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Data and Integrations Architect – HCM

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10084358 Location Burbank, California, United States / Orlando, Florida, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Apr. 01, 2024

Job Summary:

At Disney, we’re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from streaming, theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies, and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences.

The Disney Enterprise Technology mission is to deliver technology solutions that align to business strategies while enabling enterprise efficiency and promoting cross-company collaborative innovation. The Enterprise Technology organization drives competitive advantage by enhancing our consumer experiences, enabling business growth, and advancing operational excellence.

As the HCM Data and Integrations Architect you will have the opportunity to play a critical role in developing, socializing, and activating the long-term strategy and architecture for data and integrations within our diverse portfolio of over 100 Human Resource applications and tools. 

The HCM ecosystem includes SaaS, vendor-managed(BPO), and on-premise applications which require a progressive data strategy coupled with a pragmatic deployment approach which is adaptable to current and future needs. A primary focus will ensure data integrity across the ecosystem, enabling synchronous data flows and driving the organization's data-centric strategic and operational goals. This role is responsible for creating an integrated data strategy across HCM applications and implementing data management processes in collaboration with cross-functional teams.  The candidate for this role must possess expert knowledge of technical data models and middleware architecture.

Key Responsibilities:

Data Strategy and Architecture:

  • Develop and communicate a comprehensive long-term strategy and architecture for data and integrations, aligning them with business objectives.

  • Ensure data integrity across the organization's ecosystem by designing synchronous data flows.

Data Management:

  • Create procedures and processes to ensure data accuracy, accessibility, and security.

  • Analyze, plan, and define the data architecture framework, including security, reference data, metadata, and master data.

  • Architect an executable data obfuscation/data scramble strategy across applications and platforms to adhere to PII standards.


  • Collaborate with various teams within the organization to devise and implement data strategies, build models, and assess stakeholder needs and goals.

  • Research data acquisition opportunities to enhance data capabilities.

Middleware and Technical Expertise:

  • Provide expert knowledge of technical and middleware architecture, serving as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to operations and application development teams.

  • Review business drivers and strategies with Business and Application Architects to understand implications for technical and middleware architecture.

Solution Architecture:

  • Provide input to the development of project initiation documents, including the definition of objectives, scope, approach, and deliverables.

  • Identify and communicate risks associated with middleware components or application implementations.

Emerging Technologies:

  • Identify and assess emerging trends in data and integration technologies and lead the implementation of new solutions.

  • Develop proof-of-concept projects (POC) and contribute to ongoing development efforts.

Technical Consulting and Troubleshooting:

  • Provide technical consulting on complex projects, ensuring alignment with architectural standards.

  • Troubleshoot and drive solutions for a wide variety of complex problems.


  • A minimum of 7 years of proven experience as a Data and Integrations Architect or a related role.

  • A minimum of 7 years of data management, data architecture, middleware, and integration technologies.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a track record of driving solutions to complex technical challenges.

  • A strong business orientation combined with strong technical skills.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders.

  • Proficiency in assessing emerging technologies and implementing innovative solutions.

  • Results oriented, biased toward action

  • Works independently, receives minimal guidance

  • Keeps fluent in new technologies and successfully shares with peers and introduces new technologies

  • Chooses optimism and calls out cynicism and unproductive behavior

  • Demonstrates stamina, resilience and perseverance under trying circumstances

Nice to have:

  • Relevant certifications in data management or architecture (e.g., Certified Data Management Professional, TOGAF) are a plus.

  • Middleware technologies such as WebMethods, SAP, Globalscape.

  • ETL technologies and methods


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field (Master's preferred) or equivelent work experience.

The hiring range for this position in Burbank, CA is $136,038 to $182,490 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Disney HR Strategies & Services, LLC, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney HR Strategies & Services, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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.

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