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Principal API Evangelist

| Bellevue

Expedia

Lodging Platform team is responsible for the core services powering the Lodging business for all of Expedia Group, representing the largest line of business by revenue. 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), Hotels.com, Expedia Partner Solutions, Egencia, and most recently HomeAway.

The Lodging Partner Integration & Experience (LPIE) team has oversight of the development of API for our Lodging partners. We provide highly scalable, high throughput API solutions to enable efficient, and accurate information exchange with partners. This enable us to operate an efficient marketplace with the most up to date information available. Simply put, partner APIs are a critical component of EG becoming world’s travel platform.

Summary

Expedia Group Lodging Platform team is looking for a passionate Developer Evangelist who will invest in ensuring developers are successfully building solutions against EG Lodging platform. We’re expanding the scope of our current solution offering to cover big hotel chains such as Marriott to very small partners where CEO, CTO and developer are a single person! You’ll work closely with the engineers building the APIs to ensure that needs and requirements of the developers are reflected in the services we build. You will also work closely with product and business partners on the future direction of our API development, based on feedback and firsthand information from our partners. Additionally, you will also engage with the developer community, with the help of Industry Relations, through speaking, blogging, meet-ups, and a variety of other engagements.

Responsibilities

  • Be the voice of developers. Act as advocate-in-chief for the developers thru various means of communication -
  • Host and/or attend industry events
  • Speak at conferences, webinars
  • Write blogs, newsletters
  • Participate in community forums
  • Guide the development of industry forward API talking points
  • Develop and maintain thriving community of advocates
  • Build reference implementations, developer SDKs, API portal, API documentation and automation to help simplify the process of building solutions using the APIs
  • Work with internal business partners such as product managers, business development managers etc. as well as multiple engineering teams, and partner developers in the design and delivery of Lodging marketplace platform
  • Regularly connect with new and existing API partners, listen and gather feedback, understand their problems, and identify enhancements we can make to improve their interaction with us. Translate these into requirements, and work with product partners to prioritize and execute on these ideas
  • Partner with Commercial/Sales team to help new partners close the deals with us, by offering technical insights as needed.
  • Document and communicate the value of API versioning strategy with internal and external partners on implementation
  • Keep abreast of API Development trends, to help keep our APIs relevant
  • Perform benchmark/competitive analysis of APIs in the marketplace
  • Partner with our Commercial team to promote technical understanding thru tools/supporting materials

Your Profile:

  • 10+ yeas of industry experience as a technology professional, including extensive hands-on software development experience.
  • Can write code that others can use as a sample and/or best practices
  • Experience in ad-hoc stitching together solutions from different API suites to resolve real world problems
  • Well versed in current and future technology trends with bias towards API development.
  • Experience building and maintaining developer communities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills - Experience speaking at major tech conference, hosting webinars. Experience in writing/organizing/publishing user documentation, blogs, and newsletters that are geared towards developer engagement
  • Business Acumen - Strong sense of what features, tools, and/or process changes can translates to business benefits. Ability to conduct research to validate those assertions
  • Collaborative - Ability to work across internal/external organizations effectively, with ability to influence business partners to achieve positive results
  • A BS or MS degree in Computer Science (or related field) is required, a Technology MBA is highly desired

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 extraordinary 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.

*LI-CS1

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 Seattle campus, opening in October 2019, speaks to the core of our identity as a travel company - based in the Northwest, yet consciously global.

What are Expedia Group Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Day of Caring Volunteer Hours match
Team owned deliverables
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns

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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