The Walt Disney Company Principal Technical Architect in Lake Buena Vista, Florida
“It takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt Disney was onto something when he said that, and it continues to ring true today. Are you a data enthusiast? Are you a big data specialist? Do you have Data Lake / Hadoop experience in cloud? Do you have the innovative and complex problem-solving mindset? Disney Parks Experience and Consumer Products (DPECP) Technology is an electrifying place to utilize your skills, experience, and leadership abilities in building the next generation data platform in the cloud and create “Surprise and Delight” experiences for our guests.
As the Principal Big Data Architect in the Information Advantage (IA) organization you will lead the big data and technical architecture to deliver solutions in cloud covering multiple Lines of Business within DPECP to drive business strategy, develop innovative products and take our operational efficiency to its unrealized potential by using data and cutting-edge tools. This role will oversee the technical success of the projects and develop a repeatable technology framework across various initiatives.
Develop cloud native big data architecture based on established design patterns and practices
Leads the creation and implementation of the technical architecture based on solution engineering, business requirements and IA strategy
Engage with AI / ML Architecture and Engineering teams to develop technical design and implementation approaches.
Develops guidelines and guardrails for development teams
Co-ordinate and enable integration between platform and big data engineering.
Defines technical architecture and designs for data ingestion, data storage data governance and data consumption.
Develops design patterns and frameworks for building syndicated and curated data layers enabling data consumption.
Collaborate with various teams to achieve objectives in improving system performance
Integrate with existing software practices that produce maintainable code, including automated testing, continuous integration, code style conformity, and code reviews
Resolving issues with delivery roadblocks efficiently to minimize impact to project budget and timelines
Provide technical direction and guidance to delivery leaders and product management teams.
Oversees adherence to target architecture and design standards
Creates high-level solution designs for projects of the highest complexity
Ensures viability of proposed solutions
Ensures solutions delivered align to solution architecture
Acts as a point of escalation. Resolves complex design issues
Guides and mentors Solution and Data Architecture peers
Monitors trends in the industry; recommends changes to processes or technology
Defines and implements best practices, policies, and procedures
Manage and Coordinate between business and technology stakeholders expectations to develop a technical architecture approach.
Enabling highly visible interactions with executives on the technology and business sides of the organization to facilitate alignment
Basic Qualifications :
Basic knowledge/experience in relevant technologies, such as:
Deep expertise in big data and cloud architecture, application and solution design, software development lifecycle, and integration
Deep expertise in data pipeline and orchestration frameworks including building data versioning, schema evolution, data classifications and other governance frameworks.
Good understanding Big Data Hadoop landscape from a cloud platform engineering perspective.
Experience writing technical specifications and documentation
Experience interpreting a variety of technical instructions and dealing with abstract and concrete variables
Experience determining what automation can reasonably be accomplished
Deep knowledge of industry best practices, architecture frameworks and tools
Experience analyzing and designing new architecture frameworks or enhancing existing architectures
Troubleshooting skills, the ability to determine impact, the ability to resolve complex issues and to exercise sound judgment and initiative in stressful situations
Proven experience in big data and software integration patterns – web services, eventing, streaming, bulk transfer.
Understanding of Microservice Architectures and design patterns
Proven experience influencing business and technology leadership through effective negotiation
Hands on development experience in big data and open source technologies
Fluency in some popular programming languages (Python, Spark, Java, R) and SQL (PostgreSQL, AnsiSQL, NoSQL)
Preferred Qualifications :
Experience working with Hortonworks, EMR Hadoop distribution
Deep understanding various Hadoop 2.0+ services including Kafka, NiFi, YARN, Ranger, Atlas, Hive, Druid, LLAP, HBase.
Experience working in AWS cloud platform and Google, Azure is a plus
Understanding of cloud platform engineering and container management (EC2, ECS, EKS, Docker, Fargate, cost management, capacity management)
Experience in working with open source code and frameworks (hands-on experience in Python, Spark, Java/J2EE, Spring, XML, JSON, Kafka, MySQL/MariaDB, DynamoDB)
Experience in AI / ML tool stack is a big plus
Required Knowledge of industry standard project execution methodologies like Agile/SCRUM or Agile/Kanban, along with a working understanding of epic, story, and task level sizing and planning activities
Required Education :
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field
12 or more years of relevant IT experience. 4 or more years of big data and cloud experience
Job ID: 620138BR
Location: Lake Buena Vista,Florida
Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts