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Systems Architect, ABC News

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10073163 Location New York, New York, United States Business ABC News Date posted Jan. 05, 2024

Job Summary:

About the Role & Team

The Systems Architect is a key technical lead for designing and integrating production IT systems at ABC News. This Systems Architect collaborates closely with management and the Principal Architect to build and propose standards for approval. The position involves working with all areas of the business to gather requirements for common standards and to assess and improve these standards into a portfolio for integrated solutions. This shared service role demands technical expertise and collaboration skills to achieve the vision and business objectives, while engaging with other technical areas and end users to design systems accurately.

What You Will Do

  • Lead shared infrastructure systems projects and initiatives
  • Diagram technical solutions large and small
  • Responsible for developing the standards for application authentication in accordance with internal security standards
  • Research the technologies that ABC News pursues and determine their feasibility in our environment, as well as the best way to implement them using industry best practices.
  • Write capital project scoping of technical requirements and the capital justifications for projects assigned
  • Propose roadmap of core systems infrastructure and technical expertise needed based on that roadmap
  • Participate in Daily/Weekly team task/project list and contribute to all projects
  • Contribute to standards for solution designs on prem and in the cloud
  • Work side by side with Networking Architects and other Systems Architects to design and implement solutions

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Experience of 3 to 5 years in crafting media production solutions with a focus on IT systems
  • In-depth understanding of networking standards and the ability to implement networking solutions as part of a systems project in accordance with these standards
  • Subject matter expert in various technical areas such as Virtualization, Storage, Compute, Public and Private Cloud
  • Designing container-based application hosting and deployment processes and solutions
  • Experience in production video editing, motion graphics, and live production solutions
  • Capable of conducting detailed product reviews for purchase and providing build recommendations
  • Proficient in conducting all experiments for disaster recovery plans and identifying technical concerns related to core systems infrastructure
  • Proficient in all Operating Systems (Windows, Linux, Mac) for both Standard and Custom Builds
  • Ability to manage time optimally without supervision
  • Staying updated on current technology trends
  • Consistently improving technical skills and capabilities
  • Responsible for architecting innovative solutions to address business problems
  • Understanding of media workflows and ability to integrate traditional IT technologies into the media environment
  • Experience with virtualization platforms in a hypervisor, including but not limited to VMWARE
  • Designing hosting and security plans for production products and solutions to fit platform computing, including hybrid setups
  • Database systems and associated infrastructure to support DB requirements, including but not limited to MS SQL & MySQL
  • 2110 video solutions and AES audio integration into on-prem systems and stream transcoding to/from public cloud vendors
  • Backup solutions for on-premises and public cloud targets (AWS, AZURE, GCP)
  • Implementation of Anti-Virus / Anti-Malware solutions (Cloud Strike, Symantec)
  • Storage:
    • Block in Standalone & Metro Stretch Resilient Modes
    • NAS in Standalone Clusters & Metro Stretch Resilient Modes or Mirroring, SMB & NFS
    • NAS solutions vendors including but not limited to VAST DATA, NETAPP, DELL
    • Object Storage solutions and standards design
  • Authentication platforms (Microsoft Active Directory, SAML 2.0, oAuth and others)
  • DDI: DNS, DHCP, IPAM
  • Group Policies
  • Certificates and Certificate Authorities Providers (PKI)
  • File Acceleration Solutions including but not limited to Aspera & Signiant
  • Scripting including but not limited to Power Shell & Python
  • Server Hardware (Rack Mount & Blade Farms) including but not limited to HPe, Dell, Cisco

Required Education

  • Technical/Vocational certificate or degree in Engineering, Computer or Electronic Technology
  • AWS Certified Architect


The base salary for this position in New York City is $129,900.00 - $174,100.00. 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 ABC News:

The Disney Entertainment Television group creates original entertainment and news content for the Company’s streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks.

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 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business we call ABC News.

American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. 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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