A job posting I came across on my LinkedIn feed this afternoon might be of interest to someone with domain industry experience looking for a job in the corporate world. Disney is looking to hire a Program Manager in its Enterprise Technology division, and it looks like the primary focus is related to the company’s domain names. Experience with domain names is one of the preferred qualifications.
The job opportunity was posted by Douglas Barton and shared on my feed by a couple of LinkedIn connections:
The job opportunity can be found within Disney’s in-house career website, DisneyCareers.com. A look at the job summary section shows how much this job will involve domain names:
“Enterprise Technology is responsible for technology strategy and management, central engineering, architecture, IT and technical operations for TWDC. In addition to supporting the digital products of the company, Enterprise Tech also provides back-of-house services for the company, from the network layer on up. This includes providing a comprehensive set of technologies to support the day-to-day productivity and collaboration of the workforce.
Domain names (e.g. disney.com) are critical intellectual property assets, as well as part of the technical infrastructure of web applications. The Enterprise Domain Names team within Enterprise Technology owns enterprise management and governance of the company’s domain names portfolio, as well as administrating domains for the Corporate businesses and supporting work involving domain names across the company.
In the 21st Century Fox (21CF) acquisition Disney gained approximately 25,000 domain names, roughly doubling the company’s domains portfolio. This role will lead a 24 month program comprised of numerous interrelated workstreams to consolidate the two portfolios, as well as align and integrate many other aspects of the domain names practice.”
While domain industry experience is not required, this job, one of the basic qualifications is “familiarity with domain names.” A preferred qualification is “Strong knowledge of and direct experience with domain names.” Perhaps a part-time investor with a full time career would have an interest in this job opening. If you know of someone who might be a good fit, you might want to let them know Disney is hiring.