At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.
The Data Solutions & Architecture group is part of the Enterprise Technology organization. We are responsible for architecting, developing and managing the data platforms, data integrations and reporting and analytics solutions for The Walt Disney Company’s enterprise business data. We are experts at architecting and building highly scalable data and analytics solutions that meet the business requirements of the groups across the company we support.
The Data Platforms position is one of the key architect roles on team. You will have the opportunity to be integrally involved in and influence the architecture of many complex and high-profile projects that will shape the future of data, reporting and analytics for The Walt Disney Company.
As part of our team, you will be working with a full range of data technologies and architectures including big data platforms, enterprise data warehouses, pub/sub data messaging, master data management, AI/ML predictive analytics, Robotics Process Automation, and multiple reporting and analytics frameworks and tools.
You will be working in a complex, challenging, fast-paced and rewarding environment, with other like-minded peers who are solutions and results oriented, and who enjoy collaboration. Besides being experts in their respective fields, our architects and developers are smart, curious, innovative, solutions-oriented, respectful, highly collaborative and continuous learners.
Architecting highly-scalable, distributed enterprise data solutions with focus on big data platforms and enterprise data warehouses for reporting & analytics, and particular focus on HANA-based data platforms
Designing and developing highly scalable and flexible data platform solutions
Designing and documenting architecture at multiple levels (high-level to detailed) and across multiple views (conceptual, logical, physical, data flow and sequence diagrams)
Providing active “hands-on” architectural guidance and leadership through the entire lifecycle of development projects
Translating business requirements into conceptual and detailed technology solutions
Collaborating closely with other architects and peers across the organization architecting and delivering solutions
Performing third-party vendor assessments
Developing and leading proof-of-concepts projects
Keeping fluent in industry and marketplace evolution; continuously learning new data technologies and introducing these into the organization
Cross-training peers and mentoring junior teammates
10 years plus experience architecting enterprise data solutions
10 years of hands-on data platform design and development in large-scale and complex environments
In-depth expertise and experience with SAP HANA
Experience with HANA data modeling and integrating HANA with source data systems and BI tools
Expertise architecting and delivering highly-scalable, distributed, cloud-based enterprise data solutions
Fluent understanding of data security and compliance requirements and experience designing data solutions that are secure and compliant
Fluent in architecting and documenting architecture at multiple levels (high-level to detailed) and across multiple views (conceptual, logical, physical, data flow and sequence diagrams)
Understanding and experience with Solutions Architecture methodology and practices
Ability to translate business requirements into conceptual and detailed technology solutions
Ability to perform third-party vendor assessments
Ability to develop and lead proof-of-concepts
Focused on delivering practical, working solutions (no ivory tower solutions)
Practical experience designing data solutions in multiple models and technologies: relational, no-SQL, big data, graph DB, unstructured and structured
Experience and expertise with data lifecycle management, data-tiering and data archiving
Functional understanding of cloud data storage and analytics offerings
Experience migrating legacy systems to modern solutions
Familiarity and working experience with common data integration patterns and processes including: ETL, APIs, Messaging Bus, Pub-Sub, flat files
Experience with Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark, R, Python, SQL
Experience and expertise with all aspects of data management: data governance, data mastering, meta-data management, data taxonomies and ontologies
Strong collaboration skills
Ability to “influence without authority”
Strong communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to communicate well to both technical and business audiences.
Innovative thinking and embraces innovation by constantly seeking new or contrary ideas and approaches to what has been done in the past
Results oriented, biased toward action
Keeps fluent in new technologies and successful sharing with peers and introducing new technologies into the organization
Good at managing relationships with colleagues and stakeholders outside the organization
Not afraid to take risks
Creates enduring excitement about what is possible, while setting direction and driving results
Thinks big and broad, without being constrained by existing norms or business models
Recognizes diverse backgrounds, points of view, and cultural histories that directly impact the organization’s ability to innovate
Challenges teams – and self, to deliver the very best in everything they do
Seeks differing points of view
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field
Internal Number: 621774BR
About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)
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. 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 Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Parks, Experiences and Products.
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender ide...ntity, 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.