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Principal Data Platform Architect

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7112268020220515 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States / Santa Monica, California, United States / Burbank, California, United States / Glendale, California, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Aug. 01, 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 Data Products and Platforms team provides data platforms, tools, pipelines and products across Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP). We design and manage important data, data science and analytics solutions and platforms for businesses groups across the segment, including Parks & Resorts and Products.

This Principal Data Platform Architect position is an essential Architect role on the Data Products & Platforms team. This is an important technology and leadership role, responsible for the architecture of major data and analytics solutions for the unified consumer experience across DPEP.


  • Architect and deliver scalable and flexible, cost-effective, cloud-based solutions
  • Translate requirements into conceptual and detailed technology solutions
  • Work with peers, leaders and partners across the organization
  • Mentor fellow Engineers and team members
  • Perform third-party vendor assessments and develop and leading proof-of-concept projects
  • Keep fluent in the industry and marketplace evolution--staying current with vendor product offerings and common data solutions in use across the industry; continuously learn new data technologies and introducing these into our organization.
  • Present technology tradeoffs to executives and market analysis of new technologies
  • Responsibilities surrounding the technology selection process

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience architecting big data solutions
  • Champion of serverless and Microservices technologies
  • Expert knowledge and experience architecting and developing cloud data solutions in AWS.
  • AWS components include: Lambda, Kinesis/Firehose, Airflow, EMR/Redshift/Glue, EC2, SageMaker, S3, DynamoDB (NoSQL database) and API Gateway
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code (IaC) as well as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) - Terraform/Kubernetes/Cloud Formation/CDK
  • Experience with specific DevOps (CI/CD) and MLOps (Machine Learning) practices

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise architecting and developing solutions in Snowflake
  • Experience with consumer experience solutions
  • Proficiency in data security

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or related field

Preferred Education:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or related field

Additional Information:

Additional Information:


About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

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 Attractions Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

Walt Disney Attractions Technology LLC 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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