The Walt Disney Company
Create the Tech Behind Our Magic
Santa Monica

Sr Manager, Product Management at The Walt Disney Company (Santa Monica)

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SUMMARY

Creating a unique and relevant experience for each and every user is fundamental to Disney magic. We aim to tailor our products for every user, quickly connecting them to content they’ll love. This process is both art and science, relying on authoritative content expertise, algorithmic machine learning, and rapid experimentation. The work we do has huge scope--- the services in Disney Streaming Services enable experiences for 137+ million users across Disney+, Hulu, Star+ and ESPN+. And we’re not done growing.

We are looking for a Senior Manager, Product Management who is a leader in the machine learning field. You will drive definition, strategy and execution for our integrated content discovery platform. You are able to apply strong machine learning instinct and data know-how to crucial investment and prioritization decisions. As a senior leader on the team, you will be a coach to your peers, helping shape their feature portfolios in partnership with the PM team manager. You will be the deeply knowledgeable system-wide owner who has a broad understanding of how the pieces fit together, as well as the ability to dive deep in strategic areas.

This is an ideal role for someone with history in the machine learning and personalization space who is looking to level up their impact in their next position.
WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Partner with engineering leadership as we define integration priorities and architecture.
  • Leverage a deep data and architecture understanding to make grounded recommendations.
  • Serve as an ML thought partner to our stakeholders
  • Drive and maintain a culture of quality, innovation and experimentation
  • Ensure we drive business impact against our north star metrics. You partner with the team lead on prioritization of investments across Disney’s streaming applications.
  • Work in an Agile environment that focuses on collaboration and teamwork

WHAT TO BRING

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • 6+ years of experience as a product manager or highly relevant direct experience (i.e. working as a data scientist or engineering in the personalization space)
  • Experience in working on complex services
  • Data-focused mindset and proven ability to use data to explore all aspects of a problem
  • Familiarity with machine learning fundamentals
  • Clear, logical communication skills and an ability to adjust your style based upon your audience -- from non-technical to research PhDs.
  • Passion for TV
  • Curiosity -- in this space, we often find ourselves reading the latest research paper or playing with a new proof-of-concept
NICE-TO-HAVES
  • Fluency in Chinese (Mandarin) a plus
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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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