Manager, Software Development Engineering

Expedia Group

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Type: Full time


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Manager, Software Development Engineering

We are seeking a new member to join the Expedia Group Edge Engineering team! We work on mission critical systems for handling website traffic at scale at the edge of the Expedia network – our systems process billions of HTTP requests every day. Our team builds and manages high quality and performant software which powers the front-door experience for our customers, as well as build and maintain self-service tools for our internal developer community.

A people leader who provides immediate direction to a small team of engineers, delivering work for several well-defined projects at once with clear oversight from senior management and product representatives.

What you will do:

  • Work with a single team

  • Mentor individual contributors on the team

  • Define team goals and how they fit business needs and requirements

  • Deliver solutions to business problems at the project level

  • Deliver a product roadmap, working in collaboration with product management

  • Participate in peer’s performance reviews by providing technical assessment and feedback

  • Reward and recognize team members

Who you are:

  • 3-5 years software development experience using Java and/or JavaScript for web applications

  • Experience supporting the infrastructure and deployment of web applications

  • Experience working with cloud concepts and technologies (AWS stack preferred)

  • Understand browser-web server communications and concepts

  • 0-3 years people management experience

  • Strong multiple technology implementations

  • Responsibility for a technical domain

  • Identify strengths and weaknesses among technologies for particular use cases

  • Demonstrate the ability to select among technologies available to implement and solve for requirements

​ Role Expectations:

  • Identify areas where efficiency and process improvement are needed within own work area

  • Apply new ideas or approaches to own work to enhance outputs

  • Use established tools and techniques to track progress related to implementing process improvements

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the product development lifecycle from idea generation to bringing a product to market by supporting the different phases and improving product performance

  • Engage with peers across the organization to build an understanding of cross dependencies, priorities, and opportunities to simplify

  • Participate in a community of practice and/or product reviews to share and gain knowledge

  • Act as a spokesperson for software design best practices

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

  • Communicate effectively with customers, listen to customers’ concerns and issues regarding technology, and determine customers’ needs and expectations and responds accordingly

  • Consider new ways of using technology to meet or enhance customers’ needs

  • Bridge the gap in discussions between technology and non-technology personnel

  • Evaluate current team projects or goals and identify the relevant skills and expertise needed to accomplish them

  • Guide Individual Contributors in the development of individual goals, provide regular and specific feedback, and assess performance

  • Encourage and support education and the professional development of Individual Contributors

  • Mentor Individual Contributors by providing advice and recommendations based on experience

  • Evaluate how individuals work together as a team to achieve goals, providing a culture that supports the team in the achievement of goals

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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