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Hyatt Chief Architect in CHICAGO, Illinois


Hyatt Hotels Corporation is seeking a Chief Architect. They will report to the CTO and will collaborate with the entire enterprise to help design hospitality platforms, services, and integrations that will deliver technology as a strategic advantage. Hyatt’s platforms and services operate on a global scale to benefit our guests, colleagues, customers and owners at 900 hotel properties in 50 countries.

The Chief Architect will chair the Architecture Forum to regularly review new technologies and solutions proposed for introduction into the environment and to facilitate communication and collaboration across all teams. The forum will support modernization of existing systems as well as development of new products in a continuous delivery model, leveraging agile and devops best practices.

The Chief Architect will participate in the executive level Architecture Steering Committee to guide the process of defining corporate wide technology standards and strategy.

They will help determine when we should evaluate new technologies, and assist with prototyping and proof of concept efforts. They will also evaluate existing technologies and guide efforts to manage the process to standardize, migrate or sunset items as appropriate. The Chief Architect and the Architecture team will also have governance ownership over Hyatt’s API gateway platform.

The candidate must be a systems thinker and have a diverse combination of experience across many dimensions, with depth in some areas:

  • Infrastructure, Operations, and Security

  • Application Support and Production Support

  • DevOps

  • Data Architecture and Data Governance

  • Software Architecture and PaaS

  • SaaS and application integration via APIs

The ideal candidate will possess some or all of the following characteristics:

  • You are just as skilled at communicating with humans as you are with machines.

  • You like Agile. You like DevOps. Thus you like Continuous Delivery. However, you understand that Agile doesn’t mean you can skip planning, and DevOps and ITIL can coexist in harmony.

  • You like Clouds, providing agility, provided by automation, made possible by standards, discipline, and pragmatic governance.

  • You like to build platforms composed of loosely coupled, contractually obligated services. Terms like API Façade make you smile.

  • You love Open Source and are willing to contribute back to the communities.

  • You want to help software take over the world, and help provide authentic hospitality in the process.

  • You want Mobile apps to be first class citizens in the software world that anticipate your needs.

  • You like to laugh in the face of adversity.

  • You like the challenge of simplifying complex systems, and you always consider the big picture even when acting locally.

  • You are a pleasure to work with and value a great company culture.



  • 8 years of experience in a full-time technology role. Previous experience as an architect, mentoring developers.

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

Computer Skills Needed to Perform this Job:

  • Software Engineering, Architecture, Technical Operations

  • Strong Agile and DevOps experience preferred

Primary Location: US-IL-Chicago

Organization: Hyatt Corporate Office

Pay Basis: Yearly

Job Level: Full-time

Job: Technology

Req ID: CHI010624

Hyatt is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.