Director, Software Development Engineering, Media Solutions

Expedia Group

Location: Chicago, Illinois, Seattle, Washington

Job Type: Full time


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Director of Software Development, Media Solutions

Expedia Group Media Solutions is the World’s Travel Advertising Network. Expedia Group Media Solutions, the advertising organization of Expedia Group, offers industry expertise and digital marketing solutions that allow brands to reach, engage and influence their qualified audience of travelers around the world. Through its vast network of leading travel brands and global points of sale, Expedia Group Media Solutions provides marketing partners with proprietary data-driven insights about traveler behaviors during every stage of the purchase journey, along with dynamic advertising solutions, to deliver strategic campaigns and measurable results.

As Director of Technology you will own the technical strategy, roadmap, and development of Expedia Group’s advertising demand side platform.You will lead a global team who build and deliver a suite of advertising products including campaign management portals and APIs, campaign budget management, and spend optimization, whilst identifying new opportunities to drive business results and improving the advertising demand-side platform capabilities.

This leader will partner with a diverse range of technical partners across product, sales, operations, marketing, and finance to ensure that the team executes its mission to deliver the right ad, to the right travel shopper, at the right time. As a forward-thinking leader, you will be truly relationship-oriented and have a passion for innovation, working closely with all aspects of the organization to understand business needs whilst setting and representing a truly holistic Expedia Group media technology vision.

The successful candidate will be a highly accountable leader, with in-depth knowledge of advertising product development on a truly global scale. The position requires a strategic and synchronized perspective, exceptional partnership and managing complexity, tried and tested change and leadership skills coupled with technical direction setting and curiosity to identify innovative ideas and challenge the status quo.

What you will do:

  • Create the technology vision to deliver on the needs of Media Solutions within Expedia Group (EG) context

  • Deliver and scale the advertising demand side platform aligned to the business strategy and to meet future aspirations of the Media Solutions business.

  • Balance advertiser requirements and consumer experience to build outstanding eCommerce travel advertising products.

  • Coach, develop and lead a team of experienced technology leaders and engineers, providing mentorship, feedback, and direction to an energetic team.

  • Ensure Sponsored Content domain and capabilities are built into EG platform and leverageable​. Leverage common experience framework, domains, and data

  • Review and revise the technology roadmap and resource allocation in line with business priorities

  • Execute product roadmap delivering best in class advertising capabilities

  • Hire, develop and retain an engaged organization of top engineering talent; succession planning

  • Responsible for overall delivery quality, timeliness, and efficiency of the organization

  • Ensure product architecture and implementation is extensible, supportable, maintainable, scalable, secure, and compliant

  • Meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions

Who you are:

  • Technical leader with experience in advertising, eCommerce and/or product development.

  • Experience with online advertising, including familiarity with ad serving, targeting, performance ad products and platforms, native advertising and/or mobile ad experience.

  • Understanding of ad platform and marketplace technology including auction and self-serve dynamics.

  • Proven excellence as leader capable of driving high-impact initiatives that deliver meaningful business results.

  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities with a high degree of flexibility and accountability, in a fast-paced environment, with a strong bias for action.

  • Success leading and driving execution in a highly matrixed organization with shared services and competing priorities.

  • Proven situational leadership skills and the ability to motivate and generate enthusiasm with individuals across all levels of the organization.

  • Passion for Results: Drive ambitious standards for individual, team, and organizational accomplishment; tenaciously work to meet or exceed challenging goals.

  • Business Acumen: Demonstrate a keen understanding of business operations and the organizational levers (systems, processes, departments, functions) that drive profitable

  • A Team Player: thrives in demanding, intellectually charged environments, has strong convictions, and can win credibility and contribute across the breadth of a business and its senior management team.

  • Ability to make connections and build relationships quickly across the enterprise. Effectively influence stakeholders across a highly matrixed organization.

  • Demonstrable success using your expertise to generate buy-in and trust with business leaders. Inspiring and approachable as a leader. Create an environment where people can realize their full potential.

The total cash range for this position in Chicago is $191000 to $267000. Employees in this role have the potential to increase their pay up to $305500, 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 $207,500.00 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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