The Walt Disney Company Sr Manager, Engineering - Data Platforms in Burbank, California

At Disney, we’re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. 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.

The Data Solutions & Architecture group is part of the Enterprise Technology organization. We are responsible for architecting, developing and managing the data platforms, data integrations and reporting and analytics solutions for The Walt Disney Company’s enterprise business data. We are experts at architecting and building highly scalable data and analytics solutions that meet the business requirements of the groups across the company we support.

The Senior Engineering Manager for Data Platforms is a strong technology leadership role within the organization, responsible for managing data and analytics platforms and delivering technology solutions by leading complex, large-scale development projects and teams. This is a key leadership position in the Enterprise Business Systems organization, responsible for major enterprise business data and analytics platforms at TWDC.

Responsibilities :

  • Leads complex, large-scale development projects and project teams related to data and analytics platforms

  • Delivers high-performance, highly scalable and flexible, cost-effective data platform solutions that meet business requirements and conform to architectural designs and technology strategies

  • Owner of data and analytics platforms

  • Creates and manages product roadmaps, sets and leads product and technology strategy

  • Responsible for data security and compliance

  • Responsible for Tier 3 engineering support for live production services

  • Collaborates closely with partners across the organization including business partners, architects and other delivery managers

  • Builds strong relationships with and manages large and diverse groups of stakeholders at multiple levels, from end users to senior executives, across the enterprise

  • Builds and manages high-performance and highly-motivated teams

  • Manages and mentors team of direct reports by providing career path conversations and guidance, and helping them achieve their goals through effective development and training plans

Basic Qualifications :

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience leading development projects and teams

  • Strong technology background and applicable technology skills, especially related to data platforms and analytics, and data security and compliance

  • Proficiency in big data platforms, enterprise data warehouses, data modeling, reporting & analytics

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Strong communication and executive presentation skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate with and manage project stakeholders across multiple levels across the enterprise

  • Strong consensus-building ability and negotiating skills

  • Ability to make difficult decisions balancing business requirements, project timelines and budgets, and product and technology roadmaps and architectural designs

  • Ability to set vision and direction and create enduring excitement about what is possible

  • Creates “constructive discomfort” — encouraging performance beyond what others believe they are capable of realizing

  • Ability to lead technology transformation across large groups of stakeholders at all levels, from end users to senior executive leaders

  • Ability to decide and act without having the total picture and comfortable handling risk and uncertainty

  • Self-starter, who can effectively navigate a complex organizational structure, managing teams through influence and direct line management

  • Metrics and data-driven

  • Drives continuous improvement in teams, services and processes

  • Ability to build teams, strong recruiting skills

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience successfully leading the delivery of complex enterprise data platform development projects

  • Prior experience architecting and developing high-performance, highly scalable and flexible data & analytics platforms

  • Experience with big data platforms, enterprise data warehouses, data modeling, reporting & analytics

  • Experience with SAP HANA

  • Experience with Finance and HCM data and business domains is a plus

  • Proven track record of execution--driving results and meeting commitments.

  • Experience leading large, matrixed project teams including architects, developers, operations, PMs, business analysts, and vendor partners

  • Experience proactively managing project risks and issues and implementing effective mitigation plans

  • Experience managing project budget and financials

  • Experience with agile software development and managing full SDLC

  • Previous experience managing both direct and indirect teams

  • Proven ability to build and motivate a team to achieve well-communicated expectations

Required Education :

  • BS in Computer Science or a related technology field

Preferred Education :

  • MBA in addition to BS in Computer Science or a related technology field

Job ID: 623478BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)