Sr Technical Project Manager, Data Products & Platforms

Sr Technical Project Manager, Data Products & Platforms

03 Jul 2022
Florida, Lakebuenavista 00000 Lakebuenavista USA

Sr Technical Project Manager, Data Products & Platforms

"We make magic." That's our motto at Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP). And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you will help inspire that magic by allowing our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!The Sr. Technical Project Manager will identify and plan a set of projects to manage their interdependencies to support specific business strategies across Data Products & Platforms (DPP). You will apply project management principles, practices, and techniques to lead and control project schedule, scope, quality, cost, and performance risks independently, for multiple complex technology projects. The Sr. Technical Project Manager will coordinate the activities of the project team by becoming familiar with project scope and goals, and the role and function of each team member. The Sr. Technical Project Manager will work with cross-discipline technology teams and partners to understand technical and business direction, milestones, and budget, and provide expertise to project management team.Responsibilities :Guide project initiation:Coordinate RFP/RFI process with Sourcing partners for vendor/product selection

Manage project planning during discovery phases

Manage execution of program:Coordinate and facilitate delivery of project goals

Ensure completion of tasks, maintaining project schedule and target dates

Lead high-priority matrix projects, which often require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration and interaction with project sponsors and teams

Conduct project meetings at leadership and executive director levels

Develop a project change control process to ensure project team operates within the scope of change approval process

Provide input and feedback to team members

Evaluate the risks associated with project activities and take appropriate action to reduce the risks

Review available resources to maintain first-hand knowledge of where resources can be best allocated; reevaluate current resources to determine project resource surplus and shortfalls

Ensure adherence to quality standards and review deliverables

Assess project issues and identify solutions to meet productivity, quality, and customer goals

Prepare and complete project communication:Communicate with partners to gain support for projects

Partner with managers to ensure efficient project delivery

Conduct regular status meetings with all partners, keeping the partner's requirements in view

Collaborate with development staff and support staff to maintain knowledge of capabilities, and to ensure precise communications between project teams and partners

Create presentations and reports for executive leadership and partners

Present program status and issues to leadership through formal presentations

communicate program status and risks to management

Manage project budget:Ensure that projects operate within the approved budget

Monitor all budgeted project expenditures

Ensure that all financial actuals for the project are up-to-date

Work with IT Project Controllers to oversee budget expenditures

Basic Qualifications :4+ years of Program/Project management experience leading high-profile projects, and are viewed as the "go-to" individual

Technical project team experience working with technology, business, and vendor teams

Knowledge of project management processes including Agile, Kanban and Waterfall

Experience working with remote and global teams

Experience using JIRA, Confluence, and GitHub.

Experience with financial/budget management and complex cost-benefit analysis

Preferred Qualifications :Technical project management experience within a data prouduct organization

Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

Agile Certifications (CSM; ACP; CSPO; SAFe; LeSS)

Experience with portfolio management tools like Clarity

Experience with collaboration tools like SharePoint, Smartsheets

Required Education :Bachelor's degree in technology discipline or related field

Preferred Education :Masters degree in technology discipline or related field

DISNEYTECHDPEPFLALocation: Lake Buena Vista,FloridaJob Posting Company:The Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We will only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability.

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