Principal Software Engineer - API Platform

Expedia Group

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Type: Full time

Posted

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- Reshma Saujani

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Job Description

The Platform Control Plane team is the driver responsible for the next generation Platform for Expedia Group. If you would like to help us build and deploy the best-in-class Technology Platform to power our two-sided marketplace (travelers and partners), please read on!

Our company has pushed for an “API First” approach for surfacing our Business Capabilities to our EG developer community. We will be building out the full-stack platform that allows API providers and API consumers to be productive in end-to-end flows from onboarding to transacting and evolving their technical and business successes. Our platform also supports advanced capabilities like no-code workflows and theme-able UIs beyond APIs.

In this role, you will lead various aspects of the technical offerings of the platform including the API Gateway and how it enables end to end API externalization. As a principal software engineer, you will be driving the thought leadership in this space to build a first-class approach to platform delivery.

What you'll do:

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

  • Participate actively in communities of practice in EG to share and gain knowledge

  • Use software design principles, data structures and/or design patterns, and computer science fundamentals to write clean, efficient, maintainable, optimized and modular code with good naming conventions

  • Lead/Clarify code evolution in code reviews

  • Identify areas of improvement in code as well as processes, and proposes and implements better solutions while educating others

  • Be the technical expert in relevant technology stacks, ranging from Cloud Platforms (like AWS), Containerized Workloads, API Gateway, Authentication & Authorization, as well as High Availability and Scalability design and implementation

  • Advocate for operational excellence (such as automated testing, establishing SLAs, programming for resiliency and scalability)

  • Strive for optimum organizational efficiency by applying systems thinking across boundaries and making recommendations about policies/ processes

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

Who you are:

  • A problem solver and team player who has experience with high throughput systems

  • Expert knowledge in topics around standard methodologies in API management, Versioning and Lifecycle as well as Authentication and Authorization concerns

  • Experience with API Gateway and API Management technologies like Spring Cloud, Kong or Apigee

  • Experience with REST APIs, Kubernetes and NoSQL technologies

  • Experience in API Design and Domain-Driven Development, knowledge of data exchange formats like Protobuf, GraphQL and Avro would be phenomenal

  • Experience building high scale distributed cloud-based microservice architectures

  • Strong understanding of Site Reliability Engineering

  • Strong background in third-party cloud services, especially Amazon AWS technologies

  • Strong experience with backend technologies such as Java, Kotlin, Spring Boot, Scala, client / server architecture and domain driven design

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.....

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®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®, CarRentals.com™, and Expedia Cruises™.

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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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