The Walt Disney Company Sr Manager, Program Management (Infrastructure, DevOps, Cloud) in Seattle, Washington

This position will be part of the Enterprise Strategic Programs (ESP) Program Management Office, and is responsible for enabling the project, program and business analysis activities of a portfolio of business and technology initiatives for an assigned business area. They will ensure designated projects and programs are successfully executed, working strategically with the business unit and ESP PMO team to implement best practices and standards. At times, they will also do hands on project management, driving delivery of strategic projects and programs that would benefit from their leadership, experience and technical expertise. They will act as a coach to the Program Managers and Business Analysts. They will be responsible for continuous improvement activities around program delivery for their assigned business area, raising the maturity and capabilities of the program delivery discipline. They will utilize varied techniques in conjunction with exceptional communication skills to keep projects in scope, on budget and delivered on time. They will directly manage and provide oversight to the PM team they are responsible for on all aspects of new implementations, continuous-improvement initiatives and internal projects that are formally initiated. They are the main point of contact to the ESP PMO for the business executives within their assigned organizational area and also act as a conduit for sourcing qualified external PM/BA talent in a timely fashion.

Responsibilities :

  • driving project/program delivery (This is a hands-on role!)

  • working with stakeholders (executives, project managers, business analysts and vendors) to mature program and business analysis capabilities, respecting the uniqueness of each organizational area

  • partnering with executive sponsors to ensure strategic program objectives are clearly identified, understood, and codified

  • helping teams Improve the speed of program execution while maintaining quality and cost of service

  • leveraging standard processes, tools, training and communications

  • optimizing for flexibility, scalability and rapid deployment of resources through expanded labor provisioning options

  • delivering metrics to understand resource allocation alignment to strategic priorities

  • improving talent development and acquisition

  • building strong relationships across their immediate organization, their designated area of focus and Enterprise Technology as a whole.

Basic Qualifications :

  • 8-10 years of experience overall, including:

  • 2+ years in a supervisory, executive-facing role

  • 8+ years in technology

  • The candidate must have proven experience in working in a matrix environment and managing multiple stakeholders, as well as possess leadership presence/gravitas

  • Relevant project/program management work experience across multiple technology areas and services preferably to include very strong in the Devops space, Systems Engineering experience, Infrastructure and Cloud as required, consulting experience beneficial and business relationship management

  • Proven experience in hands-on Program Management successfully driving delivery of complex technical projects.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • very strong in the Devops space, Systems Engineering experience, Infrastructure and Cloud as required, consulting experience beneficial

Required Education :

BA/BS in business, computer science, other business/tech field or equivalent work experience

Preferred Education :

MBA or equivalent advanced degree and/or experience

Company Overview :

The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) has a diverse portfolio of companies with different needs in a global enterprise that stretches from movies, television, news, sports, games, theme parks, resorts and a cruise line and a variety of other businesses.

The Disney Technology Solutions and Services (DTSS) mission is to deliver technology solutions that align to business unit strategies while enabling enterprise efficiency and promoting cross-company collaborative innovation. The DTSS organization drives competitive advantage by enhancing our consumer experiences, enabling business growth, and advancing operational excellence. DTSS is guided by the principles of being service focused and easy to do business with, being biased for action and innovation, and being efficient through leverage and continuous improvement.

Job ID: 473058BR

Location: Seattle,Washington

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)