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Software Development Engineer II

Expedia Group

Location: Austin, Texas, Seattle, Washington

Job Type: Full time


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Software Development Engineer II

Are you thrilled about solving complex technical problems? Are you excited by innovation and at the same time committed to build robust, well-designed and well-engineered distributed systems? Do you aspire to work in a place that values collaboration and fosters cooperation and trust? Do you want to see the result of your work directly impacting the company’s bottom line? If you answered, “Yes,” then we are eager to hear from you!

We are looking for top engineering talent to help drive the development of our key platform capabilities, seamlessly roll out new features, and to continuously raise the bar on our operational excellence and engineering practices. We here at Expedia Group, create great products and facilitate connections between travelers and partners that truly bring good into the world.

We help our travelers and partners find the right pathways through millions of possibilities to reach the best possible outcome. Powered by more than 70+ terabytes of data and 20 years of tech innovation, Expedia Group is one of the world’s largest travel platforms.

Some of our key business priorities includes enabling EG Brands, create less friction for partners, make the overall shopping experience more efficient for travelers, and help drive improvements. We optimize fixed costs that are either redundant or inefficient, including: data center cost reductions, renegotiated licensing deals, and costs for duplicative tools.

Our focus on security, resiliency and regulatory actions of the business enables to generate cost savings through mitigation, avoidance costs & organizational efficiency. We are responsible for designing, developing and delivering amazing web and app experiences that travelers love.

Powering many of travel’s most recognized global brands, the team orchestrates marketing, commerce, customer service, data, AI/machine learning, and supply services from across the company into websites and mobile apps that capture customer traffic, turn shoppers into bookers, and engage travelers at every stage of their journey.

What you’ll do:

  • Join a very experienced, successful, and high-performing team and will have a unique opportunity to grow to the next level as an SDE

  • Expand your skills in developing high quality, distributed, and scalable software

  • Learn best practices and how to constantly raise the bar in terms of Engineering Excellence. As a Software Development Engineer your primary responsibility is to:

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

  • Seek, learn, and use new technical skills in an engineering area

  • Share new skills and knowledge with the team to increase efficiency

  • Understand the relationship between front end and back end technology platforms

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

  • Write code that is clean, maintainable, optimized, modular with good naming conventions. You will also use software frameworks to write simpler code

  • Lead/clarify code evolution in code reviews and pull requests

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

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

Who you are:

  • A degree in computer science or in the related technical field; or equivalent related professional experience

  • 3+ years Software Development work experience using modern languages (Java, C#, C++ - Java experience preferred)

  • Solid understanding of Object-Oriented Programming concepts, data structure, algorithms, and system level programming (including multi-threaded programming)

  • Strong communication skills in written and verbal form

  • Experience testing, automating, and instrumenting your code

  • Prior experience developing and supporting Web Services is a plus

  • Working knowledge of Agile Software Development methodologies (scrum, XP)


About Expedia Group

Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, and Expedia Cruises™.

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