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Network Architect

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10025955 Location Celebration, Florida, United States / Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Nov. 16, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

The Network Security Architecture & Design (NSAD) team is an Enterprise Technology infrastructure department focused on “Protecting the Brand” through architecture and design of network segmentation, authentication and security compliance support services.

The Network Architect plays a key role in the development of network security design plans and the development of reference architectures and standards for secure networking across the enterprise. 

The position is responsible for understanding and interpreting global business and technical security requirements in order to apply advanced next generation firewalling, network authentication, encryption, access control and intrusion prevention technologies for global consumption.  This includes participation in discovery, documentation, validation / refinement of forward-looking solutions (ex. Global Network Access Control, Network Authentication Systems and next-gen integrated Firewall and IPS strategy) while considering opportunities for re-use of standard solutions and technologies.


  • Develops and communicates network security infrastructure design plans, future strategic and tactical plans to aid in decision making activities that affect key network environments and initiatives.

  • Researches and recommends next generation network security technologies & products (ex. 802.1x port authentication, RADIUS, Application Firewalling, Intrusion Prevention Systems)

  • Collaborates with suppliers and Storage, Hosting, Facilities, IT Security and Client Services towers on network security solutions for development of advanced services to meet overall protection requirements.  Designs customized solutions as required to support Business objectives.

  • Meets with vendors to discuss product strategy offerings, addresses technical issues/deficiencies and influences new products and services to meet growing and changing requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM related discipline

  • 10 years’ experience in an enterprise environment that operates 7x24 services

  • 5-10 years on the job experience with Python

  • Demonstrated experience with securing Enterprise Network Security Architectures (multi security zone environments, including Cloud Service provider environments).  Experience developing designs to help protect diverse networking/infrastructure/application technologies including networking solutions that balance security posture, performance and availability.

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of networking and security technologies/architectures including: TCP/IP protocol suite, IPSEC, TLS, SSL, client and site-to-site VPNs, RADIUS, TACACS+ and X509 Certificate authentication. 

  • Proficient in Firewall technologies (Palo Alto) and Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager RADIUS, TACACS and Guest systems.

  • Experience in developing secure networks for physical and cloud virtualized environments across networked components (compute, storage, network) including experience with protecting both physical server and hypervisor driven virtual server implementations.

  • Experience with PCI, SoX and other security audit processes, evidence gathering, observed fieldwork and development/management of remediation plans used in resolution of findings.

  • Experience with vulnerability and security control/exception management.

  • Experience with development and composition of automated tasks and processes for network provisioning, security defense and maintenance/compliance reporting.

  • Experience with Internet facing architectures from a security standpoint and familiarity with Denial of Service prevention mechanisms.

  • Experience with implementation of access control and authentication mechanisms such as 802.1x and EAP-TLS/TTLS.  Experience with overall NAC architectures inclusive of NAD, RADIUS, PKI and Multi-factor authentication mechanisms.

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of UNIX, VMWARE, Cloud Service Provider security infrastructure, application analysis (detailed packet capture analysis), network design, network management systems and troubleshooting techniques.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 15 years’ experience in an enterprise environment that operates 7x24 services

  • Palo Alto Network certification

  • ArubaOS for ClearPass certification

  • CISSP certification

  • SANs specific security training

  • API integration experience



Additional Information!:


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: 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 Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Worldwide Services, 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.

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