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Lead Network Architect

Apply Now Job ID 472841BR Location Seattle, Washington, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted 07/15/2017
At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Are you passionate developing and driving network engineering strategies and solutions that support millions of users’ online experiences? Can you dive deep to truly understand how technology drives entertainment experiences and can challenge the status quo? Do you believe that networking technologies can level-up productivity?

Now is your chance to make an impact on a global level by solving complex challenges across multiple industries with varying priorities and opportunities. Needless to say, no day is the same as you are impacting large-scale businesses within one unique and dynamic role on the Disney Technology Solutions & Services (DTSS) team as a Lead Network Architect.

Who we are.
Have you ever visited,, - or watched a show on a Watch App? Have you visited a Disney Theme Park or Resort Hotel, or sailed with Disney Cruise Line? At DTSS, we are the force behind the technology that powers all businesses within The Walt Disney Company to deliver unparalleled entertainment experiences around the clock, to audiences around the world.


Join our transformative team and culture as a Network Architect collaborating with teams that will solve mission-critical problems, innovate new processes and inspire action in others as a trusted advisor.

Impact compelling change and improvement by providing engineering design and support for Firewalls, Routers, Switches, Load Balancers and Security appliances in conjunction with varying projects and initiatives.

Translate concept into action
by ensuring design, configuration and run books are created and remain current for all networking technologies running in the environment.

Be part of the solution
by leading a successful team that drives service delivery across multiple touch points and provides operational support (24x7) for network operations.

Act as a consultative thought partner
interacting with vendors and suppliers while staying abreast of emerging technologies to translate into actionable ways to implement new solutions.

Basic Qualifications

What we look for in a successful Lead Network Architect:
  • Prior industry experience in a high traffic environment (8+ yrs.).
  • Strong connectivity, design, and implementation experience in major public cloud providers.
  • Strong technical architecture and solution design skills
  • Thought leadership for the development leading edge solutions
  • Develop and drive solutions – strategy through implementation
  • Develop collaborative working relationships and teams to accomplish objectives
  • Strong communication skills – technical and non-technical: peers, senior leadership, and operations.
  • In depth understanding of networking technologies and extensive experience in the application of IP protocols.
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience with major routing protocols like BGP and OSPF as well as firewall and load balancing technologies.
  • Expertise in data center firewall, routing, switching, and load balancing platforms
  • Excellent network analysis and troubleshooting skills.
  • Prior experience with, and expertise in many of the following protocols & technologies: T1/DS1, DS3, 802.1d VLANs/STP, various 802.x, IPv4, TCP (internals & flow control), BGP, OSPF, Redundancy protocols, PIMv2, IGMP, TACACS, IPSEC & VPNs, netflow, DNS, HTTP, MPLS,
  • Experience in documentation as well as creating and maintaining SOPs, maintenance plans, network diagrams, developing platform and configuration standards, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

Nice to haves:
  • A self-starter with at least 5 years experience in building and fostering relationships while working with cross-functional teams including server, storage, data center and application engineering teams.
  • Ability to work independently as well as drive cross group projects and teams
  • An experienced leader managing mission-critical multicast systems as well as configuring and using networking monitoring tools.
  • A leader in designing network and datacenter installations utilizing L2 and L3 protocols as well as Unix skills and the ability to script in Python, Powershell, Perl, shell, C or C++.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.

Preferred Education

  • Juniper Firewall certifications
  • Palo Alto certification
  • F5 Load Balancer certifications
  • Cisco certifications

Company Overview

At Corporate, you’ll team with the best in the business to build one of the most innovative global businesses in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of an exciting, multi-faceted Company, the forward-thinkers at Disney Corporate constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company’s many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view.

Additional Information

  • This position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Company, an equal opportunity employer.
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