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Sr Manager, Data & Software Engineering

Disney. - Burbank, CA

Sr Manager, Data & Software Engineering




The Sr. Manager, Data & Software Engineering has a proven track record of leading teams to deliver high availability, mission critical services that power consumer facing applications for millions of daily active users. The ideal candidate has a history of building best in class engineering teams by coaching leaders, building strong relationships and trust across the organization, and developing early career talent. As an engineering leader, we expect you to be proficient in the principals of software design and architecture through years of hands on experience building enterprise level distributed applications. Successful candidates will feed their curiosity through regular research on the latest emerging technologies and identify intelligent ways to incorporate these technologies into the team’s roadmap such that they increase productivity, reliability, performance, and create avenues for the team’s growth and talent retention.

This position will oversee the KeyChest and Data Engineering teams and will manage all engineering efforts for the systems and services that power the Movies Anywhere product. This includes services to handle user registration, entitlements, retailer integrations, content curation, metadata, search, recommendations, analytics, reporting, event collection, ETLs, data lakes, data ingest, CRM, APIs and external data feeds.

Responsibilities :

Oversee delivery of projects involving a variety of technologies and ensure solutions align with long-term objectives

Lead decision-making and collaboration across a broad network of stakeholders, delivery partners, and operational teams

Direct, review and approve engineering architecture designs and implementations

Lead operational excellence and appropriate incident management and resolution

Create talent development plans for both the “people manager” and “individual contributor” levels of the engineering organization

Hire, develop, and retain exceptional talent

Effectively articulate complicated technology issues and advise Movies Anywhere leadership and key stakeholders on business implications of technology developments and trends

Build and maintain productive relationships with partners from other segments within the Walt Disney Company, external partners, vendors and other services

Forecast and manage project costs in close coordination with program management and finance teams

Basic Qualifications :

7 yrs. of hands on experience with an object-oriented programming language (Java, C , etc.), and strong working knowledge in: Scala, Python, or Go-Lang

5 yrs. of hands on experience working with and designing database systems

5 yrs. leadership experience, managing both individual contributors and people managers

5 yrs. of experience using Agile SCRUM methodology, leading SCRUM teams

Demonstrated working knowledge of data modeling, and real-time data pipelines

Strong understanding of distributed systems and distributed computation

Experience designing and deploying RESTful APIs

Familiarity with Docker containers and Kubernetes

Strong understanding of relational and NoSQL database systems, and the advantages/disadvantages to each

Experience deploying applications in AWS or other cloud services

Familiar with auth models and technologies such as OAuth, SAML, MFA, and reCAPTCHA

Solid grasp on the fundamentals of DRM and video streaming formats such as HLS and MPEG-DASH

Exceptional written, verbal, and presentation skills.

Ability to interact with a diverse set of technical and non-technical stakeholders on highly complex projects.

Proven track record in delivering complex projects using a recognized Agile project management methodology (Agile SCRUM, SAFe, Kanban, etc.)

Passionate about television, movies, entertainment, and technology.

Curiosity and an understanding of digital products in the OTT space, especially in the areas of user generated content and streaming services (e.g. YouTube, HBO NOW, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, FandagoNOW, VUDU, iTunes, Snapchat, and Facebook Video).

Ability to meet aggressive and complex project milestones and simultaneously exceed customer expectations

Excellent project management skills, resource and timeline management, risk assessment, contingency planning and ability to work with external contractors and consultants

Ability to communicate with all levels of organization (End Users - Sr. Executive Level) and team members

Ability to represent company interests with outside customers and vendors in a succinct and articulate manner

Preferred Qualifications :

Experience working in the media and entertainment industries strongly desired

Required Education :

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a similar field

Preferred Education :

Advanced degree a plus

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Sr Manager, Data & Software Engineering Disney. - Burbank, CA, United States


Location: Burbank, CA

Company Profile:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.