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At Disney, we’re storytellers! We make the impossible, possible. The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world-a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a dedication to crafting and delivering unforgettable experiences – and we’re constantly looking for ways to improve these exciting experiences.

The Enterprise Technology mission is to deliver technology solutions that align to business strategies while enabling enterprise efficiency and promoting cross-company collaborative innovation. Our group drives competitive advantage by improving our consumer experiences, enabling business growth, and advancing operational excellence.

Within our Core Systems & Platforms segment, this Manager, Agile Practices role will manage a team of Agile Specialists (Sr and Staff levels) in the implementation and coaching of agile practices across our tech delivery teams. This role is responsible for ensuring alignment to Disney agile methodologies, while driving efficiencies in agile software delivery practices primarily across financial, human capital management (HCM), business automation, data platforms, and identity and access management (IAM) solutions.

The ideal candidate should have experience as a people leader, with skills as an Agile Practitioner and/or Agile Coach with a mix of software development process practices, QA, Project Management, and customer service skills. This role will focus on implementing agile adoptions in alignment with established Disney standard processes, and lead implementation of those practices across the programs and projects within Disney’s tech portfolio. This individual will emphasize soft skills, persuasion, and a consultative approach that will lead all aspects of the agile implementation, and bring the appropriate combination of solutions, program management, and result management to key partners.

Core Responsibilities:
Educate Colleagues: educate employees at all levels on Agile principles, providing them with tools for implementing the process in their own work
Promote Agile Adoption Strategy: responsible for driving the strategy for the organizational adoption of Agile at the team and department level
Implement Agile Methodology: will lead Agile implementation processes, principles, and practices across all levels and departments in the Core Systems and Platform organization, collaborating across peer teams within Enterprise Technology
Mentor Team: ensure that each Agile Specialist meets the minimum capabilities for the role and is fully knowledgeable of the Disney Agile Practice Standards

Needed Experience:
8+ years of related work experience with relevant technologies, crafting, implementing and coaching agile practices – including prior experience in Agile Adoption teams or as a Scrum Master
Validated knowledge in Agile methodologies & concepts- managing agile teams, implementing standard methodologies, and being a leader with vision
Experience leading Agile Transformations at an enterprise scale
Effective verbal and written communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences
Ability to thrive in a multifaceted, collaborative and fast paced environment
Good interpersonal skills, as well as proven attention to detail, problem-solving, & analytical skills
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience

Preferred Experience:
Master’s Degree in a related field
Related Designations/Certifications (Scrum, CSM, CSPO, Scaled Agile Framework, PMP, etc.)

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About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Worldwide Services, Inc. , which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) .

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, 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.

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