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The Walt Disney Company Sr Technical Program Manager in Santa Monica, California

Job Description - Senior Technical Project Manager, Front End SDK

Disney Entertainment and ESPN (Hulu, Disney+, ESPN+, Star+) is looking for an experienced Senior Technical Project Manager to join our Technical Program Management team. You’ll be responsible for managing software engineering teams that are developing front end Client Integration tools that support Disney’s wide array of applications. This includes our Client SDK for backend APIs, Design Engineering, Data tools and other service and media related tooling covering the Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and Star+ applications. You'll also function as the primary contact for Product and other Engineering teams. You will help ensure our teams are aligned with the product roadmap and deliver best-in-class consumer applications for all of our products.

  • You are obsessed with the delivery of quality software, regardless of the challenges

  • You promote team synergy among project team members, and foster transparent communication

  • You build strong relationships with partnered engineering teams

  • You display initiative and take a proactive approach at finding ways to remove barriers to move a project forward

  • You are able to stay focused under pressure, prioritizing multiple work streams in a deadline driven environment

  • You are constantly seeking ways to improve at every iteration, making suggestions for improvement

  • You are an excellent communicator, capable of managing stakeholders in multiple disciplines across several global offices

  • You are willing to support your fellow colleagues to successfully complete projects on time.


  • Drive execution and delivery of multiple high-profile product or software development projects from start to finish and/or of managing the work of one to two midsize to large engineering teams and/or delivery of technical programs from start to finish

  • Responsible for developing a roadmap for the team and keeping it in line with the priorities defined by product

  • Facilitate and solidify project processes by creating, managing, and updating documentation

  • Keep stakeholders informed of day-to-day project statuses, updates, and risks

  • Cultivate relationships across engineering and technical teams while serving directly as the end-to-end liaison

  • Identify solution paths for competing requirements while managing stakeholder preferences

  • Demonstrate product knowledge, and facilitate the development of requirements in consideration of known technical capabilities and limitations

  • Work with backend and service teams to establish the needs of your team, continually communicate risks to all stakeholders, and facilitate discussions to help remove blockers


  • 5-7 years experience as a Project Manager managing large scale projects

  • Experience working with teams of software developers who adopt modern DevOps practices

  • Strong understanding of technical architecture and workflow for the system/domain of the team(s) and identify potential impacts to components of those systems based on requirements.

  • Experience running a consumer application development project through the entire SDLC

  • Knowledge of project management processes including Agile, Kanban, Waterfall

  • Strong verbal/written communication and data presentation skills, including an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams

Amazing Benefits

  • Competitive salary with potential yearly bonus and Long-Term Incentives

  • Paid vacation, personal, and sick days

  • 401(k), parental leave, commuter benefits and much more

  • Disney Perks: Parks passes, discounts on Disney resorts and merchandise

  • Employees have the opportunity to give back to their local community through Disney's VoluntEARS program that promotes Diversity & Inclusion

About Disney Streaming:

Disney Streaming is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company's direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location. We serve consumers by bringing the world's most beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events to global audiences through best-in-class direct-to-consumer video services. We strive daily to imaginatively challenge convention with innovative technology that gives consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney's stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Streaming Services.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

The hiring range for this position in Santa Monica, CA is $124,000.00 to $166,200.00 per year and in New York, NY is $129,900.00 to $174,100.00 per year and in Seattle, WA is $129,900.00 to $174,100.00 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

Job ID: 10093751

Location: Santa Monica,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology

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