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The Walt Disney Company Sr. Product Manager - Data and AI Platforms in Orlando, Florida

As a Senior Product Manager you will be responsible for managing the lifecycle of next generation BI and AI platforms from inception through operationalization.

In general you will be responsible for:

  • Developing product strategy and sustainable subscription models for multitenant Data and AI platforms in cloud and on premise environments.

  • Fostering and developing relationships with business/technical stakeholders, providing thought leadership, and asserting influence by driving projects to completion effectively and efficiently.

  • Showcasing the platform capabilities, identifying gaps and delivering roadmaps for the platform services/capabilities.

  • Identifying product improvement opportunities by staying deeply involved in product sustainment and customer feedback.

  • Engaging and working collaboratively with partner teams across DPECP and TWDC in a manner that wins the trust and confidence of business and partner teams. Specifically:

  • Understanding business needs and being able to translate them into clear and precise product specifications/features/capabilities to enable engineering development.

  • Working with external technical partners and IA leaders to drive a prioritized development schedule, based on a complete and comprehensive understanding of business/technical needs and priorities.

  • Driving consensus and getting buy-in from partner teams on the prioritization of engineering development activities.

  • Partnering and collaborating closely with the engineering team to:

  • Ensure understanding of our business deliverables and lead design discussions that align appropriately.

  • Effectively manage sprints by setting realistic development goals based on analyzing historical velocity and ensuring that engineering development stays on track.

  • Identify issues and risks and drive mitigation actions, effectively escalating roadblocks as needed

  • Conducting market research and evaluation of COTS products. Fostering key industry and academic partnerships according to the product roadmap.

  • Creating, executing, and maintaining well-defined technical support processes and procedures for Data, and AI platforms.

  • Drive engineering excellence through high availability, scalability, security and automation.

  • 2+ years experience in product management with 4+ years experience working with Big Data and BI products.

  • 1+ years experience in AI/ML landscape.

  • 1+ years experience in bigdata platform management.

  • 2+ years experience in scoping projects and managing budget.

  • 2+ years of project management experience, specifically managing platform delivery and DevOps teams with agile development principles (managing backlogs, running sprints, etc.)

  • 2+ years experience in operating high availability systems.

  • Familiarity with costing and accounting models (capex/opex) in AWS environment.

  • Familiarity with data security and privacy regulations.

  • Deep Understanding of KPIs and SLAs relevant to big data technologies.

  • Ability to codify various trade-off in machine learning services to subscription models.

  • Comfortable with both technical and business responsibilities, you will be working with engineers, data scientists, operations managers and business masterminds to build products and solve complex problems

  • Experience in leading discovery processes with stakeholders to identify the business requirements and the expected outcome

  • Understanding of the BigData on AWS Platform components: Hive, Spark, Yarn, S3, Kafka, Hue, NiFi etc.

  • Understanding of ML frameworks: TensorFlow, SparkMLlib, PySpark, Torch, Caffe, H2o, etc.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication. Compelling storytelling and presentation skills.

  • A team player with vision, passion, discipline, and integrity

  • Ability to work rapidly and efficiently in a fast paced and changing environment

  • B.S./M.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Statistics or related fields; MBA preferred or equivalent work experience

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP) brings stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts to apps, books, console games and much more. The business is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, leading retail and e-commerce businesses – Disney store and shopDisney.com – as well as renowned artists, storytellers and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

The Information Advantage team at Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products has end-to-end responsibility for building, enhancing, and maintaining data, analytics and machine learning platforms used by a large community of users (business analysts, app/site developers, product and business teams, etc.) within DPEP and across The Walt Disney Company (TWDC).

Required Education :

  • B.S./M.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Statistics or related fields; MBA preferred or equivalent work experience

Preferred Education :

  • 2+ years experience in product management with 4+ years experience working with Big Data and BI products.

  • 1+ years experience in AI/ML landscape.

  • 1+ years experience in bigdata platform management.

  • 2+ years experience in scoping projects and managing budget.

  • 2+ years of project management experience, specifically managing platform delivery and DevOps teams with agile development principles (managing backlogs, running sprints, etc.)

  • 2+ years experience in operating high availability systems.

  • Familiarity with costing and accounting models (capex/opex) in AWS environment.

  • Familiarity with data security and privacy regulations.

  • Deep Understanding of KPIs and SLAs relevant to big data technologies.

  • Ability to codify various trade-off in machine learning services to subscription models.

  • Comfortable with both technical and business responsibilities, you will be working with engineers, data scientists, operations managers and business masterminds to build products and solve complex problems

  • Experience in leading discovery processes with stakeholders to identify the business requirements and the expected outcome

  • Understanding of the BigData on AWS Platform components: Hive, Spark, Yarn, S3, Kafka, Hue, NiFi etc.

  • Understanding of ML frameworks: TensorFlow, SparkMLlib, PySpark, Torch, Caffe, H2o, etc.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication. Compelling storytelling and presentation skills.

  • A team player with vision, passion, discipline, and integrity

  • Ability to work rapidly and efficiently in a fast paced and changing environment

Company Overview :

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Job ID: 758881BR

Location: Orlando,Florida

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts

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