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Marriott Solution Architect - Mobile in Helena, Montana

Job Number 22157622

Job Category Information Technology

Location Marriott International HQ, 7750 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Schedule Full-Time

Located Remotely? Y

Relocation? N

Position Type Management

JOB SUMMARY

We are looking for a highly dynamic individual to lead the mobile development solution architectures that deliver the Marriott’s Digital Transformation strategy. The right candidate will work with the Product Owner and engineer teams to co-create the solution architectures that will enable new innovative and transformational customer experiences. The candidate be accountable for developing highly scalable mobile solutions leveraging Apple and Android operating systems, and interacting with cloud-native, SaaS, and custom developed solutions.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

Required:

  • Undergraduate degree (Computer Science, Information Systems, or Computer Engineering) or equivalent architect experience.

  • 10+ years relevant work experience developing for several mobile platforms (iOS/Android), both transition and target state Solution, Data, Integration and Deployment Architectures for large scale mobile digital transformations including conceptual and logical diagrams, models, prototypes, and roadmaps.

  • 10+ years’ work experience architecting Mobile Digital Experiences leveraging Content Management solutions, Digital Asset Management, Language Translation, Personalization, Offer and Promotion management platforms and services.

  • Very sound understanding and experience in interacting with domain driven architectures for large enterprises and ability to define API’s and/or micro services across domains.

  • Strong experience in defining the right deployment topology for mobile applications with consideration of high availability, high performance while ensuring data sanctity across deployments.

  • Strong understanding of the data protection & privacy laws across geographies and their impact on deployment topologies.

  • Excellent presentation & negotiation skills, experience in presenting to the senior technology as well as business leadership.

Preferred:

  • Experience with assisting the client, customers in explaining and applying enterprise solutions on mixed mobile platforms.

  • Experience with setting up and building POC/POT to demonstrate new or innovative mobile technologies.

  • Experience with architecting web and hybrid enterprise mobile applications for several mobile platforms (iOS/Android).

  • Experience in aligning the vision and technology roadmap for mobile solutions that operate within the roadmap.

  • Experience in implement multilingual site, as well as the utilization of transliteration services.

  • Expertise in collaborating on bigger projects and working with global project teams to deliver solutions that match the quality parameters.

  • Assisting to ensure suitable regularity of mobile solutions, structures, and solutions architecture across multiple projects, as applicable.

  • Expertise in strategy and reliability among system elements as they are advanced; identify when crossing point influences which might occur and providing an early solution to avoid issues.

  • Experience with two or more mobile technologies including Kotlin, X code, Swift, Java, and experience with offline applications, data persistence and security on the mobile device.

  • Very strong grasp on the architecture & design concepts like CQRS, Sidecar, Circuit breaker, Backend for front end etc.

  • Experience in enforcing & implementing NFRs like security, reliability, availability, monitoring, data governance, scalability, performance, retry-ability, reconciliation etc. as non-negotiable aspects of application design, development & deployment.

  • Passionate learner who actively seeks to learn about new technologies and approaches

  • Retail or Hospitality experience is a plus

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Managing The Day-To-Day Data Architecture

  • Develops and delivers long-term strategic goals for technology architecture vision and standards in conjunction with Service Providers, users, department managers, clients, and other key stakeholders

  • Assesses and determines governance, stewardship, and frameworks for managing technology across the organization

  • Creates short-term tactical solutions to achieve long-term objectives and an overall technology management roadmap

  • Conducts technology life cycle, duration, usage requirements, feasibility studies, and other tasks

  • Identifies and develops opportunities for data reuse, migration, or retirement

  • Verifies that technology strategies and architectures are in regulatory compliance

Developing and Maintaining EA Standards

  • Develops and promotes technology management methodologies and standards

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

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

Building Successful Relationships

  • Project Managers and business unit leaders for all projects involving enterprise applications

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

  • Liaises with vendors and Service Providers to select the products or services that best meet company goals.

  • Mentoring engineers to strengthen their architecture, design and management skills

MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES

Leadership

  • Communication - Conveys information and ideas to others in a convincing and engaging manner through a variety of methods.

  • Leading Through Vision and Values -Keeps the organization's vision and values at the forefront of employee decision making and action.

  • Managing Change -Initiates and/or manages the change process and energizes it on an ongoing basis, taking steps to remove barriers or accelerate its pace; serves as role model for how to handle change by maintaining composure and performance level under pressure or when experiencing challenges.

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making - Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; obtains and compares information from different sources to draw conclusions, develops and evaluates alternatives and solutions, solves problems, and chooses a course of action.

  • Professional Demeanor - Exhibits behavioral styles that convey confidence and command respect from others; makes a good first impression and represents the company in alignment with its values.

  • Strategy Development - Develops business plans by exploring and systematically evaluating opportunities with the greatest potential for producing positive results; ensures successful preparation and execution of business plans through effective planning, organizing, and on-going evaluation processes.

Managing Execution

  • Building a Successful Team -Uses an effective interpersonal style to build a cohesive team; inspires and sustains team cohesion and engagement by focusing the team on its mission and importance to the organization.

  • Strategy Execution – Ensures successful execution across of business plans designed to maximize customer satisfaction, profitability, and market share through effective planning, organizing, and on-going evaluation processes.

  • Driving for Results - Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others; assumes responsibility for work objectives; initiates, focuses, and monitors the efforts of self and/or others toward the accomplishment goals; proactively takes action and goes beyond what is required.

Building Relationships

  • Customer Relationships - Develops and sustains relationships based on an understanding of customer/stakeholder needs and actions consistent with the company’s service standards.

  • Global Mindset - Supports employees and business partners with diverse styles, abilities, motivations, and/or cultural perspectives; utilizes differences to drive innovation, engagement and enhance business results; and ensures employees are given the opportunity to contribute to their full potential.

  • Strategic Partnerships -Develops collaborative relationships with fellow employees and business partners by making them feel valued, appreciated, and included; explores partnership opportunities with other people in and outside the organization; influences and leverages corporate and continental shared services and/or discipline leaders (e.g., HR, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Revenue Management) to achieve objectives; maintains effective external relations with government, business and industry in respective countries; performs effectively as a liaison between locations, disciplines, and corporate to ensure needed resources are received and corporate strategies are understood and executed.

Generating Talent and Organizational Capability

  • Developing Others -Supports the development of other’s skills and capabilities so that they can fulfill current or future job/role responsibilities more effectively.

  • Organizational Capability - Evaluates and adapts the structure of assignments and work processes to best fit the needs and/or support the goals of an organizational unit.

Learning and Applying Professional Expertise

  • Continuous Learning - Actively identifies new areas for learning; regularly creates and takes advantage of learning opportunities; uses newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learns through their application.

  • Technical Acumen - Understanding and utilizing professional skills and knowledge in a specific functional area to conduct and manage everyday business operations and generate innovative solutions to approach function-specific work challenges

  • Technical Intelligence - Knowledge and ability to define and apply appropriate technology to enhance business process

  • Development Methodologies - Knowledge of general stages of SDLC framework and the application tiers within the development space.

  • Information Security - Knowledge of the security considerations relevant within the development space, including industry best practices related to information security

  • Business Acumen - Understands and utilizes business information to manage everyday operations and generate innovative solutions to approach business and administrative challenges.

  • Basic Competencies - Fundamental competencies required for accomplishing basic work activities.

  • Basic Computer Skills - Using basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.).

  • Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly, correctly, and in a way that allows one to solve work-related issues.

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

This position requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment, subject to applicable law. If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation request is received and approved.

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.

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?

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