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Senior Data Engineer

Posted January 13, 2021

McLean, VA

About This Job


***This position can be based in McLean, VA or Memphis, TN***

From smartphone capabilities like Digital Key to connected rooms that allow for integrated entertainment, temperature and lighting controls, Hilton’s Global Technology team is responsible for creating 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?

Senior Data Engineers apply their technical and business aptitude to transform raw data into useful data systems. This role will build a data architecture that support Analytics, Data Science, Software Engineering and our Compliance/Regulatory functions' ability to build and optimize products that will position Hilton as an innovative industry leader along with ensuring the appropriate protections to our data. Bring your data engineer talents to Hilton!

Key responsibilities to include:

  • Follow technical specification and product design from published requirements to perform development tasks.

  • Build elegant and innovative solutions that support marketing, pricing, and management initiatives with limited oversight.

  • Utilize industry principles, methodologies, tools and reliable standards throughout the application lifecycle to transform the design specifications into data pipelines that will address customer needs.

  • Define and execute testing strategies for these solutions to ensure they align with Hilton standards and provide the appropriate controls and safeguards to ensure the quality and security of our data.

  • Transition the final solutions to our Operations team for ongoing support by defining standard operating procedures and conducting knowledge transfer sessions.

  • Handle production defects and assisting the Operations team with short term mitigation strategies, while you develop and implement long term solutions.


What are we looking for?

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

  • Proficiency with Hive, AWS Redshift, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, My SQL and PostgreSQL Solid grasp of performance tuning the database for large data sets

  • Proficiency in Hadoop, data lakes, and cloud services

  • Hands-on experience developing ETL jobs (batch and real-time) for structured and unstructured data using Scala, Apache Spark, Hive, Apache Pig, MapReduce, AWS Data Pipeline, AWS Glue, AWS EMR, and Apache Kafka.

  • Hands-on experience in import and export structured RDBMS and unstructured NOSQL database data using Apache Sqoop, Spark, Scala, and Java

  • Experience in Microsoft ASP, .Net, VB.Net, C#.Net, Java, HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Angular is a plus

  • Quick learner of new technologies and expansion of skills

  • Background working with Agile development methodologies (e.g. SAFe)

  • Deep understanding of requirement gathering, analysis, design, code review and Unit and Integration testing

  • Experience with unit testing frameworks and defining test cases

  • Knowledge around Informatica for data engineering

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

  • Five (5) years of work experience in Technology or related field

  • Three (3) years of experience with Big Data technologies and platforms including but not limited AWS, Hadoop, Redshift, Scala, Spark and Hive

  • Two (2) years of software/platform design and implementation experience

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or Associate’s Degree with six (6) years of Technology related experience, or High School Degree/GED twelve (12) years of Technology related experience

  • Seven (7+) years of work experience in Technology or related field

What is it like working 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 over 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 single day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!

We will ensure that qualified individuals with protected disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions of his or her role, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.



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.