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Senior Manager, Technology - Data Products & Platforms at The Walt Disney Company (Orlando, FL)

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"We make magic." That's our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you will help inspire that magic by allowing our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!
As a Senior Manager, Technology in the Data Products & Platforms (DPP) organization, you will work in the latest big data, cloud, and AI/ML technologies, responsible for leading the delivery, execution and sustainment of data projects, products and strategies across multiple lines of business. We are looking for an individual who can foster a culture of empathy, collaboration and growth and are motivated by storytelling, innovation and a focus on our customers.
Responsibilities :
  • Lead large programs and strategies from ideation, solution, estimation, implementation, to sustainment. Success will be measured by the value brought to our customers.
  • Foster relationships with business and technology partners, providing expertise on the use of data to promote value, and asserting influence through expertise and collaboration.
  • Facilitate business, technical and leadership discussions with large and diverse groups.
  • Oversee executive-level status reporting, accomplishments and escalation of issues.
  • Build multiple delivery teams consisting of Managers, Product Managers, Data Engineers, Data Scientists and Project Managers in a matrixed environment.
  • Oversee technical analysis, effort/cost estimation and system design, evaluating architectural fit and compliance, resource schedules, delivery milestones, and overall product quality.
  • Implement an Agile methodology in close collaboration with our Product Management organization.
  • Manage budget while working with Managers and finance teams to build forecasts with minimal variance.
  • Develop Cast Members to maximize growth, morale and culture
  • Manage a variety of diverse requests, priorities, and activities

Basic Qualifications :
  • 15+ years of experience in technology with preference for experience in the data management space, with experience delivering programs of $5M+.
  • 5+ years of leadership experience
  • Experience with modern cloud data technologies
  • Experience working cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience solving complex problems with practical data science and machine learning
  • Experience with Product Management practices in an Agile environment
  • Architecture and engineering skills with a focus on great engineering practices
  • Experience leading discovery with partners to identify our requirements
  • Comfortable with both technical and business responsibilities, as you will work with Engineers and Data Scientists
  • Experience providing leadership and technical mentorship to team members
  • A comfort level with complex and matrixed organizations

Required Education :
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or related field

Preferred Education :
  • Masters degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or related field

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What are The Walt Disney Company Perks + Benefits

The Walt Disney Company Benefits Overview

Because our employees and cast members are at the heart of everything we do, Disney offers a competitive total rewards package that includes pay, health and savings benefits, time-off programs, educational opportunities and more. Together, these rewards make up a comprehensive package that help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally and take advantage of the special extras that only Disney can provide.

Eligibility for certain reward programs will vary based on your job status, work location and/or the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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An Insider's view of The Walt Disney Company

How does the company support your career growth?

Over my 13 years with the company, I’ve had passionate leaders and colleagues with diverse backgrounds who have taught me and given me opportunities to expand into areas I never thought possible. You have the freedom to take career risks and apply your previous experience in ways you may not anticipate.


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What is your vision for the company?

Disney has always been at the heart of the evolution of the media industry, and technology is an essential part of that. The way that we tell and consume stories in the future is going to be completely different than it is today, and The Walt Disney Company is uniquely positioned to shape and create that future.


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