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Distinguished Engineer

Seattle, Washington
Full time
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The Data Product Engineering org is an essential part of Expedia Group (EG), delivering a rich set of data products to empower both internal and external customers to make data-driven decisions for improving traveler experience, partner performance and marketplace competitiveness. This is a very diverse, talented, dedicated and fun-loving team spanning across 5 countries, all working toward our common goals of solving data problems for our customers.

As a senior engineering leader, your focus is to help define and drive the long-term technical vision and strategies of our data products.

What you’ll do:

  • Envision how our data technology stack evolves to support business outcomes.
  • Provide thought leadership in application of data engineering principles to provide innovative solutions adding business value and direction for the entire company.
  • Communicate the north star vision, strategies, methods, and techniques with stakeholders across all levels of the organization, including executives and the board.
  • Oversee the implementation of company-wide data initiatives to improve data quality and reliability, ensure compliance, and reduce costs.
  • Evangelize the adoption of best practices and recommended toolings, and foster a data-driven decision-making culture through data democratization.
  • Write and present innovative work in both internal and external forums to strengthen EG’s technical brand.
  • Champion and mentor solution design trends and changes across all of EG considering latest advancements in software engineering (specifically related to data engineering, cloud data platforms, data models, enterprise information management, business intelligence and data science).
  • Contribute to cross-functional team development by sharing expert knowledge and skills and mentors' other engineers (IC I, II, III, Sr IC, Principle IC).
  • Build a network with technology organizations outside of EG to grow an EG tech brand and bring insights back into the organization.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's, Master's, or Equivalent Experience; Technical degree or relevant experience is applicable.
  • 12+ years of experience in designing, building, and operating large-scale data systems.
  • Successful experience in initiating and driving across-org data initiatives to the finish line.
  • Track record of taking data products from ideas to delivering value to customers production and scaling with the business.
  • Deep expertise in data access patterns, streaming technology, data validation, data modeling, data performance, cost optimization.
  • Hands-on knowledge on BI tools, modern OLAP engines such as Presto, Clickhouse, Druid, Pinot, or batch & real-time data processing frameworks such as Hive, Spark, Flink, etc.
  • Experienced in making regular contributions to the data engineering community through blog posts, tech talks, etc.
  • Made choices across the enterprise business to define data technologies and languages best practices and standards.
  • Established standards for operational excellence and code quality at an organization level
The total cash range for this position in Seattle is $277,000.00 to $387,500.00. Employees in this role have the potential to increase their pay up to $443,000.00, which is the top of the range, based on ongoing, demonstrated, and sustained performance in the role.

Starting pay for this role will vary based on multiple factors, including location, available budget, and an individual’s knowledge, skills, and experience. Pay ranges may be modified in the future.

Expedia Group is proud to offer a wide range of benefits to support employees and their families, including medical/dental/vision, paid time off, and an Employee Assistance Program. To fuel each employee’s passion for travel, we offer a wellness & travel reimbursement, travel discounts, and an International Airlines Travel Agent (IATAN) membership.View our full list of benefits.

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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