Technical Program Manager III, Search & Discovery

Expedia Group

Location: Seattle, Washington

Job Type: Full time


Be brave, not perfect.
- Reshma Saujani

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Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you like solving a variety of Business and Technology problems? 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 ML technologies in the Search and Discovery ecosystem? If any of those are true…our team is looking for YOU!

The Search and Discovery Insights team is looking for a thoughtful and dedicated Program Manager to build out the learning systems for the Search Platform. You will drive the development of a scalable data/AI platform that will form the backbone of our vision of Travel Search. This role provides a unique opportunity to create innovations and groundbreaking change using cloud, big data and machine learning technologies. You will be able to incubate and experiment newer technologies and platforms to demonstrate value of machine learning and enable data consumptions at scale with agility. 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:

  • Help build business-critical backend systems using stream processors and high-quality data pipelines

  • Work in a cross-functional team of Machine Learning engineers and Data scientists to design and deliver large scale batch and real-time data pipelines on AWS

  • Help assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional/non-functional business requirements

  • Perform root cause analysis on external and internal processes and data to identify opportunities for improvement and answer questions

  • Build processes that support data transformation, workload management, data structures, dependency and metadata

  • Facilitate planning, retrospectives, and other meetings necessary to keep the team in sync

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

Who you are:

  • 7+ years’ experience gathering business requirements and turning them into detailed functional design specifications

  • 7+ years’ experience managing projects with Agile methodology

  • You are not only skilled on a technical front but also an excellent communicator with a bias for action. You have focus and strong sense of ownership. You are a key technical resource capable of driving cross-team design and architecture reviews across our development team

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, prioritize workload effectively, and thrive in a dynamic and complex environment

  • Solid understanding of technical architecture for sophisticated and highly scalable back-end applications

  • Experience with big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc

  • Experience with microservice architecture, and design

  • Experience on machine learning toolkits like spark mllib, H20, scikit-learn, R and ML techniques

  • Proven track record of building and optimizing data sets, 'big data' data pipelines and architectures

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


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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