We are seeking a Senior Technical Program Manager to join our team. As a Program Manager, you will act as a liaison between TPM, Product Design, Product Management, Software Development, Operations, Marketing, and Sales departments (“The Partners”). You will be embedded with the Enterprise Product Design team and play a key role in establishing a robust program around the impactful products they design. Example projects include a B2B product for businesses to run their own ad campaigns on Hulu and an internal tool for running experiments in the core apps. The right person for this role has a passion for and knowledge of design thinking and the personality to lead multi-functional departments in a successful design program that runs across Hulu, Disney+, and a lot more!
What you'll do
- Partner with Enterprise Product Design Managers to co-run a team of designers: set clear goals, manage bandwidth, allocate designers accordingly, ensure commitments are met, and maintain the integrity of the team backlog.
- Promote a healthy work-life balance and put the wellness of the team first.
- Encourage and drive collaboration between The Partners and ensure inter-dependencies are understood and planned for effectively.
- Identify design team needs with regards to process, tools, documentation, asset management, etc. Implement and drive required changes to make sure designers can be most efficient.
- Partner with Enterprise Product Design Managers to maintain an ongoing roadmap, taking into account a designer's career desires and company-wide priorities.
- Collaborate with The Partners to institute design processes and cross-functional collaboration models and ensure a smooth product development process.
- Develop and refine metrics that help gauge the happiness and health of the design team.
- Provide clear communication to cross-functional team leads regarding design status, resource requirements, issues, and priorities.
- Identify risks, prioritize and collaborate with partners to resolve in a timely manner.
- Ensure the design teams in all offices are in collaboration with one another and all working toward a consistent design throughout the team’s products.
What to bring
- 5+ years experience in running a team in a program management role.
- Experience in user-centered design process, methodologies, and standards.
- Ability to interact with a diverse set of technical and non-technical partners.
- Experience working within engineering organizations and keeping them updated on design progress.
- Proactiveness in operational improvements within and outside of your team.
- Ability to work with a distributed team, facilitating tight communications in spite of time zone differences.
- Ability to multitask, analyze opportunities, define successful approaches, and tackle problems.
- Familiarity with design tools and technologies, as well as delivery formats.
- Working knowledge of project management software and Agile framework
- BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Human-Centered Design or related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
- Experience and passion working with complex software applications
- Loves film, tv and/or music
- Enthusiasm for streaming products, design thinking and genuine advocacy for our viewer experience
Additional Information:Technical Program Management
Hulu is the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. Operating at the intersection of entertainment and technology, Hulu has a unique opportunity to be the number one choice for TV. We captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love, and we're looking for people who are passionate about redefining TV through innovation, unconventional thinking, and embracing fun. Join us and see what Hulugan life is all about.
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 Hulu, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Hulu.
Hulu, 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 or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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.