Principal Technical Architect - CCOE

Expedia Group

Location: Seattle, Washington

Job Type: Full time


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Technical Architect - Cloud Center of Excellence (CCOE)

At Expedia Group, Enterprise Platforms & Infrastructure Architecture plays an integral role in defining and assessing our company's strategy, architecture, and practices. Our team works to effectively translate business objectives into processes enabled by technologies and services. We establish Standards and patterns which are incorporated into our commerce platforms and enterprise technology to ensure everything Expedia Group does is world-class. We assist our business partners with understanding their respective domains and why it is so important for everyone to be involved.

As a Technical Architect, you will be a key strategic partner in defining how Expedia Group approaches new or emerging opportunities, and you will work to influence, revolutionize, and simplify key aspects of our business. Your primary accountability will be to architect key cloud solutions, including compute, networking, storage, and critical shared services that power everything at Expedia Group.

As a team - We look to each other for mentorship and push one another to simplify. We trust one another and we choose fearlessly. We are inclusive and through that, we go get what’s next. Above all else – we have fun!

What you’ll do:

  • Track developments and changes in core enterprise domains ensuring that new developments are adequately addressed in business strategy

  • Develop technical strategy and sets the direction for the Cloud COE team and influence broadly. Drives large architecture/Strategic Products through design, implementation, and operations

  • Develop and maintain architectural artifacts (high-level and low-level design documents)

  • Participate in application and infrastructure projects to provide planning advice

  • Draft procedures and Standards to be reviewed and approved by executive management

  • Conduct or facilitate design sessions to ensure an appropriate, holistic approach to solving complex problems

  • Coordinate with the Cloud Center of Excellence, Infrastructure and DevOps teams to advocate the appropriate application of requirements

  • Support and advise EG technologists and business partners via communities of practice or related forums

  • Architect approaches and solutions that are tied to business outcomes and our bottom line

  • Provide guidance when evaluating the impacts of a solution to ensure linkages between structure, people, process, and technology

  • Champion prioritized initiatives across the local organization and work with others across EG to investigate those initiatives

Who you are:

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

  • Specialist in Cloud computing technologies and workload transition challenges

  • Experience in cross-team functioning and collaborating with stakeholders and making choices in design or technologies

  • Extensive experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems

  • Experience in aligning business goals with the cloud initiative.

  • Experience with the technical architecture of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, and Google

  • Industry-recognized Cloud Certifications are a plus

  • Demonstrates expert skills for multiple domains and builds systems that interact across a business unit

  • Understands that technology or automation doesn't solve every problem

  • Verifiable experience reviewing designs to ensure an appropriate solution to key objectives

  • Understanding and demonstrated delivery of capabilities related to employee communication, collaboration, accessibility, or other general solutions empowering corporate employees to perform their jobs

  • Exceptional and effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively influence at the most senior levels (e.g. SVP, VP, Director), and be effective and influential

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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