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Architect, Network DevOps

Marriott International

Marriott International

Software Engineering, IT
Bethesda, MD, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Job Description

Job Number 24114863
Job Category Information Technology
Location Marriott International HQ, 7750 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, United States VIEW ON MAP
Schedule Full-Time
Located Remotely? Y
Relocation? N
Position Type Management
The Architect, Network DevOps will lead transformation of the strategy and platforms for next-gen operations across Marriot’s global networks including the Property Networks, Datacenter/Cloud Networks, and Corporate Networks. This role will work closely and collaboratively with a matrixed team of network architects to drive adoption of DevOps practices and operating models globally. The Architect is accountable for establishing management level relationships and partnering with all business disciplines, other MI teams, outsourcing vendors, and external suppliers to define and implement the Network DevOps roadmap, building and enforcing the standards defined in it. This position also defines and supports service delivery and operational support standards for our Next Generation Operations, partnering with the global technology peer teams to meet service level requirements and resolve service delivery issues across the portfolio.

The Architect, Network DevOps brings a strong perspective that inspires change and motivates engineers to develop simple solutions to complex problems, driving the engineering and operations for network software development, automation, provisioning, performance management and tools / APIs for self-service across the globe. This key position is responsible for ensuring overall requirements by customers and peer delivery and operations groups are met. Accountabilities include, but are not limited to: continental IT executives, property LAN service providers (LSPs), end-user computing services delivery, hosting services, enterprise availability, server, storage, virtualization, inclusive of security/privacy, risk management, and disaster and crisis management.

The successful candidate will provide Architecture leadership for all phases of the infrastructure lifecycle from ideation through execution, and ongoing management and support, with specific attention to identifying opportunities for proactive and reactive (self-healing) automation solutions across the network. They will develop and execute new initiatives to simplify, standardize, optimize, and automate the network designs, tooling, and operations to reduce implementation cycle times, eliminate service downtime, optimize performance, and ensure that all security and compliance requirements are fully governed.



  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or related technical field experience/certification
  • 8+ years’ experience in information technology including:
  • 5+ years of IT network infrastructure leadership experience with at least 3 years of experience in DevOps or SRE team.
  • 5+ years of experience working IaC in Multi cloud environment with emphasis on AWS, Azure and AliCloud using Terraform.
  • Proven experience in designing and implementing Network Automation platform with CICD Pipeline
  • Proven experience with PERL or Python to support developing scripts
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering written documents detailing network solutions and diagrams.
  • Experience with Cloud Computing platforms (e.g., Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine)
  • Experience with firewall automation for implementing security policies and path analysis
  • Strong technical and hands on experience with DNS infrastructure using Infoblox
  • Strong Architecture knowledge and experience tools like Ansible Automation Platform and Playbook, Github, Jenkins, Pyats, Jira.
  • Technical knowledge of common routing protocols (e.g., OSPF, BGP), IPv6, VPN, etc. across a global distributed network
  • Knowledgeable in modern in modern configuration management tools (Ansible, Chef, Fabric, etc.)
  • Technical knowledge in Load Balancing such as ELBs, NLBs, F5 BIGIP
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for a wide range of audiences including executives, business stakeholders, and IT teams


  • Graduate Degree (e.g., MS, PhD) in Computer Science or other technical discipline or MBA, preferably with a focus on technology
  • 10+ years’ experience managing large, globally distributed network architecture, engineering, and/or operations teams and leveraging next-generation network designs and technologies to support large-scale deployments
  • Technical knowledge in networking (Cisco and non-Cisco) with an emphasis on software-defined networks (SDN) and leveraging spine & leaf designs, firewalls, security design (intrusion detection and prevention), DNS, NTP, Network Tools & Management
  • Proven track record of driving transformation in network technologies, tools, and processes through a data-driven continuous improvement methodology
  • Hands-on experience with the datacenter fabric platforms (Cisco, Arista, or equivalent)
  • Hands-on experience with common routing and switching platforms (Cisco, Juniper, HP/Aruba etc.)
  • Hands-on experience designing, configuring, and operating high-speed campus / office/property networks.
  • Technical knowledge and experience with telco and ISP networks, ensuring diversity and managing availability.
  • Demonstrated experience in improving security, stability, reliability, performance, and agility of complex enterprise networks
  • Strong technical knowledge of foundational networking technologies and solid understanding of the software-defined networking (SDN) ecosystem
  • Strong understanding of network infrastructure automation, instrumentation, and monitoring platforms and the emerging technologies in this area
  • Proven experience leading highly effective technical teams through major technology and organizational change
  • Proven experience driving operational performance through defining and enforcing Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Experience driving and/or significantly participating in vendor RFPs for network products (e.g., hardware, software, tools, telco, services)
  • Experience managing or working in the services sourcing and/or ITO or LSP field
  • Certification in network and/or security technologies (e.g., CCIE, CCNP, CISSP, etc.)
  • Experience in researching emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products and synthesizing into clear technology roadmaps and strategies
  • Strong influencing skills and an ability to overcome barriers while driving change
  • Strong attention to detail with an ability to operate effectively across multiple priorities
  • Comfortable applying a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods to define success
  • Ability to build strong relationships and network throughout the broader IT community
  • Experience in the design, implementation, and operational support of mission critical 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
  • Experience operating in Scaled Agile Framework


  • Develop complex global distributed infrastructure monitoring, management, and automation solutions to manage our global network.
  • Lead design, write, and build tools to improve the reliability, availability, and scalability of Datacenter/Cloud Networks, Property Networks, and Corporate Networks
  • Serve as technical lead for the development of complex global distributed infrastructure monitoring, management, and automation solutions to manage our global network.
  • Serve as technical lead for the design new tools to monitor and smart alerts that help discover failures or issues before our customers.
  • Collaborate with other Network teams to develop network DevOps/SRE solutions with a focus on production integration
  • Conduct network analysis, configuration management and develop improvements for system software performance, availability and reliability
  • Provide program management assistance and contribute input to help manage project schedules, risks, and costs.
  • Manage Network DevOps/SRE products and solutions, including the design, low level engineering, and delivery of new hardware systems for Marriott applications across the network.
  • Define and implement an operational Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) strategy for all Network Infrastructure areas.
  • Drive accountability with ITO partners, vendors, telco/ISPs, etc., launching and managing Performance Improvement initiatives where appropriate.
  • Create functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional Network DevOps/SRE tools, systems, and infrastructure.
  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement and structured processes and procedures that support a zero-fault culture.
  • Accountable for delivering Network DevOps/SRE technical support to meet defined service levels that are benchmarked against industry standards and metrics.


  • Provides leadership, oversight, governance and strategic direction related to Network DevOps 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

Managing Projects and Priorities

  • Functions as a strategic senior technical expert.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 $110,550 to $245,238 annually.

Colorado Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $110,550 to $222,943 annually.

Hawaii Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $133,766 to $245,238 annually.

New York Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $110,550 to $245,238 annually.

Washington, D.C. Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $121,605 to $222,943 annually.

Washington Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $110,550 to $245,238 annually. In addition to the annual salary, the position will be eligible to receive an annual bonus and restricted stock units/stock grants. Employees will accrue 0.04616 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 HQ is committed to a hybrid work environment that enables associates to Be connected. Headquarters-based positions are considered hybrid, for candidates within a commuting distance to Bethesda, MD; candidates outside of commuting distance to Bethesda, MD will be considered for Remote positions.

The application deadline for this position is 28 days after the date of this posting, July 2, 2024.

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 is the world’s largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. Be where you can do your best work,​ begin your purpose, belong to an amazing global​ team, and become the best version of you.