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Senior Manager, API Platform Engineering

Hilton Corporate

This is a Full-time position in Addison, TX posted July 3, 2021.

location Addison, Texas, United States category Corporate Hilton Corporate COR0118D

From smartphone capabilities like Digital Key to connected rooms 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?

The Senior Manager Platform Engineering – Digital APIs will work with the appropriate web and mobile platform leads to evaluate API platforms and identify impacts to all Guest experience APIs.

The Team Member will lead collaborative planning, prioritization, oversight, and support of Hilton’s digital experience API platform in collaboration with Software Engineering.

Platform Engineering applies platform management and technical design and delivery skills to prioritize the work of systems and services used by multiple Guest or Team Member products.

This highly collaborative position drives the delivery of platform capabilities across Hilton’s web/mobile streams and stresses versatility as API platform interests are broad (front-line product awareness, API proficiency, etc.).

A Platform Engineer may lead a wide variety of projects supporting iterative platform development: roadmaps, context/sequence diagrams, epics, stories, collaboration space documentation, key presentations, etc .
API Platform Strategy
– Allow cross-stream digital experiences across web and mobile apps by defining API and platform capabilities that use Hilton’s evolving service/API driven infrastructure API Platform Delivery Roadmaps – Drive API platform capability planning within with input from appropriate business partners to facilitate outstanding guest experiences API Platform Performance – Continually assess platform performance to find opportunities and platform-specific improvements that will increase client application/platform performance and stability, or provide outstanding advantages Leadership
– Collaborate with key partners of various levels across the organization, including Product, Software Engineering, Core Architecture, and Security to balance interests and needs API Platform SME – Sustain awareness of existing and upcoming API platform capabilities and communicate opportunities for platform improvements to technology and product partners
What are we looking for?

We believe the success in this role will demonstrate itself through the following attributes and skills:
Success leading a product/platform management function by working with Technology and Business partners Strong presence and the ability to effectively communicate detailed technical concepts in understandable terms Success balancing feature, performance, technical debt, and infrastructure transformation/improvement delivery efforts against resource constraints Experience owning the definition and execution of agile product/platform delivery (from conceptualization to implementation)
To fulfill this role successfully, you should demonstrate the following minimum qualifications:
Ten (10) years of professional experience in Technology Three (3) years directly managing and mentoring platform/product engineers and/or analysts Strong knowledge and understanding of API platforms and integration with web and mobile applications 25% Travel when company travel resumes
It would be helpful in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:
Bachelor’s Degree, or Associate’s Degree plus six (6+) years of Technology related experience, or High School Degree/GED plus twelve (12+) years of Technology related experience Twelve (12+) years of professional experience in Technology Four (4) years writing platform epics/stories and requirements in an agile product and platform environment Experience with GraphQL and REST APIs
**This position will be Virtual, except for within the state of Colorado.

What is it like working for Hilton?

Hilton is the world’s leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels.

For over a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities, and value.

Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.

Our vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day.

And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!

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 his or her role, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Please contact us to request accommodation.

How does Hilton create a diverse and inclusive environment?


Inclusivity and diversity is a cornerstone to the Hilton culture and is very much one of the key facets of our values.

We celebrate and recognize our diverse community through the Team Member Resource Groups, which range from ethnicity, abilities and gender identity.

I’m really proud to be part of that and I have the honor of setting up the team member resource group for the LGBT community here in the UK.

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