Director, Digital Architecture in Miramar, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 2/5/2020

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Company Overview

Journey with us. Combine your career goals and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is pleased to offer a competitive compensation & benefits package, and excellent career development opportunities, each offering unique ways to explore the world.

Do you have the desire to share a common passion for creative thinking, innovative engineering and outstanding guest service that drives continuous improvement? Is looking beyond the now, sensing and feeling and intuiting what could be important to you?

If you are, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, is seeking the our Director Digital architecture, reporting to the VP, Chief Enterprise Architect.

This is a key role in the Enterprise Architecture organization leading a team of passionate architects that is focused on architecting and designing solutions related to improving Guest and Employee digital experiences. This Leader and the team will collaborate closely with Product, Engineering and other cross-functional teams to deliver the cutting edge digital products to the market.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages a team of Enterprise Architects to define product architectures and align /Product architecture with product vision & strategy.
  • Demonstrate hands on strong technical leadership and people coaching skills including excellent communication. Coach, mentor, and lead a group of motivated, architects.
  • Ensures Product architectures aligns with enterprise architecture, design, and technology principles and best practices.
  • Innovates and integrates new technology. Identifies the trade-off between the cost of change and the benefits and recommends accordingly. Proactively learns new  digital products and solutions for tackling challenging problems across Guest and Employee experience.
  • Contributes to the Enterprise Architecture standards by collaborating with Product Engineering and Domain Architects. Manages ARB outcomes and action items and follows up on converging technical debts to architecture standards.
  • Communicate effectively both within and across cross-functional teams and Digital leadership. Ensure team receives consistent messages and has clear understanding of product direction, vision, strategy, and outcomes.
  • Works across Royal Caribbean value streams and programs to deliver the strategic architectural direction.
  • Plan and manage budgets related to scope of team in partnership with Foundational Architecture and aligned with Product Manager
  • Work with product owners, managers and directors across the digital experience to understand market needs & vision.
  • Promotes reuse and adoption of common and shared standards by eliminating duplication.




Job Requirements

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor or Masters in Computer Science/Engineering or related disciplines
  • Must be Authorized to work in the United States
  • 20+ years of progressive experience with architecture leadership roles in defining highly scalable, performant, and resilient digital architectures. Hands on experience with full stack architecture ranging from Mobile/Web to Microservicres, to API Management to Distributed computing applications to Data architecture to infrastructure architecture.
  • Leverages critical thinking skills and disciplined approaches to help peers and digital leadership teams to resolve issues and define solutions
  • Hands on experience with using EA tools like Sparx EA, Archimate. Demonstrated knowledge of developing architecture artifacts using TOGAF/DODAF standards.
  • UML modeling artifacts such as context diagram, Use Cases, Domain model, sequence diagrams, deployment diagrams, BPMN, data modeling.
  • 5+ years Hands on experience with Mobile, Web and Hybrid architectures across iOS, Android, RectNative, and JS frameworks including Angular, Backbone, etc.
  • Broad experience with Distributed computing, databases, different type of Cloud models suchHi as IAAS, PAAS  FAAS, SAAS as well Cloud Solution Providers like AWS, Azure, Pivotol and Google Compute Engine, and Distributed Databases like Couchbase, Realm, MongoDB, Cassandra, Spanner, Dynamo DB, and relational DBs like Oracle, SQL Server. Experience with Container architectures including Mesosphere, Kubernetes and data virtualization/orchestration platform like PortWorx.
  • Strong experience with different Security architecture standards including OWASP, oAuth, Identity & Entitlement Management, SSL, Tokenization, and Encryption standards. Exposure to regulatory and compliance like SOXX, PCI, and GDPR
  • 5+ Experience with architecting Domain-Driven Design (DDD) approach for delivering Cloud native applications using Spring frameworks, Cloud Foundry, Docker/Kubernetes/Mesosphere environments.
  • Working knowledge of Agile methodologies and tools like Scrum, and SAFe.
  • Strong leadership and communications skills including teamwork, facilitation, and coordination to ensure successful creation of product architectures by aligning with Enterprise Architecture governance, domain reference architectures.
  • Working knowledge of AI/ML eco systems including IBM Watson, Google TensorFlow, AWS SageMaker and Conversational Chatbots.
  • Hands on experience with BigData and Data Science tools and processes including AWS, Azure eco systems.

It is the policy of the Company to ensure equal employment and promotion opportunity to qualified candidates without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sexuality, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. RCL and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.

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