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Why Choose Us?

At Disney, we’re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

A Career Opportunity Unlike Any Other!

We are looking for energized individuals who have an innovative mind-set and are fueled by a passion for technology to join our leadership development program. The Disney Technology Management Rotation (TMR) program provides the opportunity for technologists with advanced degrees to gain valuable work experience providing leadership, management and oversight to the design, development, delivery, operation, and implementation of high-priority technology solutions across The Walt Disney Company (TWDC).

Our TMR Managers provide leadership and management services for existing projects in the fields of engineering, infrastructure services, technology strategy, and business analysis. This two-year program includes management of projects through six-month rotations, ensuring that participants have maximum exposure to Disney’s technology organization and are able to leverage their expertise across multiple high-priority projects.

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Candidate Qualifications

  • Education: MBA degree with a BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field; or a Masters in Technology with a BA/BS in business or a related field.
  • 5+ years of relevant technology industry work experience
  • Hands on knowledge of several technical specialty areas (such as Big Data, Cloud, Application Development, Mobile, etc.)
  • Ability to leverage expert knowledge to anticipate a wide range of future needs and opportunities and facilitate development of complex solutions
  • Experience fostering effective working relationships in a cross-functional environment in order to drive business technology solutions and services project management
  • Broad business acumen and proven influencing and collaboration skills
  • Exceptional ability to present ideas and deliverables in a convincing and compelling manner to a small or large audience at multiple levels within the organization

Our Participants Transform the Future Through...

Technology Leadership

  • Work with leadership to oversee the implementation of complex and interrelated technology programs and platforms enabling new capabilities to be rolled out while balancing operational and availability risks
  • Review, evaluate and inform appropriate areas of emerging technologies and potential use for increased user experience
  • Foster a culture of collaboration among the corporate and segment technology teams and business partners, and endeavor to create tools, platforms and capabilities that increase overall productivity through sharing of solutions and leveraging technology among various teams
  • Maintain strong relationships with Service Management and Technical Relationship Management organizations to ensure that customer projects accurately reflect customer requirements and align with forecasted demand
  • Provide continuous improvement recommendations through analysis, process review, metrics reporting and program maturity tracking
  • Assist in the evaluation of new hardware and software solutions to ensure fit with existing frameworks / landscapes and strategic goals

Translating Concepts into Action

  • Work with internal cross-functional teams and external technology partners to prioritize, estimate and complete projects in support of business needs
  • Translate complex functional, technical, and business requirements into solution designs
  • Oversee the development of project business cases and schedules ensuring appropriate controls are in place to monitor and assess changes and impact
  • Communicate status and financial reports to leadership and relevant stakeholders

Consulting, Strategy, and Execution

  • Define strategies and solutions for technology services and operations that align with all business unit goals
  • Develop business application technology strategies and business justifications
  • Work with internal cross-functional teams and external technology partners to prioritize, estimate and complete projects
  • Actively collaborate with technology teams to advance strategies that enhance TWDC technology capabilities and services and align to business priorities, incorporating trends and opportunities
  • Ensure solutions and services leverage Disney’s Enterprise infrastructure, network, architecture and security capabilities and are compliant with all regulatory and policy requirements
  • Proactively engage with business segment technology leadership, and business partners as needed, to understand their business application technology needs, constraints and drivers and endeavor to deliver solutions that solve their business needs—ideally, that can be cross utilized
  • Partner on all aspects of the technology lifecycle including requirements, product and services management, planning, procurement, installation, support and retirement in conjunction with leadership team
  • Serve as a bridge between business unit executives and technology / system teams to ensure a broad understanding of business-wide objectives and enable disciplined and proactive decisions regarding investments
  • Provide insight and expertise to the design and implementation of technology solutions and process improvements to support current and future strategies, emerging business and functional requirements

Continuous Improvement

  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement and structured processes and procedures
  • Seek to both simplify and increase effectiveness of internal processes
  • Strive to deliver solutions and services that are both easy to use/consume, and are effective
  • Evaluate processes and plans to adjust for new information, changing risks, shifting priorities, and schedules
  • Determine performance measurements to drive effectiveness and efficiency of delivery changes. Successfully gain support for business-driven changes through effective communication including rationale, scope and schedule


Frequently Asked Questions

Given the short length of our six month rotations, there is a steep learning curve and a relatively small window to make a meaningful impact.  This requires professionals with a reasonable amount of experience (five to eight years). Exact years of experience are flexible depending on the relevance and quality of the work.

Project: Marvel Studio Technology VFX Pipeline Analytics
Business: Marvel

Project: RenderMan
Business: Pixar

Project: Disney Cruise Line – Triton Class Digital
Business: Disney Cruise Line

Project: Wakanda Framework
Business: Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products

Project: WDI R&D
Business: Imagineering

Project: Building a Cloud-Based (AWS) Media Networks Data Platform (Strategic Roadmap for Data Input)
Business: Disney ABC Television Group

Project: Playmation Analytics (Implementing the Analytics Platform)
Business: Enterprise Technology & Consumer Products

Project: Project Leapfrog (Implementing a New Royalties System)
Business: Music Group

Project: Disneyland WiFi HotSpot
Business: Parks & Resorts Technology

Project: Guest Experience (Defining & Creating the first shared Account Management Platform)
Business: Interactive Media

Project: ESPN+
Business: ESPN

Project: Movies Anywhere
Business: Studios

Project: Innovation in Production – Next Gen Retail Experience
Business: Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products

Project: Workforce Enablement: Collaboration Platform Strategy
Business: Enterprise Technology

Due to the nature of the rotation projects, participants are most successful if they have a combined expertise in both engineering and management, whether that be obtained through education or work experience.  All projects are technology-based, so all candidates will have to demonstrate technological savvy.

Disney’s various business segments work differently and have a history of their own. There is diversity in technology as well as work culture. The rotation program provides an opportunity to learn and experience the different business segments, gain a better understanding of how the company works as a whole, and develop into a multifaceted leader who can help influence the future of the company.

Participants can apply to any openings inside The Walt Disney Company based on the skills they developed during their rotations, as well as the contacts they created while working in various business segments. Additionally, in their final rotation, participants will meet with members of the Talent Acquisition/Recruiting team to discuss interests and potential opportunities.

Examples of roles accepted by TMR Alumni:

  • Director, Data Analytics
  • Manager, Enterprise Strategic Programs
  • Enterprise Data Governance Program Manager
  • Sr. Manager, Product & Technology Innovation
  • Sr. Product Manager
  • Manager, Strategic Initiatives
  • Manager, Product Development
  • Program Manager

Participants could potentially engage in various roles such as Technology Strategist, Product Manager, Project Manager, Business Analyst, etc. Participants are paired with projects based on their skills, interest, and background, as well as professional development objectives. For insight into past projects, please see “examples of past projects.”


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