Manager - Data Engineering

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • May 31, 2018
Full-time Business Analytics Business Intelligence (BI) Data Analysis Data Quality Data Warehouse Digital Media ETL Forecasting Market Research SQL

Job Description

Over 150 million people watch Disney ABC programming every week, which means to have a career here is an opportunity for big impact in highly visibile, fast moving organization. Our Consumer Data & Analytics team within Consumer Experiences leverages a combination of media and tech expertise to drive data-driven decisions across the Disney ABC Television Group (DATG) and plays a critical role in the way we connect with consumers and engage our audiences.

Do you want to use data to help drive the direction of media and tech products that touch the lives of hundreds of millions of people? We’re looking for a leader in our Data Engineering team to help us architect our future and build our team. You’ll work with some of the most interesting data sets in the world, use cutting edge methodologies, and see your efforts advance our content toward blockbuster success rates.

The leader we are looking for has strong data architecture and infrastructure skills, a proven track record of leading and scaling data engineering teams, strong communication and collaborative skills, significant track record of product ownership, and a strong vision for how data can inform business strategy. This is a full time position in our Seattle office.


  • Drive the vision and engineering for all initiatives around data warehousing across consumer experiences
  • Define the processes needed to achieve and sustain operational excellence including project delivery and system integrity
  • Build, lead and scale an exceptionally talented team of data engineers
  • Manage the data warehouse plans providing technical expertise in design, build and launch of new data models and pipelines
  • Partnering with analytics, project management and business leadership to implement the optimal BI solutions
  • Define and manage to SLA’s for all data processes running in production
  • Manage a structured and agile software development lifecycle
  • Drive data quality across the business

Basic Qualifications

  • 7+ years experience in data engineering and data warehousing
  • Experience managing a 5-15 person team
  • Data architecting skills
  • Project management skills
  • Track record of success solving various business problems and handling scalability issues for ELT/ETL platforms.
  • Strong knowledge of SQL, Advance SQL

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with scripting languages like Python, or Unix shell scripts
  • Experience with AWS ecosystem products, e.g. Redshift, EMR, Glue etc.
  • Experience with data visualization tools
  • Familiarity with digital media industry

Required Education

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Math, Physics or other technical field.

About Disney ABC Television Group

Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, DATG offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world's most admired vertically integrated media enterprises, DATG includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story.

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 ABC, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Disney ABC Television Group.

ABC, Inc. 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. 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.

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