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Sr. Active Directory Design Engineer / LDAP

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10012696 Location Orlando, Florida, United States / Burbank, California, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Jan. 23, 2023

Job Summary:

Disney Enterprise Technology is responsible for technology strategy, management, centralized engineering, architecture, IT and technical operations for The Walt Disney Company including virtual worlds, flagship web sites,, and Enterprise Technology provides services in both platform engineering and web operations. Platform engineering includes Content Management Systems, UGC Enforcement Platform, E-commerce, Video Distribution Technology, Registration, Advertising Systems and Data Warehouse & Reporting.

Enterprise Technology Digital Experience teams focus on delivering global world-class workplace productivity, office automation and user-facing systems such as desktop and mobility endpoint services, messaging and collaboration services, including remote access and managed print services. Digital Experience teams are located in Seattle, Glendale, New York, and Orlando. This specific role focuses on the technology leadership and management of the build and integration functions of enterprise-wide workplace productivity services at The Walt Disney Company.

Responsibilities of the Role:

Responsible for evaluation, engineering, integration, and sustainment of Digital Experience (end-user facing) solutions across the enterprise as a key contributor on the Digital Experience (DX) Engineering team. Coordinates / leads the deliverables for technical design, integration, and implementation of Workplace Services projects and services. This role is expected to provide technical leadership and is responsible for the design, build, configuration, and documentation of new and upgraded Digital Experience global voice and video solutions across the enterprise.

Defines / maintains all aspects of the engineering process including service / product technical evaluation process, lab testing, and service solution design. Works closely with the leader of DX Engineering to ensure alignment with Enterprise Technology strategies. This specific role related to the design and integration of LDAP services. Potential candidates must have a security-first mindset, including experience with tokenized authentication protocols, remediating vulnerability management issues related to authentication and authorization, and have working knowledge of AD-integrated PKI/CA environments.

Oversees and coordinates project timelines for solution engineering activities and Disney resources to ensure requirements are understood, dependencies are defined, evaluation process are developed to business requirements, and the engineered solution is documented and refined to be developed into a future offering. This includes closely coordinating with other teams who are responsible supporting a service and in particular supplier teams. Ensures a high level of satisfaction with engineered services.

Recommend and implement solutions to increase effectiveness and efficiency of solution architecture and engineering services to further enhance support capabilities, documentation, and reporting

Develops and delivers the solution engineering analysis and design for DX products and services. This includes:

  • Communicating, project tracking, and status reporting / dashboard to leadership.

  • Evaluates capabilities of services / products and designs solutions to deliver future service offering through detailed technical analysis.

  • Defines engineered designs, including full documentation

  • Follows structured methodologies for technical analysis of products and solutions.

  • Establishes close relationships with vendor and supplier partners

  • Maintains strong knowledge of emerging technologies and trends

  • Works closely with DX Architects and Service Managers to define service roadmap

Service Management

  • Conducts regular planning sessions with Enterprise Technology DX Service Line Management and DX  Architecture team, to develop project roadmap for assigned solution / engineering designs.

  • Oversees the definition and update of functional requirements and includes in engineering analysis

  • Key contributor for the definition and documentation of processes and procedures for engineering services based on DX architectural frameworks

  • Develops and maintains a capacity and performance forecast

Project Oversight and Coordination

  • Oversees projects and ensures a standard methodology is used to meet budget, scope, and schedule goals

  • Ensures that overall project coordination, milestones, and deliverables are met

  • Coordinates Disney project resources and assignments

  • Oversees project change management approvals

  • Reviews and validates project cost estimates and status reports

  • Reviews Disney Project Authorization Request’s (PAR) to assess technical impact of services

Experience and Qualification

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in an IT related field

  • 7+ years of demonstrated experience designing, implementing, and integrating enterprise-level highly connected hybrid LDAP solutions with at least 40,000 users including:

    • Active Directory

    • Azure Active Directory

    • Microsoft Identity Manager

    • Active Directory Federation Services / AADC

    • Integrations between key services and various LDAP providers.

  • 5+ years of experience in an engineering, designing, and integrating both infrastructure components (domain controllers, sites and services, connectivity, etc.) and logical aspects (GPO management, directory structure, and management toolsets)

  • 3+ years of experience in project management of large IT initiatives

  • 3+ years of experience working with and directing suppliers in an outsourced environment

  • Infrastructure

  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills

  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization, including Executive levels

  • Strong customer skills, quality performance and results-oriented

  • Strong technical analysis and engineering skills

  • Ability to be an effective team member and provide coordination across matrixed virtual teams and organizations

  • Ability to analyze complex business/technical data and develop innovative solutions

  • Excellent planning and organization skills

  • Ability to focus align teams around critical initiatives

Education and Certification

  • BS or BA degree in Information Technology or Business-related field or equivalent proven work experience

  • Cisco CCNP or CCIE Collaboration Certification

  • Crestron Core/Technician Track

  • Microsoft MCA/MCE Certification

The hiring range for this position in California is $136,038 to $182,490 per year and in Washington is $142,516 to $191,180 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. 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.



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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