Software Development Engineer II at Expedia Group

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Expedia

Do you want to transform the experience of millions of travelers the world over? Do you love working with a creative engineering team in building an intelligent, scalable and personalized travel assistance platform? Do you want to work with state of the art technologies such as real-time streaming, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning? Our goal is to build the best conversational bot platform that can meet customers on any channel (social, sms, web, or voice), use AI/ML to understand/anticipate their needs and deliver unparalleled service.

As a Software Engineer, you design and implement various components of the bot platform in collaboration with engineering and product teams. Your solutions will provide the ultimate customer experience needed to anticipate and resolve customer's questions using an automated assistant. By now, you would have grasped the intricacies of writing high performance code using efficient algorithms and data structures.

What you'll do.
  • Own and deliver tested and optimized high-performance code for a distributed messaging environment.
  • Participate in resolution of production issues and lead efforts toward augmenting a DevOps culture.
  • Contribute to vigilantly rewriting, refactoring, and perfecting code.
  • Work with QA, product management and operations in an agile environment.
  • Craft clean code using design patterns and OO concepts, to ensure code is highly maintainable.
    Who you are?
    • +4 years of experience developing solid code in java, with a BS in Computer Science or equivalent.
    • Problem solver and an excellent coder with deep understanding of algorithms, data structures, distributed applications, and data modeling.
    • A versatile go-getter that has worked on one or more of Kotlin, Kafka, AWS, GraphQL and/or Spring technologies.
    • A methodical, detail-oriented developer who can debug complex issues, all the while keeping customer at the center of work.
    • Experience in solving real-time distributed computing problems, including in messaging and voice applications, is a huge plus.
    Technologies we use:
    • Java, AWS, Kafka, GraphQL, Node.js, Kotlin, React, Elasticsearch, DynamoDB, S3, Lambda, Docker, Dropwizard, DataDog, Looker, Splunk
    Why join us:

    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 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 consumer 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®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.

    *LI-DY1

    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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