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Sr Manager, Program Development

India - Gurgaon


Expedia Group is looking for a passionate program management leader to join our Vrbo division. Role will be based in Gurgaon, India office with an opportunity to make global impact. This role will be part of the leadership team that drives the execution and strategy for multiple portfolios for Vrbo division within Expedia Group. Various technical programs within the team will evolve Vrbo’s global presence and make the product locally relevant with an utmost focus on customer retention and repeat. You will be asked to draw on your industry expertise and agile knowledge to increase the effectiveness of our software product development teams.

Working with our team requires a unique blend of business insight and technical skills demonstrated through the ability to translate user problems into actionable roadmaps and backlogs.

What you will do?

  • You will partner with various organizations to understand, communicate and implement the product requirements informed from industry analysis and end-user feedback to lead the overall product lifecycle.
  • This role will also handle the portfolio lifecycle and solutions from sprint planning to end-user adoption.  Partner with the product and engineering lead(s) to ensure the teams roadmap and backlog priorities are maintained to enable a smooth agile development process and minimize blockers.
  • Instill and operate a change management process with product manager(s) and engineering leads
  • Monitor development velocity and facilitate the resolution of risks and blockers
  • Lead communication and solution delivery across cross-functional operating teams
  • Communicate status, risks with resolution plan, upcoming milestones, and recent releases to leadership teams
  • Manage resolution of urgent engineering issues while communicating changes to all business partners
  • Groom other Technical Program Managers in the team to evolve the Program Management capability of the organization.
  • Work with the engineering and product leadership teams to ensure they are fully engaged in strategic and tactical planning decisions.

Who you are?

You’ll fit this role if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering.
  • 10+ years experience as a Program Manager within a technology environment, with a progressive record of successful delivery of complex software solutions or services.
  • 2+ years of experience managing or actively leading other Program Managers working on a technology solution.
  • 2+ years of software development experience in any technology.
  • Demonstrated understanding of a broad array of software development models and a track record of shipping software products using Agile methodologies.
  • Ability to independently make good decisions related to own work stream based on incomplete or imperfect information and an awareness of the budgetary impact of their decisions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including presentation and listening skills with the ability to present information about complex technical projects clearly to varying audiences.
  • Ability to mentor and lead other senior level program managers through periods of change in the strategy, or organization.

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
Program Development

India - Gurgaon

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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