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Senior Java Software Engineer

United Kingdom - London


Vrbo is part of the Expedia Group family of brands. We are a world leader in the holiday rental industry with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect beach house, cottage, or apartment for any getaway.

Our mission is to make every holiday rental in the world available to every traveler through our online marketplace and we're committed to helping families and friends find the perfect holiday rental to create unforgettable travel memories together.

About the role

As a senior member of our Engineering team you will solve problems of scale and work on cutting-edge, open source technologies. We thrive in a culture is one that flourishes with solving difficult problems focusing on product engineering based on hypothesis testing to empower people to come up with ideas.

As a part of our Operational Excellence team you will work across the entire global platform at Vrbo. We work to ensure the engineers have the right information at the right time through the right means about the performance of their apps and services in a product environment, as well as showing a real-time customer availability issues. We work closely with the data science team, and run rigorous A/B tests on every part of the application to continuously optimize our site for the travellers.

What you will do:

As a Senior Engineer at Vrbo, you'll be a part of a world-class team developing fast, scalable, highly available, and reliable micro-services that will process thousands of requests per second. Having access to real-time data and being empowered to optimize with machine learning, you will understand customers’ needs before they do. Additionally, you will be developing features and APIs that will drive our business through real-time feedback loops in the cloud.

Your other responsibilities will include ownership of continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) while utilizing Agile methodologies. As part of our continuous learning culture, you will have the opportunity to participate in exciting global company hack-a-thons and various career building courses with co-workers of all levels of expertise.

Who you are:

  • Strong experience in using the following technologies: Java, AWS, Docker, Mesos, Dropwizard, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Kafka, Hadoop, NoSQL, Java, Git, Splunk, Datadog, Jenkins, NodeJs
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Strong experience in professional software development experience
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively cross-regionally as well as cross-functionally
  • An Open-minded and creative approach when solving complex challenges solves
  • A passion to learn and to share your knowledge
  • You focus on shipping software that matters to your users and to the company you’re building it for.

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 to 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.

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

Some of the benefits include:

  • Work on cutting edge technologies with a passionate team who are active in the Technology community;
  • Access to a wide range of health insurance benefits;
  • Awesome benefits like health and wellness reimbursements (so you can do the things you love keeping fit) and travel allowances;
  • Competitive salary and an annual target bonus;
  • Opportunities for learning and development e.g. Product Academy, Coaching Programs, Hackathons etc;
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk;
  • Casual dress so you can be you at work.

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.


Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function

United Kingdom - London

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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