Director, Functional Architect
Company: Marriott International, Inc
Posted on: June 13, 2022
Posting Date Jun 02, 2022
Job Number 22088093
Job Category Information Technology
Location Marriott International HQ, 10400 Fernwood Road, Bethesda,
Maryland, United States
Position Type Management
Located Remotely? Y
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
--- JOB SUMMARY:
This role is accountable for establishing and maintaining the
architecture materials, presentations, and communication plan that
will be shared across Business, IT, Service Providers, and Partners
stakeholders. The role will work across the architecture
organization, business advisory group, and product teams to
translate and document architecture artifacts in business terms.
This role will be responsible for validating the relevance of the
artifacts with the various stakeholder groups. This role will also
lead and manage the daily stand-up sessions, manage EA backlog for
transformation programs, develop bi-weekly architecture status
Education and Experience
Five (5)+ years overall relevant experience producing business
architecture documentation and presentations that include customer
journeys, domain models, capability models, interaction
Three (3)+ years of experience translating technical solutions and
ideas into business friendly presentations and artifacts.
Experience facilitating daily stand-ups, working sessions, tracking
accountabilities and delivery dates.
Has strong organizational and process management skills and
attention to detail
Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills to communicate
to peers, management, and business stakeholder
Hands-On experience accomplishing results through others,
particularly by establishing relationships, effective controls and
Strong collaboration and partnering skills
Undergraduate degree (Computer Science, Information Systems, or
Computer Engineering) or equivalent experience
Hospitality Experience a plus
Experience in Digital Design and Storytelling is a plus
Proven ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a
Demonstrated ability to assess customer/client needs, creatively
approach solutions, decide and influence appropriate courses of
Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to
articulate complex ideas in easy-to-understand business terms
Team-oriented, collaborative leadership skills
CORE WORK ACTIVITIES
Accountable for the development and management of functional use
case diagrams, customer journeys, interaction models, domain and
Facilitates the socialization of business architecture artifacts
across the organization to gain adoption.
Develops frameworks to drive consistency in capturing and reporting
on the evolution of the models.
Architecture Asset Management
Organizes and makes accessible the library of Enterprise
Architecture documentation across the organization.
Develops approaches to ensure architectures are kept up date and
reviewed on a quarterly basis
Creates strategies to promote the integration of architecture
assets into daily SDLC processes.
Accountable for defining the Enterprise Architecture tooling
required to support better decision making.
Accountable for the development of bi-weekly Enterprise
Architecture Status reports and organizational updates
Coordinates and facilitates architecture education sessions
Collaborates with Business Advisory Group and Transformation PMO to
develop and submit Architecture content to support steering
Builds a variety of media (presentations, wiki's, videos, etc.) to
support the broad communication of strategies, architectures, and
Develops and communicates EA KPI's to illustrate architecture
contributions to velocity and quality.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Development Methodologies: knowledge of development methodologies
as well as new/upcoming development methodologies.
Information Security: knowledge of the security considerations
relevant within the development space, including industry best
practices related to information security
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
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
Mathematical Reasoning - Adds, subtracts, multiplies, or divides
quickly, correctly, and in a way that allows one to solve
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.
This position requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19
prior to the first date of employment, subject to applicable law.
If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your
date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation request is received
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.
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