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Posted November 23, 2022

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? The Senior Lead Platform Architect will apply technical skills to implement, maintain or improve systems, methods, products, and techniques for our Connected Room solution. This position works with build managers, architecture, and IT disciplines as part of the Connected Room Software Engineering team. This role is a critically meaningful technical resource deployed within the context of business technology solution delivery projects to ensure the overall stability and performance of our world-class applications.

The candidate is encouraged to be fully conversant with software development concepts and methodologies and current development languages and methods. Specifically, this position assists in the coordination of development, testing, and documenting of application systems to achieve the objectives detailed in the business requirements. Demonstrating deep technical expertise and analytical skills, the Senior Lead works closely with the Build Manager, Enterprise, Solution, and Platform Architects, and multi-functional teams to deliver solutions that meet business requirements for Hilton Worldwide applications and platforms.

More specifically, you will:

  • Provide support of design, development, testing, and implementation of software
  • Provide production support by solving Incidents/Problems and participate in continuous improvement efforts
  • Deliver maintenance and improvements for existing software or packaged applications
  • Ensure consistency to coding standards/procedures and participates in code reviews
  • Ensure that all solution development is aligned to architectural standards throughout the Agile development process
  • Assist in the design and ensure the overall integrity of the test plan
  • Define and set standard methodologies for the Software Engineering organization
  • Demonstrate proficiency in multiple technology stacks used to code/configure quality solutions that require limited rework and meet business / end-user needs by adhering to the standard methodologies


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

  • Experience with ‘as a service’ platforms or relevant hosting environments
  • Experience with similar solutions to the product supported
  • Proven knowledge of Agile software development, methodologies, and relevant processes
  • Agile problem-solving techniques and decision-making principles
  • Ability to work independently without significant oversite to follow requirements and develop solutions
  • Ability to build a technical specification and product design from published requirements
  • Learn new technologies and expand your skills

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

  • Ten (10) years of professional experience within Technology or a related field
  • Three (3) years of experience in Project Management
  • Three (3) years of software/platform design & implementation experience
  • Hands-on work with installation, configuration, and management of cloud applications
  • Business travel of approximately 10%, as needed

It would be useful in this position for the candidate 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
  • Two (2) years of IoT and AWS cloud experience

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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McLean, VA 22102

(703) 883-1000

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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.