The Walt Disney Company Product Analyst in Glendale, California
Based in Glendale, CA/Celebration, FL and reporting to the manager, product management, the product analyst will be responsible for understanding and executing the strategic direction of digital products for WDPRO. The product analyst will be responsible for translating that direction into various document types, including requirement documents, mind maps, user stories and product specs. The position may require up to 25% travel.
Responsible for understanding, and executing, the digital strategic direction of a product line and/or a destination/brand as outlined by the [Product Manager]
Translates the digital strategic direction outlined by the [Product Manager] into a set of feature requirements and user stories
Prioritizes the feature requirements and user stories developed into an agile backlog; managing the requirements throughout the agile development lifecycle
Manages the feature development and defect backlog on a daily basis to ensure that priorities adhere to the strategic direction outlined by the [Product Manager]
Ensures the execution of creative assets developed in support of a feature, such as the visual design, content strategy and copywriting, to ensure adherence to strategic vision
Attends daily scrums with development studios to help drive priority decisions and remove roadblocks
Supports multiple cross-functional teams/development studios to ensure a solid understanding of the defined scope
Communicates changes in strategic direction or priority shifts to cross-functional teams
Provides frequent communication to the [Product Manager] on development progress, escalating any issues that could impact the budget, timeline, or strategic vision.
Alongside the [Product Manager], collaborates with organizations across The Walt Disney Company (Pricing, Rev. Management, Marketing, Sales, Park Operations, etc.) to build and manage scope expectations
Collaborates with [Sr. Analysts] across other product lines/destinations/brands within WDPRO to ensure a seamless Guest experience across touch points
Complexity of Work
The [Analyst] is responsible for translating the digital strategy of a large product line or destination/brand into clearly prioritized requirements, and ensuring appropriate delivery of those requirements across the development lifecycle
The [Analyst] needs a solid understanding of the core business, as well as our digital business, of large-scale complex product lines and/or projects. Negotiates valuation and funding of features that impact their product line/destination/brand, while pushing to ensure that teams are value engineering cost effective solutions.
Leads and directs multiple cross-functional teams to successfully deliver against the strategic direction of a product line and/or a destination/brand
Basic Qualifications :
Minimum 3 years experience working in the online industry, with at least 1 year in a leadership role
Minimum 2 years experience working in a development, product, or production role within the Digital industry delivering experiences for mobile app as well as web
Experience with technical, user and business issues in a fast moving online organization. Experience with Agile software development methodology highly desired
Strong knowledge of the online travel industry, and travel/tourism in general
Strong undertstanding of database management
Exceptional verbal and written communication and project leadership skills, including an ability to communicate effectively across cross-functional teams.
Ability to effectively lead and support multi-track teams, while working collaboratively to deliver with quality on time
Demonstrated ability to identify, understand, and drive resolution of complex critical issues
Proven ability to collaborate with and achieve actionable results through others, plus the ability to build strong and sustainable relationships, and the capability to interact within all levels of the organization
Ability to think strategically and drive ideas into action, with a positive outlook and willingness to take personal initiative
Preferred Education :
- Computer Science degree preferred
Company Overview :
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Digital (DPRD), a division of the Walt Disney Company, creates world-class immersive digital experiences for Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Shanghai Disney Resort, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club. DPRD is responsible for the end-to-end Guest experience for all digital-led initiatives globally, across the Attractions & Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Resorts & Transportation and Merchandise lines of business.
Additional Information :
This position is a legal entity of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, an equal opportunity employer.
Job ID: 528101BR
Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts