The Walt Disney Company Senior Manager, Product in Glendale, California

The Disney Central Technology Product Team

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive (DCPI) creates, extends, and brings new products and content to life for a portfolio of brands, franchises and characters across the Walt Disney Company including: Disney, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, and Walt Disney Studios. The product team for DCPI Central Technology scours the digital landscape looking for and even inventing technologies that help our guests experience and engage with our content and products across our portfolio of brands wherever they may be.

Sr. Manager, Product – Platforms

Disney Interactive is looking for a technically savvy product professional who will create groundbreaking products and platforms to support:

  • Content creation and publishing tools for Web, Mobile App, and other distribution channels

  • Asset tagging, delivery, and production workflow automation to improve our ability and speed around storytelling

  • Custom workflows and processes that allow our producers to easily store, access, and publish proprietary content of all types: video, photo, text, audio, etc…

  • The distribution of content for audiences of all ages across various applications and platforms, both internal and external to TWDC

  • Content metadata tagging and licensing restrictions including regional and language information

  • eCommerce cross-channel projects to support our “Shop Anywhere” initiative

Responsibilities :

  • Translate business and guest-facing product goals into technical requirements

  • Energize engineers to solve complex problems

  • Create a product vision and roadmaps for development teams and stakeholders

  • Understand our guests and be their voice within the company, by analyzing data to determine where to invest time and resources

  • Partner with other teams to support their product deliveries

  • Meet with other Disney business units to gather ideas, identify potential features and test their value

  • Prioritize incoming requests to ensure the team is not distracted by urgent, but non-important work

  • Collaborate with technical partners to select the correct technology for the given task

  • Avoid needless technical migrations by always ensuring development is attached to discernable ROI

  • Investigate future technology and its potential usage for your product by following industry trends

  • Gracefully say “no” when asked to build the wrong thing

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience in product management roles that require successfully delivering digital products at scale

  • A working knowledge of internet metrics, technologies, and research tools

  • A fundamental understanding of computer languages and their differences (you don’t need to code but it wouldn’t hurt either)

These Qualities Describe You

  • You know how to work in a relationship driven culture to get things done

  • You love to make software that is powerful and scalable, but more importantly, a delight to use

  • You are able to have intelligent conversations with engineers about architecture, design and technology choices

  • You understand the value in flexible and stable APIs

  • You are scrappy with a strong entrepreneurial spirit that encourages those around you to try new things without fear of failure

  • You have outstanding communication skills, including the ability to simplify technical concepts for non-technical audiences

  • You enjoy the comradery of solving problems with a diverse team

  • You are a good person and want to work with other good people

Required Education :

  • Degree or commensurate experience in Computer Science, Library and Information Science, Product Creation, or other related field

Job ID: 551267BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media