Director, Software Engineering Property

Remote Addison, TX

This role is based in McLean, VA, Dallas, TX, or Memphis, TN, with the possibility of being remote***

From smartphone capabilities like Digital Key to Hilton Connected Room that allow for integrated entertainment, temperature, and lighting controls, Hilton’s Global Technology team is responsible for creating 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 Director of Software Engineering Property, you will be responsible for crafting development standard methodologies and dev culture along with leading development managers and engineers to assure development efficiency, hiring and onboarding engineers, mentoring, and educating engineers, and focusing on building a strong culture to power the delivery of Hilton’s next generation property management system. You will play a key role to drive new capabilities by redefining the current state property management systems and integration architecture into an above-property cloud-based architecture to support over 6500+ properties around the globe.

More specifically you will:

  • Own and communicate Software Engineering's standard processes, work efficiency, and quality
  • Build and drive adoption of the best methods and follow core software engineering principles
  • Create positive partnerships with the product leadership and software engineering management to ensure engineers are applying these principles and provide the opportunity to give immediate feedback when needed
  • Establish metrics and code review process to track efficiency and standard methodology adoption
  • Provide updates to leadership periodically
  • Craft a process to supervise development efficiency through metrics and product team feedback
  • We believe the work environment plays a meaningful role in productivity and you will team up with office space managers to ensure spaces are customized to provide an optimal work environment for software engineers and solicit continual feedback from product and engineering
  • Form a team of committed software engineering managers to support the hiring, onboarding, training, mentoring, and career development process
  • Establish a distinctive and steadfast software engineering culture which will be crucial to put Hilton top of mind in the development communities.
  • Provide expert leadership and translate business requirements to what engineers are working on

What are we looking for?

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

  • Organized, dedicated, and hardworking
  • Strong commitment to implementing architecture principles and setting teams up for success
  • Ability to thrive in a high paced creative and dynamic environment with focus and precision
  • Experience with large e-commerce and digital delivery
  • Capability to effectively balance multiple platforms, teams, assignments, and priorities
  • Strong validated leadership skills and capability to work with multi-functional leads

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

  • Twelve (12) Years of professional experience in Technology or a related field
  • Six (6) Years of Management/Supervisory Experience
  • Experience working with technologies including but not limited to AWS cloud solutions, Microservices, and API management
  • Solid experience in Agile methodology best practices
  • Ability to travel 25%

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or Associate’s Degree plus 6+ years of Technology related experience, or High School Degree/GED plus 12+ years of Technology related experience
  • Fourteen (14)+ years of professional experience in Technology or a related field
  • Understanding of Property Management Systems
  • Eight (8)+ years of Management/Supervisory experience

We support the mental and physical wellbeing of all Team Members, so they can Thrive, thanks to innovative programs and benefits such as workplace flexibility, career growth and development, and our Go Hilton travel discount program. Hilton prioritizes understanding and integrating our Team Members’ unique perspectives and voices—along with those of our Guests, Owners, Suppliers, and Partners—to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment for all. Check out the Hilton Careers blog and Instagram to learn more about what it’s like to be on Team Hilton! 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We will ensure that qualified individuals with protected disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions of their role, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Hilton offers its eligible team members a comprehensive benefits package including medical and prescription drug coverage, dental coverage, vision coverage, life insurance, short-and long-term disability insurance, a 401(k) savings plan, paid time off, and our travel discount. The salary for this role varies by applicable and specialized experience and location (Colorado & New York City applicants: Please click here for additional information.). Subject to plan terms and conditions, you will be eligible to participate in the Hilton Annual Incentive (Bonus) Plan, consistent with other team members at the same level and/or position wthini the Company.

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