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Lead Platform Architect

posted August 15, 2019

McLean, VA
578011 l

About This Job


From smartphone capabilities like Digital Key to connected rooms that allow for integrated entertainment, temperature and lighting controls, Hilton’s Global Technology team is building the hospitality experience of the future – for our guests, owners and Team Members. Through innovative technology development and deployment, this team ensures Hilton has the technology needed to support our continued global growth while remaining at the forefront of hospitality technology innovation.

What will I be doing?

***The location for this position can be Memphis, TN or McLean, VA.***

We are looking for a Lead Platform Architect, who will be a solutions designer, and responsible for supporting and implementing company-wide changes to various systems. You will work with several different architecture domains and IT disciplines as part of the Back Office Build team. You will be a critically important resource deployed within the context of business solution delivery projects to ensure overall stability and performance of our elite applications.

As a Lead Platform Architect at Hilton, you will be responsible for the architectural guidance for Back Office applications, as well as for leading the day-to-day activities for ADM support vendors. Driving internal and external specialists and vendors in deep-dive architecture reviews, you make development and design decisions to ensure the optimal outcome. Using your analytical skills, you will work closely with Build Managers, Architects and multi-functional teams to assess the architectural impact of business requirements on underlying Hilton capabilities and platforms, identifying risks and issues with mitigations.

More specifically, you will:

  • Advise and contribute to application project plans.
  • Adhere to Global Architecture standards and strategy for the company including business, application, product, integration, data, and infrastructure architectures.
  • Write (in collaboration with the Solutions Architect) business documents such as software design specifications, system architectures and software requirements specifications.
  • Provide mentorship and leadership on software/platform architecture and design to software development teams by referencing and applying standard practices.
  • Provide leadership in delivery of project and initiatives.
  • Lead partners in strategy/project initiation, architecture, requirements analysis, design, project management and systems integration activities.
  • Work with the various internal IT groups to integrate solutions components (e.g., custom architecture, company-wide information), scope cost, timeline and understand implications on architecture.


What are we looking for?

The success in this role will demonstrate itself through the following attributes and skills:

  • Direct experience engineering ETL solutions using Informatica
  • Understands, documents, and describes complex subjects
  • Aligns business capabilities to IT solutions
  • Acts as a trainer, mentor, and advisor to colleagues
  • Facilitates complex business requirements into objectives, plans, specifications, resources, and short-term goals
  • Drives innovation in line with architecture standards and strategy
  • Direct experience integrating with cloud applications as well traditional On-Premise applications
  • Experience with Agile software development and relevant processes is a plus
  • Collaborates and acts in an objective manner in order to effectively solve problems and stay on track towards accomplishing organizational goals
  • Self-starters, who take initiative in implementing goals, operate with a cool-head under time constraints, and possess adaptability to change
  • Teammate, who works well with others, while employing diplomacy with high-level executives and customers within the organization on a global scale

To fulfill this role successfully, you should demonstrate the following minimum qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of IT experience
  • Three (3) years of software/platform design and implementation experience
  • Two (2) years project management experience
  • Business travel of approximately 5%

It would be helpful in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

  • BA/BS Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or related discipline
  • Seven (7) years of general development experience
  • Five (5) years of Informatica software/platform design and implementation experience
  • Two (2) years of experience with cloud applications
What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the world’s leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities, and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!



About This Employer


7930 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 1100
McLean, VA 22102

(703) 883-1000

Corporate Office

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About Hilton

Hilton is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties with over 800,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time.

We believe Hospitality isn’t just a job; it’s a journey of self-discovery, growth, community and cultures. Our Team Members are extraordinary professionals who work together to deliver exceptional experiences for all who walk through our doors. As we continue to grow and innovate, our Vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” has never faltered. We are more than a room for the night. We create heartfelt experiences for Guests, meaningful opportunities for Team Members, and a positive impact in our Communities.

We’re always on the lookout for executives, management, hotel operations, call center/reservationists, and students and graduates interested in joining any of the Hilton brands:

  • Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  • Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
  • Conrad Hotels & Resorts
  • Canopy by Hilton
  • Curio – A Collection by Hilton
  • Doubletree by Hilton
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Hampton by Hilton
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton
  • Hilton Grand Vacations
  • Tru by Hilton
  • Tapestry Collection by Hilton

If you appreciate the impact global travel can have on the world and know how to offer an exceptional hospitality experience, you may be just the person we are looking for to work as a Hilton Team Member.