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Principal Software Development Engineer

Expedia Group

Location: Austin, Texas

Job Type: Full time


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Principal Software Development Engineer

Expedia Global Payments (EGP) is looking for top engineering talent to help drive the development of our payment platform, seamlessly roll out new payment methods, and continuously improve on our operational excellence and engineering practices. We offer a highly dynamic set of services that enable customers from all over the world to pay for travel in a variety of ways. We build, operate, and improve payment services for Expedia Group's brands, our suppliers (hoteliers, airlines, vacation rental owners/agencies, etc.), and our corporate needs. We do this accurately and at scale, processing over $100 billion payments in 55+ currencies in over 155 countries every year, and across a diverse set of payment options! This opportunity presents great technical challenges and the ability to have a tremendous business impact.

Technology and innovation are at the heart of our organization. We provide solutions that reduce the cost of payments and improve performance, scalability, availability, and resiliency. We also provide an abundance of functional support to services in our platform, and the needs are ever-growing, as we adapt to new payment solutions and capabilities.

What you'll do: 

  • Implementing innovative software solutions for e-commerce systems

  • Be a role model and mentor to your fellow engineers

  • You will get to expand your skills in building highly scalable solutions while influencing others

  • Raising the bar on the overall level of excellence within the team

  • You will also get the opportunity to influence decisions across the technology ecosystem within Expedia Group by being a key domain guide

  • Your input will be critical to the selection of new senior-level hires on the team

Who you are:

  • Bachelors in computer science or related technical field; or Equivalent related professional experience

  • 10+ years of Software Development work experience (Java experience strongly preferred)

  • 6+ years creating and supporting Web Services in a high transactional environment

  • 4+ years developing software using Dependency Injection Frameworks

  • First-class communication skills in written and verbal form

  • Proven record in technical mentoring of Software Engineers

  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to produce across your team and beyond

  • Rock solid coding skills

  • Strong Object-Oriented Programming concepts, data structure, algorithms, and system-level programming (including multi-threaded programming)

  • History of building your own automation and reporting tools to provide capabilities around your service

  • Ability to lead code reviews and technical design meetings

  • Proven record in successfully delivering highly available and scalable solutions with large transaction volume on a 24x7 operational cycle

  • Architectural knowledge of designing and developing software in distributed architecture for multi-tier applications

  • High degree of competency within all phases of SDLC - Estimation, Scheduling, Design, Development, Testing and Delivery, and Maintenance

  • Ability to articulate technical design decisions and software implementation in technical forums

  • Knowledge of performance testing, application tuning, and load testing

  • A BS degree in computer science or equivalent experience

  • Prior experience in building and operating services in AWS is preferred

  • Prior experience with e-Commerce systems, Payments Solutions, and Providers is also preferred

  • Experience developing fault-tolerant distributed systems is highly desirable

  • Solid grasp of Agile Software Development mechanics

  • Background in Service Oriented Architecture implementation, service versioning, and backward compatibility

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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