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Sr Software Engineer - Android

United States - California - San Francisco

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Hotwire

Launched in 2000, Hotwire is one of the earliest innovators in the online travel arena and part of the Expedia Group family of brands.

Our roots are in California, and we also have offices in Seattle along with an important and fast-growing product & technology presence in Gurgaon, India. Hotwire has the energy and pace of a startup, plus the stability and backing of the incredible Expedia family of companies. Hotwire’s culture centers around delivering value to customers and supply partners by being passionate about building great products with the newest technologies available. We pride ourselves on our organizational transparency, a bias for action and a customer-centric approach to everything we do.

Hotwire differentiates itself as a brand within the travel marketplace by offering a unique core value proposition for customers and suppliers with our opaque pricing model. This concept revolves around offering great bargains on hotel room nights without sharing the specific name or location of the hotel until the booking is complete. By giving this flexibility to our suppliers, we can offer great value to our customers. Hotwire also offers a full retail suite of other travel products that can fulfill virtually any customer travel need.

Why Hotwire you ask? In short: We are eager and energetic. We love the journey as much as the destination. We love being part of the Expedia brands but stay true to ourselves.


The Hotwire Android app helps travelers plan, book and enjoy their dream vacation.
With a mobile team located in San Francisco, CA, we’re looking for an empathetic, self-aware, hard-working, experienced and continually learning Senior Android software engineer. In your new role, you will play a vital role in furthering our traveler-facing Android application.


What you will be responsible for:
As a senior engineer of the Android Hotwire app team you’ll be joining a small team of other senior developers and be a driving force behind ensuring our Android Hotwire app is a world-class offering on Google Play. You will ensure that the app performs well, that each code change by all team members leaves the codebase maintainable, that the visual design is meticulously up to spec, that the app size is efficient, and that the platform specific offerings of Android are utilized for a truly native experience. You will be an Android technical expert and team mentor. 
In addition to your technical contributions, you will help define and prioritize new features. You will work to gain a solid understanding of our customer needs, and offer constructive critiques of planned features that might not necessarily meet those needs. You’ll help the team work to complete each release in a timely manner, balancing wisely competing concerns to deliver a great product. In this capacity you will exhibit a respectful and empathetic tone to everyone, including less experienced engineers on the team, with a genuine concern for helping them grow as Android engineers. You’ll be willing to learn from everyone, communicate well and strive to be an effective team member.


You will love this role if you’re looking for an environment:

  • That challenges you to think deeply about software architectural choices
  • That encourages you to invest time into your craft and self-improvement, including time for reading books and attending conferences
  • Where the best tool for the job is the right tool for the job, and you’ll have the opportunity to influence these decisions
  • Where design isn’t an afterthought
  • Where smart risk-taking is encouraged
  • Where you’ll have the support to make mistakes
  • Where processes exist only to help the team progress
  • Where you have a tangible opportunity to impact peoples’ lives in a positive way
  • Where diversity is valued, where empathy is offered, and where an individual’s needs are treated with utmost respect
  • List of some of the technologies we use:
  • Espresso, RxJava, Retrofit, Dagger, Java, Kotlin, Gradle, etc.


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.

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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, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.
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Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function
Development

Location
United States - California - San Francisco

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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