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Senior Lead Data Engineer

Posted January 27, 2023

McLean, VA
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*** The location for this position is virtual/remote ***

From smartphone capabilities like Digital Key to Hilton Connected Room 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? As the Senior Lead Data Engineer, you will apply your technical and business ability to transform raw data into useful data systems. You will build a data architecture that supports 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 protection of our data. 

More specifically, you will:

  • Assist team members in understanding work scope, assessing impact, and estimating work effort
  • Acquire and use business knowledge by taking advantage of available resources to develop and champion data solutions that allow our partners to craft sophisticated and innovative solutions to support customer, marketing, loyalty, and management initiatives
  • Lead by example to Develop ETL data pipelines to transform and process data between multiple data zones
  • Develop repeatable and reusable data pipelines as part of the data lake and data warehouse framework(s)
  • Build and document business logic used to create project design specifications
  • Define, implement, and support the testing and acceptance of these solutions to ensure they follow 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
  • Solving production defects and assisting the Operations team with short-term mitigation strategies, while you develop and implement a long-term solution


What are we looking for? We believe the success in this role will demonstrate itself through the following attributes and skills:

  • Hands-on experience developing ETL jobs (batch and real-time) for structured and unstructured data using Scala, Apache Spark, Hive, Apache Pig, Apache Kafka, MapReduce, AWS Data Pipeline, AWS Glue, AWS EMR, Talend, and/or Informatica
  • Hands-on experience in import and export structured RDBMS and unstructured NoSQL database data using Apache Sqoop, Spark, Scala, and Java
  • Hands-on experience in Hive, AWS Redshift, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, My SQL, and PostgreSQL
  • Experience in RDBMS and Columnar databases including strong SQL
  • Experience in performance tuning the database for large data sets
  • Quick learner of new technologies and expansion of skills
  • Experience with modern Agile development methodologies (e.g. SAFe)
  • Experience in requirement gathering, analysis, design, code review, and Unit, and Integration testing
  • Experience with unit testing frameworks and defining test cases
  • Experience implementing solutions in of Data-Lake, Warehouse, Marts, and Master Data environments
  • Deliver maintenance and improvements for existing software or packaged applications
  • Great teammate, interested in sharing knowledge with other team members, and shows interest in learning new technologies.
  • Strong critical thinking skills ownership mentality and continuous learning
  • High level of accuracy in work and attention to detail

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

  • Ten (10) years of professional experience in Technology or related field
  • Six (6) years of software/platform design and implementation experience
  • Six (6) years of experience with SQL and/or No-SQL databases
  • Two (2) years of experience with Big Data technologies and platforms including but not limited to AWS, Hadoop, Redshift, Scala, Talend Cloud, Informatica Cloud, Spark, and Hive
  • Two (2) years of experience with at least one of the ETL tools (e.g. Talend Cloud, Informatica Cloud, SSIS)

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or Associate’s Degree plus 6 years of Technology related experience, or High School Degree/GED plus 12 years of Technology related experience
  • Exposure to technologies such as Spark, Spark-SQL, Data Frame, Pair RDD's, Spark YARN
  • Any Licenses or Certifications or Trainings in AWS, Talend, or Informatica
  • Knowledge of the Hospitality, Financial, or Sales areas
  • Experience in Microsoft ASP, .Net, Visual Basic .Net, C#.Net, Java, HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Angular

What is it like working for Hilton?

The future of hospitality is bright at Hilton: a leading global hospitality company with a diverse portfolio of world-class brands. Dedicated to filling the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, we have welcomed more than 3 billion guests in our more than 100-year history. Hilton is proud to have an award-winning workplace culture, and we are consistently named among one of the World’s Best Workplaces.

We support the mental and physical wellbeing of all Team Members, so they can Thrive, thanks to innovative programs and benefits such as workplace flexibility, career growth and development, and our Go Hilton travel discount program. Hilton prioritizes understanding and integrating our Team Members’ unique perspectives and voices—along with those of our Guests, Owners, Suppliers, and Partners—to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment for all. Check out the Hilton Careers blog and Instagram to learn more about what it’s like to be on Team Hilton! 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. 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 their role, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Hilton offers its eligible team members a comprehensive benefits package including medical and prescription drug coverage, dental coverage, vision coverage, life insurance, short-and long-term disability insurance, a 401(k) savings plan, paid time off, and our travel discount. The salary for this role varies by applicable and specialized experience and location (Colorado & New York City applicants: Please click here for additional information). Subject to plan terms and conditions, you will be eligible to participate in the Hilton Annual Incentive (Bonus) Plan, consistent with other team members at the same level and/or position within the Company.  #LI-REMOTE

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7930 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 1100
McLean, VA 22102

(703) 883-1000

Corporate Office

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.