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Cloud Architect

**Job Number** 22185063

**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


Reporting to the Sr. Director, Public Cloud Services, this position is accountable for executing against Marriott International’s Cloud Strategy to bring internet facing applications to our customers around the World. Performs research, analysis, design, and creation of products and services within a service catalog to mature the cloud program and enable customer-facing and other enterprise products and platforms.


Education and Experience


+ 8+ years’ experience progressive infrastructure engineering and/or architecture experience

+ Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience/certification

+ 5+ years’ experience in working with Cloud Infrastructure Architecture and Design with expertise in one or more of the following

+ Public Clouds

+ Amazon Web Services

+ Microsoft Azure

+ Alibaba Cloud (Aliyun)

+ Infrastructure and Configuration Management “as code” Services

+ HashiCorp HashiStack: Terraform, Vault, Consul, Nomad

+ Ansible Automation Platform (AAP)

+ Cloud Service Provider SDKs and APIs

+ Custom API Development (Web Services)

+ 2+ years’ experience in working with Kubernetes Container-as-a-Service Platforms (Docker Enterprise, Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise, VMware EKS, Mesosphere)

+ 2+ years engineering or architecture experience in enterprise systems that support 99.99% service availability in an Agile environment


+ Graduate Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

+ Expert understanding of infrastructure technologies including some or all of the following:

+ Operating Systems: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Linux, Windows, CentOS

+ Storage: Local Block Storage, Object Storage, Cross Region Replication (XDCR), Backup & Recovery Best Practices

+ Network Virtualization: Akamai Global Traffic Management and Edge & Delivery Networks, Elastic Load Balancing Services, Domain Name Services and Registration

+ Security: Compliance, Information Assurance, Data Protection using industry-best practices and tooling (Crowdstrike Falcon,, Splunk Phantom, HashiCorp Vault signers, SHA1 and SHA2 certificate management)

+ Applications Frameworks: Tomcat, Java Spring, Java Play, node.js, NginX, JavaEE, HTML5

+ Familiarity with both relational (Oracle, DB2, MySQL/MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MSSQL Server), non-relational (Cassandra, Couchbase, MongoDB) database technologies, and database caching technologies (Memcached, Redis)

+ Familiarity with cloud native database technologies (Google Cloud Spanner, Microsoft Azure CosmosDB, Amazon RDS Aurora)

+ One or more Cloud Certifications: CompTIA Cloud+, EMC Cloud Architect, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, VMWare VCP6 – Cloud, Google Certified Professional - Cloud Architect, Microsoft Certifications: 70-532, 70-533, 70-534, 70-246, 70-247, Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)

+ Experience in software development engineering (JavaScript, Java, Ruby, Python, Go)

+ Experience with an enterprise cloud transformation effort across a portfolio of similar size

+ Experience in retail and/or hospitality industries



+ Provides leadership, oversight, governance and strategic direction related to Cloud Services to enable the delivery of IT services

+ Oversees the documentation of all architecture design and analysis work

+ Represents the Infrastructure Delivery Team in project design and execution plans, to align them with Infrastructure Delivery Projects and Roadmap

**Technology Management**

+ Establishes a Cloud Asset Management Platform, facilitating the normalization of billing, provisioning, and capacity management.

+ Partners with other Cloud architects to converge cloud footprints into an enterprise-grade cloud.

+ Provides input to the Marriott infrastructure architecture and governance model

+ Provides technical leadership, oversight, standardization and validation of the effectiveness for the Cloud Environment

+ Researches, designs, and implements high-performing software components that are standards-based, highly available and secured, delivering the required business functionality

+ Provides documents with a focus on how services will be leveraged in the solution architecture

+ Participates in the evaluation and selection of Infrastructure based products

+ Defines Technical Infrastructure Architectures as they related to Software Solutions Architecture initiatives within EA and Software Delivery Lifecycles (SDLCs)

+ Institutes governance based on best practices and ensure proper alignment to projects and major initiatives

+ Leads analysis of the current environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommends solutions for improvement

+ Leads analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine the potential impact on the overall Infrastructure architecture

+ Supports Solution and Domain Architecture by providing architecture direction in terms of technology, software and infrastructure for projects in the delivery life cycle

+ Consults with architecture teams to identify when it is necessary to modify the technical architecture to accommodate infrastructure needs.

+ Defines and executes upon how to transition complex applications, products, and services from the Traditional IT datacenter environment to private and/or public cloud environments

+ Translation of project-level and enterprise-level infrastructure architectures from the Traditional IT (systems, networking, and/or storage) footprint to Cloud Native footprints

+ Partners with Cloud Service and other technology service providers

**Managing Projects and Priorities**

+ Functions as a strategic senior technical expert within the department.

+ Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.

+ Champions leaders’ vision for product and service delivery.

+ Makes and executes the necessary decisions to keep moving forward toward achievement of goals.

+ Provides direction and assistance to other teams regarding projects.

+ Determines priorities, schedules, plans and necessary resources to promote completion of any projects on schedule.

+ Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

+ _Reviews vendor proposals and selects appropriate vendor for services/technologies/hardware._

+ Thinks creatively and practically to develop, execute and implement new project plans.

+ Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports, presentations, etc.

+ Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates the quality of operations.

**Delivering on the Needs of Key Stakeholders**

+ Understands and meets the needs of key stakeholders.

+ Communicates concepts in a clear and persuasive manner that is easy to understand.

+ Demonstrates an understanding of business priorities.

+ Supports achievement of performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.

**Providing Technical Support and Consultation**

+ Provides technical expertise and technical leadership within own and other teams.

+ Provides recommendations to improve the effectiveness of processes and programs.

+ Demonstrates advanced knowledge of job-relevant issues, products, systems, and processes.

+ Demonstrates advanced knowledge of function-specific procedures.

+ Applies knowledge/judgment to achieve business goals.

+ Foresees, identifies and resolves problems.

+ Keeps up-to-date technically and applies new knowledge to job.

+ Performs other reasonable duties as required for this position.

**Colorado Applicants Only:** The salary range for this position is $104,700.00 to $211,145.00 annually.

**New York City & Westchester County, NY Applicants Only:** The salary range for this position is $126,686.00 to $232,258.00 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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