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[JOB] Principal Full Stack Developer, Hyatt

Principal Full Stack Developer | CHI005983

We are seeking Principal Full Stack Developers to work on eCommerce and Marketing projects, as well as new groundbreaking applications designed for Hyatt hotel associates and guests. This is an senior level position that is ideal for someone skilled and passionate about front-end and /or back-end development and eager to expand their influence in surrounding areas. You will assemble a new team of junior developers who will focus on collaboration and 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 created in an internal startup environment. You will work within the Office of the CTO in the Global Operations Center at Hyatt’s corporate offices located in downtown Chicago and a satellite office in New York City. As a member of this team, the Principal Full Stack Developers will provide input as we partner with all business functions to help build a digital culture at Hyatt.


The development team will work closely with the Product Management group to plan and negotiate iterative development cycles in an agile environment, collaborate with the Ops team to build infrastructure, care for and associated properties in production, as Tier 3 support. They 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, Ruby on Rails, Adobe CQ5 and DAM, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5, Apache Cordova, Jenkins, Cloud Foundry, OpenStack, and Selenium.


The primary job responsibilities are:

  • Analyze requirements
  • Develop front-end software
  • Develop 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

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.



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 Clouds, with everything-aaS
  • 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.


  • 8+ years of experience in a full-time development role. Previous experience as a tech lead or team lead, mentoring developers.
  • B.S. preferred, in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Software Engineering, Architecture, Technical Operations
  • Strong Agile and DevOps experience preferred
  • Preferred candidate is passionate about travel and the Hospitality industry

Primary Location

: US-IL-Chicago


: Global Operations Center

Pay Basis

:  Yearly US Dollar (USD)

Job Level

: Professional Staff/Corporate | Full-time


: Information Systems