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Senior Director, Software Engineering - Platform Engineering

Posted January 6, 2023

Bethesda Marriott
Bethesda, MD
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Job Number

22196675

Job Category

Information Technology

Location

Marriott International HQ, 7750 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, United States VIEW ON MAP

Schedule

Full-Time

Located Remotely?

N

Relocation?

N

Position Type

Management


Job Summary 

Provides application development leadership for the implementation of key technology initiatives that drive Marriott International's Platform strategy in a fast-paced, mission critical environment. This role will be responsible for building and advancing Marriott’s platform in alignment with our core business objectives and enterprise architecture principles.

Fosters innovation and manages the application development team with a focus on promoting customer satisfaction. Collaborates with other technology leaders, business partners and promotes agile application development practices and processes across the enterprise. Establishes and manages continuous improvement efforts in technical project management, software engineering & testing automation to improve quality, scalability, and adoption of Marriott’s API platform.

Candidate Profile 

Education And Experience

Required

  • 10+ years of application development leadership experience
  • 5+ years of experience with distributed architectural frameworks and the various approaches to the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) like agile development methodologies.
  • Experience with technologies – Java, NoSQL, Spring boot, Kafka, Docker, K8s, Cloud
  • Experience or in-depth working knowledge of DevOps, CI/CD pipelines, logging, metrics, monitoring, tracing, service mesh, LTM, GTM, etc.
  • Deep understanding of the pros and cons with cloud-native solution, microservices-architecture and API orchestration architecture
  • 5+ years leading innovative, technically complex solutions for business and consumer-facing audiences
  • Experience with multiple public cloud platforms like AWS and Azure
  • Experience with designing & implementing cloud native solutions
  • Strong understanding of API platforms, back-end services, database and networking components of full stack infrastructure
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent

Preferred

  • Experience developing Enterprise APIs and working with API management platforms like Akana
  • Experience leveraging micro-services development patterns and principles
  • Demonstrated success leading medium- to large-scale initiatives/transformations
  • Strong experience in platform based approach and building platform for the enterprise to be used across all domains.
  • Active contributions to OSS projects
  • Relevant technology certifications
  • Proven management experience in strategic planning and budgeting within one or more business groups
  • Experience with and knowledge of global IT outsourcing activities in a managed services environment
  • Proven management experience in application development across waterfall and agile environments.
  • Experience transforming mainframe-based applications into modern open system technologies
  • Proven success in driving DevOps best practices and capabilities into development teams
  • Experience with Automation testing, Performance Engineering, Release Management processes and Application Deployments.
  • Working in a Product-based model and building strong partnerships with Product owners by providing innovative technology solutions to complex business problems
  • Direct management of complex budgets in excess of $5M annual direct and indirect costs
  • Direct management of cross functional, sourced, or matrixed teams
  • Experience with DR strategy rollout and Production support of mission critical applications.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES                                                                                   

Managing Application Development Standards, Processes, And Tools

  • Works with direct reports to facilitate consistency of service delivery across client groups
  • Facilitates compliance with the standard set of application development tools and processes that will drive consistency and predictability throughout the SDLC for all client groups including:
    • SDLC standard tools and processes for both waterfall and agile development
    • Estimating standard tools and processes, incorporating flexibility for small and large projects
    • Deployment standard tools and processes
  • Monitors projects for adherence to defined application development processes
  • Communicates to Application Development leaders opportunities to create broader IT related and corporate standards and policies where necessary
  • Communicates important application development policy changes that affect service provider and/or Marriott operations

Managing Day To Day Relationships With Teams

  • Manages application development projects in partnership with IT teams, business partners and providers
    • Provides project management of business projects
    • Oversees effective reporting within application development team
    • Leads project reviews with team on application development projects
    • Manages day-to day relationships with all IT teams to promote the delivery of services that meet or exceed the client expectations
    • Monitors projects for alignment with defined business case process
    • Drives timely resolution of escalated service delivery problems and minimizes the impact of any client service delivery issues
    • Manages, and improves service level reporting for application development
    • Provides early warning to the appropriate Business Partnership & Planning leaders and team regarding degraded or missed service levels
    • Assists with application, development and maintenance of service provider project management standards and tools
    • Participates in client portfolio and demand management processes, and engages service providers to ensure client satisfaction
  • Works with application development service providers
    • Validates the service provider(s) performs the services agreed to by the master services agreement in a manner that is consistent with both the spirit and the letter of the agreement
    • Works with team to progress the service providers services to match client needs
    • Facilitates team and service provider compliance with the agreement
    • Validates service levels meet business needs
    • Facilitates the definition and enforcement of good service provider contracts
  • Supports the IT organization
    • Provides input to IT’s business strategy and planning as needed
    • Supports and follows defined IT Governance decision rights, standards and practices
    • Emphasizes accuracy and effectiveness of estimating and planning management with team
    • Provides input to business/discipline and continent IT budgets

Implementing And Managing Continuous Improvement Program

  • Drives adoption of CMMi or similar metrics to demonstrate continuous improvement and alignment with the industry
  • Demonstrates continuous improvement through metrics of quality consistency and client satisfaction
  • Works with application development service providers, IT teams, and business partners to implement continuous improvement activities
  • Responds to issues identified in project surveys or other feedback processes, to continually improve client satisfaction

Management Competencies

Leadership

  • Communication

    -Conveys information and ideas to others in a convincing and engaging manner through a variety of methods.
  • Leading Through Vision And Values

    - Keeps the organization's vision and values at the forefront of employee decision making and action.
  • Managing Change

    - Initiates and/or manages the change process and energizes it on an ongoing basis, taking steps to remove barriers or accelerate its pace; serves as role model for how to handle change by maintaining composure and performance level under pressure or when experiencing challenges.
  • Problem Solving And Decision Making

    - Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; obtains and compares information from different sources to draw conclusions, develops and evaluates alternatives and solutions, solves problems, and chooses a course of action.
  • Professional Demeanor

    - Exhibits behavioral styles that convey confidence and command respect from others; makes a good first impression and represents the company in alignment with its values.
  • Strategy Development

    - Develops business plans by exploring and systematically evaluating opportunities with the greatest potential for producing positive results; ensures successful preparation and execution of business plans through effective planning, organizing, and on-going evaluation processes.

