Solution Architect-Data

Marriott International, Inc - Stamford, CT4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $97,000 - $140,000 a year
Posting Date Sep 24, 2019
Job Number 19130691
Job Category Information Technology
Location Marriott International HQ, 10400 Fernwood Road, Bethesda, Maryland, United States VIEW ON MAP
Brand Corporate
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

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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?


Data is a strategic asset for Marriott. We are seeking a thoughtful and driven individual who can help define and implement the architecture to take advantage of this asset. This includes enabling real-time insights, machine learning, and massive data processing. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of designing, building, and implementing architectures that are highly scalable, resilient, flexible and enable deeper insights and decisioning from our data. Additionally, this individual will be a key contributor to architecting and implementing our cloud-based data ecosystem to support data processing, machine learning, analytics, and event processing. This resource will partner with delivery teams to implement solutions for our business partners and customers and will also set strageic direction for data capabilities across the enterprise.


Education and Experience

Undergraduate degree (Computer Science, Information Systems, or Computer Engineering) or equivalent experience
10+ years relevant work experience developing Information, Data, and Analytics Architectures including conceptual and logical diagrams, prototypes, and roadmaps
6+ years relevant work with Enterprise Information Management approaches including data migration, transformation and integration strategies, including designing and implementing workflow, logging, and monitoring solutions
5+ years relevant work with streaming data applications leveraging Kafka, Spark, Flink, Apex or similar technologies
5+ years relevant work with building and deploying applications in Public Cloud
4+ years working with various DBMS technologies including RDBMS’s and NoSQL technologies
4+ years designing and implementing data governance solutions for metadata management, data lineage, data quality and data security.
3+ years architecting and implementing CI/CD pipelines for data ecosystems
2+ years designing and implementing master data management solutions

Expertise with the following data technologies and languages: Spark, Scala, Python, Kafka, Couchbase, Cassandra, Tableau, Microstrategy, Cognos, Informatica Power Center
Demonstrated proficiency with cloud-managed data services such as EMR, GLUE, Athena, Quicksight, Azure Databricks, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Data Factory
Experience authoring IT standards, frameworks and patterns related to the management of Data
Experience with Data Visualization, Data retention strategies, ETL, OLAP for both structured and unstructured data
Experience in the deployment of data solutions in Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, and On-Prem environments
Experience in the design and tuning of high user concurrency and large data volume applications
Passionate learner who actively seeks to learn about new technologies and approaches
Active in the Open Source Community
Excellent client/user interaction skills to determine requirements
In-depth technical knowledge of network, PC, and platform operating systems
Working technical knowledge of current systems software, protocols, and standards
Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills
Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language


Defining the Future-State Data Architecture

Leads and defines the data architecture vision to enable faster, more valuable insights from our data for our business partners and Marriott customers
Own and define data integration patterns for both batch and real-time data flows to support data exchange, complex event processing, data pipelines and model execution via API’s, data streaming and batch data exchange.
Define capabilities and architecture to enable data governance across the organization, including capabilities to enable:
Data Discovery and traceability
Data Quality Measures and in-process Data Remediation and Correction
Fine-grained Access Controls
Defines solutions and patterns that address data usability and lifecycle management
Leverages short-term tactical solutions to achieve long-term objectives and advance the overall data capabilities
Conducts data capacity planning, life cycle, duration, usage requirements, feasibility studies, and other tasks.
Identifies and develops opportunities for data reuse, migration, or retirement

Enterprise Planning & Execution

Development of Enterprise Information, Data, and Business Intelligence Target State Architecture and Roadmaps
Understand and evaluate current and emerging technology products and trends
Develop re-usable design patterns and best practices that can be leveraged by the enterprise
Socialize and educate the organization including service providers on design patterns that have been developed

Solution Architecture

Develop prototypes and architecture artifacts to support projects
Partner and consult with project teams to enable consistent solution design and implementations aligned to the architecture

Cross-Training, Technology Research, and Proof-of-Concepts

Obtain training & experience on business functions and technologies outside area of expertise.
Research emerging or existing technologies that may have specific business outcomes.
Conduct proof-of-concepts to determine the feasibility of technologies that could provide business benefits.
Be a leader within the Marriott data community of practice

Building Successful Relationships
Collaborates with business and IT resources to help advance the data agenda across the organization
Acts as a leader and advocate for architecture, including coaching, training, and career development to staff
Liaises with vendors and Service Providers to select the products or services to enable strategic goals


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 - Supports the development of other’s skills and capabilities so that they can fulfill current or future job/role responsibilities more effectively.
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
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.
Technical Acumen - Understanding and utilizing 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 define and apply appropriate technology to enhance business process
Development Methodologies: Knowledge of general stages of SDLC framework and the application tiers within the development space.
Information Security: Knowledge of the security considerations relevant within the development space, including industry best practices related to information security
Business Acumen - Understands and utilizes business information to manage everyday operations and generate innovative solutions to approach business and administrative challenges.
Basic Competencies - Fundamental competencies required for accomplishing basic work activities.
Basic Computer Skills - Using basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.).
Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly, correctly, and in a way that allows one to solve work-related issues.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.