Software Developer III at Expedia Group

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Software Developer III


The Platform Architecture team is the driving force responsible for defining Platform Architecture patterns for Expedia Group. A small but mighty and extremely well-connected team, work across our global company, with all our brightest minds; creating, refining & implementing Architecture patterns to deliver EG Platform Reference Architecture. If you would like to help us create the best-in-class Technology Platform to power our two-sided marketplace (travelers and partners), read on… 


Since introducing Platform Reference Architecture, we have encouraged an “API First” approach for surfacing EG Business Capabilities to our EG developer community. The essence of our API strategy is that APIs for all EG Domain Capabilities are defined, reviewed, iterated upon, and ratified by stakeholders and consumers upfront as part of capability definition and design. With this approach, all APIs are defined in terms of a standards-based API description language. The approach applies to APIs surfaced by all layers of the EG Platform. Our goal is to continually refine our APIs with the intent of enabling Traveler & Partner focus, Developer Enablement (internal and external), Creating and Surfacing Intelligence, Platform Config and Extensibility, Rapid Feedback Loops for all capabilities.


In this role, you will have the opportunity to make an impact across Expedia Group working with a wide variety of technical legends to help shape our API first approach. As a software development engineer III, you will act as a mentor to more junior engineers and apply new engineering principles to improve existing systems.  You will be responsible for leading complex, well-defined projects. 


What you'll do:



  • Proactively team up with peers across the organization to build an understanding of cross dependencies and shared problem-solving 

  • Participate in a community of practice to share and gain knowledge 

Leadership and Mentoring 

  • Continually seek new technical skills in an engineering area 

  • Share new skills and knowledge with team to increase effectiveness 

Systems and Technological Integration 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of advanced and relevant technology 

  • Exhibit comfort working with several forms of technology 

  • Understand the relationship between applications, databases, and technology platforms 

Application Development /Programming 

  • Develop and test complex or non-routine software applications and related programs and procedures to ensure they meet design requirements 

  • Apply knowledge of software design principles, data structures and/or design patterns, and computer science fundamentals to write code that is clean, main table, optimized, modular with good naming conventions 

  • Apply knowledge of databases and database design principles to solve data requirements 

  • Effectively use the understanding of software frameworks and how to leverage them to write simpler code 

  • Lead/Clarify code evolution in code reviews 

Systems Thinking 

  • bring together different stakeholders with varied perspectives to develop solutions to issues and contributes own suggestions 

  • Think holistically to identify opportunities around policies/ processes to increase efficiency across organizational boundaries 

  • Assist with a whole systems approach to analyzing issues by ensuring all components (structure, people, process, and technology) are identified and accounted for 


  • Identify areas of inefficiency in code or systems operation and offer suggestions for improvements 

  • Technical Communication/Presentation  

  • Compile and report on major operational or technical initiatives (like RCAs) to larger groups, whether via written or oral means 


Who you are:

  • Strong in a couple of languages and/or one language with multiple technology implementations 

  • Able to identify strengths and weaknesses among languages for particular use cases 

  • Able to create API's to be consumed across the BU 

  • Demonstrates the ability to select among technology available to implement and solve for the need 

  • Understanding how projects/teams interact with other teams 

  • Able to understand and design moderately complex systems 

  • Ability to test and monitor code at the project level 

  • Understanding of testing and monitoring tools 

  • Ability to debug applications 

  • Ability to test, debug, fix issues within established SLAs 

  • Able to design software that is easily testable and observable 

  • Bachelor's Degree (technical degree preferred) and 5+ years’ experience or equivalent 

  • Master’s degree (technical degree preferred) and 3+ years’ experience or equivalent 

  • Equivalent experience includes: Software development in at least 3 different languages and experience having maintained or run at least 4 software project/product in production environments (bug fixing, troubleshooting, monitoring, etc...) 

  • Understanding of how teams' goals fit a business need 

  • Ability to identify business problems at the project level and provide solutions 


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







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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