Senior Software Development Engineer

Expedia Group

Location: Seattle, Washington

Job Type: Full time


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Senior Software Development Engineer

A high performing and influential individual contributor who leads by example while continuing to mentor junior engineers, interfaces consistently with tech leadership in the local organization, leads complex and vaguely-defined projects, and stretches into team leadership skills based on current projects. As part of the Expedia Group’s Services organization, we are responsible for building a best-in-class loyalty platform for internal and external tenant programs. This platform powers the incentives that drive differentiation for our travel offerings which lead to increases in both conversion and overall customer lifetime value for EG and our partners.

What you'll do :

  • Extend outside of direct organization and collaborate with peers across a senior level organization

  • Leads a community of practice and bring people together for shared learning

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

  • Conducts successfully day-to-day work and solves complex issues in own specific technical engineering area

  • Shares domain and Industry knowledge between cross-functional teams

  • Serves as a guide to others by sharing and helping junior associates in their duties

  • Fill in for peer engineering management as need arises

  • Possesses knowledge of features and facilities for integration, and communication among applications, databases and technology platforms to bring together different components and form a fully functional solution to a business problem

  • Tests and maintains software applications and related programs and procedures by using a variety of software development tools following design requirements of customer

  • Acts as a spokesperson for software design best practices

  • Researches and recommends frameworks and architectural/code design patterns

  • Identifies areas of improvements within the code and suggests solutions

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

  • Advises on technical limitations of software design for products and provides alternative solutions

  • Facilitates collaboration with different stakeholders with varied perspectives to develop effective solutions to issues

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

  • Takes a whole systems approach to analyze issues and implements holistic solutions by ensuring that linkages between structure, people, process and technology are made

  • Identifies outmoded methods of operation with current systems and design plans for disrupting them in a non-disruptive manner

  • Reports on status of difficult or high-level projects to local tech leadership via written or oral means. Ensures documentation is complete

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's or Masters' degree in a related technical field; or equivalent related professional experience.

  • Worked in at least in 2 multi-quarter projects

  • Worked in decentralized teams and projects

  • Formally mentored at least 3 individuals

  • Drove technical design end-to-end of at least 3 projects

  • Contributed to engineering community through a blog post, open source contribution, tech talks, etc.

  • Has strength in multiple technologies or languages

  • Justifies technology choices to technical and non-technical observers

  • Serves as an expert for a given domain

  • Makes well defined technology choices

  • Mentors other engineers (Individual Contributor I, II, III)

  • Creates team project systems

  • Guides integrations across teams within business unit

  • Understands highly complex systems and design moderately complex systems

  • Identifies and advocates for project quality via testing, monitoring and alerting at the project level

  • Has a strong understanding of testing and monitoring tools and technologies

  • Establishes operational excellence metrics at the team level

  • Guides others in design of software that is easily testable and observable

  • Has a strong understanding of how team goals fit a business need

  • Identifies business problems at the team level and provide solution


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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