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Architect, Shipboard Technology

Company: Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD
Location: miramar
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

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.

Position Summary:

The Architect Shipboard Technology is an individual contributor role within the Enterprise Architecture Organization. This role will have a broad array of responsibilities across Infrastructure Architecture, Security Architecture disciplines and enterprise wide initiatives for the Shipboard domain pertaining to Newbuild Infrastructure, Ship Modernization Architecture and Design.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Approve, document, review and governance of shipboard infrastructure related to new builds
  • Develop processes to define strategic direction for new build infrastructure
  • Collaborates with peers to define technical direction for the Newbuild Infrastructure leveraging functional and technical knowledge (SME) in Newbuild subdomain
  • Define and document detail level architecture and general design for new and next in class ships
  • Responsible to provide functional and technical guidance for all new build infrastructure and ship modernizations (Dry Docks/Revitalizations) projects
  • Provide infrastructure budgetary estimations and reviews for each new class of ship, based on the overall scope definition and high-level requirements definition for each class of vessel
  • Ensure alignment of enterprise architecture standards during all phases of the respective project
  • Develop and maintain project pipelines, reviews and validations across all cross functional teams and departments
  • Coordinate and define required satellite systems, including pedestal design and cabling requirements. Work with respective teams to define requirements for above and below deck equipment (ADE and BDE) inclusive of Pedestal Design, Adapter Plate Design, HVAC coordination, power requirement definition, cable type definition, cable routing requirements, interface requirements, and cable feed from dependent system requirements
  • Coordinate and define VOIP and PBX solutions including mounting, placement, and interface requirements
  • Coordinate and define data drop terminations and appropriate routing to nearest RDP as it relates to venue planning and newbuild design. Participate in design meetings from concept through finalization of each venue and provide sign-off on IT specifications of each area
  • Develop and document technology roadmap of shipboard infrastructure. Provide best practices for maintaining technology maturity within the fleet
  • Develop a technical obsolescence replacement strategy for shipboard systems and ensure all installed technology is in a mainstream support pipeline
  • Provide guidance on new concepts and strategic initiatives to ensure that enterprise standards are met and documented
  • Manage the necessary Monitoring, Control and Automation system integration to the IT infrastructure to allow for the proper interfacing of respective systems. Have a good understanding of edge device technology as well as IoT standards and best practices
  • Lead POC's (Proof of Concept) to prove solution direction in coordination with product and engineering lead around resource capacity and priority
  • Contributes to the establishment and use of best practices in IT policies, standards and procedures
  • Help forecast technology trends and potential risks in the implementation of defined IT policies, standards and procedures.

Job Requirements

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:
  • Bachelor's or Masters in Computer Science/Engineering or related disciplines
  • 10+ years of experience with Shipboard IT infrastructure architecture, data centers, middleware, database and cloud IaaS/PaaS/SaaS services in a large enterprise
  • Experience with defining the Vessels backbone cabling, specifically the Fiber backbone distribution network inclusive of cable type, capacity, design, and quantities necessary to support all Operational requirements
  • Experience with defining the vessels core Data Center (MDF) requirements, inclusive of concept (Single or Dual DC model), room positioning on vessel, rack counts, rack types, rack configuration concept (ie. Hot aisle / Cold aisle concept), Cable network distribution, patch panel types, cable trays, penetrations, UPS supply distribution network, HVAC heat load calculations, DC HVAC concept, Access control, fire suppression, raised floor system
  • Hands on knowledge of vessels IDF requirements, inclusive of concept (Single or Dual rack model), room positioning on vessel, rack counts, rack types, rack configuration concept, Cable network distribution, cable trays, penetrations, UPS supply distribution network, HVAC concept and heat load calculations, fire suppression and Access control
  • Management of the build out of a cable matrix estimation model to determine the total estimated quantity of IDF's as well as total estimated quantity of copper cables required at each respective IDF and field side locations
  • Strong expertise with estimating total necessary UPS and Main power sockets necessary to support all required IT devices
  • Strong exposure to cabin cable distribution, inclusive of Cabin Automation, Door Locking System, Entertainment System, PBX, WiFi, Ship Security system, and HVAC control system
  • Proficiency in project estimations, capacity planning, availability planning and performance

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.

Keywords: Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD, Hollywood , Architect, Shipboard Technology, Other , miramar, Florida

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