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Senior Systems Engineer-DevOps

Company: Marriott
Location: Salem
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Job Number 23033771
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
The Sr. Systems Engineer, (SSE) DevOps ensures the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of information systems and technologies that support core customer facing and enterprise facing products and platforms. This role serves as a subject matter expert in a complex array of full stack solutions. This role will perform research, analysis, design, creation, and implementation of systems to meet current and future requirements. The role is a discipline which combines both software and systems engineering to build and operate large-scale, distributed, fault-tolerant systems. The role will be immersed in the elements of development, integration, operation, and support for platform services. S/he will work with engineering, application and enterprise/solution architects to develop and implement services, monitor, report and tune infrastructure platforms. The role will develop full stack automation, infrastructure as code across Marriott public cloud platforms.
Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate Degree and/or equivalent experience/certification

    7+ years experience in information technology with the following technical skills:

    • 5+ years experience with monitoring and performance management/tuning of systems

    • 5+ years experience with networking and Linux based platforms

    • 5+ years experience with modern programming and scripting languages (Python, JavaScript, etc.)

    • 3+ years experience with AWS Cloud Services (AWS Certified Preferred), and containerized applications and container orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes - CKA Preferred)

    • 3+ years experience with Infrastructure-as-Code frameworks (Terraform, CloudFormation)

    • 3+ years experience working with DevOps, CI/CD, GitOps, Agile methodologies

    • 3+ years experience with CI/CD pipelines and automation and how to apply it with services such as, Jenkins, CodePipeline, or Circle CI

    • Experience with Unit Testing

    • Demonstrated experience with CLI

    • Experience operating in an agile scrum environment

    • Understanding how to install, configure and manage Linux and Windows

    • Understanding of certificates, firewalls, vulnerability management, authentication, and authorization


      • Graduate degree in a technical discipline

      • AWS or Docker or Kubernetes Certification Preferred

      • Experience with Security Protocols (SSL, SAML, SAMP, LDAP etc.) and controls (container scanning, log aggregation, network scanning, CVE)

      • Experience in one or more of the following: Python, NodeJS, GoLang

      • Experience in designing, analyzing, and engineering large-scale distributed systems

      • Experience in the design, implementation and operational support of mission critical solutions

      • 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 problem-solving skills working independently and through leading outcomes for cross functional teams

      • Excellent understanding of change management, testing requirements, techniques, and tools to ensure high availability of systems

      • Strong attention to detail with an ability to operate effectively across multiple priorities

      • Experience across many of the following platforms:

      • Container platforms (Examples: OpenShift, Docker, Kubernetes, GKE)

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

      • Storage: Block Storage, Object Storage, Lifecycle Management and Data Replication, 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: Java Spring, Java Play, node.js, NginX, JavaEE, HTML5

      • Database: Relational (Oracle, DB2, MySQL/MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MSSQL Server), non-relational (Cassandra, Couchbase, MongoDB, CockroachDB)

      • Requirement gathering, validation, fulfillment and change management

      • Infrastructure operations experience including self-healing autonomy

      • Provide functional, technical, and/or process leadership, or Project Management experience

      • Strong knowledge of emerging tools, software, applications, and systems for attaining best-in-class IT technology across the enterprise

      • Experience in researching emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products

      • Experience in developing technology roadmaps and strategies

      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for a wide range of audiences including executives, business stakeholders and IT teams

      • Understanding of automated ITCM/ITRM best practices

      • Experience operating in Scaled Agile Framework


        • Provides technical leadership, oversight, governance and direction for services related to Marriott solution delivery

        • Provides technical expertise to project team for successful project and change implementations

        • Determines customer requirements and works with sourced resources to develop solutions

        • Leads analysis of current environment for deficiencies and provides solutions

        • Provides input into lifecycle, improvement, and standardization strategies

        • Develops and generates periodic utilization reports to provide visibility to performance, capacity, availability and SLA management

        • Utilize capacity data to model future state planning with overall strategy and goals

        • Provides and presents status, analysis and reporting to internal stakeholders, Executive Management and Senior Leadership

        • Trains and/or mentors other team members, and peers as appropriate

        • Identifies opportunities to enhance the service delivery, operations and continual service improvement processes

        • Develop implementation plans, test plans, and timelines for projects and tasks

        • Responsible for project inception including requirements gathering and architecting, costs and chargeback modeling, infrastructure-as- code development and configuration management

        • Work with Enterprise Architecture to provide technology and cloud native service governance for technology steering committees, with cost and support directives

        • Promote Marriott International Cloud Platform capabilities including Cloud Native Services for cost effective solutions against architecture

        • Promote Containers-as-a-Service Kubernetes methodologies for orchestrated scheduling of portable containers across global cloud platforms

        • Monitor and drive industry best practice Continuous Delivery principals for improvement of application and feature deployment velocity with minimal downtime

        • Work with MI Security for governance and application of Tier0/1 Security tooling across the entire fleet of cloud virtual machines including automated OS, access, log, DDOS and code monitoring and auditing

        • Own relationships with tooling and Cloud vendors including Red Hat, Docker, Chef, Amazon, Google

        • Coordination between onshore/offshore engineering and operations teams; handover and acceptance of L1/2 shared services Ops

          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.

                California Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $93,713.00 to $204,107.00 annually.
                Colorado Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $93,713.00 to $185,551.00 annually.
                New York City & Westchester County, NY Applicants Only : The salary range for this position is $113,393.00 to $204,107.00 annually.
                Washington Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $93,713.00 to $204,107.00 annually. In addition to the annual salary, the position will be eligible to receive an annual bonus. Employees will accrue 0.4616 PTO balance for every hour worked and eligible to receive minimum of 7 holidays annually.
                All locations offer coverage for medical, dental, vision, health care flexible spending account, dependent care flexible spending account, life insurance, disability insurance, accident insurance, adoption expense reimbursements, paid parental leave, educational assistance, 401(k) plan, stock purchase plan, discounts at Marriott properties, commuter benefits, employee assistance plan, and childcare discounts. Benefits are subject to terms and conditions, which may include rules regarding eligibility, enrollment, waiting period, contribution, benefit limits, election changes, benefit exclusions, and others.
                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. Marriott International considers for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.
                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?

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