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The Walt Disney Company

Sr Systems Engineer

Job Summary:

The Senior Systems Engineer conducts maintenance, administration, and support activities of moderate complexity, including software, platform, and configuration for Technology at Disney Cruise Line. The Senior Systems Engineer ensures 24/7 operational support and maintenance of systems and infrastructure, including monitoring and maintaining systems and infrastructure as well as participating in day-to-day operations. This role participates in day-to-day operations and works with business units to plan, design, and implement systems and infrastructure. The Senior Systems Engineer leads, coaches, and mentors more junior members of the Infrastructure Engineering team. Creative thought process and the ability to form, define, design, and implement new ideas and technologies is a must.


  • Conducts or leads others in the day-to-day maintenance and administration of systems, including software, platform, and configuration updates.
  • Identifies root causes of operational issues, resolves problems and/or recommends solutions for implementation by others.
  • Envisions methods for operational improvement, clarifies and solidifies that vision into designs and documentation, implements new designs, and operationalizes new systems. Seeks continuous improvement.
  • Leads in developing tools, automation, and scripts to facilitate systems maintenance and administration.
  • Plans and executes platform-oriented projects that include business unit initiatives and updates to existing infrastructure, products, and/or services.
  • Works with business units to plan for new projects and events, including capacity planning, monitoring, configuration, security, metrics, reporting and recovery, and migration strategies.
  • Provides support for multiple levels of testing prior to release of new and upgraded infrastructure, products, and/or services.
  • Uses data and metrics to plan for business unit growth needs, plan upgrades, migrations, and functionality.
  • Participates in the development of best practices, validation, and adherence.
  • Responsible for documenting the infrastructure and monitoring systems.
  • Participates in the development of large technical solutions that meet specifications and that impact future developments.
  • Participates in the development and refinement of standards and best practices for the production environment based on the needs of the supported business units.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of progressively related experience in Systems Engineering
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with:
    • N-Tier application architecture
    • Open Source
    • Mobile (iOS/Android)
    • Scripting (PowerShell, Perl, PowerCLI, Shell Scripting)
    • System monitoring and patch management
    • Client systems support and troubleshooting

Preferred Qualifications:

Expert level skills in server-based systems, including more than one of the following areas:
  • Key Focus: Linux Distros (RedHat, Ubuntu, CentOS)
  • Key Focus: Kubernetes/Docker/Rancher/Containers
  • Group Policy Objects
  • Window Active Directory Infrastructure
  • Windows 2012 and 2016
  • VMware 6.x
  • SAN and NAS storage
  • Infrastructure Architecture and Design
  • Required to travel 20%.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or similar field or related work experience.

Preferred Education

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
  • Previous experience in Cruise Line Industry

About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

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 Walt Disney Attractions Technology LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

Walt Disney Attractions Technology LLC 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 or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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