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University of Washington – Info Session & Networking Reception

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Info Session
 

Please join members of The Walt Disney Company to hear more about a career in Technology at Disney, and to learn about exciting opportunities within the Technology Management Rotation Program. The session is open to individuals meeting the below criteria, as well as 1st year Masters students who would like to learn more about the opportunity and potential internships for the summer of 2019.

Additionally, Leaders from the technology community at Disney, as well as current Program Associates and campus Alum will be sharing insights, stories, answering questions, and be available for networking.

Time October 12, 2018 3:30pm
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Boston University – Coffee Chats

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Coffee Chats - MBA/Masters Students
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Sign-up through Questrom Career Service Office
 

Please join members of The Walt Disney Company to hear more about a career in Technology at Disney, and to learn about exciting opportunities within the Technology Management Rotation Program. The coffee chats are designed to allow for one-on-one time with leaders from The Walt Disney Company, and decide if these opportunities are a right fit for you. The chats are open to individuals meeting the below criteria, as well as 1st year Masters students who would like to learn more about the opportunity and potential internships for the summer of 2019.

Additionally, members of the Disney Team will be able to answer questions about applying to The Walt Disney Company, and what a career path with Disney could look like.

Time October 5, 2018 9:30am
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Coffee Chats

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Coffee Chats
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Sign-up through Sloan Career Service Office
 

Please join members of The Walt Disney Company to hear more about a career in Technology at Disney, and to learn about exciting opportunities within the Technology Management Rotation Program. The coffee chats are designed to allow for one-on-one time with leaders from The Walt Disney Company, and decide if these opportunities are a right fit for you. The chats are open to individuals meeting the below criteria, as well as 1st year Masters students who would like to learn more about the opportunity and potential internships for the summer of 2019.

Additionally, members of the Disney Team will be able to answer questions about applying to The Walt Disney Company, and what a career path with Disney could look like.

Time October 4, 2018 9:00am
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Northwestern – Info Session

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Info Session
 

Please join members of The Walt Disney Company to hear more about a career in Technology at Disney, and to learn about exciting opportunities within the Technology Management Rotation Program. The session is open to individuals meeting the below criteria, as well as 1st year Masters students who would like to learn more about the opportunity and potential internships for the summer of 2019.

Additionally, Leaders from the technology community at Disney, as well as current Program Associates and campus Alum will be sharing insights, stories, answering questions, and be available for networking.

Time October 16, 2018 5:15pm

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 Associates 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 Associates 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 Associates 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

Stories

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


Project: Playmation Analytics (Implementing the Analytics Platform)
Associate: Chad
Segment: Disney Technology Solutions & Services & Disney Consumer Products


Project: Project Leapfrog (Implementing a New Royalties System)
Associate: Chad
Segment: The Walt Disney Studios (Disney Music Group)


Project: International Guest Experience (Natural Language Processing)
Associate: Vrushali
Segment: Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Technology


Project: Guest Experience (Defining & Creating the first shared Account Management Platform)
Associate: Liraz
Segment: Disney Interactive


Project: Publishing Talent Royalty Payment Processing (System Implementation)
Associate: Jia
Segment: Disney Technology Solutions & Services


Project: Master Service Agreements (MSA) Product Development & WatchESPN Process Alignment
Associate: Jia
Segment: ESPN


Project: Native Application Development
Associate: Vipul
Segment: Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Digital


Project: Technology Strategy Roadmap
Associate: Vipul
Segment: Disney ABC Television Group


Project: Digital Asset Metadata Roadmap Implementation
Associate: Vipul
Segment: Disney Technology Solutions & Services


Due to the nature of the rotation projects, Associates 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.

Associates 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, Associates will meet with the Program Manager and members of the Talent Acquisition/Recruiting team to discuss interests and potential opportunities.

Examples of roles accepted by TMR Alumni:

  • Manager, Enterprise Strategic Programs
  • Enterprise Data Governance Program Manager
  • Sr. Manager, Product & Technology Innovation

Associates could potentially engage in various roles such as Technology Strategist, Product Manager, Project Manager, Business Analyst, etc. Associates 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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