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Senior Product Engineer Android

Posted May 12, 2022

Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Chicago, IL
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Description

We are seeking a Senior Android Engineer to work on Hyatt’s Digital Product team which develops new groundbreaking applications designed for Hyatt hotel associates and guests.  This is a senior position, ideal for someone who is skilled and passionate about front-end and/or back-end development and eager to expand their influence in surrounding areas.  You will lead and mentor more junior engineers in a cross-functional team, focused on reaching continuous delivery.

The team is responsible for design, implementation, and maintenance of Hyatt's digital products that could range from property exploration to reservation booking to our on-property digital amenities.  As a member of this team, Senior Engineers will provide input as we work with all business functions to help build a digital culture at Hyatt.

Senior Android Engineers will work closely with the Product and Design team-mates to plan and negotiate iterative development cycles in an agile environment.  We will also collaborate with the Ops team to build infrastructure and care for the mobile apps and associated properties in production, as Tier 3 support.  We apply DevOps tools and culture to deliver software to production early and often, with highly automated and reliable procedures.

A partial, unordered list of desired skills includes Kotlin, Swift, Java, JavaScript, Jenkins, Gitlab, and Selenium.

The ideal candidate will possess some or all of the following characteristics:

You believe in well-crafted software, emphasizing quality over quantity, but you are not a zealot or perfectionist.

You like Agile. You like DevOps.  Thus, you like Continuous Delivery.

You like to build upon platforms composed of loosely coupled, contractually obligated services.

You believe software is a creative tool that can seamlessly help give guests more time back in the day and love their trip

You want mobile apps to be first class citizens in the software world with capabilities equal to or better than webapps.

You are open to change and eager to find improvements in technology and the ways we work

You are a maker, and you are driven by the thought of seeing your creation in the hands of millions of customers.

You like the challenge of simplifying complex systems and you always consider the big picture even when acting locally.

You are a pleasure to work with and value a great company culture

You objectively evaluate new tools and architectures for adoption, engaging with peers to find the best way forward

Responsibilities

Analyze requirements

Create, test and refactor Android app code

Develop automated tests

Develop automated deployment process

Provide Tier 3 production support

Participate in architecture reviews and technology standards definition

Mentor engineers

Communicate technical and business information to audiences with different levels of familiarity

Demonstrate a commitment to Hyatt core values.

The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.

Requirements

4 years’ experience in software design, development, and algorithm related solutions.

4 years’ experience programming experience in Kotlin, Java

Expansive technical knowledge and experience with mobile application development (Android, iOS).

Solid foundation in computer science with a strong understanding of data structures, and algorithms.

Experience developing multi-tier scalable and user-centric reliable applications that operate 24x7.

Knowledge of UI and animation frameworks, touch user interface, and MVP/MVVM application design.

Experience building services for information delivery from server to mobile clients working with relevant tools (IDEs, JUnit, etc.).

Strong object-oriented and functional skills including design, coding, and testing patterns

Education

B.S. preferred, in Computer Science or related discipline

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation

150 N Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606

Telephone (312) 750-1234
Reservations (800) 233-1234

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www.hyatt.com

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We are a global hospitality company with widely recognized, industry leading brands and a tradition of innovation developed over our more than fifty-year history.  Our mission is to provide authentic hospitality by making a difference in the lives of the people we touch every day.  We focus on this mission in pursuit of our goal of becoming the most preferred brand in each segment that we serve for our associates, guests and owners.  We support our mission and goal by adhering to a set of core values that characterize our culture.    

Our full service hotels operate under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz™, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency® brands.  Our two select service brands are Hyatt Place® and Hyatt Summerfield Suites™.  We develop, sell and manage vacation ownership properties under the Hyatt Vacation Club® brand.  

Our associates, whom we also refer to as members of the Hyatt family, consist of over 80,000 individuals working at our corporate and regional offices and our managed, franchised and owned properties in 45 countries around the world.  Our corporate headquarters are located in Chicago, Illinois.

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Hyatt is a place where high expectations aren’t just met—they’re exceeded. It’s a place of outstanding rewards, where talent opens doors to exciting challenges in the hospitality industry.  It’s a place where career opportunities are as unlimited as your imagination. Discover your place to shine in our warm, respectful, and inclusive culture.

Hyatt associates work in an environment that demands exceptional performance, yet reaps great rewards... whether it's career opportunities, job enrichment or a supportive working environment. If you are ready for this challenge, then we are ready for you.

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We are pleased that you are exploring Hyatt. We believe our guests select Hyatt because of our caring and attentive associates who exceed their service expectations. In today's competitive environment, that says a lot about who we are.  We care about our associates and we care about our guests.

At Hyatt, hospitality isn't just a business; it’s a calling.  It’s a calling evidenced in the thousands of decisions and interactions made everyday by passionate employees throughout our company.  Because hospitality is the core of who we are, it extends well beyond our guests. Our unique brand of authentic hospitality is also experienced by our employees.  

We do this by infusing every facet of the Hyatt employee experience with the same degree of hospitality that we show our guests.

Our Philosophy

The success of Hyatt is driven by over 80,000 associates around the world who provide authentic hospitality and strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day.  The Hyatt culture is built around a 50-year tradition of innovation and excellence, a deep understanding of the hospitality industry and a passionate commitment to delivering the most rewarding experience possible to our guests and our associates.   Mission:  We provide authentic hospitality. We make a difference in the lives of those we 'touch' everyday—that is our definition of hospitality.  We do this in an environment that respects all people and all ideas.  We do it in an efficient way that leads to superior results.     Goals:  We aspire to be the preferred brand in each of the segments we serve. Most preferred among our employees, guests and owners.   Values:  Mutual Respect, Intellectual Honesty, Integrity. Humility, Fun, Creativity and Innovation.  

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Hyatt believes in its employees in celebrating success and in highlighting accomplishments!  Employees take pride in being part of such a collaborative environment.   As an employee of the Hyatt team, not only will you receive outstanding rewards and recognition, but you’ll also be a part of a family-friendly atmosphere consistently labeled with "great camaraderie".  You’ll feel a tremendous sense of pride when you’re recognized for your contributions to our exceptional guest experiences.    Hyatt is equally committed to ensuring that you, your family or domestic partner stay healthy, take advantage of opportunities, plan for the future and take time to enjoy life.   As healthy and happy people, Hyatt employees are committed to working in our collaborative environment.     Hyatt's worldwide recognition and rewards programs will vary depending on the country.  Local benefit packages will be offered for those hotels outside of North America.  

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