Principal Software Development Engineer - Expedia Local Expert at Expedia Group

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ExpediaExpedia Local Expert – Product and Engineering Team

The Expedia Local Expert (LX) product and engineering team builds the experiences for our customers and partners that enable our travelers to have memorable experiences.

Position Summary:

Are you passionate about architecture and the technology needed to drive a multi-million dollar business? Do you love building creative, highly-scalable Microservices and Web Applications? Does providing technical leadership for a global, dynamic, and growing engineering organization energize you?

As the Principal Engineer within Expedia Local Expert, you will play a key role in defining a cloud-based architectural strategy. You will work with a dynamic group of product managers, architects and engineers to deliver a sophisticated, next-generation two-sided marketplace platform at scale. You will provide thought leadership and hand’s on engineering as we build an innovative suite of products and services, integrating seamlessly within our broad ecosystem.

In this role, you will be a critical member of a growing team which is using the latest technology to enable an effortless customer experience across voice, web, mobile and social network platforms, empowering millions of travelers to enjoy their perfect trip.

Responsibilities:
  • You will work alongside and mentor a diverse team of engineers, collaborating closely across Expedia Local Expert and teams accross the Expedia Group engineering teams
  • You'll collaborate across our Product Management, Architecture and Engineering teams and with other partners to provide technical direction and architectural input into product development roadmaps
  • You will partner with Systems Engineering and Operations teams to define platform operational features and ensure effective delivery of platform availability, quality and performance
  • You'll drive proof of concepts and pilots to accelerate the onboarding of new technologies and solutions to solve business problems
  • Provide technical coaching and mentorship across engineering and architecture teams, fostering an environment of innovation and collaboration
  • Ensure the technical teams understand strategic goals, product and future technology roadmaps
  • Ensure the ongoing training and development of engineering staff and ensure the continuous development of the technical skills of the team
Skills/requirements:
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or a related engineering field
  • 3+ years of lead architecture and design experience in an engineering, development or technology role
  • 8+ years full-stack software development experience across multiple technologies, languages and frameworks
  • Strong expertise utilizing cloud technologies and services with Amazon AWS or equivalent
  • Deep expertise in Java, Javascript and C# programming languages
  • User Interface design, responsive design and client-side architecture
  • Effective mentoring and leadership skills and an ability to successfully drive design and implementation of software projects
  • Excellent communication and the ability to explain technical details and challenges to a wide variety of audiences (including executive leadership)
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate a diverse organization with global, decentralized teams working across multiple locations
  • Ability to look at solutions in creative and unconventional ways, recognize opportunities to innovate, and engage partners in a vision and strategy
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, collaborative and fast paced environment
About us

Our mission is to revolutionize travel through the power of technology.

Collectively, the Expedia Group. brands cover virtually every aspect of researching, planning, and booking travel, from choosing the best airplane seat, to reading personal travel reviews of hotels, to planning what to do in a destination once you arrive. The Expedia, Inc. portfolio serves both leisure and business travelers with tastes and budgets ranging from modest to luxury. Expedia delivers consumer travel demand from nearly every continent to thousands of hotels and vacation rentals, hundreds of airlines, thousands of activities, and dozens of car rental companies and cruise lines.

Please visit www.expediagroup.com to learn more about our travel brands.

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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PerlLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • AWSLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • CakePHPFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • DB2Databases
    • HBaseDatabases
    • HiveDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • TeradataDatabases

Location

Our new Seattle campus in Interbay is on the beach with sweeping views of the Puget Sound and Cascades.

An Insider's view of Expedia Group

What's something quirky about your company?

Everyone is obsessed with travel…Really! No matter who you are working with or run into in the halls you somehow always land on travel, where you have been, where you want to go or what is the next trip you are planning. Talk about a company with passion!

Laura

Recruiter

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

In today's world, when you travel, you need things at your fingertips! Imagine you pull up your phone, click a few buttons, type some messages and get the answers to your travel needs quickly. That's what my team and I do - we give customers a rich experience to chat with a virtual assistant on any device and solve their travel problems right away!

Urja

Sr Technology Lead

What makes someone successful on your team?

Accept whatever starting point you have and creatively work with it to organically take a feature area, the team’s culture, and cross-org relationships to the next level. Don’t just take at face value your instructions, but turn every stone to solve user problems with joy and passion. The resulting impact is a sure sign of success.

Lawrence

Senior Technical Program Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

What got you here today, will not get you there tomorrow. I believe this applies both organizationally and professionally; in order to maintain success, you must continuously evolve, challenge yourself, and take learnings from your mistakes.

Nicholas

Sr. Director, Finance

What are Expedia Group Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Day of Caring Volunteer Hours match
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Check out our employee resource groups here: https://www.expediagroup.com/about/diversity-inclusion/
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes.
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We believe everyone deserves - NEEDS - time away from the office and we encourage employees to take advantage of their paid time off. We offer travel discounts to make it even easier to get out and see the world.

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