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Solutions Architect

El Segundo, California

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Posting Title Solutions Architect Requisition Number 212016 Company Mattel HQ, Inc. Location El Segundo, California Address 333 Continental Blvd Zip Code 90245 Job Category Information Technology

CREATIVITY IS OUR SUPERPOWER. It’s our heritage and it’s also our future. Because we don’t just make toys. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. Mattel is at its best when every member of our team feels respected, included, and heard—when everyone can show up as themselves and do their best work every day. We value and share an infinite range of ideas and voices that evolve and broaden our perspectives with a reach that extends into all our brands, partners, and suppliers.


The Opportunity: 

Open to remote work

The Solutions Architect will oversee the architecture, design and implementation of storage and data protection initiatives supporting Mattel’s global IT infrastructure.  The individual will also be responsible for establishing design standards within the storage tower and ensuring our operational teams adhere to these standards. In addition to oversight of the storage environment, the architect will be expected to understand interoperability with other technology towers as needed (such as virtualization, compute, and networks).  As such, a broad understanding of Data Center and Cloud technologies is desirable.  This position is a combination of limited hands-on configuration, design, engineering, and technical oversight and reports directly to the Director of Infrastructure Systems Engineering.

What Your Impact Will Be: 

  • Develop and define architectural standards for all storage platforms.
  • Lead SME for global storage environments including NAS, SAN, DAS, cloud and hyperconverged.
  • Lead SME for system backup and archive environments.
  • Work in conjunction with the Operations teams to develop operating processes and standards the storage environments.
  • Analyzes the current architecture to identify deficiencies and develop implementation plans for improvements.
  • Analyzes application/business requirements and develop multi-platform design solutions.
  • Help develop internal and outsourced team members.
  • Provide SME level 3 / level 4 support to the Operations team.
  • Global responsibly to work with all GIT teams to ensure that storage function is supporting the current and future needs of the business. 

What We’re Looking For: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science preferred or equivalent work experience.
  • 8+ years of experience working in a global enterprise IT environment.
  • Experience planning, designing, implementing projects within an Enterprise IT environment.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies.
  • Knowledge and experience with monitoring and optimization tools.
  • Ability to work in a high activity/fast paced environment on multiple projects simultaneously with varying levels of priority. Working within deadlines and resources.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written correspondence) in a professional and courteous manner with technical and non-technical personnel.

What It’s Like to Work Here:

We are a purpose driven company aiming to empower the next generation to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. We live up to our purpose employing the following behaviors:

  • We collaborate: Being a part of Mattel means being part of one team with shared values and common goals. Every person counts and working closely together always brings better results. Partnership is our process and our collective capabilities is our superpower.
  • We innovate: At Mattel we always aim to find new and better ways to create innovative products and experiences. No matter where you work in the organization, you can always make a difference and have real impact. We welcome new ideas and value new initiatives that challenge conventional thinking.
  • We execute: We are a performance driven company. We strive for excellence and are focused on pursuing best in class outcomes. We believe in accountability and ownership and know that our people are at their best when they are empowered to create and deliver results.

Who We Are:

Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, American Girl, Thomas & Friends, UNO and MEGA, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential.

Visit us at https://jobs.mattel.com/ and www.instagram.com/MattelCareers.

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer where we want you to bring your authentic self to work every day. We welcome all job seekers including minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

AA/EEO and Accessibility Commitment

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer where we want you to bring your authentic self to work every day. We welcome all job seekers including minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Mattel aims to make its Careers website accessible. It is Mattel’s Policy to provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities as required by law. If you’re interested in applying for employment with Mattel, and need assistance with this online system at any point during the application, screening or selection process, or if you believe you do not meet any of the required qualifications of a posted position due to a protected disability and would like to explore the possibility of an accommodation, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at: TalentAcquisition@mattel.com. It is Mattel's Policy to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, social origin, age, marital status, veteran and protected veteran status, disability, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Mattel has also developed an Affirmative Action Program in compliance with federal regulations and to enhance Mattel's objectives of equal access to opportunities at all levels of employment.