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Product & Engineering Manager 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!
You will be a part of the Core Systems and Platforms team within the Enterprise Technology organization, and will join our team will be part of a data transformation journey to facilitate and enable the ongoing quality and delivery of well governed metadata about The Walt Disney Company's IP assets. You will be responsible for the quality of delivery of existing applications as well as new features and applications that take advantage of both on premise and cloud hosted platforms. You also must forge and maintain strong relationships with the a partner product team within the Corporate Brand Management as well as the content supply chain within the Disney Media and Distribution teams.
In this role you will facilitate scope definition, solutioning and prioritization for execution on a wide range of projects for the Characters, Titles and More (CTaM). In addition you will help manage the product backlog as well as facilitate support and troubleshooting of customer impacting issues and work required to maintain uptime and availability of CTaM.
Responsibilities :
  • Overall solution definition and delivery schedule for multiple features and projects associated to the CTaM product
  • Partner and advise business and peer technical teams across TWDC on roadmaps and technical capabilities of the CTaM Platform
  • Maintain solution architecture and target delivery state documentation
  • Set and maintain the backlog and executation schedule for outsourced nearshore / offshore development team
  • Program and Technical Project Management - establishes and manages project plans, timelines and budgets.
  • Drive for on-time delivery of all aspects of projects within the CTaM Program. Consistently evaluate and improve the project plan, course correct for incoming/new prioritization and dependencies.
  • Oversees the requirements process; ensures traceability of high-level requirements throughout the program. Participates in data analysis activities as needed.
  • Leads or participates in the assessment of potential new opportunities, analyzing scope at a high-level and work with Business, Technology or Functional managers to agree on project approach, business cases, risk assessments, funding requirements, and resource/capability needs.
  • Accountable for accurate forecasting, tracking and adherence to overall CTaM program budget. Understand and articulate challenges, assumptions, timelines and expenses across the projects and at the program level.
  • Manages project variance and root cause analysis, develops risk mitigation / issue management plans with the objective to meet the financial targets.
  • Ensures effective, proactive and open communications, horizontally and vertically, in order to achieve transparency and clarity of program goals, progress and issues.
  • Supports and actively works to create a healthy work team environment- bringing a measured response along with transparency and discipline to active discussions and communications.
  • Ensure the technical currencty of the CTaM platform is kept up to date and considered as part of overall roadmap and planning

Basic Qualifications :
  • 5+ Years in Technical Project Management or Program Management roles for large/enterprise software companies including financial, technical and business stakeholder executive facilitation
  • Proven experience in managing complex technical projects (complex in terms of the number of stakeholders, application and implementation are simple)
  • 5+ Years in big data platform, Messaging Platforms, MDM, Cloud and microservices architecture
  • Strong background in managing complex interdependent data workflows to enable Master Data Management and Data Qualityƒs
  • Strong understanding of data governance and data messaging platforms including Cloud
  • Minimum of 5 years enterprise experience with data pipelines, integration, data sharing and data quality
  • Functional knowledge of modern data integration and sharing techniques
  • Golden records / Master data management platforms such as Informatica MDM / DQ
  • Unstructured data integration (batch, micro-batches, real-time data streaming) across Messaging, RDMSs, NoSQL (MongoDB, Hbase)
  • Experienced in "Data" project managements using Agile, Iterative and/or Waterfall SDLC Methodologies
  • Experienced in extracting and documenting data and analytic requirements, working across all levels of users from senior executives to analysts
  • Creation, and presentation of complicated interdependent solution architecture and detailed technical design documentation
  • Track record of taking ownership and driving results
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with strong writing and speaking skills
  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically with good attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large programs with multiple projects - prioritization, planning and task delegation
  • Strong program/project financial management skills including forecasting
  • Experience with resource allocation tracking across program/projects
  • Proven experience in managing complex technical projects with complexity across stakeholders, mutli-functional teams, requirements, and implementations.
  • Ability to think logically, communicate clearly, and be well organized
  • At least 7 years of hands-on software development in large scale and complex integration environments

Required Education :
  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience in Program/Portfolio Management

Preferred Education :
  • Masters in a related field a plus.

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