Principal Software Development Engineer, Data Platform

Expedia Group

Location: Austin, Texas

Job Type: Full time


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Principal Software Development Engineer, Data and AI Platform

We’re the Data Processing team, part of the Data and AI Platform, and we own the development and management of the tools and services that power all data processing at Expedia Group. This includes compute and orchestration services supporting Spark, Flink, Airflow, and more.

We’re looking for a Principal Software Development Engineer to join our team to provide technical leadership and direction, and to help solve large-scale, complex problems. Coaching and mentoring our team of junior, mid-level, and senior engineers is a key part of this role. Ideal candidates must also be able to communicate well, both written and verbally, and have a proven track record of being able to deliver results.

What you'll do:

  • Define the technical vision for data processing and contribute to the overall Data and AI Platform vision.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring for a talented and diverse team of engineers.
  • Collaborate with engineering and product teams across the company to drive the Data and AI Platform and Expedia Group forward.
  • Design and build scalable, high-performance, fault-tolerant distributed data processing tools and services.
  • Deliver results in a timely manner without sacrificing on quality.

Who you are:

  • A great communicator, both written and verbal.
  • A proven executor that can drive change.
  • 7+ years of Software Development Experience
  • 5+ years of experience with Spark and Java
  • Passionate about details, quality, and providing the best experience for our users.
  • Proven ability and desire to mentor and coach, including introducing new ideas and technologies.
  • Deep technical understanding of Spark and experience with other data processing technologies, such as Hadoop, Flink, Kafka, and Airflow.
  • Strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals in design patterns, data structures, and algorithms.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity. Can chart a new course of action.
  • Proven ability to anticipate business needs and lead a team toward identifying and solving cross-domain problems.
  • Experienced in engaging with users, technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software features, and review technical designs.


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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