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Sr. Technical Architect (Java)

Apply Now Job ID 433339BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business Disney Parks & Resorts Date posted 04/30/2017
“We make magic.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!

We’re looking for someone who can lead the architecture, design, and delivery of applications that support the Guest Experience segment within Walt Disney Attractions Technology organization. You will collaborate with enterprise teams on development of technology road maps, standards and best practices, as well as support of enterprise governance processes. This role will play be key in the research and discovery phase to identify projects and/or opportunities for the team to broaden their tech portfolio. The ideal person will have experience making intricate, intelligent design decisions and can roll up their sleeves to dive into the code and contribute.


  • Partners with Product, Architecture, Engineering and Operations teams to design and implement engineering solutions that support the roadmap for Guest Experience.
  • Collaborates with product, program, and delivery partners on the development of technology roadmaps and project plans that support Guest Experience
  • Develops an in-depth understanding of the architecture of Parks and Resorts systems and infrastructure platforms supporting Guest Experience.
  • Continually evaluates and recommends solutions in emerging technology areas that serve to improve the Guest Experience.
  • Designs and develops conceptual and technical designs, and leads hands-on implementation of solutions
  • Collaborates with Delivery and Solutions Engineering teams on integration of newly developed systems or components with enterprise systems and services, as required
  • Collaborates with Solutions Engineering and Reference Architecture teams to ensure alignment with enterprise architecture standards and governance processes
  • Works with vendor teams and corporate alliance partners, as applicable, to oversee development of customizations to packaged solution offerings, and reviews their work in terms of quality and adherence to standards
  • Provides oversight, guidance and mentoring to engineering, web development, quality engineering, and release management teams
  • Supports and contributes to existing DevOps processes

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience in multi-tiered, distributed application and service architectures
  • 6+ years of experience in end-to-end development of highly available applications preferably using Java technologies and frameworks
  • Hands-on ability to build quick prototype/visuals to assist with high level product concepts and capabilities
  • Experience with AWS and associated PaaS offerings
  • Experience with web services and Open API development and design patterns (SOA, Object Oriented, Java)
  • Experience in buy vs. build decision making, tool evaluation, Gartner frameworks etc.
  • Experience with IT service management standards and practices such as ITIL
  • Some experience with project management
  • Excellent presentation skills with a high degree of comfort communicating across all levels of the organization
  • Experience in Agile software development methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban

Preferred Qualifications

  • Passion for bringing innovation to market
  • Has successfully implemented at least one emerging technology project in previous roles
  • Some experience in / understanding of travel / hospitality domain

Company Overview

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 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. Bring your individual talents here and discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.
“It takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt was on to something when he said that, and it continues to ring true today. No matter the stage in your career, being a part of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts means being a part of a team where you help bring innovation to life through unsurpassed products, services and most importantly remarkable experiences. As a Cast Member you are the steward and connection to our legacy and the backbone of our thriving innovations. Join our team and watch your dreams come true.

Additional Information

This position is a legal entity of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, an equal opportunity employer.
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