Principal Solutions Architect

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc   •  

Addison, TX

Industry: Hospitality & Recreation


11 - 15 years

Posted 34 days ago

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From smartphone capabilities like Digital Key to connected rooms that allow for integrated entertainment, temperature and lighting controls, Hilton’s Global Technology team is building the hospitality experience of the future – for our guests, owners and Team Members. Through innovative technology development and deployment, this team ensures Hilton has the technology needed to support our continued global growth while remaining at the forefront of hospitality technology innovation.

What will I be doing?

As the PrincipalSolutions Architect, you will be responsible for leadership, analysis, modeling, and socialization of solution architecture of projects and product features across Hilton Worldwide Mobile and Web technologies that meet the needs of the enterprise and its customers. You will be expected to lead architecture efforts to pave the way for delivering solutions on time and within budget. You will partner collaboratively with multi-functional leads as well as product leads on current and future strategic efforts that will be required, allowing Hilton to maintain its position as a leader in hospitality.

You will be providing experienced mentorship, leadership and design direction to a team of engineers and leads to ensure sound technical delivery of customer-facing features and functions across the web and mobile channel. This position will be expected to establish extensive visibility and build relationships within technology and business to ensure multi-functional alignment providing clear direction to the product teams.

You will help to ensure that the team follows the defined agile and architecture methodology delivering industry leading web and mobile solutions with best in class security, quality and performance. You will work to develop the product team's understanding of proposed solutions to deliver features with minimal obstacles. You will contribute building and implementing the core principles of architecture and delivery and ensure these principles are followed throughout the team.

You will continuously maintain and develop your technical depth and breadth of knowledge across channels, but also possess an in-depth understanding of industry and business dynamics and political sensitivities. You will work to advise leadership of major dependencies and key strategies while maintaining the reputation as an accomplished solutions architect and leader with vision.

More specifically, you will:

  • Work closely with the product owner and creative lead to define, document, and communicate the solution architecture and approach for new products and features.
  • Run the technical delivery and quickly remove roadblocks within our agile delivery methodology while following our established architectural principles for mobile, web, and Application Program Interfaces (APIs).
  • Write code and pair-program as-needed to support the software engineers on the team.
  • Quickly create working proofs of concept including detailed documentation.
  • Communicate frequently and effectively outside of the immediate team – platform architecture, back-end teams, management, and other journey teams - to ensure alignment across the organization.
  • Debug and resolve production issues as needed.
  • Lead and mentor more junior engineers and architects in order to continually increase the productivity of the teams.

What are we looking for?

We believe success in this role will demonstrate itself through the following attributes and skills:

  • Organized and dedicated
  • Strong personality to enforce architecture principles and set teams up for success
  • Demonstrable ability to work with multi-functional leads
  • Ability to effectively communicate to all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment with focus and precision
  • Thrives in a high paced and dynamic environment
  • Large e-commerce and digital delivery experience
  • Effectively balance multiple platforms, teams, assignments and priorities

To fulfill this role successfully, you should demonstrate the following minimum qualifications:

  • Twelve (12) years total web, mobile, and/or software experience
  • Five (5) years in a functional requirements gathering role
  • Four (4) years development experience
  • Two (2) years architectureexperience
  • Strong working knowledge of Agile methodology
  • Travel - 25% is anticipated

It would be helpful in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

  • BA/BS Bachelor’s Degree
  • Fourteen (14) years total web, mobile, and/or software experience
  • Six (6) years of development experience
  • Five (5) years of architectureexperience
  • Experience in Customer Facing Web, Mobile, and API Technologies such as IOS/Swift, Android/Java/Cotlin, React/React Native, Webpack, GraphQL, Express, Node.js
  • Travel - 30% is anticipated

What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the world’s leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities, and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!