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Director - Runtime Orchestration Platform

United States - Illinois - Chicago


Expedia Group's Development Platform & Infrastructure (DP&I) team strives to provide our internal developer community with the tools and services required to deliver world-class experiences to our customers, the travelers, with as little friction as possible. The DP&I team is looking for a Director to join the DP&I family as part of the Runtime Orchestration Platform group, and drive efforts to build a suite of capabilities in the traffic management, container compute and API management spaces.

As a Director within DP&I, you will lead a number of teams and work streams currently tasked with building out an Expedia Group Compute platform. You will act as the direct line manager to managers, team leads, and senior individual contributors, and help forge and implement a strategy to deliver best-of-breed capabilities tailored to the needs of our customers.

What You’ll Do:

  • Guide and develop existing team to mature and find growth opportunities
  • Partner with product counterparts to define strategy and delivery roadmaps for Compute platform capabilities
  • Communicate the Compute strategy to partners and senior leaders across Expedia Group
  • Define objectives, key results and key performance indicators, and will be accountable for tracking against them.
  • Work towards stability, resiliency and scalability of all Compute platform capabilities.

Who you are:

  • Cloud compute expert with understanding of and exposure to modern paradigms, such as; containerization, orchestration, service mesh and serverless.
  • Experienced manager-of-managers who is comfortable delegating responsibility and holding your team members accountable, but understands that it's sometimes necessary to roll your sleeves up and get involved
  • Proven leader with the history of building and leading strong software and/or infrastructure engineering organizations
  • Technical leader with a deep understanding of product and service management principles as well as Agile delivery methodologies
  • Customer-centric advisor who builds the relationships required to understand and deliver on the needs of our stakeholders
  • An influencer with the ability to sell strategic vision and direction to your team and stakeholders, while remaining willing to make rational adjustments as a result of feedback and discourse.

Nice to have:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related engineering field.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Annual target bonus or commission
  • Parental leave for up to 20 weeks (dependent on eligibility)
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Free snacks and beverages
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team
  • Free listing on
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk
  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass
  • Casual dress

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 with 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®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®,®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions,™, 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, 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
Technology Management

United States - Illinois - Chicago
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Job Type
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