Senior Software Development Engineer

Expedia Group

Location: Seattle, Washington

Job Type: Full time


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Senior Software Development Engineer

Do you want to transform the experience of millions of travelers the world over? Do you love working with a creative engineering team in building an intelligent, scalable and personalized travel assistance platform? Do you want to work with state of the art technologies such as real-time streaming, big data platforms, NoSql & Machine Learning? Our goal is to build the best platform that can meet customers on any experience (social, sms, web, or voice), use AI/ML to understand/anticipate their needs and deliver unparalleled service.

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.

What you'll do:

  • Design, and develop new platform services to build our technology platform

  • Own and deliver tested and optimized high-performance code for a distributed messaging environment

  • Participate in resolution of production issues and lead efforts toward solutions

  • Chip-in to vigilantly rewriting, refactoring, and perfecting code

  • Work with QA, product management and operations in an agile environment

  • Experience in the following technologies: Java, Spring, Springboot, AWS, EC2, DynamoDB, Redis, ECS, etc.

  • Experience in the following technologies would be an added bonus: Kafka, GraphQL, Elasticsearch, Data Dog

Who you are:

  • 7+ years of experience in industry, leading technical designs, mentoring developers and helping to drive engineering maturity

  • Problem solver and an excellent coder with deep understanding of algorithms, data structures, distributed applications, and data modeling

  • Experienced in solving distributed computing problems, you have worked on real time streaming, distributed messaging platforms and have helped operationalize it

  • Providing technical assessment and feedback for peers' performance reviews

  • Building high performance, scalable architecture and/or services

  • Defining data engineering/architecture best practices at a department/organizational level

  • Displays strength in majority of commonly used data technologies and languages

  • Makes choices across teams to define and apply technology and design standards and best practices

  • Follows new industry trends (e.g. DS, ML, Data Engineering) and designs solutions for complex systems to meet ambiguous business needs

  • Creates systems that interact across a business unit

  • Understands systems being created across EG and how own business unit would integrate with them

  • Actively designs and influences complex data system architecture, and establishes best practices and recommended tool sets across their domains

  • Establishes standards for operational excellence and code quality at a multi-project level

  • Understands cross-domain capabilities and how they integrate

  • You understand data access patterns, streaming technology, data validation, data modeling, data performance, cost optimization

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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