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Software Development Engineer (Expedia Lodging Platform team)

Switzerland - Geneva

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Expedia

The Expedia Lodging Platform team is the business powerhouse for Expedia Group and contributes the largest share of our company’s revenue. The Lodging Platform teams power two main lines of business, Lodging Shopping and Lodging Supply, and covers 10+ major Product areas. Our platforms support multiple brands in the Expedia Group family.

We are currently looking for hands on developers across a few levels, so please apply and we can tell you what we currently have available!

What makes our Lodging Platform unique?

  • Machine learning platform and self-service model deployment that scales data scientists algorithms to deliver over 5000 tps under 10ms; enabling our teams to provide the best rates
  • Driving pricing computations supporting approximately 60 thousand requests per second; arguably one of the top 10 search systems in the world
  • Building the best in class geography system returning 7.5 thousand requests per second; enabling travellers to find the best locations to stay
  • Continuously growing a vast inventory system supporting 50 million updates/day; with rooms, rates, dates and types
  • Service over half a million hotels across 240 countries in 26 languages; Real time news feed, photo upload, reviews
  • Deep and broad content system enabling 10 million updates/day; which includes 38TB of images, alone

What technology will you be working with?

  • Our teams have flexibility to make the technology choices that best provide customer value to partners.
  • As a member of the team, you’ll be involved in these choices. As an example, most teams build RESTful services, typically with simple APIs using JSON. These are usually built on the JVM with Java but some pick Scala, Clojure and Kotlin. Some teams use node.js.
  • Many teams are decomposing their services into microsystems to make things easier to maintain and continually deploy.
  • When appropriate, you will help teams build streaming architectures and we also have teams working on front-end solutions, generally using React.js.
  • Your team will be cloud-native or moving enthusiastically to AWS. We organize for feature velocity, so wherever appropriate, your teams will use AWS services like Lambda, Kinesis, ElastiCache, Aurora, DynamoDB and of course EC2, ECS and S3.
  • To further help speed things up, you’ll look to build on top of open source systems and libraries like Redis, GRPC, Akka, Cassandra, and MongoDB.

What are you likely to be spending your days doing?

  • Develop, debug, and modify components of software applications and tools.
  • You will write automated unit, integration and acceptance tests as appropriate to support our continuous integration pipelines
  • Support and troubleshoot data and/or system issues as needed
  • Provide improvements to solutions for a given problem.
  • You will solve problems and roadblocks as they occur with help from peers or managers. Follow through on details and drive issues to closure.
  • You define, develop and maintain artefacts like technical design or stakeholder documentation
  • You actively participate in code and design reviews
  • Participate in user story creation

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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R-49982

Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function
Development

Location
Switzerland - Geneva

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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