The Retail Product & Technology division was formed in May 2020, and is responsible for powering brand, retail, and cross-platform product and technology capabilities that create customer-centric and locally relevant travel experiences across all of Expedia Group consumer brands including Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Vrbo, Orbitz, ebookers, CheapTickets, CarRentals and Wotif. Our lines of business - Air, Transportation and Activities - work to deeply understand the needs of our travelers and the business goals for our partners to find opportunities that create value for both. Retail Product & Technology works in close partnership with other Expedia Group teams to coordinate delivery of our unique value propositions through every touch point in the customer journey.
As VP of Technology for Air, you will be delivering the future of air travel at Expedia. You will be responsible for the design and execution of the technology strategy for air. Your mission is to deliver compelling new customer-centric features, content and services through our technology that enable the growth of the air business. You will work in partnership with the product leadership team to create a world-class traveler experience and grow the air business. This position requires a standout technology leader with search (selection and ranking) and discovery systems experience to lead our engineering team. You will work with key partners across Expedia Group to establish and drive the technology roadmap for the Air platform. You will be responsible for this critical marketplace expansion and build our next generation of commercial grade systems. This role is game changing for Expedia and career making for you. We are looking for the right combination of experience and innovation to achieve our vision. You are a technology leader with next generation complex system experience; able to manage through a high level of complexity; and scale system that manage at least 100B events a day.
The position requires working closely with peers across various lines of business and all brands within Expedia Group to build new and improve the air product and experience. As a result, you will need to be a practiced negotiator and a creative problem solver capable of building consensus across a large global organization.
- Key member of the Air Leadership and Transportation Leadership team for Expedia Group, working in closer partnership with Data Science, UX, Analytics, Product, Engineering, Strategy and Supply. Passionate about and an advocate for the whole business across Expedia Group; has a business owner mindset and champions the air business in all aspects.
- Well-respected leader in Technology, and acting as a role model for all employees in areas of Architecture, Machine Learning & Data Science Search Algorithms.
- Grow the air business by creating and communicating the technology vision to all stakeholders, and then drive execution to make that vision a reality.
- Lead global, cross-functional teams to conceive and develop new product concepts, establish development milestones, and run the development, implementation and subsequent rollout; Oversee multiple projects and details without losing site of the ‘big picture’.
- Champion diversity and inclusion across our global workforce, ensuring everyone has equal opportunity to learn and grow at Expedia; actively cultivates a culture of psychological safety and growth mindset.
•15+ years of successful software development leadership with experience in Search technologies as well as mobile & web-based products;
•Must be well versed and experienced with consumer technology and/or eCommerce business.
•Proven excellence leading diverse functional and globally dispersed teams in high-impact initiatives that deliver meaningful business results.
•Ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, with a strong bias for action; Be self-directed and able to move forward in a somewhat ambiguous environment.
•Curious and highly analytical, adept at using data to uncover hidden customer needs and deeply understand key business drivers.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills; simplify, clarify and succinctly convey complex information and ideas to individuals at all levels of the organization
•Creative thinker with extraordinary technology, analytical, management and relationship skills.
•Strong communication skills to both simplify and dive deep into situations. This includes both verbal and written communication.
•Inspiring and approachable as a leader; Create an environment where people realize their full potential.
•Be humble and lead with open, candid relationships; actively seek feedback from individuals across the team.
•Someone who is a "one team" player, transparent and an advocate of sharing data and learnings to create better customer outcomes.
•Inspire peripheral relationships across Expedia Group.
•Passionate about engaging and developing talent; attract, develop, engage and retain intellectually curious individuals with a compelling, unifying vision that steers and motivates
•Natural bar-raiser: curious and passionate, with a desire to continuously learn more, which you use to understand basic business operations and the organizational levers that drive profitable growth
•Bias to action, being familiar with methods and approaches needed to get things done in a collaborative, lean and fast-moving environment
•Respond effectively to complex and ambiguous problems and situations
•Comfortable making recommendations across competing and equally critical business needs
•Motivated by goal achievement and continuous improvement, with the enthusiasm and passion to engage your team and the wider organization
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.