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Software Dev Engineer II

Italy - Rome


Hotels.com is the most rewarding way to book a place to stay. We really love travel and we know you do too. That’s why we make it really easy to book with us. With hundreds of thousands of places to stay around the world and 90 local websites in 41 languages, Hotels.com has it all. So, whether you’re looking for value in Vegas, treehouses in Thailand or villas with views, it’s all just a click away.  And with our “Reward-winning” loyalty program you earn free* nights while you sleep…what could be better? Booking just got smarter too. With over 25 million real guest reviews and an app so easy to use that it’s been downloaded 70 million times, you can be sure to find the perfect place for you.

We believe in flexible working and this role could be fulfilled on a flexible working set-up, this can be discussed during the interview process.

As a Software Engineer working in Hotels.com API Strategy team, you will participate in the design, development and deployment of APIs that drives Hotels.com. In an environment with a DevOps mindset you will manage, automate and make decisions that influence applications and services that serve millions of customers from around the world.

Why build your career at Hotels.com?

  • Our team values and supports flexible working that is right for you, with the possibility to work remotely up to 2 days per week.
  • Competitive salaries and many growth opportunities within the wider Expedia Group for enriching the technology skills you are passionate about.
  • Cash and stock rewards for your high commitments and big achievements.
  • Extensive travel rewards and discounts for you as an employee.
  • Option to attend conferences globally and enrich the technology skills you are passionate about.
  • You'll get to work with some spectacular people both from the technology team and wider business
  • We work hard to create a supportive, collaborative, and fulfilling place where you can progress your career
  • We love open source and actively participate in the open source community
  • We do hackathons where you can branch out of your usual area to contribute something different and innovative
  • We host and speak at meet ups
  • We want everyone on our team to have the tools and resources to succeed in their career
  • You will learn a lot about software engineering, architecture and contribute to a cool product

Your role:

  • Work with the business and technology groups to refine requirements and functional specifications
  • Along with the rest of the delivery team, responsible for delivering product that satisfies customer-driven user stories
  • Develop code, unit tests and automate acceptance tests in a continuously integrated environment
  • Promote good development methodologies via code review and great software design
  • Proactively monitor the health of applications owned by the team and address issues
  • Encourage people to look at new ways of doing things
  • Take care of our development tools and improve our continuous deployment process

What we’re looking for in you:

  • Excellent experience of Java server-side programming and Spring framework.
  • Deep knowledge about REST and GraphQL API development.
  • Past experience with NodeJS
  • Knowledge of Cloud technologies and Kubernetes.
  • Competency in working with relational and NoSQL databases.
  • Great knowledge of Tomcat, Git, Maven, Linux, and Docker.
  • Experience with Java ecosystem of tools including automated build and continuous integration (Maven, Jenkins, Bamboo, etc.)
  • Experience of developing software in an Agile environment (Scrum/Kanban).
  • Attitude is very important You will need to be passionate about improving quality and processes
  • Value the importance of quality for the whole organization and not just to the application
  • Welcome a changing environment.
  • Motivated and enthused by difficulty & challenge.
  • Good interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills when working with both business and technical teams
  • Ability to speak and write English fluently
  • A Computer Science degree, equivalent qualification or practical experience

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.


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

Italy - Rome

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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