The Walt Disney Company Lead Solution Architect in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

The Lead Solution Architect is responsible for the solution architecture and design, as well as delivery estimates, for DPECP Technology projects. It is the responsibility of the Lead Solution Architect to coordinate with architects and designers from various disciplines (solution, infrastructure, reference architecture, 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 Lead Solution Architect will also partner with delivery, production support and Shared Services partners (e.g., Global Quality Engineering Infrastructure Engineering, Reference Architecture 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.

The successful candidate requires technical knowledge and skills that are broad and deep, covering various hardware, software, and platforms. The candidate must be comfortable operating in complex heterogeneous technology environments, and have experience with highly integrated and mission critical solutions. The candidate must possess the ability to share and communicate ideas clearly, both orally and in writing, to business sponsors and partners, technical resources, and executives, in clear concise language that is the effective for each respective group.

Prior experience in ticketing domain is a plus (desired, not mandatory).

Responsibilities :

  • Coordinate between business and IT stakeholders to develop a solution architecture approach.

  • Create delivery estimates based on solution architecture approach.

  • Assess market technology choices to determine fit, including software, hardware, SaaS/PaaS, etc.

  • Translate complex functional, technical, and business requirements into architectural designs.

  • Coordinate with delivery project managers and business analysts to draft project scope and compile delivery estimates.

  • Collaborate with other architecture teams.

  • Adapt to a quickly changing environment and interact with a broad customer base with diverse needs and functional responsibilities.

  • Be responsible for gaining a deep understanding of the entire WDP&R portfolio of applications and understand the integrations between them.

  • Develop End-to-End proof of concepts for the proposed solution as needed.

  • Develop roadmaps for the existing portfolio of applications to help ensure we are moving toward a consolidated footprint of technologies that align with the reference architecture.

  • Play a key role in working with the Reference Architecture organization to define current and future needs

  • Be a champion for helping ensure other solution architects and delivery teams are moving as aggressively as possible toward getting existing applications uplifted where possible and ensuring all new applications are aligning with the Reference Architecture prescriptions.

  • Develop a deep understanding of the WDP&R applications and business processes and proactively advise on opportunities for business process redesign, or application or process consolidation and/or simplification.

  • Be the go-to resource for other solution architects that are looking for assistance with solving complex architecture issues.

  • Review other architects’ solutions and ensures their application architecture strategy aligns with organizational goals.

  • Help continue to evolve the Solution Architecture team’s processes and metrics to make the team more efficient, and increase the value add to the organizations supported.

  • Work across all delivery teams to help better define and communicate the Solutions Engineering Team’s value; what’s working, what’s not, what should we be doing that we’re not etc.

  • Provide support to Engineering Excellence & WDAT Technology Delivery Teams throughout the project life cycle (Design, Delivery, Release & Hypercare phases).

Deliverables

  • Business Context Diagrams

  • System Context Diagrams

  • Data Flow Diagrams

  • High Level Architecture / Solution Diagrams and Decks

  • Estimation Work Sheets and Decks

  • Proof of Concepts

  • Detailed Level Architecture Diagrams

  • Sequence Diagrams

  • System Interaction Diagrams

  • Detailed Interface Specifications

  • Logical and Physical Deployment Diagrams

  • System Rollout Plan Strategy Documentation

  • Strategies and Documentation for Non-Functional Requirements

  • Documentation for Service Level Agreements (SLA) between different layers of Ticketing EcoSystem Systems

  • Status Reports

  • Meeting Notes

  • Workstream Delivery Plan

  • Risks/Actions/Issues/Decisions (RAID) Log

Technology Stack

  • Java/JEE/.NET, Restful/SOAP Services, Micro Services, Angular, NodeJS, Cloud, Relational and NoSQL Databases

Job ID: 623595BR

Location: Lake Buena Vista,Florida

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts