Executive Director, Production Systems Technology & Support, ABC News (Bronx)


: $217,650.00 - $217,650.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

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Apply NowApply LaterJob ID 708108BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Walt Disney Television Date posted Sep. 24, 2019 Job Summary: The Executive Director, Production Systems Technology & Support is the senior technology role within ABC News responsible for all IT in the media production environment. This role is vital to the acquisition, production and distribution of ABC News content. The Executive Director is responsible for setting the strategic direction and leading the team overseeing infrastructure, systems, security and support across the entire environment. This is a highly collaborative role managing engagement across multiple business segments, internal teams and technology vendors to deliver agile, reliable and secure production resources. Through engagement withengineering, maintenance and enterprise teams, the Executive Director will lead efforts to align investment, technical direction, and strategic vision for ABC News. The Executive Director will have a significant role as part of the team designing a next generation media production infrastructure over the next few years as ABC News prepares to move to a purpose-built facility in the coming years. Responsibilities: The Executive Director will lead a team responsible for the IT design, implementation and support including the following areas: Network architecture Network Design and implementation of audio/video post production systems, media storage and workflow (edit, graphics, transcode, etc...) Security, compliance and governance 24/7 monitoring and support of media systems and workflows Automation tools Vendor relationships, POCs Expertise/understanding in the following functional areas is vital to success in this role: Containerization/Virtualization Storage Solution/Cluster Management Cloud/Hybrid Cloud Data Center/Colo Architecture/Connectivity Data/Streaming Technical leadership to help develop world class, software defined, infrastructure capabilities. Define key metrics, business and technical requirements, technical design and roadmap to drive project initiatives. Provide intimate hands-on working knowledge of public and private cloud networking and guide engineering SME for peers and other operations departments. Collaborate with business and technical stakeholders and provide innovation leadership on emerging technologies, architectures, platform vision, and strategy. Experience with public cloud automation DevOps tools and techniques, as well as escalation protocols to ensure operations SLAs. Manage cross-functional collaboration with other Disney ABC teams/organizations; work with project team members, and other internal teams, to deliver against project management plans. Create and present technical strategies to a variety of audiences including customers, executives, peers and staff. Basic Qualifications: Minimum 15 years relevant experience in implementation, engineering, design and architecture roles Experience with the enterprise design, development and deployment of media processing software, at scale, of current hands on technology infrastructure, network, compute, storage and virtualization experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required for composing and delivering technical presentations or other forms of documentation to various levels of technical and non-technical management Experience with migration of infrastructure, data and applications out of legacy data centers into cloud and hybrid environments Strong IT industry contacts across media/production IT systems, store and compute vendors and industry groups. Preferred Qualifications: Data Center Experience OpenStack/Docker Experience Experience with television distribution (Linear/Nonlinear), MAM/DAM, and ML workloads Knowledge of media and broadcast related standards: SMPTE 2110/PTP/IEEE/NDI/SDI Required Education Bachelors degree from a four year accredited college or unversity Preferred Education Bachelor's degree in a technical field About Walt Disney Television: Walt Disney Television (WDT) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, WDT offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world's most admired vertically integrated media enterprises, WDT includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story. 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. Disneys 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 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney Television. American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. 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. 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. The Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email ...@Disney.com with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We will only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability. Select a job category from the list of options. Select a location from the list of options. Finally, click Add to create your job alert.
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