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Marriott Technical Architect - Marriott Core Platforms (Remote optional) in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Job Number 21025624

Job Category Information Technology

Location Marriott International HQ, 10400 Fernwood Road, Bethesda, Maryland, United States VIEW ON MAP (https://www.google.com/maps?q=Marriott+International+HQ%2C10400+Fernwood+Road%2CBethesda%2CMaryland%2CUS)

Brand Corporate

Schedule Full-Time

Relocation? N

Position Type Management

Located Remotely? N

Marriott International is the world’s largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. We believe a great career is a journey of discovery and exploration. So, we ask, where will your journey take you?

 JOB SUMMARY

Reporting directly to the Vice President, Infrastructure Engineering, the Technical Architect – Infrastructure MCP will be accountable for developing and designing the technical strategy for MCP (Modernize Core Platforms) across a multi-year, highly visible technology transformation across mission critical services for Marriott International. This role will work directly with Enterprise Architecture, Product Development, Infrastructure and Service Providers to align, evolve and evangelize the future state architecture for Marriott. The Techinical Architect – Infrastructure MCP will also perform research, analysis and enable the design that moves from current state to future state technology stacks, cloud services and SaaS based solutions. The architect creates infrastructure diagrams and artifacts throughout the program/project delivery. The role has significant focus on the delivery of detailed RFI, RFQ, RFP and financial business cases. This role will partner closely with peer architects across Global Technology in order to achieve the end state vision for the following Marriott platforms: Commerce (Reservations), Loyalty and Hotel Operations (PMS). The Technical Architect – Infrastructure MCP leverages full stack expertise in order to design and support the strategy to exit core Marriott Data Centers in favor of Cloud and SaaS based solutions.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

Required:

· 8+ years’ experience in an Information Technology (IT) role in an infrastructure and/or software development organization

· Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience/certification

· 5+ years’ experience in working on Infrastructure Architecture and Design with expertise in one or more of the following:

· Public Cloud

· Private Cloud

· Enterprise Systems (Data Centers)

· Mainframe

· 3+ years of direct work experience in some or all of the following:

· Data Center Facilities, Cloud Operations, Operating Systems, Container Platforms, Middleware, Database, Business Intelligence, Tools and Automation through “Infrastructure As Code.”

· 3+ years’ experience in designing a global end to end architecture that supports extremely high service availability with performance and cost considerations

Preferred:

· Graduate Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

· Extensive experience in multiple technical infrastructure design areas and in technology management

· Experience in researching emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products

· Experience with container platforms and virtualization technoloiges (Docker Enterprise, Red Hat OCP, VMware)

· Experience with bare metal and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Hardware and storage solutions

· Experience with both relational (Oracle, DB2, MySQL/MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MSSQL Server), non-relational (Cassandra, Couchbase, MongoDB) database technologies, and database caching technologies (Memcached, Redis)

· Experience in software development engineering (JavaScript, Java, Ruby, Python, Go)

· Experience with an enterprise cloud transformation effort across a portfolio of similar size

· Experience in developing and implementing strategic IT technologies and related processes, procedures, and decision support

· Experience with business requirements gathering/analysis

· Experience in developing technology roadmaps and strategies

· Experience with communicating technology issues and strategies to non-technical stakeholders

· Experience in retail and/or hospitality industries

· Familiarity with cloud native services

· Familiarity with SaaS based solutions and intergrations into complex architectures

· Experience in core enterprise applications, application development tools

· Strong knowledge of the best available tools, software, applications, and systems for attaining best-in-class IT technology across the enterprise

· Ability to create constructive relationships, influence, and communicate (to project team, IT management, and non-technical staff)

· Ability to lead complex, cross-functional problem-solving initiatives

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Leadership

· Provides leadership, oversight, governance and strategic direction to enable the delivery of IT services

· Oversees the documentation of all architecture design and analysis work

· Acts as a leader and advocate of technology management, including coaching, training, and career development to staff

· Serve as a role model and ensure all leaders are visible and effective partners with IT counterparts, broader Marriott stakeholders, and service providers.

Strategy & Planning

· Work closely with the Enterprise Architecture (EA) team to facilitate alignment of plans with what is being delivered

· Represent the Infrastructure Delivery Team in project design and execution plans, to align them with Infrastructure Delivery Projects and Roadmap

Technology Management

· Provides input to the Marriott infrastructure architecture and governance model

· Provides technical leadership, oversight, standardization and validation of the effectiveness for the Cloud Environment

· Researches, designs, and implements high-performing software components that are standards-based, highly available and secured, delivering the required business functionality

· Provides documents with a focus on how services will be leveraged in the solution architecture

· Participates in the evaluation and selection of Infrastructure based products

· Defines Technical Infrastructure Architectures as they related to Software Solutions Architecture initiatives within EA and Software Delivery Lifecycles (SDLCs)

· Institutes governance based on best practices and ensure proper alignment to projects and major initiatives

· Leads analysis of the current environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommends solutions for improvement

· Leads analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine the potential impact on the overall Infrastructure architecture

· Supports Solution and Domain Architecture by providing architecture direction in terms of technology, software and infrastructure for projects in the delivery life cycle

· Consults with architecture teams to identify when it is necessary to modify the technical architecture to accommodate infrastructure needs.

· Defines and executes upon how to transition complex applications, products, and services from the Traditional IT datacenter environment to private and/or public cloud environments

· Translation of project-level and enterprise-level infrastructure architectures from the Traditional IT (systems, networking, and/or storage) footprint to Cloud Native footprints

Human and Technical Management

· Educates internal and external users of the technologies to continually improve the knowledge and skill-base of the organization on how best to operate and support the infrastructure services

· Defines, designs, implements and promotes standard configuration and change management, processes and practices.

· Collaborates with Project Managers and business unit leaders for all projects involving enterprise data

· Liaises with vendors and Service Providers to select the products or services that best meet company goal

· Develops and promotes technology management methodologies and standards

· Defines requirements for Service Providers for implementing the appropriate tools, software, applications, and systems to support appropriate technology goals

· Defines requirements for Service Providers for establishing methods and procedures for tracking technology quality, completeness, redundancy, and improvement in collaboration with the Service Providers

· Defines requirements for Service Providers to address technology-related problems in regards to systems integration, compatibility, and multiple-platform integration

· Defines requirements for Service Providers to develop and implement key components as needed to create testing criteria in order to guarantee the fidelity and performance of technology architecture

· Defines requirements for Service Providers for documenting the technology architecture and environment in order to maintain a current and accurate view of the larger technology picture

· Demonstrate extensive Operational and Support experience with strong ITIL alignment Good Practices (i.e. Incident Management, Problem Management, Change Management, Capacity Management, Release Management, Service Level Management)

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

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