Principal Software Development Engineer at Expedia Group

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Expedia

We are looking for a top-notch applied researcher and software engineer passionate about breaking new ground to improve Expedia's Lodging Platform. The Expedia Lodging Platform team is the business powerhouse for the Expedia group and contributes the largest share of our company’s revenue. The platform teams power two main lines of business, Lodging Shopping and Lodging Supply, and covers ten+ major Product areas. Our Lodging Platform operations are global, with representation in 8 countries and 17 offices. Our platforms are unique, supporting multiple Expedia Group brands - Brand Expedia Group; including Brand Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Wotif and ebookers; and our sister brands Hotels.com, Expedia Affiliate Network, trivago and most recently HomeAway.

What makes Lodging unique?

  • Driving pricing computations supporting approximately 60 thousand requests per second (rps); arguably one of the top 10 search systems in the world
  • Building a cutting edge geography system returning 7,500 rps enabling travelers to find the best locations to stay
  • Continuously growing a vast inventory system supporting 50 million updates/day; with rooms, rates, dates and types
  • Deep and broad content system enabling 10 million updates/day; which includes 38TB of images, alone

The focus of your job will be to find opportunities to use the data generated by the platform to build machine learning systems that improve the efficiency, resilience and performance of the system to help us connect travelers with phenomenal places to stay.

You will work with data scientists, business leaders and technical directors and executives to collect information, craft proofs of concept and build and operate finished systems. Mentoring other software engineers along the way, as much as you'll create systems that constantly improve our platform though real-time analysis of the data, you'll leave behind software engineers who have learned from your mentoring how to do the same.

Have an entrepreneurial bent? While there is already a data science team partnering with the Lodging Platform, you won’t report to them. Instead, you will help build an operationally focused practice for to improve the existing software systems.

If this sounds interesting, we'd love to hear from you!

Responsibilities
  • You will provide technical leadership, identify key operational, business and platform challenges and opportunities.
  • You will design, develop, test and operate end-to-end software solutions using machine learning and related optimization and knowledge systems.
  • You will assess the validity of assumptions and hypotheses through iterative demonstrations of capabilities in order to align with our agile teams.
  • You will communicate effectively up and down the organization including to CTOs and executives across the company, both oral and written.
Person Profile
  • You have an advanced degree in CS or related field with experience and production work in machine learning
  • 5+ years experience working with data at scale.
  • 10+ years of experience crafting and architecting services and solution in a distributed environment preferred.
  • Experience with micro-services architecture, design patterns, and standard methodologies with an eye towards scale, automation, resiliency and high availability preferred.
  • Experience with cloud native architectures or with cloud migrations preferred.

The focus of your job will be to find opportunities to use the data generated by the platform to build machine learning systems that improve the efficiency, resilience and performance of the system to help us connect travelers with amazing places to stay.

You will work with data scientists, business leaders and technical directors and executives to collect information, craft proofs of concept and build and operate finished systems. Mentoring other software engineers along the way, as much as you'll create systems that constantly improve our platform though real-time analysis of the data, you'll leave behind software engineers who have learned from your mentoring how to do the same.

Have an entrepreneurial bent? While there is already a data science team partnering with the Lodging Platform, you won’t report to them. Instead, you will help build an operationally focused practice for to improve the existing software systems.

If this sounds interesting, we'd love to hear from you!

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's 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 make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them to 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 consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you.

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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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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