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Solution Architect, Digital Commerce - Search

Company: Marriott International
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Posting Date Apr 15, 2021 Job Number 21029797 Job Category Information Technology Location Marriott International HQ, 10400 Fernwood Road, Bethesda, Maryland, United States VIEW ON MAP Brand Corporate Schedule Full-Time Relocation? N Position Type Management Located Remotely? N 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? JOB SUMMARY: At Marriott International, our vision and goal is to become the world's favorite travel company We celebrate the dreamers who make their own mark, and with good reason. Our success is measured by the joy and satisfaction we bring our customers. Much of that success is driven by our ability to deliver differentiated and personalized online and digital experiences at any point during the customers shop & book journey. Our world class Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program, portfolio of 8000+ properties across the globe and 30 brands makes us a leader in the travel & hospitality space. Being world class is possibly only through being able to hire and retain the best talent. We are looking for a highly dynamic and hands on technical architect to join our Global Technology - Enterprise architecture team. This individual will be responsible for helping to define, advance and execute the technology future of our Digital web experience, Ecommerce and content management platforms. The right candidate will help advance the architecture of Marriott's Digital Commerce platforms to enable agility and speed to market in launching and enhancing digital experience features/products like Next generation Offers, Marriott Moments, Home rentals, Travel marketplace and several others. This includes defining/enabling architectures that help digital teams define and deliver personalized digital content leveraging new/existing processes and platforms. This individual will collaborate across various functional domains to create integrated digital ecommerce/experience solutions. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of designing, building, and implementing architectures that are highly scalable, resilient, secure and flexible. This individual will work with other solution architects, and development leads across the organization to extend and introduce new technology into our Digital platform. CANDIDATE PROFILE Education and Experience Required: Minimum 5 years experience as a software/technical architect or technical engineering lead designing and delivering globally distributed, scalable and highly resilient web and/or mobile applications. Experience creating conceptual, logical and transitional architectural diagrams, and gaining stakeholder approval/alignment. 5 years of experience developing with Lucene based search technologies like Lucidworks, Apache Solr and/or ElasticSearch. Expertise in SOLR/Elastic Collection Sharding/replication, failover, fault tolerance, high availability. Extensive Experience on Text Mining, Indexing of unstructured data, Indexing Lucene Java search library, REST-like API such as HTTP/XML and JSON APIs Good understanding of techniques and processes for the bulk indexing of large-scale data sets residing in database or un-indexed systems Defining SOLR index schemas for various data elements and configuring the same for various priorities. Skilled in indexing database on incremental manner. Understanding of internals of SOLR physical and logical layout Expertise in tuning the of search results. Strong understanding of Ecommerce domain with focus on architecting B2C/customer facing applications Preferred: Undergraduate degree (Computer Science, Information Systems, or Computer Engineering) or equivalent experience 10+ years relevant work experience in software engineering with a focus on developing, implementing or integrating custom web applications/ Software as a Service (Saas) products. Experience with different integration patterns (real time/batch/eventing) to external/internal applications/systems. Good understanding and experience in industry frameworks and methodologies like TOGAF, Zachman's framework Experience working as an Architect within projects using Agile methodology Experience with messaging systems such as Kafka and Apache Pulsar highly preferred Expertise in designing and developing REST APIs Experience or exposure to emerging web and cloud technologies, methodologies and frameworks like NGINX, ReactJS, Play/Akka, Node.JS, microservices in addition to proven web technologies like Tomcat, Coherence, Ping federate, Spring Framework Experience with Cloud technologies Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), products/standards like Docker Containers, IBM RedHat Experience evaluating and recommending off the shelf technology platforms and products to support business objectives. Ability to create constructive relationships, influence, and communicate (to project team, IT management, and non-technical staff). Experience in researching emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products CORE WORK ACTIVITIES Defining and enhancing the Future-State Digital Ecommerce & Content distribution architecture & supporting digital business initiatives Work in a Scaled Agile framework and/or waterfall type project models to develop conceptual, logical, interim and/or target state solution architectures for initiatives. Leads and define Digital projects architecture solutions to enable business objectives, and drive stakeholder alignment and drive detail design Conducts technology life cycle, duration, usage requirements, feasibility studies, and other tasks Leads and defines the Digital platforms architecture vision to deliver the next generation ecommerce and content platforms, and improve their travel experience with Marriott. Defines solutions and patterns that address system and partner integrations Leverages short-term tactical solutions to achieve long-term objectives and advance the overall digital capabilities. Identifies and develops opportunities for reuse, migration, or retirement Developing and Maintaining EA Standards and processes Develop prototypes and architecture artifacts to support projects, architecture board and conduct peer reviews. Partner and consult with project teams to enable consistent solution design and implementations aligned to the architecture Engage in IT governance activities to promote consistency and solution compliance Building Successful Relationships Collaborates with Project Managers and business unit leaders for all projects involving enterprise applications Acts as a leader and advocate of technology management, including coaching, training, and career development to staff Liaises with vendors and Service Providers to select the products or services that best meet company goals. 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. Managing Execution 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. 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.

Keywords: Marriott International, Bethesda , Solution Architect, Digital Commerce - Search, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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