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Software Development Engineer (C++)

Australia - Sydney


Expedia Flights team is dedicated to building experiences that help travelers like you go places and makes our world more connected. Our Flights Shopping Platform is one of the largest in the world and serves over 150 million queries a day powering some of the strongest industry brands like Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity and Wotif.

The specific team is Best Fare search that owns a high-performance distributed data and computational platform for Flights Search. As a senior engineer on the team, you will define algorithms to advance search experience for new initiatives. You will also utilize machine-learning infrastructure to improve customer relevance for existing and new product offerings.

Here are a couple of tech blogs that describe our problem space – bfs overview, and bfs detailed view.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead and define the technical direction for evolving flight search services for Expedia Group
  • Design for high-performance, highly scalable, distributed cloud backend applications
  • Produce production quality code including operational aspects such as performance tuning, monitoring, and fault-tolerance
  • Interpret, analyze and work with large amounts of data to identify issues and patterns
  • Contribute to advancing the team’s design methodology and quality programming practices

Who You Are:

  • At least 5+ years of proven industry experience during which you’ve built scalable, highly performant, and fault-tolerant distributed systems
  • Outstanding coding skills in C++
  • Experience working with cloud technologies for compute, data, and queues (e.g. EC2, Cassandra, Redis, Kafka, SQS etc.)
  • Experience in dealing with production issues and using retrospectives to resolve customer problems
  • Knowledge of airline or global distribution system (GDS) is a plus
  • A teammate with growth-mindset that keeps raising the bar for themselves and for the team

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®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, Vrbo®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Expedia® Media Solutions,™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® Cruise® and SilverRail Technologies, Inc. For more information, visit

*Shortlisted applicants will be invited to complete a Digital Video assessment and Video interview.


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

Australia - Sydney

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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