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Software Development Engineer - Streaming Data Platform

United Kingdom - London


Are you a software enthusiast who wants to work for a strong and creative online travel technology company? If you enjoy working in a flexible, Agile environment where your efforts to build mission critical software that has a direct impact on revenue generation and optimisation, then…Hotels.com is looking for YOU!

The team at Hotels.com are looking for JVM language enthusiasts, specifically Java, who are highly motivated and disciplined, to join their awesome Hotels.com Engineering team.

As a software engineer in one of the Hotels.com teams, you will collaborate with experienced software engineers to drive improvements to our technology, design and develop new services and software solutions, and build and track metrics to ensure high quality results.

You will have the chance to work with business partners, leadership and other software developers, influence product vision and design of our systems. We guarantee you’ll learn a lot and won't be bored!

What you’ll do

  •  Writing code — lots of it. Write clean, efficient, thoroughly tested code, backed-up with pair programming and code reviews. Much of our code is in Java, but we are constantly evaluating all kinds of languages and frameworks on the JVM and we welcome programmers of all backgrounds
  • Looking for ways to continuously improve through asking and providing feedback
  • Engage with your team to evolve development standards and practices to resolve problems and roadblocks as they occur with help from managers
  • Develop scalable and highly-performant distributed systems with everything this entails (availability, monitoring, resiliency)
  • Work with team members to take ownership of technical and architecture of critical components and systems
  • Actively participate in code and design review including documenting and communicating decisions
  • Being part of a multi-functional team engaging with business partners to flesh out and deliver requirements from inception to production in an agile manner

Who you are

We don’t believe in skill matching against a list of buzzwords… We look for smart people with good general programming skills because we believe that excellent developers can learn new technologies quickly and well. However, it wouldn't hurt if you have experience with some of the following (or a passion to learn them):

  • Have strong written and verbal communication abilities
  • Are technically proficient using Java to craft software solutions for customer centric web applications
  • Are familiar with or have used Cassandra, Docker, Kafka, Redis, AWS Cloud services, Git and build tools
  • Have a real passion for clean code; unit testing; automation testing and continuous delivery
  • Have drive with practicality; a critical thinker; dedicated to solving problems at team level; are open and flexible
  • Are very passionate and creative about learning, especially in the areas of technology, service design patterns and system architecture to deliver value to our customers


The Teams

We have several opportunities within Hotels.com such as in the Shopping, Checkout, and Platform teams, you can read more about what the specific teams are doing below.

Checkout Team

Our goal is to transform the existing platform into a formidable modern microservices based booking platform that enables technology and product teams to collaborate on getting features out to Hotels.com customers through faster iteration and feedback.

If you have a passion for learning, a can do attitude of using modern technologies such as Docker, Kafka, SpringBoot, Kubernetes, AWS to build a platform that would drive the next wave of features that will delight our customers then come join our journey in London.

Platform Team

The Edge Platform team are nimble and responsible for a critical, high-volume network application built upon Netty, for delivering all traffic for hotels.com and its brands. We strive to writing asynchronous systems using simple self-describing code which is used by all other Expedia Brands. You will be developing capabilities for https://github.com/HotelsDotCom/styx, an open source project maintained by the team, building upon our rendering engine and assets dispatching needs.

Shopping Team

The Shopping teams are responsible for the Search Results and Property Details applications in Hotels.com and a bunch of services that provide their data. These two pages are the front and centre of Hotels.com customer journey clocking millions of page views every day and, being at the open end of the Shopping funnel, the focus is on providing a clean shopping experience for the user, whilst optimising conversion. Our general tech stack is Java, Spring, Cassandra, Redis, Scala, Kubernetes & AWS and we are constantly looking out for any new technologies that will push us forward. The components owned by these teams are fully integrated with our CI/CD, allowing us to release every day. With these solid technical foundations, the teams find new challenges in how to deliver brilliant capabilities to better engage our customers, with a test & learn culture resulting in as many as 40-50 A/B tests running on each of our pages at any time.

Why join us

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people.  We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business.  Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them the tools to do so.  

Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach.  We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer.  We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small.  We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple.  Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.

If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.


Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

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Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function

United Kingdom - London

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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