Dir-IT Network Delivery (Data Center / Property Campus)

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Marriott International HQ


Job description

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?



The Director, Core Data Center & Property Campus LANs is responsible for architecture, engineering and for the overall performance and availability of our Core Network LAN and Property environments. This role is accountable for establishing management level relationships and partnering with all Business disciplines, other Marriott International teams, outsourcing vendors and external suppliers to define Engineering standards.  This position will also help to define and support service delivery standards where needed, partner with the global technology leads including our operations teams to meet service level requirements and resolve service delivery issues across the portfolio. Reporting to the VP of Global Network Architecture & Engineering, this key position is accountable to ensure overall requirements by customers and peer delivery and operations groups are met. Accountabilities include, but are not limited to: WAN network services, customer engagement centers, continental IT executives, property LAN service providers, end-user computing services delivery, hosting services, enterprise availability, server, storage, virtualization, inclusive of security/privacy, risk management and disaster and crisis management.





Education and Experience



·         Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field experience/certification 

·         10+ years’ experience in information technology including:

o   7+ years of Information Technology infrastructure leadership experience with at least 3 at a manager level

o   4 + years of direct management of cross functional, sourced, or matrixed teams and outsourced suppliers.

o   3+ years’ experience in the implementation of Data Center networks, Access, Distribution and Core network architectures and

§  Technical knowledge in Cisco Networking (emphasis on Spine & Leaf designs and ACI), Load Balancing, Firewalls, security design (Intrusion detection and prevention), DNS, NTP, Network Tools & Management

§  Technical knowledge L3 Routing, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, IPv6 Routing, GRE Tunnel, Route filtering, redistribution, summarizations

§  Hands-on experience with the Cisco Nexus datacenter switch platforms (Nexus 9K, 7K, 5K, 2K)

§  Hands-on experience with common Cisco routing and switching platforms (Catalyst 4500, 6500, ASR 1K, ISR 899G, 1100, 1921, 39XX, etc.)

§  Hands-on experience designing, configuring and operating high-speed campus and enterprise networks.

§  Demonstrated experience in delivering written documents detailing network solutions and diagrams.



·         3+ years’ experience managing budgets of over $15M.

·         Experience with first hop protocols such as HSRP, VRRP and GLBP.

·         Experience with VLAN routing, NAT/PAT configuration, SNMP and NetFlow.

·         Knowledge of Nexus Switch and data center protocol vPC, FCoE, FabricPath and OTV.

·         Experience with Disaster Recovery Planning and design

·         Experience working in the services sourcing and/or ITO field is highly desirable.

·         Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

·         Defining RTO and RPO service level agreements

·         Previous integration and acquisitions experience highly preferred.

·         Understanding of network infrastructure automation, instrumentation and monitoring platforms.





·         Develop complex global distributed infrastructure solutions residing within multiple country borders. 

·         Provide program management assistance and contribute input to help manage project schedules, risks, and costs.

·         Manage Network LAN solutions, including the design, low level engineering, and delivery of new hardware systems for Marriott applications across the enterprise and property networks.

·         Define and Implement an Operational Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) strategy for all Network LAN Infrastructure areas.

·         Establish management level relationships and partnering with all Business disciplines and other MI teams to define IT enterprise network LAN services, meet service level requirements and serve as an escalation point to resolve service delivery and operational issues. 

·         Create functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional Network infrastructure.

·         Foster an environment of continuous improvement and structured processes and procedures that support a zero-fault culture.


Strategy & Planning

·         Actively engages with VP of Global Network Architecture & Engineering in the creation of long-term and annual IT budgets/spending targets for the Network LAN Infrastructure area.

·         Accountable for delivering enterprise network LAN technical support to meet defined service levels that are benchmarked against industry standards and metrics.

·         Monitor area usage/demand of services provided by either the internal organization or outsources partners to ensure that shared services actual expenditures are in line with planned spending.

·         Track actual utilization of services and reporting of supplier performance in meeting business service expectations and service levels.

·         Accountable for ensuring usage / demand of LAN Service Delivery actual versus planned expenditures are monitored.

·         Accountable for ensuring projected resource baselines are managed, forecasted and reconciled against actual utilization of services.

·         Ensure key network LAN telecommunications technology management processes are effectively managed including: governance, operations, planning, and change management.


Technology Management

·         Define requirements, strategy, solutions, and standards for Network LAN Infrastructure to meet business needs and adhere with enterprise architecture & security standards.

·         Approve and oversees projects to implement and maintain services.

·         Partner on all aspects of the technology lifecycle including requirements, product and services management, planning, procurement, installation, support and retirement in conjunction with other Infrastructure VPs, Enterprise Architecture and the business planning teams.

·         Support the development of and compliance with Marriott’s enterprise architecture, engineering, and design plans.

·         Ensure participation of appropriate technical expertise in technical requirements gathering and solution design phases of assigned projects.

·         Continuously improve operations processes, develop and present best practices, technical concepts and technologies for innovative Network LAN solutions. 




Human and Financial Capital Management

·         Establish, motivate and lead a high-performance LAN engineering and architectural team; attracts, recruits, and retains key members of the department.

·         Facilitate an organization and culture that creates defined career paths and advancement opportunities throughout the organization.

·         Responsible for maintaining in place charge back and allocation taxonomy for all network LAN infrastructure services that indexes to the market and takes into consideration all internal Marriott costs. 


Cultivate a High-Performing Team

·         Create a compelling vision, clear direction and strategy for the team.

·         Generate enthusiasm and understanding of the Department vision and how each role contributes to the achievement of that vision.

·         Ensure capabilities are developed and resources are aligned to support the strategy.

·         Attract, motivate, develop and retain highly skilled leaders; champion and model leadership development.

·         Create and sustain a work environment that drives associate engagement and enables business success.

·         Ensure appropriate processes are in place and executed to drive collaboration and alignment within the team and with the broader IT organization.

·         Serve as a role model and ensure all information security leaders are visible and effective partners with IT counterparts, broader Marriott stakeholders, and service providers.

·         Demonstrate extensive Operational and Support experience with strong ITIL alignment Good Practices (i.e. Incident Management, Problem Management, Change Management, Capacity Management, Release Management, Service Level Management)






·         Adaptability – Maintains performance level under pressure or when experiencing changes or challenges in the workplace.

·         Communication Possesses exceptional communication skills, presentation skills, ownership acumen, and is able to deconstruct problems and projects into execution detail..

·         Problem Solving and Decision Making - Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; obtains and compares information from different sources to draw conclusions, develops and evaluates alternatives and solutions, solves problems, and chooses a course of action.

·         Professional Demeanor – Possesses exceptional leadership skills.  Exhibits behavioral styles that convey confidence and command respect from others; makes a good first impression and represents the company in alignment with its values.

·         Strategy Development - Develops business plans by exploring and systematically evaluating opportunities with the greatest potential for producing positive results; ensures successful preparation and execution of business plans through effective planning, organizing, and on-going evaluation processes.

Managing Execution

·         Building and Contributing to Teams – Strong leader, team builder, advocate, and can effectively collaborate, communicate and cross borders with the intent to bring people together.

·         Strategy Execution – Ensures successful execution of projects across technology stacks to maximize customer satisfaction, profitability, and market share through effective planning, organizing, and on-going evaluation processes.

·         Driving for Results - Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others; assumes responsibility for work objectives; initiates, focuses, and monitors the efforts of self and/or others toward the accomplishment goals; proactively takes action and goes beyond what is required.

·         Planning and Organizing - Gathers information and resources required to set a plan of action for self and/or others; prioritizes and arranges work requirements to accomplish goals and ensure work is completed.

Building Relationships

·         Customer Relationships – Works closely with all types of stakeholders and is able to understand requirements (non-functional and functional), manage expectations, and drive the analyses and design of quality technical solutions on behalf of the infrastructure team while collaborating with the development team to receive and support the requirements through the full lifecycle of an application.

·         Coworker Relationships - Interacts with others in a way that builds openness, trust, and confidence in the pursuit of organizational goals and lasting relationships. 

·         Global Mindset - Supports employees and business partners with diverse styles, abilities, motivations, and/or cultural perspectives; utilizes differences to drive innovation, engagement and enhance business results; and ensures employees are given the opportunity to contribute to their full potential.

Generating Talent and Organizational Capability

·         Organizational Capability - Evaluates and adapts the structure of assignments and work processes to best fit the needs and/or support the goals of an organizational unit.

·         Talent Management - Provides support and feedback to help individuals develop and strengthen skills and abilities needed to accomplish work objectives.

Learning and Applying Professional Expertise

·         Applied Learning - Seeks and makes the most of learning opportunities to improve performance of self and/or others.

·         Business Acumen - Understands and utilizes business information to manage everyday operations and generate innovative solutions to approach business and administrative challenges.

·         Technical Acumen – Demonstrates strong understanding and knowledge of tools in a given technology stack. Possesses infrastructure background with experience in a given technology stack.

o    Business Process and Analysis – Knowledge of multiple processes within sponsor department; ability to document key process flows, recognize processes for redesign, identify opportunities and translate business processes into information system’s needs.  Ability to define quality measures and evaluate performance against standards and to identify issues, risks and possible paths of resolution or mitigation strategies. 

o    IT Business Management – Ability to monitor and evaluate trends in technology, technology delivery mechanisms and IT organizational processes and tools.  This includes the ability to redefine processes, make recommendations, and perfect process governance





Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.


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Bethesda, MD, United States
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