Technical Program Manager
At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.
The Consumer Identity and Data Platforms group in the Enterprise Technology division is currently seeking a Technical Program Manager to join our team. This position will be responsible for program managing identity solutions that enable business units to better recognize and understand digital consumers across TWDC. Through these solutions, business units can more effectively personalize content, target advertising, and direct marketing to consumers on mobile, desktop, and streaming device platforms.
As the Technical Program Manager, you will lead the delivery team responsible for solving problems and executing complex, multi-disciplinary solutions aligned with the product vision, goals and requirements. You’ll work with an agile software development team to translate prioritized features into actionable tasks and ensure work is balanced and progressing. You’ll manage project schedules, identify risks, and communicate with stakeholders. You’ll also take point on identifying blocking issues and work through resolution while fluidly adapting priorities to ensure the team retains focus on the highest value work.
Managing the compliance review and approval process for new solutions will also comprise a critical area of your work. You’ll work closely with product owners to present proposals for consideration and drive momentum through the review and approval pipeline.
Across all your responsibilities as Technical Program Manager, you will continuously improve, adapt, and align processes to enhance teams’ agility and delivery productivity. You will utilize varied techniques in conjunction with exceptional verbal and written communication skills to deliver features on time and meeting quality standards.
- Work with Product Owners to groom the prioritized backlog and translate into actionable roadmaps, delivery plans and executable work items for the program team with defined delivery schedules.
- Ensure applicable regulatory requirements are met by identity and personalization platform technologies
- Act as liaison with compliance and legal teams to attain approval of new solutions and manage adherence of existing solutions to changing and evolving requirements and regulations
- Work collaboratively with architecture and development team members to address all relevant implementation details involved in each solution or feature
- Seek to achieve continuous flow by ensuring the work is balanced and progressing, while eliminating roadblocks and meeting delivery commitments
- Lead and increase the value of planning, backlog grooming, standups, and retrospectives for software development
- Develop best-in-class processes and systems while driving continual improvement
- Promote and ensure adherence to secure coding, unit testing, test automation, and continuous delivery best practices
- Coordinate releases across all products with Release Manager and Operations team members
- Work collaboratively with other teams to align work for the team as per the schedule
- Communicate status, updates and project summaries via presentations, email and direct communication with key stakeholders and executive leadership
- 5-7 years of program/project management experience, ideally in web and mobile software engineering or related field
- Comfortable operating in a fast-paced matrixed environment with regulatory compliance
- Expert in cross group communication, able to get buyoff from business, operations and peers.
- Experience as a member of a high performing technical team working in a fast-paced enterprise software development environment while demonstrating a strong ability to prioritize multiple priorities and respond to urgent issues and/or changes in product priorities.
- Superior attention to detail supported by excellent written and verbal communication with all levels of personnel
- Passion for collaborating with high energy and focus, driving results across multiple projects
- Must be delivery focused, with a strong willingness to perform all tasks required to complete the job and meet deadlines
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, complex environment; relentless innovator. Challenges status quo and champions best-in-class technical solutions and problem-solving
- Ability to lead virtual product team efforts, manage a mix of vendor and FTE resources, partner across organizational boundaries and influence development directions
- Previous global project management experience is preferred
- Strong technical aptitude with conceptual and logical understanding of full stack web and mobile software architecture
- Effectively leverages technical and business expertise to optimize team delivery
- Experience working in a complex matrixed environment
- Good problem solving skills: acts decisively, promptly and confidently. Not afraid to contradict others and proactively offering solutions
- Comfortable leading high performing technical teams through the development and deployment of complex enterprise solutions
- Possesses excellent people interaction skills, maintaining a high level of professionalism to demonstrate the ability to influence up and down the organization
- Excellent analytical, diagnostic and problem solving skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication with technical and non-technical audiences
- Strong commitment to aligning team delivery with strategic objectives and discipline to measure delivered outcomes
- Excellent attention to detail
- Strong presentation/ training delivery experience
- Strong planning, scheduling, prioritization and organization skills
- Works effectively in a team and cross-team environment with both onsite and remote team members
- Key Competencies: Process ownership; deals well with ambiguity, function well and able to clearly define processes in loosely structured situations; comfortable with following up actions from others
- Media and entertainment industry experience
- Consulting experience
- Advertising and/or marketing tech experience
- Consulting experience
- Experience working with consumer identity and data sharing technology including familiarity with compliance and legal implications
- Experience successfully navigating compliance and legal review processes for approval of new solutions
- BA/BS in business, computer science, other business/tech field or equivalent work experience
- MBA or equivalent advanced degree and/or experience
Company Overview At Corporate, you’ll team with the best in the business to build one of the most innovative global businesses in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of an exciting, multi-faceted Company, the forward-thinkers at Disney Corporate constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company’s many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view. Additional Information
- This position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Company, an equal opportunity employer.