Managing Execution

  • Building A Successful Team

    -Uses an effective interpersonal style to build a cohesive team; inspires and sustains team cohesion and engagement by focusing the team on its mission and importance to the organization.
  • Strategy Execution

    – Ensures successful execution across of business plans designed to maximize customer satisfaction, profitability, and market share through effective planning, organizing, and on-going evaluation processes.
  • Driving For Results

    - Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others; assumes responsibility for work objectives; initiates, focuses, and monitors the efforts of self and/or others toward the accomplishment goals; proactively takes action and goes beyond what is required.

Building Relationships

  • Customer Relationships

    - Develops and sustains relationships based on an understanding of customer/stakeholder needs and actions consistent with the company’s service standards.
  • Global Mindset

    - Supports employees and business partners with diverse styles, abilities, motivations, and/or cultural perspectives; utilizes differences to drive innovation, engagement and enhance business results; and ensures employees are given the opportunity to contribute to their full potential.
  • Strategic Partnerships

    - Develops collaborative relationships with fellow employees and business partners by making them feel valued, appreciated, and included; explores partnership opportunities with other people in and outside the organization; influences and leverages corporate and continental shared services and/or discipline leaders (e.g., HR, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Revenue Management) to achieve objectives; maintains effective external relations with government, business and industry in respective countries; performs effectively as a liaison between locations, disciplines, and corporate to ensure needed resources are received and corporate strategies are understood and executed.

Generating Talent And Organizational Capability

  • Developing Others

    - Plans and supports the development of others’ skills and capabilities so that they can fulfill current or future job/role responsibilities more effectively; provides high visibility to individuals with potential; offers challenging assignments that build confidence and credibility and provides such individuals with a personal vision for their future.
  • Organizational Capability

    - Evaluates and adapts the structure of assignments and work processes to best fit the needs and/or support the goals of an organizational unit.

Learning And Applying Professional Expertise

  • Business Acumen

    - Understands and utilizes business information to manage everyday operations and generate innovative solutions to approach business and administrative challenges.
  • Technical Acumen

    - Understands and utilizes professional skills and knowledge in a specific functional area to conduct and manage everyday business operations and generate innovative solutions to approach function-specific work challenges.
    • Technical Intelligence

      knowledge and ability to identify technological opportunities and threats that could affect the future growth and survival of the business.
    • Technology Life Cycle

        knowledge of the Life Cycle of technologies and how applications, infrastructure, and processes relate to these timelines.
    • It Systems

        Knowledge of IT systems supporting the business including benefits, requirements, costs, justification, and operations. 
    • It Resources

        The ability to secure and manage IT resources to achieve business objectives (e.g., contracts, vendor relationships, financial accountability, portfolio management, information and resource planning) and measure project impact.
  • Continuous Learning

    - Actively identifies new areas for learning; regularly creates and takes advantage of learning opportunities; uses newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learns through their application.
  • Strategy Knowledge

    - Understanding and utilizing professional skills and knowledge in a specific functional area to conduct and manage business operations and generate innovative solutions to approach function-specific strategic work challenges.
  • Basic Competencies

    - Fundamental competencies required for accomplishing basic work activities.
    • Basic Computer Skills

      - Uses basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.).
    • Mathematical Reasoning

      - Adds, subtracts, multiplies, or divides quickly, correctly, and in a way that allows one to solve work-related issues.
    • Oral Comprehension

      - Listens to and understands information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
    • Reading Comprehension

      - Understands written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
    • Writing

      - Communicates effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

Marriott International is the world’s largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed.  We believe a great career is a journey of discovery and exploration.  So, we ask, where will your journey take you?

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Bethesda Marriott

5151 Pooks Hill Road
Bethesda, MD 20814

1-301-897-9400

407 Room Hotel

www.marriott.com

Located northwest of Washington, DC, in Maryland's Capital Region, our Bethesda, Maryland hotel is part of a thriving area with 200 restaurants, 20 art galleries and some of the best shopping in the area. Wisconsin Ave. is accessible just outside the hotel for direct access to I-270 and 495 and an easy 2-mile drive to downtown Bethesda, where plenty of parking is available and its bustling streets often host special events. We understand ease of transportation is a must, which is why our hotel in Bethesda, MD offers complimentary shuttle service to downtown, local destinations like the NIH campus and White Flint Mall, and the Metro's Red Line which provides continuous service to downtown Washington, DC. With 399 luxuriously chic hotel rooms, 8 distinguished suites, 18,500 sq ft of flexible event space and state-of-the-art Washington, DC meeting rooms, our Bethesda, MD hotel will provide you with the ideal venue for your meeting or create a lavish backdrop for your wedding reception in Maryland.