Software Engineer – Machine Learning at Expedia Group

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Software Engineer – Machine Learning


Would you like to work with a creative, highly collaborative and nurturing engineering team building an intelligent, scalable and personalized travel assistance platform?


Are you interested in working with Natural Language Processing (NLP), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) along with the latest and greatest backend engineering stacks?


Our goal is to build the best conversational technology platform in the industry. A platform that can meet customers on any channel (social, SMS, web, or voice), to understand and anticipate their needs and deliver unparalleled service. We are using cutting edge AI and ML technologies to build this platform.


Our conversation platform is to conversations, what AWS is to compute and storage; a one stop shop to build conversational intelligence and virtual agent solutions for the entire company and beyond.

What you'll do:


As a Software Engineer, you will implement various components of the conversation technology platform while working closely with other teams.

  • Design, build, test and ship new features and services for our technology platform at scale.

  • Work closely with data scientists and ML engineers, learn more about and gain experience with AI and ML tools and techniques.

  • Your work will enable groups across the company to create outstanding virtual agent experiences across Expedia Group brands and our partners worldwide that address traveler needs without needing human intervention!

  • Ship services built using Java/Kotlin, deep natural language understanding and intelligent decision making components to support building of smart virtual agents.

  • Contribute to vigilantly rewriting, refactoring, and perfecting code.

  • Work with technologies such as: Java, Kotlin, Python, AWS, Kafka, Elasticsearch, DynamoDB, S3, Lambda, Docker, Spring Framework, Dropwizard, Data Dog, Looker and various machine learning tools and libraries


Who you are:

  • Have a BS or preferably an MS in Computer Science with courses in machine learning or equivalent experience.

  • 1+ years of professional, post-college, software development experience with Java, C++, Python, Scala or other equivalent languages

  • An exceptional fit if you have worked on projects involving Machine Learning or NLP or reinforcement learning or have dabbled in creating applications that use AI/ML

  • Have experience working in an agile software development environment

  • Have outstanding interpersonal skills

  • A problem solver who gets things done and an excellent coder with deep understanding of algorithms, data structures, distributed applications, and data modeling.

  • You have experience working with cloud computing platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and have worked in a CI/CD environment.


Why join us:   


Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people.  We are a global travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business.  Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and bring the world within reach – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them the tools to do so.   


Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach.  We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer.  We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small.  We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple.  Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares. 


If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you. 


Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, Vrbo®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Expedia® Media Solutions,™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia Cruises™ and SilverRail Technologies, Inc. For more information, visit


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Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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