Director, Software Development Engineering

Expedia Group

Location: Seattle, Washington

Job Type: Full time


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Director, Software Development Engineering

At Expedia, we are revolutionizing travel through technology. Every second of every day, we send travelers on a trip.

The Reservation Technology team, part of Search & Supply group at Expedia is responsible for making Air, Hotel and Vacation Rental reservations originating from all point of sales in EG. The platform is developed on microservices architecture and runs in cloud leveraging on Amazon Web services. This role will be contributing the key Product Line Air’s reservation system and define standards along with the team for a future Reservation System that is agnostic of product lines. Today the problem of Air Post Booking (servicing) is an unsolved challenge in the industry for Online Travel Agencies and Expedia Group has taken up that task to solve this challenge through technology, partnerships with airlines and defining industry standards. You will be in midst of this as a key participant and decision maker bringing tons of value to the world of travel.

What's in it for you? Beyond travel perks and other competitive benefits, you can walk away from work each day knowing you truly made an impact. You can create a new feature that goes on the live site. You can build programs that simplify our backend search and supply processes. And you can do this all while working alongside smart, hardworking technical people who love travel to their core.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead multiple globally distributed teams of talented engineers building a robust Air Reservation System

  • Build relationships with leaders across Expedia Group to understand business problems and apply a technology lens to solve them collaboratively

  • Work with Principal and Senior Engineers to ensure quality designs built around performance, scalability, and reliability

  • Identify the interrelatedness of work activities across teams and recommend innovative, measurable improvements to processes to increase effectiveness

  • Present work for upcoming planned efforts and enumerate risks and opportunities associated with those efforts, demonstrating time sensitivity of concept projects to management without overpromising

  • Exceed customers’ expectations by listening for unexpressed needs and connect customer needs to relevant service offerings and new technology

  • Place individuals in roles and assignments that stretch their capabilities and personal and career development whilst facilitating cross-team and cross-divisional movement of talent as a tool for building skills, capabilities, and creating visibility to talent

  • Recognize and reward appropriate resource utilization and creative suggestions to gain efficiency in resource usage

  • Collaborate with product and business teams to deliver beautiful customer experiences and innovative platform offerings

Who you are:

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

  • Equivalent experience includes Managed at least 3+ people managers and executing capacity planning/allocation for a team size of 30+ and built a strategy and driven a roadmap for a multi-product, cross functional program across multiple years​

  • Strong technical acumen which allows you to be responsible for several technical domains and choices recommended in a team and then implementation involving several technologies

  • Presented new technology choice to technical and non-technical observers

  • An expert in multiple domains

  • Guide others to make well defined technical choices and are an expert in multiple domains

  • Built strong teams by mentoring managers to empower team members. You have also mentored employees outside of your direct organization

  • Defined team goals to solve a business need across an entire business unit

  • Delivered solutions to business problems spanning a business unit

  • Collaborating closely with the product team you have delivered and influenced across multiple teams spanning a business unit

  • Experience in AWS and database technologies

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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