Senior Systems Engineer- Kubernetes

  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 28, 2022
Full time Other

Job Description

Hyatt is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to join their team as soon as possible!

This person can work remotely OR if local to Chicago in a hybrid fashion 2-3 days in the office.

The Sr Systems Engineer is responsible for designing, implementing, operating, and maintaining systems, servers, and related components to ensure high levels of availability and security of the system. This person will help in planning and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure Kubernetes platform provisioning and maintenance is consistent with organization goals industry best practices, and security requirements. He/She will support the company s overall strategy focused mostly on benefits/improvements of moving workloads to Hyatt s hybrid infrastructure model (on-prem DC cloud) focusing on container-based technologies. Assist with any other Infrastructure duties and tasks that may be required.


• Provide tactical direction with the IaaS solutions (private cloud vs public cloud) of the company and serve as the Subject Matter Expert for Kubernetes platform

• Ensure the 24x7 availability and reliability of DataCenter and Cloud infrastructure specific to Kubernetes platform

• Manage partnership with IT Teams: Netops, PlatformEng, PlatformOps, Application stakeholders, including vendors and service providers

• Evaluate industry best practices and apply them as appropriate, keeping management apprised of trends and emerging technologies

• Keep abreast of current threats and countermeasures, and knowledgeable of latest advances in hardware, tools, and technologies useful to fulfilling strategic goals

• Mentor junior team members and team members who would require retooling particular to container-based technologies

• Document and monitor requirements needed to institute solutions and ways to improve current state of hybrid infrastructure systems

• Demonstrate a commitment to Hyatt core values

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.



• 10 years in IT operations with multi-site enterprise experience

• 4 years managing and architecting container-based workloads

• 2 years lead experience on Kubernetes platform

• Operational experience with the following technologies: Windows, Linux, private/public/hybrid cloud solutions (VMWare, Azure, AWS) and networking concepts


• Bachelor s degree in computer science, engineering, or related technical field

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

• Any certification at least on one of the major cloud providers: Kubernetes Administrator, Docker Certified Associate

Computer Skills Needed to Perform this Job

• Working knowledge on multiple private/public cloud providers: VMWare, Azure, AWS

• Advanced knowledge on "Infrastructure as Code" concepts and use automation tools: Terraform, Ansible, SaltStack, Jenkins, python

• Expert knowledge of large-scale Windows and Linux environments

• Working knowledge with hybrid cloud IaaS deployments in a global scale

• Deep understanding of Microservices architecture, IaaS, and PaaS Cloud scenarios.

• Working knowledge of networking and network service fundamentals (routing, proxy-load balancing, DNS/DHCP, API gateways)

• Technical knowledge building Container Infrastructure building blocks: Rancher/Docker/Kubernetes on vwmare and multi-cloud (AWS/Azure)

• K8 Management with Helm Charts and observability in Prometheus/Datadog and traditional monitoring in Nagios

• Log Management/Aggregation: Klog, kubectl logs, cluster-level logging architecture, sidecar container logging, with integrations to Splunk.

• Operational knowledge and integration of CyberSecurity focused technologies: CrowdStrike, Rapid7, CloudManagement tools

• Experience implementing CIS Standards and PCI compliant systems

• Excellent troubleshooting skills

• Cloud architecture and design patterns

Additional Comments and Requirements

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to work within a team, mentor associate engineers, and comfortable to be a tactical decision maker

• Lead technical/architecture discussions that would help support the IT and business initiatives globally.

• Willingness to occasionally work off-hours as required

• Advanced understanding of business analysis techniques and processes