Marriott Sr. Systems Engineer – Cloud Database Engineering in Helena, Montana
Job Number 24010108
Job Category Information Technology
Location Marriott International HQ, 7750 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Located Remotely? Y
Position Type Management
As a member of an 8 to10 person agile scrum team, the Senior Systems Engineer (SSE) with Database Engineering specialization, will drive the delivery of virtualization, compute, storage, middleware, database, and tooling infrastructure that drive Marriott’s business applications. The SSE/DBE partners with business, technology leaders, architects, and other engineers across department release trains and other disciplines to engineer modern solutions along with the automation that will be used to deliver those solutions (aka deliver infrastructure as code), either in the data center or in the cloud. This role engineers these systems to ensure that Marriott's services have the necessary resiliency and uptime appropriate to user needs while being able to deliver a fast rate of change, functional and non-functional improvements.
Undergraduate degree in an engineering or computer science discipline and/or equivalent experience/certification
7+ years' experience in information technology with technical skills:
7+ years of experience with infrastructure application delivery (operations).
5+ years of experience with database platforms along with their high availability design implementations (listed in priority order):
RDBMS: Oracle, SQL Server, DB2 LUW, MySQL, Postgres,
NoSQL: DocumentDB, Couchbase, Cassandra, Cockroach
Cloud Native DBaaS (e.g., AWS RDS)
3+ years of experience in Agile/DevOps methodologies
3+ years with Kubernetes (EKS, AKS, ACK, or OpenShift)
3+ years of experience with cloud technology and its concepts (AWS, Azure, and/or Alibaba) including networking, security, and IAM
3+ years’ Infrastructure and Configuration Management-as-Code Services
Terraform Enterprise, Vault Enterprise
Ansible or Ansible Tower
3+ years of experience with infrastructure automation through scripting with Python, Ruby, PowerShell, and/or UNIX scripting languages.
Ability to independently research and recommend tools, software, applications, and systems for attaining best-in-class IT technology across the enterprise.
Ability to drive an idea or concept to an actual solution with significant autonomy.
Ability to design highly resilient systems that support 99.9% uptime.
Ability to create constructive relationships, influence, and communicate (to project team, IT management, and non-technical staff).
Graduate Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
Experience with observability tooling: Dynatrace APM & Grail, Splunk, CloudWatch, VPC Flow Logs
Experience with security tool integration and methods (e.g., SSO, MFA, WAM): Vault, Thycotic, Ping Access, PAM/SSSD, Waratek
Ransomware protection tools/methods
DevOps Tooling: Helm, Harness, Backstage, Jenkins, Aqua
Confluent Cloud (Kafka)
Experience with some of these middleware products: DataPower, MQSeries, MQ, JBoss, Tomcat, Apache Web, IBM Integration Bus (AppConnect)
One or more cloud certifications.
ITIL V4 foundation certification.
Excellent technical knowledge of current and emerging infrastructure systems and standards.
Project planning and management experience.
Excellent understanding of change management and testing requirements, techniques, and tools.
High availability and disaster recovery strategies and solutions.
CORE WORK ACTIVITIES
Serve as one of the department’s database platform technology SME’s.
Modernizing legacy IT systems
Produce Infrastructure as Code
Provide solutions to lift and shift legacy solutions into the cloud
Provide solutions to transform legacy solutions into cloud native solutions.
Provides technical expertise, oversight, standardization, and validation of the effectiveness of hardware and software infrastructure
Research, design, and engineer high-performing Infrastructure (as code) components that are standards-based, highly available and secured, delivering the required business functionality.
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.
Provides documents with a focus on how services will be leveraged in the solution architecture.
Participates in the evaluation and selection of technology products.
Institutes best practices and ensures 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 existing and planned architectures.
Managing Projects and Priorities
Functions as a strategic senior technical expert providing technical leadership within own and other teams.
Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.
Determines priorities, schedules, plans and necessary resources to promote completion of any projects on schedule.
Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Reviews vendor proposals and selects appropriate vendor for services/technologies/hardware.
Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports, presentations, etc.
Keeps up-to-date technically and applies new knowledge to job.
Performs other reasonable duties as required for this position.
Delivering on the Needs of Key Stakeholders
Understands and meets the needs of key stakeholders.
Communicates concepts in a clear and persuasive manner that is easy to understand.
Demonstrates an understanding of business priorities to support achievement of performance goals, budget, etc.
California Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $96,038.00 to $209,169.00 annually.
Colorado Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $96,038.00 to $190,154.00 annually.
Hawaii Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $116,205.00 to $209,169.00 annually.
New York Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $96,038.00 to $209,169.00 annually.
Washington Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $96,038.00 to $209,169.00 annually. In addition to the annual salary, the position will be eligible to receive an annual bonus. Employees will accrue 0.04616 PTO balance for every hour worked and eligible to receive minimum of 7 holidays annually.
All locations offer coverage for medical, dental, vision, health care flexible spending account, dependent care flexible spending account, life insurance, disability insurance, accident insurance, adoption expense reimbursements, paid parental leave, educational assistance, 401(k) plan, stock purchase plan, discounts at Marriott properties, commuter benefits, employee assistance plan, and childcare discounts. Benefits are subject to terms and conditions, which may include rules regarding eligibility, enrollment, waiting period, contribution, benefit limits, election changes, benefit exclusions, and others.
Marriott HQ is committed to a hybrid work environment that enables associates to Be connected. Headquarters-based positions are considered hybrid, for candidates within a commuting distance to Bethesda, MD; candidates outside of commuting distance to Bethesda, MD will be considered for Remote positions.
The application deadline for this position is 42 days after the date of this posting, 1/16/2024.
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. Be where you can do your best work, begin your purpose, belong to an amazing global team, and become the best version of you.