Principal Enterprise Systems Engineer

Expedia Group

Location: Austin, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, Seattle, Washington

Job Type: Full time


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Principal Enterprise Systems Engineer

At Expedia Group, our purpose is to bring the world within reach for every traveler. We are looking for a Data Technology Leader to join our Commerce and Financial Data Engineering team to build data pipelines to enable product and business teams to move faster and achieve greater results! We want an architect who combines superb technical skills to craft innovative solutions with a passion for influencing and mentoring other senior individual contributors. This person must be comfortable translating vague problems into pragmatic solutions that open up the boundaries of technical possibilities and inspire others to follow.

The person for this role is passionate about distributed systems, including caching, streaming, and indexing technologies on the cloud; is always looking to maintain higher standards for themselves as well as everyone in the team; and enjoys teaching others and scales themselves by bringing others along. This person is a leader and influencer on the team but also willing to get into the day-to-day engineering tasks when needed.

Above all, this role will have the opportunity to shape the future of data platforms at Expedia!

What you’ll do:

  • Design and build the next generation Commerce and Financial Systems pipeline

  • Actively participate with our development team in all phases of the software development lifecycle, including requirements gathering, functional and technical design, development, testing and roll-out, and support

  • Meet with leadership to present key findings, clearly communicate challenges, and offer suggestions for resolution

  • Collaborate with and learn from all members and levels of our team

  • Mentor, share and make knowledge available inside and outside the team

  • Interact with technical and non-technical leaders and partners to collect feedback and present results

  • Contribute to setting standards and development principles for the team and influence across the larger organization

  • Drive alignment & adoption of Expedia data platform reference patterns across business units through collaboration on MVPs

  • Curate, maintain and narrate end to end architectural vision of our systems, so everyone from leaders to individual contributors understands the technical direction

  • Set and maintain a bar on engineering and operational excellence, through guardrails, metrics, and practices

  • Define long-term architecture & technical strategy, and capabilities for Commerce & Financial data streams, processing, stores

  • Liaison with peer teams within and outside portfolio domains to define technical interfaces for system dependencies

  • Build relationships with engineering and product leaders across the organization to understand business problems and apply a technology lens to resolve them

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s in related technical field; or equivalent related professional experience

  • Have built and operated cloud-based, highly available and scalable online serving or streaming, or machine learning-based systems utilizing large, diverse data sets in production for 7-10 years

  • Proficient with AWS infrastructure and services

  • Proficient with object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Python, Java, Scala, C++, etc.

  • Presents new technology options to technical and non-technical observers, able to guide others to make well defined technology choices

  • Experience with public cloud service offerings (IaaS, PaaS, DBaaS services) as well high level compute offerings such, as Spark, Lamda, Kafka, Flink, Scala, KStream, EMR, Qubole, Cassandra, Redis, Rest, GraphQL, gRPC and AWS

  • Knowledge of modern data stores like Oracle, MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, Cassandra, Elastic Search, Dynamo, HFS

  • Experience with Modern API platform design ( REST, gRPC, GraphQL Modern data architectures (e.g. event driven architectures, data democratization, platform approaches to support ML/AI at scale, stream processing, and integrating real time analytics into customer applications)

  • Ability to look at solutions in creative and unconventional ways, recognize opportunities to innovate, and engage partners in a vision and strategy

  • Coached, influenced, and inspired multiple teams to tackle technical problems

  • Championed code quality, automated testing, design reviews, and other engineering practices

  • Experienced in designing API for internal and external consumers, architecting, and operating scalable and elastic distributed systems


The total cash range for this position in Chicago is $191,000 to $267,500.00. Employees in this role have the potential to increase their pay up to $30,500, which is the top of the range, based on ongoing, demonstrated, and sustained performance in the role.

The total cash range for this position in Seattle is $207,500 to $290,500.00. Employees in this role have the potential to increase their pay up to $332,000, which is the top of the range, based on ongoing, demonstrated, and sustained performance in the role.

The total cash range for this position in Austin is $207,500.00 to $290,500.00. Employees in this role have the potential to increase their pay up to $332,000.00, 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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