5 years of experience in web application development or software engineering in a large enterprise environment using Java, including familiarity with modern frameworks (e.g., Spring, Hibernate) and data stores (RDBMS, NoSQL, MongoDB, etc)
  • Hold a current ScrumMaster certification or recognition of your Agile project experience
  • Have 1-2 years (or more) of experience leading Agile projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Be intimately familiar with the Scrum process, but also should have remained familiar with the underlying technologies being used by the team such as Java, Hibernate, JavaScript, MEAN stack, and other common application development frameworks, languages and tools
  • Care about your software development craft and have opinions about the “right” way to do things with technology and the process of doing it

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous work experience in media production, broadcast and/or distribution
  • Experience working with vendor teams to deliver high quality results
  • Strong curiosity about how Disney delivers the Magic and a desire to be a part of it

Required Education

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Engineering, or another technical field

Preferred Education

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Software Management or related technical discipline is highly desirable

Company Overview Disney|ABC Television Group (DATG) is one of today's premier media entertainment companies, combining high-quality content with the strategic use of technology to deliver compelling news and entertainment experiences to hundreds of millions of people around the world. This business segment of The Walt Disney Company is comprised of global entertainment and news television properties, the owned television stations group and radio. Our employees are leading, creating, and innovating, making bold moves in unexpected directions that redefine not just what a media company does, but what it can do. With Disney|ABC Television Group, you can be part of media's evolution, helping us create what's next.
Additional InformationEqual Opportunity Employer- Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability

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