Producer, Immersive

The Walt Disney Studios

The Walt Disney Studios Immersive Production Technology (IPT) team is looking for an outstanding candidate to serve as a Producer. This role will help IPT to realize its strategic mission of finding better ways to make our movies today and developing new ways to experience our stories tomorrow. As part of this, this role will work seamlessly with key internal stakeholders and external innovation partners to deliver cutting-edge immersive (AR/VR/XR) digital experiences and tools.

To be successful, the Producer must be innovative, a quick learner, curious, and have a good understanding of the key technologies that will drive and advance the ideation, production, management and delivery of Disney content and experiences. The Producer must have solid communication abilities and work well in complex cross-functional teams. An ability to be flexible and thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment to meet the needs of our business are critical to success.

Responsibilities :

  • Drive the planning and execution of high-complexity creative technology initiatives to deliver new immersive XR experiences for the Disney Studios Content.
  • Launch new XR experiences across a robust slate, working with technical management, studio creative, marketing and legal to fulfill the go-to-market strategy.
  • Oversee the scope, schedule, and budget for multiple simultaneous digital content development projects of varying size and complexity.
  • Collaborate with Creative & Technical Leads to prioritize scope and delivery options without compromising the integrity of the creative vision.
  • Manage technical and creative project resources within budget and within schedule.
  • Identify and design best practices, processes, and procedures pertaining to the experiences production pipeline, implementation, and maintenance.
Operational Skills:

  • Act as experiences product manager to define and align XR Product Roadmaps, clearly communicating the connection between vision, strategy, objectives, and roadmap
  • Create and maintain product requirements, project scope, schedule, budget, staffing plans and product/project roadmaps
  • Build, lead and motivate diverse teams that include creatives, various types of technologists, vendors, operations, logistics, and shared services
  • Manage budgets, contracts, purchasing, invoicing and finances across projects
  • Plan and execute internal and external play tests
  • Confidential asset management experience between internal and external groups
  • Drive communication across team members, project leads, executives, and project stake holders, creating and delivering information in different methods including verbal, written and visual
  • Source, identify, and manage external vendors across multiple projects

Basic Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
  • 5+ years of creative-technology production / product management experience in Interactive, AR/VR/XR, and/or Video Game industries
  • Experience developing and launching apps for public release (e.g. iOS)
  • Experience building technically complex AR/VR experiences
  • Experience leading an external interactive software development team or working with external vendors
  • Has a passion for technology and delivering new tools, platforms and experiences
  • Solid industry knowledge on emerging technologies and/or trends in technology for the Media and Entertainment sector
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills and ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Solid industry knowledge on emerging project management practices and tools
  • Ability to work independently, support several projects simultaneously and prioritize effectively while demonstrating strong problem-solving skills and seeking guidance as needed