Sr. Systems Engineer - Cloud Native Database

Marriott International
Bethesda, MD
Apr 17, 2018
Apr 18, 2018
Full Time
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? JOBSUMMARY The Sr. Systems Engineer ensures thestability, integrity, and efficient operation of in-house information systemsthat support the core organizational functions. This role serves as a SubjectMatter Expert in a complex array of solutions. They contributespecialized knowledge and skill to their work team and resolve and makesdecisions on routine service requests with limited to moderate risk. Thisrole will perform research, analysis, design, creation, and implementation ofsystems to meet current and future user requirements. CANDIDATEPROFILE Education andExperience Required: * Undergraduate degree in an engineering or computer science discipline and/or equivalent experience/certification related to Database Management * 8 years experience in information technology * Databaseoperations, administration, architecture, or engineering background * Experience in relational and non-relationaldatabase technologies such as OracleRDBMS, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, Couchbase, MySQL, Cassandra, PostgreSQL. * Experiencein data modeling for cloud native application architectures. * Experiencein analyzing and driving database performance improvements. * Experience in the design, implementation oroperational support of mission critical solutions in large scale environmentsand organizations * Demonstrated experience delivering technology solutions in a fast-paced, deadline driven enterprise environment * Demonstrated experience learning and applying new technologies to solve business needs * Excellent understanding of change management, testing requirements, techniques, and tools to ensure high availability of systems * Excellent verbal and written communication skills for a wide range of audiences including executives, business stakeholders and IT teams * Strong attention to detail with an ability to operate effectively across multiple priorities * Demonstrated ability to perform independently as a member of a team and through cross functional initiatives Preferred: * Graduatedegree * Technicalleadership experience in a multi-sourced environment * Technicalcertifications (ITIL, Oracle Database Administration, IBM DB2 Administration,Couchbase, etc.) * Projectmanagement skills (Project Management Professional) * Experiencein public cloud. * Experience in researching emergingtechnologies and trends, standards, and products * Experience in developing technology roadmapsand strategies * Experience in project definition andmanagement * Strong knowledge of emerging tools, software,applications, and systems for attaining best-in-class IT technology across theenterprise CORE WORKACTIVITIES * Provides technical leadership, oversight, governance anddirection for services related to Marriott solution delivery * Provides technical expertise to project team forsuccessful project and change implementations * Determines customer requirements and works with sourced resources todevelop solutions to meet them * Leads analysis of current environment for deficiencies and provides solutions * Provides input into lifecycle, improvement,and standardization strategies * Develops and generates periodic utilizationreports to provide visibility to performance, capacity, availability and SLAmanagement * Utilize capacity data to model future stateplanning with overall strategy and goals * Provides and presents status, analysis andreporting to internal stakeholders, Executive Management and Senior Leadership * Drive the objectives associated with ProblemManagement; such as customer communication and Root Cause Analysis reports * Trains and/or mentors other team members, andpeers as appropriate * Identifies opportunities to enhance the service delivery, operations and continual service improvement processes * Identifies best in class software and hardware products to meet the needs of a world class development team * Develop implementation plans, test plans, and timelines for projects and tasks Delivering Technology * Create and enhance administrative,operational and technical policies and procedures, adopting best practiceguidelines, standards and procedures for employees, contractors and vendorengagements * Maintains a proper balance between business and operational risk * Management of daily infrastructure operations to ensure availabilitySLA is met for storage services * Interfaces withstakeholders to establish requirements and formulate priorities forinfrastructure projects * Leads/assists inconfiguration management * Works in aconcerted effort with application development and engineering teams to resolvecomplex issues * Providesoversight, collaboration, provisioning, management and maintenance oftechnology products and service alternatives that improve the productionservices environment * Responsible forthe establishment and continuous development of monitoring and alerting for allproduction environments * Develops internalprocesses and training to ensure team members have the needed skills and toolsto support the production environments and deliver on project commitments * Performs complex quantitative and qualitativeanalyses for operational availability to promote a zero-defect environment * Facilitates achievement of expected deliverables and obligations of Services Providers * Leads/assists operational teams in system updates &upgrades * Provides consultation for routine and complexsystems development * Ensures early warning to the business stakeholder executives regarding degraded or missed service levels * Coordinates with Plan and Build teams for deployment and production support activities Service ProviderManagement * Ensures proper coordination with appropriateIT and vendor relations teams * Manages Service Providers with a focus on continuousservice improvement and service evolution * Monitors, manages and leads Service Provider outcomesrequired to ensure operational availability and a zero-defect productionenvironment * Consults with internal Service Management& external Service Providers on performance, business reporting, analytics metricsand business value dashboards CORE COMPETENCIES Leadership * Communication - Conveys information and ideas to others in aconvincing and engaging manner through a variety of methods. * Leading ThroughVision and Values - Keeps theorganization's vision and values at the forefront of employee decision makingand action. * Managing Change - Initiates and/or manages the change process andenergizes it on an ongoing basis, taking steps to remove barriers or accelerateits pace; serves as role model for how to handle change by maintainingcomposure and performance level under pressure or when experiencing challenges. * Problem Solvingand Decision Making - Identifies andunderstands issues, problems, and opportunities; obtains and comparesinformation from different sources to draw conclusions, develops and evaluatesalternatives and solutions, solves problems, and chooses a course of action. * ProfessionalDemeanor - Exhibitsbehavioral styles that convey confidence and command respect from others; makesa good first impression and represents the company in alignment with itsvalues. * StrategyDevelopment - Develops businessplans by exploring and systematically evaluating opportunities with thegreatest potential for producing positive results; ensures successfulpreparation and execution of business plans through effective planning,organizing, and on-going evaluation processes. Managing Execution * Building aSuccessful Team - Usesan effective interpersonal style to build a cohesive team; inspires andsustains team cohesion and engagement by focusing the team on its mission andimportance to the organization. * StrategyExecution- Ensures successful execution across of business plans designed tomaximize customer satisfaction, profitability, and market share througheffective planning, organizing, and on-going evaluation processes. * Driving forResults - Sets highstandards of performance for self-and/or others; assumes responsibility forwork objectives; initiates, focuses, and monitors the efforts of self-and/oothers toward the accomplishment goals; proactively takes action and goesbeyond what is required. Building Relationships * CustomerRelationships - Develops andsustains relationships based on an understanding of customer/stakeholder needsand actions consistent with the company's service standards. * Global Mindset - Supportsemployees 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 theopportunity to contribute to their full potential. * StrategicPartnerships - Developscollaborative relationships with fellow employees and business partners bymaking them feel valued, appreciated, and included; explores partnershipopportunities with other people in and outside the organization; influences andleverages corporate and continental shared services and/or discipline leaders(eg, HR, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Revenue Management) to achieveobjectives; maintains effective external relations with government, businessand industry in respective countries; performs effectively as a liaison betweenlocations, disciplines, and corporate to ensure needed resources are receivedand corporate strategies are understood and executed. Generating Talent and Organizational Capability * Developing Others - Supports the development of other's skillsand capabilities so that they can fulfill current or future job/roleresponsibilities more effectively. * OrganizationalCapability - Evaluates and adaptsthe structure of assignments and work processes to best fit the needs and/orsupport the goals of an organizational unit. Learning and Applying Professional Expertise * ContinuousLearning - Actively identifies new areas for learning;regularly creates and takes advantage of learning opportunities; uses newlygained knowledge and skill on the job and learns through their application. * Technical Acumen - Understandingand utilizing professional skills and knowledge in a specific functional areato conduct and manage everyday business operations and generate innovativesolutions to approach function-specific work challenges * Technical Intelligence: Knowledge and ability to define and apply appropriate technology toenhance business process * Development Methodologies: Knowledge of general stages of SDLC frameworkand the application tiers within the development space. * Information Security: Knowledge of the security considerationsrelevant within the development space, including industry best practicesrelated to information security 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. SDL2017

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