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Principal Enterprise Architect

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 898947BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States / Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States / Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Jul. 27, 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:

This Principal Enterprise Architect will be part of the newly created Architecture & Standards team that is supporting the transformation of Enterprise Technology through the establishment & application of Enterprise Architecture practices including standards, roadmaps, and architectural design for complex projects.
Technical Strategy
  • Collaborate with domain architects, engineers, and leaders to document current state architecture, develop domain capability models, heatmaps, maturity assessments, health assessments, and maturity assessments, and technical roadmaps
  • Contribute to development, management, and enhancement of business capability model along maturity / optimization framework to drive enablement of the longer-term roadmap
  • Support the strategic planning process by providing input to the scope definition of strategic initiatives leveraging roadmaps, capability heatmaps, etc to provide visibility to impacts, dependencies, overlaps and improvement opportunities.
  • Understands, advocates, and augments the business and IT strategies
  • Analyses of industry trends and future technology advances as input into the technical strategy.

Architecture Governance
  • Collaborate with domain architects, engineers, and leaders to develop technical standards, reference architectures, design patterns, opinion papers, and architecture decision frameworks that guide the design of technology solutions, especially those requiring integration of multiple platforms, operating systems, and applications across the enterprise.
  • Develop and maintain relevant Enterprise Architecture artifacts and store within the EA repository, including – current state architecture, standards, reference architectures, capability maps
  • Contribute to the architecture review process by creating validation checklists, reviewing architectural artifacts, and providing domain specific guidance to drive architectural alignment across the enterprise.
  • Defines, communicates, and documents the architecture patterns, standards, and technologies.
  • Defines metrics to measure and demonstrate architectural value.
Architecture Development
  • Collaborates with solution/technical architects to deliver architecture artifacts needed for End-to-End Architecture & Solution Architecture Approach deliverables
  • Present recommendations and solutions clearly and concisely and can focus on key points to portray the intended message or purpose
  • Analyze enterprise business context (e.g. trends and business strategy) and change requirements in other architecture viewpoints to derive the solution architecture ‘future' state.
  • Apply architectural and engineering concepts to design solutions that meet operational requirements, such as scalability, maintainability, security, reliability, extensibility, flexibility, availability, and manageability.
  • Communicate and advocate for usage of Advocate [and drive adoption] of best practices to ensure standardization of business architecture outputs across the enterprise
Community Of Practice
  • Be an ambassador of Enterprise Architecture that broadly communicates the vision, principles, and goals of the EA organization.
  • Contribute to the architecture community of practice by developing executive presentations, solutions design documentation, and point of view technology white papers and sharing them with other members
  • Research, enforce, and drive the adoption of design patterns throughout the enterprise and evangelizes best practices for solution design and development
  • Maintain contact with vendors, industry peers, and professional associations to keep informed of existing and evolving industry standards and technologies and evolving industry standards and technologies
  • Develop strong relationships with other IT departments and assist less experienced architect in the development of their technical skills.
  • Fosters and maintains good relationships with colleagues to meet expected customer service levels
  • Analyze technology trends and spur innovation

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10 years in IT/IS
  • Experience working in a complex, geographically distributed working environment
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to influence engineers, peers, and senior stakeholders to consensus decisions
  • Enterprise Architecture experience
  • Technical expertise in at least one of the following technical domains:
    • Network
    • Hosting / Cloud
    • Business Applications
    • Identity & Access Management
    • Data Management
    • Client Computing
    • Voice / Video / Collaboration
    • Information Security

Preferred Qualifications:

TOGAF certification

Required Education

BA/BS in computer science/technology or business, or equivalent work 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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