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Lead Software Engineer API

Posted May 10, 2021

Hilton - Greater China & Mongolia
East Shanghai, China

About This Job


With thousands of hotels in over 100 countries and territories, Hilton offers countless opportunities to delight. From an open door to a welcoming smile and an exceptional experience, we offer the millions of travelers who stay with us every year a welcome they will never forget. In addition to our flagship brand, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the family of brands includes Waldorf Astoria, LXR, Conrad, Canopy, Curio Collection, DoubleTree, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton and many others.

If you appreciate the impact global travel can have on the world, you may be just the person we are looking for to work as a Hilton Team Member. Because it’s with Hilton where we never forget the reason we're here: to delight our guests, Team Members, and owners alike.

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 that Hilton has the technology needed to support our continued global growth while remaining at the forefront of hospitality technology innovation.

The Lead Software Engineer API - Greater China & Mongolia, works as part of a team to design, develop, and manage digital APIs for Hilton China mobile and web channels. This role will be expected to work within an agile framework, collaborate with the creative team, technical team, product leads and global tech team on targeted features and functions required, allowing Hilton to maintain its position as a leader in hospitality.

What will I be doing?

As the Lead Software Engineer API - Greater China & Mongolia, you will be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

  • Develop and deliver back-end assets for Hilton's China mobile and web channels, including business rules changes in graph, couch base data and index changes, writing unit tests, bug fixes, build plans, understanding / communicate downstream service dependencies, and other supportive functions within the technical stack as needed.

  • Collaborate with Hilton Global Core+ team, distribution services team, architecture team, and product leads on targeted features and functions, tailoring them specifically for China.

  • Lead and manage local vendors to develop Hilton China’s back-end and other key initiatives, offering technical guidance to help define requirements, and implementing solutions that meet business objectives.

  • Establish solid partnerships within the local and global IT organization to ensure cross-functional alignment and clear understanding of feature requests. 

  • Help fill gaps throughout the development cycle to ensure we meet delivery expectations, considering the difference between global and China back-end infrastructure.

  • Lead and mentor other software engineers on the technology stack, building up the core competency to increase the velocity of the teams.

  • Follow defined agile methodology to deliver industry leading web and mobile solutions with best-in-class quality and performance. 

  • Embrace and demonstrate the core development principles and practices, and ensure these principles are followed throughout the team.

  • Independently applies a variety of complex methods / skills with significant autonomy

  • Develop novel and customized solutions.

  • Introduce "state-of-the-art" concepts to develop back-end solutions.

  • Identify ways to increase effectiveness of onboarding.

  • Work within other groups to develop methods for integrating their work into the project.

  • Research, share, and implement new technologies to evolve the back-end stack and increase performance.

  • Identify and communicate process / organizational improvements to increase overall organization effectiveness.


What are we looking for?

A Lead Software Engineer API - Greater China & Mongolia serving Hilton Brands is always working on behalf of our Guests and working with other Team Members. To successfully fill this role, you should maintain the attitude, behaviors, skills, and values that follow:

  • BA / BS Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training / experience

  • 4 years of professional work experience in Technology or related field

  • 4 years of development experience using HTML, CSS, and / or JavaScript

  • 1 year of development experience using Graph.js

  • 1 year of development experience using Node.js

  • Experience supporting sites on different browsers, operating systems, and devices

  • Experience mentoring other technical team members

  • Advance knowledge in Graph and Apollo based patterns

  • Seasoned understanding of the business and industry environment

  • Demonstrate exceptional initiative, creativity and innovation skills

  • Strong working knowledge of Atlassian Stack

  • Strong working knowledge of agile methodologies

  • Strong working knowledge of using Git as version control with a team

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence across organization boundaries 

  • Rich local and global vendor management experience

  • Able to balance competing demands

  • Able to work effectively with diverse teams in diverse locations

  • Able to travel worldwide as required when travel restrictions due to Covid-19 are lifted (25% of the time to travel to Memphis, Tennessee in the first year, and 5-10% of the time for subsequent years)

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

  • 6 years of professional work experience in technology or related field

  • 2 years of development experience using Graph.js

  • Experience with CMS integration

What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the 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

Hilton - Greater China & Mongolia

4205, Bund Centre 222 Yan An Road
East Shanghai, 200002

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We are passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.

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.