Principal Technical Architect at The Walt Disney Company (Orlando, FL)

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Job Summary:Job Description
  • Work with business and technology cast members to define data needs and architect solutions in the form of a Solution Architecture that supports desired business and technical capabilities / requirements.
  • Deliver hands-on components to support strategic and project-centric prototyping, proof-of-concept (POC), and solution prescriptions across emerging platforms
  • Support the Information Management Reference Architecture and ensure the alignment of solutioning and delivery activities against the Reference Architecture.
  • Produce artifacts in support of reference architecture advocacy and implementation, including authoring documentation, white papers, and presentations/diagrams for dissemination to technical and business audiences.
  • Proactively look for opportunities to align technology as an enabler for business needs and capabilities (e.g., identify need for enterprise data warehouse, advanced analytics, etc).
  • Perform industry research for best practices in architecture and data management for current initiatives and proactively share this information as applicable with other members of the team.
  • Research leading edge technologies for future projects and use cases, including Cloud and Big Data platforms, business rules/data classification engines, near-real-time reporting, integration technologies, and data virtualization.
  • Conduct pre-project business problem elicitation, feasibility, and business case definition on highly complex programs and projects.
  • Work with the business to determine the real issue(s) that need to be solved, or the opportunity to do things differently.
  • Develop the business case, in particular ensuring benefits align to strategic and tactical business objectives, managing interdependencies on multiple projects.
  • Advises and makes recommendations on emerging trends which will be useful to the business, IT, and the entire segment in the delivery of future projects.
  • Support the business in conducting business, technical, and feasibility assessments.
  • Ensuring quality business requirements for large and highly complex projects.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Experience leading data, reporting, and analytic solutions with demonstrated exposure to platforms such as AWS EMR, Hadoop, Spark, or Kafka and languages such as Python, JAVA, or SQL
  • Expertise in application, data, and infrastructure architecture disciplines
  • Demonstrated ability to become an established and trusted advisor with business and technology audiences.
  • Proven ability to leverage and integrate technology components into an overall solution architecture in support of business requirements.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Data Architecture, Data Warehousing, Advanced Analytic, or Data Science implementations.
  • Demonstrated product and delivery experience across all tiers in the solutioning of information management solutions – from data sourcing to end-state delivery / consumption.
  • Disciplined approach to the development and delivery of technology solutions.
  • Experience presenting technical concepts and solutions to business and technology stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to drive and influence change through innovation & process improvement.
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills.

Required EducationBachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field
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How does the company support your career growth?

Over my 13 years with the company, I’ve had passionate leaders and colleagues with diverse backgrounds who have taught me and given me opportunities to expand into areas I never thought possible. You have the freedom to take career risks and apply your previous experience in ways you may not anticipate.


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What is your vision for the company?

Disney has always been at the heart of the evolution of the media industry, and technology is an essential part of that. The way that we tell and consume stories in the future is going to be completely different than it is today, and The Walt Disney Company is uniquely positioned to shape and create that future.


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The Walt Disney Company Benefits Overview

Because our employees and cast members are at the heart of everything we do, Disney offers a competitive total rewards package that includes pay, health and savings benefits, time-off programs, educational opportunities and more. Together, these rewards make up a comprehensive package that help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally and take advantage of the special extras that only Disney can provide.

Eligibility for certain reward programs will vary based on your job status, work location and/or the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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