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Technical Architect - Private Cloud

Posted January 12, 2021

Marriott International
Bethesda, MD

About This Job


Reporting directly to the Sr. Director, Private Cloud, the Technical Architect - Private Cloud will be accountable for executing against the Marriott International Cloud Strategy to bring internet facing applications to our customers around the World. This role will work directly with hosted Data Center “colo” providers, properties and other Service Providers that provide a support overlay to the services offered by each. The Techinical Architect – Private Cloud will also perform research, analysis, design, and creation of products and services within a service catalog that contributes to continuously maturing of the Marriott International Cloud Program while enabling the Customer Facing and Enterprise Products/Platforms solutioned through partnership with Enterprise Architecture. These will include items such as the establishment of a Cloud Asset Management Platform, facilitating the normalization of billing, provisioning, and capacity management.  This role will partner closely with other Cloud architects to converge cloud footprints into an enterprise-grade hybrid cloud.

The Private Cloud product produces services including “Colo” Hosting Facilities, Compute/Storage, Converged Infrastructure, Virtualization, Operating Systems, Container Platforms, Middleware, Database, Business Intelligence, Tools and Automation through “Infrastructure As Code.”


Education and Experience


·       10+ years experience in an Information Technology (IT) role in a software development organization

·       Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience/certification

·       5+ years experience in working with Cloud Infrastructure Architecture and Design with expertise in one or more of the following

·       Private Clouds

  •  Open Infrastructure (OpenStack)
  •  VMware SDDC (vSphere/NSX-T/vSAN)
  •   Microsoft Azure Stack (Hyper-V, SDS)
  •   Nutanix AHV

·       Infrastructure and Configuration Management-as-Code Servoces

HashiCorp Enterprise HashiStack: Terraform Enterprise, Vault Enterprise, Consul Enterprise, Nomad Enterprise

  • Chef Enterprise
  •   Ansible Tower
  •  Puppet Enterprise
  •  SaltStack Enterprise
  •  Custom API Development (Web Services)

  Infrastructure automation through scripting with Python, Ruby, shell and PowerShell

·       Expert understanding of infrastructure technologies including some or all of the following:

·       Linux Operating Systems: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Linux, IBM AIX and Windows

·       Virtualization: VMware ESXi, KVM, Xen, Microsoft Hyper-V

·       Storage: SAN, NAS, Object Storage, HDFS, Backup and Recovery best practices

·       Networking Switching and Routing: TCP/IP, QoS, OSPF, BGP, L2 Networking, Spine and Leaf Topology, Core, Distribution, and Access Topology, Network Virtualization, Network Function Virtualization, Domain Name Services and Registration, Elastic Load Balancing services and Global Traffic Management principles

·       Applications Frameworks: Tomcat, Java Spring, Java Play, node.js, NginX, JavaEE, HTML5

·       Security: Compliance, Information Assurance, Data Protection using industry-best practices and tooling (Crowdstrike Falcon,, Splunk Phantom, HashiCorp Vault signers, SHA1 and SHA2 certificate management)

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

·       Familiarity with Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Kubernetes


·       2+ years experience in working with Kubernetes Container-as-a-Service Platforms (Docker Enterprise, Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise, VMware EKS, Mesosphere)

·       Graduate Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

·       Experience with Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Hardware (DellEMC Vx*, Nutanix, HPE Simplivity)

·       Experience with Converged and/or Composable Infrastructure (DellEMC PowerEdge MX, HPE Synergy, Pure FlashStack)

·       Familiarity with both relational (Oracle, DB2, MySQL/MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MSSQL Server), non-relational (Cassandra, Couchbase, MongoDB) database technologies, and database caching technologies (Memcached, Redis)

·       Familiarity with cloud native database technologies (Google Cloud Spanner, Microsoft Azure CosmosDB, Amazon RDS Aurora)

·       One or more Cloud Certifications: CompTIA Cloud+, EMC Cloud Architect, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, VMWare VCP6 – Cloud, Google Certified Professional - Cloud Architect, Microsoft Certifications: 70-532, 70-533, 70-534, 70-246, 70-247, Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)

·       Experience in software development engineering (JavaScript, Java, Ruby, Python, Go)

·       Experience with an enterprise cloud transformation effort across a portfolio of similar size

·       Experience in retail and/or hospitality industries



·       Provides leadership, oversight, governance and strategic direction related to Cloud Services to enable the delivery of IT services

·       Oversees the documentation of all architecture design and analysis work

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

·       Serve as a role model and ensure all network and information security leaders are visible and effective partners with IT counterparts, broader Marriott stakeholders, and service providers.


Strategy & Planning

·       Work closely with the Enterprise Architecture (EA) team to facilitate alignment of plans with what is being delivered

·       Represent the Infrastructure Delivery Team in project design and execution plans, to align them with Infrastructure Delivery Projects and Roadmap

Technology Management

·       Provides input to the Marriott infrastructure architecture and governance model

·       Provides technical leadership, oversight, standardiza


About this Employer

Marriott International

10400 Fernwood Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20817

(301) 380-3000

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