The Walt Disney Company Senior Manager - Technology in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

The ideal candidate should be an experienced data and analytics leader with solid knowledge and experience in the domain of data analytics. This individual will have a demonstrated track record of success in the field of solution engineering and/or product delivery / development. This senior leader will oversee and lead a team of solution architects – supporting the overall delivery efforts in accordance with defined business and technology strategies for information management.

Responsibilities :

  • Works closely with other executives and leaders to create and execute against the portfolio roadmap for data and analtics solution and reference architecture demands

  • Acting as a senior leader, work with business and technology cast members to engineer and estimate analytic and data-centric information solutions that support desired business and technical capabilities / requirements

  • Manage the development of solutions achieving success through the application of open source analytics, machine / deep learning, optimization, algorithmic, and statistical techniques across diverse problem sets and domains

  • Serve as a trusted advisor with business and technology stakeholders – garnering support and partnerships in alignment with the solution vision and analytic initiatives

  • Manage work allocations and matrix stakeholders to schedule and budgetary commitments for the delivery of solutions in support of key project demands

  • Manage cross-team work activities in support of key strategic projects including (but not limited to) data platform modernization and/or data product delivery

  • Serve as a respected coach and leader for a multi-disciplinary team including engineering, analyst, and/or project manager skillsets

  • Perform research for best practices in analytics and data management in support of the information management technology roadmap and proactively share this information as applicable with other members of the team

  • Direct associated initiative discussions and decisions towards productive and relevant dialogs while eliminating ambiguity and contributing towards end state deliverable success

Basic Qualifications :

  • Prior career hands-on experience developing and deploying data-centric analytic platforms and/or data products

  • Ability to present technical concepts and solutions to both business and technology stakeholders

  • Seasoned client engagement skills with ability to translate business problems into solution-driven actions

  • Excellent collaboration skills with the ability to effectively partner across all levels and skillsets

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and provide leadership in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellence in the intake, assignment, and follow-through of several short-turn requests and initiatives supporting broader domain solution and estimation demands

  • Curiosity and objectivity in the approach to problem solving and analytic initiatives

  • Proven ability to direct others in the leverage and integration of technology components into an overall solution architecture in support of business requirements

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Data Architecture, Data Warehousing, Advanced Analytic, or Data Science implementations

  • Strong organizational and planning skills and demonstrated financial management, budgeting, and forecasting experience – with discount cash flow (DCF) analysis a plus

  • Proven ability to drive and influence change through innovation & process improvement

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Budgetary responsibility of $2.5M / year or greater

  • Demonstrated experience within an environment of comparable scale (system quantity, revenue, employees) and complexity (lines of business / distinct business processes / operations diversity) to Walt Disney Parks & Resort

  • Prior budgetary ownership and forecast v budget alignment in support of employee and contract / consultant resources

  • 8 – 10 years of prior direct report management experience with data-centric delivery and/or solution engineering teams including engineers, architects, and analysts

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in the space of capability design and delivery, solution architecture, or implementation oversight of data-intensive solutions

  • 2+ years relevant experience implementing solutions leveraging multi-structured (Hadoop / Spark) or NOSQL (MongoDB, Cassandra, HBase) data platforms

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

Preferred Education :

  • Master’s degree preferred, but optional

Company Overview :

The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences. Bring your individual talents here and discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

“It takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt was on to something when he said that, and it continues to ring true today. No matter the stage in your career, being a part of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts means being a part of a team where you help bring innovation to life through unsurpassed products, services and most importantly remarkable experiences. As a Cast Member, you are the steward and connection to our legacy and the backbone of our thriving innovations. Join our team and watch your dreams come true.

Additional Information :

This position is with the legal entity of Walt Disney Attractions Technology LLC, an equal opportunity employer.

Job ID: 526180BR

Location: Lake Buena Vista,Florida

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts