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Solution Architect- Data

Marriott International
United States, Maryland, Bethesda
January 27, 2023
Job Number 22202677
Job Category Information Technology
Location Marriott International HQ, 7750 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Schedule Full-Time
Located Remotely? Y
Relocation? N
Position Type Management

As we continue our journey for designing next generation architecture for Marriott, we are looking for strong and visionary solution architect who can help us define the architecture for the Marriott Data Platform. We are looking for someone who had deep experience in designing and developing data platform for large enterprise like Marriott. This role required deep understanding of data engineering for large enterprise like data storage, data transformation and data visualization architectures. The candidate should have worked on at least one multi-year architecture transformation effort for large enterprise like Marriott. The candidate should know in depth knowledge about concepts like data mesh, data lake house, data engineering etc. Experience using one of the cloud technologies like AWS or Azure to build the data platform will be essential.


Education and Experience


  • Undergraduate degree (Computer Science, Information Systems, or Computer Engineering) or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years relevant work experience in software engineering in building large enterprise systems, software architecture.
  • Has worked on large enterprise transformation effort using Information, Data, and Analytics Architectures.
  • 10+ years relevant experience in the management and governance of Enterprise Platforms
  • Demonstrated experience of having driven large multi-year and enterprise-wide data transformation initiative successfully.
  • Expert in database design for both traditional and NoSQL approaches.
  • Solid foundation in all aspects of enterprise information architecture.
  • Expert in making architectural decisions when faced with competing business and technology choices
  • In depth knowledge of various technologies involved in data and analytics
  • Very good communication skill. Ability to present the complex technology choices to wide audience and key stakeholders
  • When required, create quick software prototypes by writing code


  • Expertise with one or more of cloud platforms like AWS or Azure
  • Experience developing NoSQL data models that are optimized for various consumption models including API, Data Streaming, Eventing, and Batch
  • Experience in the design and tuning of high user concurrency and large data volume application
  • Demonstrated experience with cross data center replication and data federation
  • Proven experience of deploying data solutions in Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, and On-Prem environments
  • Passionate learner who actively seeks to learn about new technologies and approaches
  • Experience in evaluating and monitoring platform health, developing capacity plans, and managing the platform roadmap.
  • Active in the Open-Source Community
  • Has deep understanding industry wide trends in using data for Business Intelligence, AI and customer experience.
  • Extensive experience in implementing solutions and various patterns using Snowflake
  • Robust experience in ETL pipelines (Extract, Transform and Load), SQL, Stored Procedures, and relational databases.
  • Strong grasp of modern architecture & design concepts
  • Strong experience in AWS environment, especially in EC2, S3, Lambda, Spark and EMR
  • Experience in processing near real-time data in the Snowflake
  • Experience in writing applications in Python and Spark
  • Experience in Big Data technologies like Hadoop and Hive
  • Understanding of complete data analytics stack and workflow, from ETL to data platform design to BI and analytics tools
  • Experience in defining domain-driven architectures and exposure to defining microservices / APIs across domains.
  • Experience in Airflow, Github, Jira, and Hashicorp Vault


Managing The Day-To-Day Data Architecture

  • Build and lead the internal community for data modelers and data experts within Marriott
  • Develops and delivers long-term strategic goals for data architecture vision and standards in conjunction, data users, department managers, clients, and other key stakeholders.
  • Assesses and determines governance, stewardship, and frameworks for managing data architecture across the organization.
  • Creates short-term tactical solutions to achieve long-term objectives and an overall data management roadmap.
  • Conducts technology life cycle, duration, usage requirements, feasibility studies, and other tasks.
  • Identifies and develops opportunities for reuse, migration, or retirement.
  • Verifies that technology strategies and architectures are in regulatory compliance.

Developing and Maintaining Requirements and Standards

  • Develops and promotes technology and data management methodologies and standards.
  • Defines requirements for implementing the appropriate tools, software, applications, and systems to support appropriate technology goals.
  • Defines requirements for establishing methods and procedures for tracking technology quality, completeness, and redundancy.
  • Defines requirements to address technology-related problems in regard to systems integration, compatibility, and multiple-platform integration.
  • Defines requirements to develop and implement key components as needed to create testing criteria in order to guarantee the fidelity and performance of technology architecture.
  • Defines requirements for Service Providers for documenting the technology architecture and environment in order to maintain a current and accurate view of the larger technology picture.

Building Successful Relationships

  • Collaborates with Project Managers and business unit leaders for all projects involving enterprise data.
  • 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.
  • Mentoring engineers to strengthen their database architecture, design and management skills



  • 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.

Colorado Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $104,700 to $211,145 annually.

New York City & Westchester County, NY Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $126,686 to $232,258 annually.

All Locations offer health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, accrued paid time off (including sick leave where applicable), life insurance, disability coverage, other life and work wellness benefits and may include incentive compensation. Benefits and incentive compensation may be subject to generally applicable eligibility, waiting period, contribution, and other requirements and conditions.

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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