Director, Testing & Capabilities

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Nov 30, 2018
Full-time Business Analytics Computer Science Data Analysis Data Science Data Testing Digital Media Product Management Project Management Quality Assurance (QA)

Job Description

Disney Streaming Services (DSS) is creating the future of digital video entertainment products for one of the largest media brands in the world. We’re focused on delivering extraordinary experiences and distributing the incredible library of Disney content through all forms of interactive media. Our digital technology leadership and capabilities are married with a passion for crafting dynamic consumer-facing applications that integrate live and on-demand multimedia. We create great digital media products for millions of fans around the globe, and we're looking for strong performers who can help us improve what we do every day. This is an opportunity to impact experiences that will be used by millions of users worldwide.

We are looking for a strong product owner with a specialty in data and analytics technology and specifically A/B and multivariate testing applications. The role will own the requirements, roadmap and quality of all testing related capabilities. The will be directly accountable for enabling toolsets and capabilities allowing for a myriad of tests to be completed at one time by business units, analysts, UX Product and Design teams. This extends to building out scheduling capabilities, progress and analytical reporting, conflict resolution, statistical sampling methodologies, historical referencing and archiving, batch and real-time allocations, integration with optimization and targeting tools, short-term and long term testing time frames, and other features which help to ingrain testing and a data-driven culture into DSS.

The Data Products team is a technical group within the larger Data organization at Disney Streaming Services. It works closely with analytics and data scientists as well as Product and Technology teams to support growth with Data. Testing capabilities will becritical to DSS’s operations and growth and this position will work closely with colleagues responsible for collecting, analyzing and distributing data and will be a key driver of transparency into customer behavior and business performance. Disney Streaming Services has offices in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Responsibilities:

  • Own the testing solution and work with other Product owners to ensure the solution is fully integrated into the product functionality and the end to end technology integration cycle

  • Collaborate with engineering teams, data analysts and data scientists to design and build testing solutions and workflows

  • Analyze existing business, operational, and engineering processes to implement and improve systems to support testing requirements or integrate where necessary

  • Grow knowledge and expertise in industry standards, technologies, partner and competitor companies’ strategies

  • Contribute to defining desired product functionality and work with development and QA teams to ensure successful delivery

  • Lead the approach to assess technical feasibility, implementation approach, deployment strategies, and QA efforts

  • Work with project partners to define project scope and objectives, communicating requirements to engineering teams

  • Assist in estimation and management of project budgets and cross-team resource allocation

Basic Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of direct experience in product management and/or software delivery related to testing and optimization.

  • Ideally, you have exposure to product management of applications across a wide variety of platforms including web, mobile devices, game consoles, and OTT video devices such as AppleTV, Roku, FireTV

  • You have a basic understanding IP-based video delivery, including live video delivery and related analytics technology

  • You are familiar with data and analytics technology vendors and ecosystems

  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills

  • You are able to assist in coordinating multiple projects at a time

  • You're an analytical thinker with strong problem-solving skills

  • You have an ability to make quick decisions to solve complex technical and operational challenges

Required Education

  • Bachelor of Science Degree

Preferred Education

  • Technical Degree

About Disney Streaming Services:

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service; the upcoming Disney subscription video service; and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location. We serve consumers by bringing the world’s most beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events to global audiences through best-in-class direct-to-consumer video services. We strive daily to imaginatively challenge convention with innovative technology that gives consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

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 Disney Streaming Technology, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Streaming Services.

Disney Streaming Technology, LLC 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.

Job ID

614654BR