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Hyatt Sr. Android Engineer in CHICAGO, Illinois


We are seeking Senior Software Developers to work on Hyatt’s Digital Product team, as well as new groundbreaking applications designed for Hyatt hotel associates and guests. This is a senior position, ideal for someone who is skilled and passionate about front-end and/or back-end development, and eager to expand their influence in surrounding areas. You will lead and mentor more junior developers in a cross-functional team, focused on reaching continuous delivery.

The team is responsible for architecture, methodology, tools and processes, and delivery management for the development and support of, mobile apps, and new apps and report to a Lead Software Developer. As a member of this team, Senior Developers will provide input as we work with all business functions to help build a digital culture at Hyatt.

Senior Software Developers will work closely with the Product and Design team-mates to plan and negotiate iterative development cycles in an agile environment. We will also collaborate with the Ops team to build infrastructure and care for the mobile apps, and associated properties in production, as Tier 3 support. We apply DevOps tools and culture to deliver software to production early and often, with highly automated and reliable procedures.

A partial, unordered list of desired skills includes Java, Swift, Kotlin, Adobe AEM and DAM, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, Groovy and Selenium.

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

  • You are a software craftsman who values quality over quantity, but you are not a zealot or perfectionist.

  • You like Agile. You like DevOps. Thus you like Continuous Delivery.

  • You like to build upon 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 with capabilities equal to or better than webapps.

  • You like to laugh in the face of adversity.

  • You are a maker and you are driven by the thought of seeing your creation in the hands of millions of customers.

  • 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

Position Responsibilities

  • Analyze requirements

  • Develop front-end and back-end software

  • Develop automated tests

  • Develop automated deployment process

  • Provide Tier 3 production support

  • Participate in architecture reviews and technology standards definition

  • Mentor developers



  • 4 years experience in software design, development, and algorithm related solutions.

  • 4 years experience programming experience in Kotlin, Java

  • Experience in designing and building infrastructure and web services at large scale.

  • Extensive programming experience in Java, Kotlin.

  • Expansive technical knowledge and experience with mobile application development (Android, iOS).

  • Deep foundation in computer science with a strong understanding in data structures, and algorithms.

  • Experience developing multi-tier scalable and user-centric reliable applications that operate 24x7.

  • Knowledge of UI and animation frameworks, touch user interface, and MVP/MVVM application design.

  • Experience building services for information delivery from server to mobile clients working with relevant tools (IDEs, junit, etc.).

  • Strong object-oriented skills including design, coding, and testing patterns


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

Additional Comments and Requirements

  • Candidates for this role should enjoy a challenging, fast-paced environment with a focus on quality and industry

Primary Location: US-IL-Chicago

Organization: Hyatt Corporate Office

Pay Basis: Yearly

Job Level: Full-time

Job: Technology

Req ID: CHI010512

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