Wyndham Worldwide Senior Manager, Application Architecture in Parsippany, New Jersey

Senior Manager, Application Architecture

Description

There’s no one else like us. Wyndham Hotel Group is a hotel industry giant with an unmatched presence of more than 8,100 hotels and approximately 708,500 rooms in 78 countries. We’re a hospitality powerhouse, with iconic brands united by the richest and simplest rewards program in the business.

Our brands include: Super 8®, Days Inn®, Howard Johnson®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Ramada Worldwide®, Ramada Encore, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Travelodge®, Knights Inn®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Wyndham Garden®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Dazzler® Hotels, Esplendor® Boutique Hotels, The Trademark Hotel Collection®, AmericInn® and Dolce Hotels and Resorts®.

The blue thread that ties them all together is Wyndham Rewards®, the richest and simplest rewards program in the business. Wyndham Rewards has revolutionized the loyalty landscape, offering members a simple-to-use, generous points-earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate – the first of its kind for a major rewards program. Wyndham Rewards® members – over 53 million and counting – have the chance to earn and redeem points for hundreds of rewards options around the world every day.

Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., with offices around the globe in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and other cities, Wyndham Hotel Group employs over 8,800 associates worldwide.

Summary

The Senior Manager, Application Architecture will establish target IT architecture and roadmaps to realize the business strategy. The Application Architect will define the business, application, information, technology and solution architecture for these functions to provide strategic vision and as well as project-level guidance. The Application Architect will design, develop and communicate strategies, technology models, processes, tools and standards in support of business processes. The Application Architect will also design end-to-end solutions, considering people, process, data and technology, aligning the business processes with technology roadmaps, articulating the transition from current to future state.

  • Collaborate with the application, data, and infrastructure architects on defining, designing and delivering cloud specific technical architectures, patterns, technical quality, risks and operability of cloud architecture solutions for cloud native applications and cloud migrated applications.

  • Create the conceptual, logical and physical design for cloud-based solutions for infrastructure and platforms

  • Research, analyze, recommend and select technical approaches to address challenging development and integration problems with cloud environments.

  • Perform research activities to identify emerging technologies and trends that may affect the enterprise

  • Maintain awareness of vendor/product industry developments, regulations and trends and identify potential impacts to the enterprise

  • Assist in vendor/product selection activities including the development of vendor/product evaluation models used in Requests for Proposal (RFP's)

  • Design and oversee efforts in building effective bank specific Proof of Concept demonstrations and socialize the results throughout the enterprise and all levels of management

  • Provide technical/business consulting to internal IS organizations and client-sponsored activities outside of IS

  • Provide leadership and direction for defining application specific cloud strategy aligned with business domain priorities

  • Analyze the business drivers that determine key architecture requirements for various cloud service delivery models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS etc.) along with cloud specific services such as Amazon SQS, Lambda, RDS etc.

  • Develop the process for creating a technical strategy that supports the business strategy and facilitate its development, and maintenance.

  • Perform technical architecture planning activities for initiatives from infrastructure and application perspective

  • Facilitate and develop architectural standards for Digital (Adobe AEM platform), cloud (AWS) related technologies

  • Facilitate the development and evolution of the architecture and global governance processes

  • Define and facilitate the process for approving architecture principles and standards

  • Mentor IS team members in the principles of Enterprise Architecture

  • Develop, collect and analyze Enterprise Architecture metrics to identify continual improvement opportunities

Responsibilities

  • Plan and direct architectural solutions for:

  • Hybrid platform management – including tools and processes

  • Application architecture for business solutions

  • Capital and expense management

  • Drive strategic solutions that align application landscape to the overall enterprise architecture

  • Design and drive the overall WHG long and short term roadmap for application architecture

  • Engage with business solutions to provide infra solutions to enable business objectives

Qualifications

Abilities/Key Competencies/Skills

  • Requires exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments.

  • Knowledge of all components of holistic enterprise architecture, business re-engineering principles and processes, and basic knowledge of financial models and budgeting.

  • Ability to analyze the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements.

  • Ability to provide strategic consultation to the business and IT leaders.

  • Ensures recommendations are based on business relevance, appropriate timing and deployment.

Business Acumen

  • Articulates department’s business direction, key drivers, and objectives

  • Demonstrates awareness of internal and external dynamics, and an acute perception of the dimensions of business issues.

  • Conducts research and identifies, collects and analyses information about the markets, economies, technology trends, and business operation issues to make informed decisions.

