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Marriott Sr. Systems Engineer – Cloud Platforms in Helena, Montana

Job Number 23049598

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


The Senior Systems Engineer – Cloud Platforms, leads the technical delivery of infrastructure projects, functioning as a full stack infrastructure expert. Partners with business, technology leaders, architects, and other engineers across other disciplines to engineer systems as well as the systems that deliver those systems (aka deliver infrastructure as code). This role will perform research, analysis, design, creation, and implementation of systems to meet current and future requirements. 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. Provides solutions that serve our business leveraging current and leading-edge technologies in an innovative and impactful manner.


Education and Experience


  • Undergraduate degree in an engineering or computer science discipline and/or equivalent experience/certification

  • 7+ years experience in information technology with technical skills:

  • 3+ years experience with cloud computing technology and its concepts (for example: AWS, Azure)

  • 3+ years experience in container operations and orchestration (for example: EKS, AKS)

  • 3+ years experience with DevOps tooling (for example: Jira, GitHub, Jenkins, Artifactory, DTR, etc.)

  • 3+ years experience with application and container Security (e.g. Vault, Aqua, SonarQube, Thycotic, Entrust) and Monitoring (e.g. Dynatrace, Splunk)

  • 3+ years experience in infrastructure and configuration management as code development (e.g. Terraform, Ansible)

  • 3+ years’ Infrastructure automation through scripting with technologies like Python, Ruby, PowerShell, and/or UNIX scripting languages

  • 3+ years’ experience in Security Compliance, Information Assurance and Data Protection using industry-best practices and tooling (e.g. Crowdstrike Falcon,, Splunk Phantom, HashiCorp Vault signers, SHA1 and SHA2 certificate management)

  • 3+ years of experience in Agile/DevOps methodologies

  • Ability to design end to end architecture that supports 99.99% service availability with performance and cost considerations

  • Experience operating in an agile scrum environment.

  • Delivery focused with experience to deliver incrementally at a fast pace in 2-week sprints

Additional Preferred Experiences

  • Familiarity with cloud native database technologies (Amazon RDS, Aurora, DocumentDB, Redis/Elasticache, Azure CosmosDB).

  • Familiarity with traditional RDBMS (Oracle, SQL Server) and NoSQL (Couchbase) database technologies

  • Familiarity with Middleware products like DataPower, MQSeries, JBoss, Tomcat, Kafka

  • One or more cloud certifications.

  • ITIL V4 foundation certification.

  • Excellent technical knowledge of current & emerging infrastructure systems & standards.

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

  • Project planning and management experience.

  • Excellent understanding of change management and testing requirements, techniques, and tools.

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


  • Provides technical leadership, oversight, governance and direction for services related to Marriott solution delivery

  • Provides technical expertise to project team for successful project and change implementations

  • 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.

  • Determines customer requirements and works with sourced resources to develop solutions

  • Provides technical expertise, oversight, standardization, and validation of the effectiveness of the infrastructure servers.

  • Researches, designs, and engineers high-performing Infrastructure (as code) components that are standards-based, highly available and secured, delivering the required business functionality.

  • Leads analysis of current environment for deficiencies and provides solutions

  • Identifies opportunities to enhance the service delivery, operations and continual service improvement processes

  • 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 & ensures proper alignment to projects & 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 within the department.

  • Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.

  • Champions leaders’ vision for product and service delivery.

  • Makes and executes the necessary decisions to keep moving forward toward achievement of goals.

  • Provides direction and assistance to other teams regarding projects.

  • 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.

  • Thinks creatively and practically to develop, execute and implement new project plans.

  • Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports, presentations, etc.

  • Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates the quality of operations.

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.

  • Supports achievement of performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.

Providing Technical Support and Consultation

  • Provides technical expertise and technical leadership within own and other teams.

  • Provides recommendations to improve the effectiveness of processes and programs.

  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of job-relevant issues, products, systems, and processes.

  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of function-specific procedures.

  • Applies knowledge/judgment to achieve business goals.

  • Foresees, identifies and resolves problems.

  • Keeps up-to-date technically and applies new knowledge to job.

  • Performs other reasonable duties as required for this position.

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 considers for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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