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Lead Product Engineer

Chicago, IL

Hyatt seeks an enthusiastic Lead Product Engineer to join our Product Engineering department where you’ll join a team of professionals who love what they do. In this role, you will be collaborating closely with the broader engineering team where you’ll be instrumental in continuing to make Hyatt a leading hospitality company. 

You will be part of a team that is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion, committed to nurturing curiosity and new skills and building connections across the organization with stakeholders, colleagues, and guests.


Who We Are

At Hyatt, we believe in the power of belonging and creating a culture of care, where our colleagues become family. Since 1957, our colleagues and guests have been at the heart of our business and helped Hyatt become one of the world's best and fastest-growing hospitality brands. Our transformative growth and the addition of new hotels, brands, and business lines can open the door for exciting career and growth opportunities for our colleagues. 

As we continue to grow, we never lose sight of what’s most important: People. We turn trips into journeys, encounters into experiences, and jobs into careers.


Why Now?

This is an exciting time to be at Hyatt. We are growing rapidly and are looking for passionate changemakers to be a part of our journey. The hospitality industry is resilient and continues to offer dynamic opportunities for upward mobility, and Hyatt is no exception.


How We Care for Our People

Our purpose sets us apart—to care for people so they can be their best. Every business decision is made through the lens of our purpose, and it informs how we have and will continue to support each other as members of the Hyatt family.

Our care for our colleagues is the key to our success. We’re proud to have earned a place on Fortune’s prestigious 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the last ten years. This recognition is a testament to the tremendous way our Hyatt family continues to come together to care for one another, our commitment to a culture of inclusivity, empathy, and respect, and making sure everyone feels like they belong.


We’re proud to offer exceptional corporate benefits which include:

  • Annual allotment of free hotel stays at Hyatt hotels globally 
  • Flexible work schedule and location
  • Work-life benefits including well-being initiatives such as a complimentary Headspace subscription, and a discount at the on-site fitness center
  • A global family assistance policy with paid time off following the birth or adoption of a child as well as financial assistance for adoption
  • Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K with company match


Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our success is underpinned by our diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture and we are committed to diversity across the board—from whom we hire and develop, the organizations we support, and whom we buy from and work with.

Being part of Hyatt means always having space to be you. Our global teams are a mosaic of cultures, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, and identities. We constantly strive to reflect the world we care for with teams that achieve and grow together. To learn more about our commitments to DE&I, please visit the Why Hyatt section of the Hyatt career page.


Who You Are

As our ideal candidate, you understand the power and purpose of our Culture of Care and embody our core values of Empathy, Inclusion, Integrity, Experimentation, Respect, and Well-being. You enjoy working with others, are results-driven, and are looking for a variety of opportunities to develop personally and professionally. 


Looking for a Lead Product Engineer to lead our product development initiatives, as well as help drive new groundbreaking applications designed for Hyatt hotel colleagues, customers, and guests. This position is ideal for someone who is a self-starter, accountable, highly motivated, and skilled in front-end and back-end development. The lead is responsible for architecture, methodology, tools and processes, and delivery management for the development and support of customer/colleague-facing applications.

As the lead engineer of the team, you will partner with design and product leads to help build a digital culture at Hyatt. This role will also collaborate with the Operations team to build infrastructure and care for and associated properties in production, as Tier 3 support. They will apply DevOps tools and culture to deliver software to production early and often, with highly automated and reliable procedures. 


Position Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and partner with Product and Design leads.
  • Drive outcomes through product delivery.
  • Be accountable for engineering delivery and quality.
  • Lead a team of contractors to successful product delivery and support.
  • Provide input to products on technical strategy.
  • Analyze requirements.
  • Develop front-end software.
  • Develop back-end software.
  • Develop automated tests.
  • Develop an automated deployment process.
  • Provide Tier 3 production support.
  • Participate in architecture reviews and technology standards definition.



  • 8+ years of experience in a full-time development role.
  • Experience in software engineering, microservices architecture, RDBMS, and technical operations.


Preferred Skills:

  • Strong Agile experience
  • Proficient in Java, React JS, next.JS, node, graphql, SpringBoot
  • Experience using AEM content management
  • Experience being an independent team leader
  • Exceptional critical thinker/problem solver
  • Cross-functional collaboration 



B.S. preferred, in Computer Science or related discipline.


The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all-encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.


We welcome you:

Research shows that women, people of color, and other historically excluded groups, tend to apply to jobs, only if they meet all the listed job qualifications. Unsure if you check every box, but feeling inspired to enhance your career? Apply. We’d love to consider your unique experiences and how you could make Hyatt even better.

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