System Engineer II at Expedia Group

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Expedia

Do you thrive in a flexible agile environment, focused on innovation, continuous delivery, DevOps and automation? Do you enjoy designing and implementing solutions in a VDI environment, providing high performing and reliable experience for contact center agents? Are you passionate about delivering secure and high-quality products to agents who service our customers around the globe? Expedia Group, the largest Online Travel Agency (OLTA), is looking for a highly motivated and focused Systems Engineer for our Contact Center Virtual Desktop Infrastructure team. If you answered “Yes” to these questions, then we are eager to hear from you.

Expedia eCommerce Platform - eCP

Expedia Group is the world's travel platform and our purpose is to bring the world within reach. The eCP team is at the heart of that mission by providing a world-class platform of ecommerce technologies and services operating at global scale to support our rapidly growing family of brands.

Expedia IT - eIT

Expedia IT is a team of customer-focused technology specialists within eCP, committed to delivering business value by maximizing the employee experience through reliable, accessible and intuitive IT support and services.

What You'll Do:

  • Develop and demonstrate detailed ownership of systems, configurations and documentation of our Citrix VDI platform
  • Design technical solutions for multiple programs and projects running within the VDI and/or XenApp environments.
  • Participate in the design, build and support of XenApp/XenDesktop/VDI environments in an AWS
  • Participate in the design, build and support of NetScaler access.
  • Drive incident problem resolution working alongside other infrastructure teams, to resolve issues related to security, applications, storage, messaging, networking, and servers.
  • Ability to participate in an on call rotation for off hours support to resolve critical issues.
  • Use your systems thinking approach to propose solutions to simplify our environment by reducing dependencies, automating work and partnering across teams to deliver a reliable and stable service
  • Partner with security teams for vulnerability assessment and remediation on application and web servers.

Who you are:

  • 3 - 5 years in a Citrix Engineering role with extensive experience with supporting a large enterprise environment with over 3,000 users along with designing, implementing, and supporting Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and NetScaler
  • Proven experience with Windows Server OS particularly Remote Desktop Services and Application servers in an enterprise environment, as well as Group Policy.
  • Experience setting up, configuring, and supporting thin clients (HP/Wyse preferred) and applications running in a virtual environment
  • Demonstrated experience with designing, implementing and supporting cloud based solutions (preferably AWS).
  • PowerShell scripting experience related to managing XenApp, XenDesktop, vCenter, and Windows server OS functions.
  • Proven understanding of foundational IT components including Networking, Load Balancing, various Operating Systems, SAN/NAS storage, VMware, x64 hardware.
  • Familiar with Agile and DevOps frameworks and experience using them to deliver work in a team
  • Strong capability to identify problems with a systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive.

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 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.

Relocation (Y/N): N

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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