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Lead Application Architect

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10015919 Location Orlando, Florida, United States / Glendale, California, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States Business Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Sep. 02, 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 Lead Application Architect ensures the integrity, security, availability, effectiveness, and efficiency of DPEP Technology & Digital supported applications. The Lead Application Architect creates and maintains the baseline and target application architecture model and develops the IT roadmap for applications.  The Lead Application Architect also administers application-specific standards and provides design recommendations based on long-term organization strategy. The Lead Application Architect develops application and custom integration solutions, including major enhancements and interfaces, functions, and features.


  • Maintain a real-time architecture that pushes content to mobile devices.
  • Innovate using latest mobile and server-side technologies. Research developments in machine learning, data analytics, cloud and personalization.
  • Reduce overall costs and time frame to release new capabilities. Improve on infrastructure deployment to manage costs while improving up-time. Architect for 5-Nines. *Manage upgrade and patches.
  • Unify org structure, org technologies and org processes via building relationships across orgs, doing and/or coordinating PoCs to illustrate ROI and improved guest experience.
  • Scale architecture to be reusable across any hosting solution, including cruise-ships.
  • Provide oversight to and work with Solution Architects and Application Architects for project initiatives. Build and maintain AIDs, working with Security and Reference Architecture

Basic Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or similar field or related work experience.
  • 10 to 15 years of relevant IT work experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of architecture, application design, system engineering, and integration.
  • Experience writing technical specifications and technical documentation.
  • Experience interpreting an extensive variety of technical instructions in written or diagram form and dealing with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Experience with multiple diverse technologies and environments.
  • Broad knowledge of industry standard best practices.
  • Has general knowledge and demonstrates understanding of the entire DPEP Technology & Digital application landscape.
  • Extensive knowledge of architecture frameworks and tools.
  • Research and analysis experience designing new architecture frameworks or enhancing existing architectures.
  • Troubleshooting skills, the ability to determine issue impact, the ability to resolve complex issues, and the ability to consistently exercise sound judgment and initiative in stressful situations.
  • Working knowledge of major components of Swift, Kotlin, Java, and Python.

About Disney 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 Disney 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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