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Marriott Sr. Systems Engineer-VDI in Topeka, Kansas

Job Number 22103826

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 Systems Engineer serves as a Subject Matter Expert in a complex array of solutions. An ideal candidate will exhibit strong communications skills, be self-motivated, adaptable, and dependable. This individual will play a critical role in engineering and supporting Global Workplace Services as a technical resource. They will contribute in resolving complex issues and providing input for decisions on more complex, non-routine service requests with limited to moderate risk. This role will be called upon can make contributions into research, analysis, design, creation, and implementation of systems to meet current and future user requirements. This individual will collaborate on multiple projects to ensure for successful completion.


Education and Experience


  • Undergraduate degree in an engineering or computer science discipline and/or equivalent experience/certification

  • 7+ years’ experience in information technology including:

  • 3+ years’ experience implementing containerized solution user Azure Service

  • 3+ years’ experience in automation around infrastructure provisioning using configuration and containerization technologies

  • 2+ years hands on experience of IaC and configuration management tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Packer, Chef etc..

  • 5+ years of PowerShell scripting and PowerCLI or other scripting language

Other Required Capabilities

  • Strong knowledge of Networking fundamentals

  • Strong understanding of the DevOps Toolchain

  • Strong technical documentation skills that can be used to turn over product to Marriott operation teams.


  • Azure certified solutions developer

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

  • Demonstrated ability to perform independently as a member of a team and through cross functional initiatives

  • 2+ years with Agile and Design Thinking

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

  • Strong passion for technology and the drive to learn new technology

  • Strong understanding of the software development life cycle (SDLC)

  • Experience in SQL Server reporting

  • Demonstrated ability to assess customer/client needs, creatively approach solutions, decide and influence appropriate courses of action

  • Proven ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

  • Experience in requirements analysis/generation and developing systems architectures

  • Experience as a system engineer in programs that encompass systems architecture, requirements analysis, design, production, integration, test and transition into operations

  • Proficiency in Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint


  • Provides engineering, oversight, governance and tactical direction related to the cloud and workplace services that are required to enable the delivery of IT services

  • Provides input to the overall architecture, operational governance model

  • Researches, designs, and tests components that are standards based, high performing, highly available, and secure in delivering the required business functionality

  • Educates internal and external users on the technologies to continually improve the knowledge and skill-base of the organization on how to operate and support the technology services

  • Participates in the evaluation and selection of service products

  • Supports analysis of the current environment to detect critical deficiencies and designs solutions for improvement

  • Utilizes capacity modeling to ensure systems have the necessary space and resources to perform the business strategy and goals.

  • Utilizes capability modeling to align systems strategy and planning with business strategy and goals

  • Consults with project teams to identify when it is necessary to modify services to accommodate project needs

  • Supports, implements and promotes standard configuration and change management, processes and practices

  • Develop test plans, implementation plans, and project timelines for assigned projects

  • Leads Peer Design Reviews and Design Thinking sessions

Delivering Technology

  • Performs quantitative and qualitative analyses for service design processes and projects.

  • Participates with the Service Delivery and Transition teams in planning and coordinating implementation, reviewing quality control of systems functional design, usability, functionality, and implementation.

  • Coordinates with appropriate IT and vendor relation teams.

  • Acts as a 4 th level of support to cloud and workplace products and platforms.

  • Provides early warning to leadership regarding degraded or missed service levels

IT Governance

  • Follows all defined standards and processes (i.e. IT Governance, SM&G, Architecture, etc.), and provides input for improvements to the appropriate process owners as needed

  • Maintains a proper balance between business and operational risk

  • Follows the defined project management standards and process

Managing Work, Projects, and Policies

  • ·Coordinates and implements work and projects as assigned.

  • ·Complies with Federal and State laws applying to procedures.

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

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

  • ·Manages the flow of questions and directs questions.

Supporting Operations


  • Works with team to put sustainable work processes and systems in place that support the execution of the strategy.

  • Establishes and maintains complete and up-to-date information to ensure accurate reporting.

  • Represents team in resolving situations.

  • Maintains and manages inventory and service operations.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Informs, updates, and provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person in a timely manner.

  • Attends and participates in all relevant meetings.

  • Presents ideas, expectations, and information in a concise, organized manner.

  • Uses problem solving methodology for decision making and follow up.

  • Maintains positive working relations with internal customers and department managers.

  • Manages time effectively and conducts activities in an organized manner.

  • Performs other reasonable duties as assigned by manager.

This position requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment, subject to applicable law. If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation request is received and approved.

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. We believe a great career is a journey of discovery and exploration. So, we ask, where will your journey take you?