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Architect - Cloud Technologies at Nintendo of America Inc. in Redmond, Washington

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Nintendo of America Inc.

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company's website at .


  • Define long-term plans for NOA IT evolution, partnering with other IT leadership, with a focus on:

    • Creating a well-informed cloud strategy and help manage the adoption process.

    • Regularly evaluate cloud services, frameworks and best practices.

    • Work closely with IT Security to adopt and implement cloud security best practices.

    • Support development teams in selection and use of cloud technologies and practices.

  • Work with the application teams to define and implement roadmaps for services and applications as we transition to cloud. Roadmaps include areas like:

    • Finance, retail and distribution applications

    • Online/web experience applications

    • Device and user elements

    • Licensee portals and experience

    • Consumer / customer service

  • Participates in the development of a common, enterprise-wide cloud strategy.

  • Review adherence to our selected architectural principles, standards, and tools through architectural reviews and/or testing.

  • Help to maintain compliance with regulations (e.g. JSOX, HIPAA, COPPA) with regard to areas like security frameworks, control systems, etc.

  • Assist the overall architect team in developing the foundational frameworks for creation and delivery of software and infrastructure services across NOA, and in some cases across NCL, in areas like:

    • Serverless Applications, Containers, tools and standards, including monitoring, SLAs, security, etc.

    • Services, planning and governance, working closely with the application teams

    • Infrastructure layers to support services, working closely with the infrastructure teams

    • Security (application and infrastructure layers)

  • Assessing technical architectures, infrastructures and applications to identify opportunities to document and define reusable processes, components, objects and data.

  • Ensure that technical solutions take advantage of defined standards.

  • Participate in architectural assessments to drive reusability and adoption.