Senior Manager, Software Development Engineering

Expedia Group

Location: Seattle, Washington

Job Type: Full time


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Are you a Software Engineer who wants to work for a strong and creative online travel technology company? Do you have a passion for creating platforms turning data into meaningful information with help of machine learning platforms? Do you want to work with the latest technologies in the Search and Discovery ecosystem? Would you enjoy working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, start-up like environment? If any of those are true…you've got to check out the Expedia Group!

Search and Discovery team is looking for a thoughtful and versatile leader who can go technically deep, lead, and grow a strong group of software engineers who help build Expedia's Search Platform. You will drive the development of a scalable platform that will form the backbone of our vision of Travel Search. You will collaborate with top-notch machine learning scientists and engineers to build high-quality production code. You ideally have a track record of shipping multiple high scale solutions and providing technical leadership. This role provides a unique opportunity to create innovations and ground-breaking change using cloud, big data, and machine learning technologies. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish.

What you’ll do:

Challenges you will work on:

  • Design and develop business-critical backend systems

  • Establish architectural principles, select design patterns, and then mentor members on their appropriate application

  • Be comfortable with proactive outward communication and technical leadership and never shy away from a challenge.

  • Lead your products, with a focus on DevOps and robust automation

  • Adopt change, always open to replacing what you built yesterday with something better today.

  • Partner with the business to have a clear understanding of how the technology stack is tied to business outcomes and our bottom line

  • Breakdown work into different phases and prioritize in partnership with product management peers

  • Anticipate and recognize bottlenecks in work processes between teams and makes suggestions for ongoing improvement

  • Advocate for operational excellence (such as unit testing, CI/CD, establishing SLAs, programming for resiliency and scalability)

  • Convey the right information to ensure that proposals for improvements are given the proper consideration and technical issues are resolved in a timely manner

  • Remain informed on new advances in engineering methodologies. Examine inefficiencies in the existing stack operation and encourage engineers to improve them

  • Bridge the gap in discussions between technology and non-technology personnel. Report on team status and listen for suggestions to improve lagging project work

  • Mentor employees and managers by providing advice and recommendations based on your own experience and learnings

Who you are:

  • Graduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems, or another quantitative field.

  • 8+ years of experience in a Software Engineer role, with at least 3+ years managing teams of 8-10 people, including hiring, coaching, and growing

  • Strong knowledge of backend API development

  • Experience with object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Kotlin, Python, Java, Scala, etc.

  • Experience with micro service architecture, and design.

  • Excellent problem solving and analytic skills associated with working on unstructured datasets

  • Experienced in delivering real data feedback loops and streams for supporting highly available and scalable solutions with large transaction volume on a 24x7 operational cycle

  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features and review technical designs

  • Experience in planning/execution - estimating, scheduling, and executing on committed schedules


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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