Resort Management Application System Analyst in Orlando Operations Center at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Date Posted: 12/23/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Are you ready to grow your dream career while making others' vacation dreams come true? Marriott Vacations Worldwide is a world premier organization for Vacation Ownership with resorts at destinations around the globe. Join our team and help deliver unforgettable experiences that make vacation dreams come true.

Position Summary

As a member of the professional staff, contributes specialized knowledge and skill in a discipline (e.g. Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Operations Planning & Support, Sales & Marketing) area to support team and/or department business objectives. Generally works under limited supervision, but within established guidelines, producing and analyzing more complex business information to assist in the decision making process.




Specific Job Summary (describe the nature and purpose of the position)

The primary objective of this position is to provide support as a key technical resource for several vital enterprise software application systems through execution of predefined ITIL processes. Responsibilities include systems analysis, design, and coordination of enterprise system modifications and upgrades to enterprise software applications to meet key business requirements. This position works closely with multiple vendors, business departments, and IT teams to manage ongoing production support and maintenance activities for several enterprise applications and interfaces. This is a technical role in applications systems analysis, serving as a subject matter expert and technical specialist providing architectural knowledge and best practices in operational support for these systems. The individual will be a self-starter, able to work independently, required to establish and maintain processes, and work effectively with other groups to resolve technical issues.

This position is responsible for coordination and execution of operational support activities, performing incident management in accordance with established service levels, and delivery of system modification and enhancements for business initiatives. In addition, this position is responsible for coordination of related application changes and review of technical designs and assessment of available solution approaches.



Expected Contributions

  • Performs more complex quantitative and qualitative analysis for business processes and/or projects. Often manages small projects, business processes or parts of larger ones.
  • Responds to, solves and makes decisions on more complex/non-routine business requests with limited to moderate risk.
  • Responsible for own work and contributing to team, department and/or business results. May direct work of non-management staff.
  • Assists more senior associates in achieving business results by:
    • identifying opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of business processes.
    • providing training and technical guidance to less senior staff, where appropriate, and serving as point-of-contact for problem resolution.
    • participating in setting department operating plans.
    • recognizing and celebrating team successes.
    • achieving results against budget within scope of responsibility.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of personal strengths and areas for improvement and acts independently to improve and increase skills and knowledge.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate.

Specific Expected Contributions (including duties and responsibilities)

  • Coordinate with vendors, IT, and business teams to ensure timely resolution for incidents, service requests, and problems related to software applications, data, and system availability and performance.
  • Coordinate with vendors, IT, and business teams to request, review, approve, and ensure successful deployment of Changes and Releases.
  • Obtain thorough understanding of both the business logic and technologies (software & hardware) used in the applications.
  • As a subject matter expert, provide information about applications and interfaces to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in security reviews, audits, assessments, and remediation.
  • Prepare and maintain operational support documentation.
  • Performs analysis to provide technical solutions to business issues/enhancements.
  • Performs analysis, design, development, deployment, and training phases of solutions.
  • Provides support for disaster recovery and business continuity planning and testing.
  • Participate in testing and new release rollout and support.
  • Manages and develops mappings, scripts, and schedules.
  • Ensure adherence to standards e.g. processes, security, and documentation standards.
  • Identify data discrepancies, data quality issues, and ensure data consistency and integrity.
  • Create data extracts and data fixes, as needed.
  • Ensure that the applications are operational and perform according to business requirements.
  • Deliver on time and budget committed results to customers.
  • Provide timely and accurate status updates to management.
  • Manage and communicate time and cost estimates.
  • Assist the user community in understanding and usage of the data supported with the application.
  • Perform troubleshooting of end user components as needed.
  • Responsible for keeping up to date with evolving technology trends, methods, and solutions.
  • Provide after-hours support as needed.
  • Perform service request resolution.
  • Monitor system performance and implement efficiency improvements.
  • Support for Financial and Legal Information Systems.
  • Strong analytical & diagnostic skills.
  • Experience working with vendors, SLAs, product roadmaps, and support lifecycles.
  • SDLC methodologies, project management, etc.
  • Communications (listening, persuasiveness, oral, written), including technical diagramming.
  • Agile learning style, with aptitude for quick pickup of technical material with limited documentation and training.
  • People skills (team orientation, judgment, interpersonal relations, results/goal orientation, resiliency/adaptability).
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage competing priorities.
  • Demonstrate ability to accept personal accountability and ownership for areas of responsibility. Pursue solutions and make decisions.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage competing priorities.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor in all settings.
  • Excellent communications skills.




Candidate Profile

Successful candidates should possess knowledge and experience and demonstrate strong leadership and relationship skills as follows:

Generally, a professional position with specific knowledge in a discipline (e.g., Accounting, Human Resources, Information Resources). College degree and/or relevant experience typically required.

Specific Candidate Profile (the education, experience, skills and attributes that are important for this position)

Education

  • College degree and/or equivalent training or experience required.
  • 5+ Years experience in hospitality technology or related field

Skills/Attributes

  • Extensive experience deploying hospitality-related technical systems, including, but not limited to POS, PMS and related systems interfaces, and Key Systems.
  • Understanding of terms and lifecycle of construction, new build, and steady-state operational environments.
  • Experience integrating external systems to resort technology systems in a secure and reliable manner
  • Extensive experience analyzing system and data problems
  • Experience with data gathering, understanding and defining requirements, documentation, reporting, and strategic management.
  • Experience with compliance of PII and PCI Data Security Standards (DSS)
  • Demonstrated ability to handle critical systems operations conditions
  • Significant experience managing outsourced vendors.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications.


Marriott Vacations Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.