  • Develops approaches and solutions that are clearly linked to the organization's strategy and goals for optimal performance.

  • Recognizes the characteristics and impact of organizational culture

Building Trust

  • Develops and champions initiatives that foster open communication

  • Challenges the status quo and evaluates the effectiveness and impact of communication initiatives

  • Behaves consistent with organizational vision and values

  • Demonstrates personal accountability and holds others accountable

  • Develops and promotes organizational values of trust and accountability

  • Develops programs to recognize the unique skill set and contribution of all Associates

  • Develops and sponsors programs that promote associates

  • Anticipates when change is required and involves appropriate parties in planning

Communication

  • Creates a sense of excitement and commitment around the message being communicated

  • Plans and employs the appropriate medium, channel and format to enhance understanding and retention of the message

  • Models an open and honest communication style to create an environment of empowerment

  • Communicates in a timely mannerand presents arguments clearly

  • Consults all stakeholders prior to communication

  • Fosters open communication and candid discussions with people at all levels of the organization

  • Establishes communication structures to systematically disseminate information

Count On Me!

  • Creates a customer-focused environment in the organization

  • Develops and strengthens customer relationships and loyalty

  • Establishes business direction taking into account customer’s long-term and short-term needs

  • Establishes structures to systematically captures the voice of the customer

  • Recognizes unspoken customer needs and identifies opportunities to create new value for customers

  • Becomes a critical element of the customer’s value chain & decision making process

Driving Results

  • Sets goals and measures for organizational performance

  • Obtains and assigns the right resources to the right tasks in order to achieve desired results

  • Adjusts course of action based on changed priorities

  • Holds people accountable for results

  • Establishes boundaries and authority for different levels of decision making within the organization

  • Delegates with appropriate guidance to enable decision making by team members

Innovation

  • Thinks strategically to capitalize on opportunities and new trends before being driven to do so by need

  • Creates opportunities and leads change

  • Utilizes matrix and alliance organizations as a strategic resource

  • Views opportunities in terms of their potential long term impact on the organization

  • Encourages innovation and creativity on the organization

  • Establishes plans to make the transition

  • Clarifies what will and will not change in making the transition

  • Motivates others to change by demonstrating own changed behavior

  • Provides direction to team members on roles and responsibilities within change initiative

  • Involves people in planning the change impacting them

Leadership Effectiveness

  • Establishes clear objectives for the team aligned to the organizational strategies.

  • Maintains positive attitude at moments of stress and positively influences others' attitudes

  • Reinforces the existence of a common vision within the team, generating compromise and enthusiasm in the projects and assigned objectives

  • Is a mentor to direct reports to enhance potential skills or address development opportunities; provides timely and behaviorally specific feedback.

  • Creates a cross-training or rotation program among positions within department to broaden people’s experience and create a team atmosphere.

  • Aligns and mobilizes the organization with a set of common goals

  • Develops a formal/informal communication system for sharing information

  • Engages and empowers team members to make them feel strong and important

  • Supports team priorities over personal priorities when necessary

Valuing Diversity

  • Seeks ways a more diverse workforce will help the organization or department become more competitive for the future

Experience/Certificates/Education

  • Bachelor Degree and 10 years of experience in technology

  • 5 yrs. of experience leading complex enterprise teams through business process integrations, converting business strategy into action oriented objectives and measurable results.

  • 1 yr. of experience architecting single sign-on authentication and authorization solutions for customer facing applications.

  • 1 yr. of hands-on experience with serverless functions and computing paradigms (e.g. AWS Lambda).

  • 1 yr. of experience in microservices architecture and containerization

  • 1 yr. of experience with Cloud identity federation for applications

  • 1 yr. of experience with DevOps practices in application development - AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, CodeDeploy, CodePipeline etc.

Job: Architecture

Primary Location: United States of America-New Jersey-Parsippany

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-time

Organization: Wyndham Hotel Group

Job Posting: Mar 30, 2018, 11:00:00 PM

Requisition ID: 1803434

Equal Opportunity Wyndham Worldwide fosters a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate either directly or indirectly against employees or prospective employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference/orientation, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, national origin, age or disability, or against any other protection established by applicable law or regulation. We will make reasonable accommodations for eligible disabled applicants and employees in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. We are committed to actions and policies to assure fair employment, including equal treatment in hiring, promotion, training, compensation, termination and disciplinary action and will not tolerate unlawful discrimination either directly or indirectly by our employees or agents.