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Solutions Architect

Job ID 371209BR Location Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China; Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Job Posting Company Disney Parks & Resorts Job Posting Area Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online Date posted 05/18/2016
The Solution Architect is responsible for solution architecture and design, as well as delivery estimates, for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts (WDPR) technology projects. It is the responsibility of the Solution Architect to coordinate with architects and designers from various disciplines (solution, infrastructure, data/information) to define the most effective solution to business problems, while also leveraging their knowledge of existing systems and services and the capabilities available in the marketplace.

The Solution Architect will also partner with Delivery and Sustainment teams and Shared Services partners (e.g., QA, etc.) to ensure alignment of the solution approach and estimates with each stakeholder. The individual will also work with various business stakeholders in problem solving, creating business capabilities, and defining effective and efficient technology solutions for solving business problems and enabling business capabilities.

This position will be either based in Hong Kong or Shanghai.


  • Develop product roadmap, architecture artifacts and delivery strategy for engineering solutions
  • Market research in key focus areas to build product roadmap and drive quick POCs for feasibility
  • Establish and maintain development standards and prescriptions
  • Develop long term technical roadmap and continual revenue/cost optimization
  • Lead and manage implementation of complex engineering solutions across the enterprise
  • Effectively liaison between Managers, Solution/Architecture Engineering, Development and Operations teams to implement large and complex engineering solutions
  • Work closely with Business & Technology Leaders to define and implement critical business functions, needs and products
  • Evaluate and optimize estimates from development teams to ensure quality and accuracy
  • Ensure alignment between technology investment (RA) and business strategy roadmaps
  • Ensure deliverables across engineering teams are high quality and clearly documented
  • Challenge the status quo through intellectual curiosity and natural inquisitiveness to look beyond the obvious for continuous improvement opportunities
  • Manage and appropriately escalate delivery impediments, risks, issues, and changes tied to the engineering initiatives to the stake holders
  • Lead and provide technical leadership to architects, leads and developers in geographically dispersed location

Basic Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing large engineering initiatives and team
  • Strong technical knowledge of digital environment including Mobile, Web, Apps, APIs, Messaging, Databases, Big Data, Networks and their Interactions
  • Required knowledge and understanding of technical architecture, application systems design and integration in a large heterogeneous enterprise environment with hands on experience in SOA, Java/J2EE, XML, Websphere/Weblogic/Apache TomCat Application Server, Rules Engine, Oracle or DB2 programming methodologies
  • Strong understating of cryptography, certificates and security solutions including OAuth, Mutual Auth, Transport and Message level security a plus
  • Experience in working with OpenSource code and frameworks a must
  • Knowledge of industry standard project execution methodologies like Agile/SCRUM, Waterfall, RUP and Iterative a must
  • Has demonstrated innovative ideas to reduce overall cost of deliverables with improved quality and time to market
  • Experience in proposing and conducting POCs in latest technology trends including iOS, API’s, Social Media integration, Wearables, RESS and RWD a definite plus
  • Has demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies, quickly and effectively
  • Excellent leadership, communication and presentation skills
  • Proven experience influencing business and technology leadership
  • Demonstrated professional written, verbal, and presentation communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience in architecting and designing complex digital systems, SOA Services and databases in large companies
  • Experience in Advanced and Emerging Payment Solutions a plus
  • Experience working in a multi-national and multicultural environment
  • Ability to be flexible with work schedule and travel requirements
  • Ability to embrace organizational change
  • Demonstrates strong ability to influence without authority
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and time management skills
  • Additionally, the following attributes would be highly desirable:
  • Enterprise Architect Certification
  • Scrum Master Certification

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