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Senior Android Engineer

United States - Texas - Austin


Senior Android Engineer

Vrbo mobile offers a suite of traveler and partner apps. The traveler apps help travelers plan, book and enjoy their dream vacation while the partner apps enable partners to seamlessly manage their vacation rental businesses. You will play a vital role in furthering our partner-facing Android app.

As an engineer of the Vrbo Partner team, you will ensure that the Android app performs well, that each code change leaves the codebase maintainable, that the visual design is meticulously up to spec and advocate that platform specific offerings of Android are used for a truly native experience.

What you'll do:

You will be taking the reins of an app with a feature set that includes:

  • Next gen messaging features to enable timely communication with travelers and facilitate seamless and accurate booking

  • Reservation management features that allow partners to view and manage the availability of their properties, as well as their guest’s bookings

  • Property management features that allow partners to list and manage their properties—from content to pricing—and view analytics for their vacation rental business relative to the market standard

  • Marketplace Feed features that ensure partners are always up to date with the most relevant, contextual information for their properties and travelers.

  • Key contributors on the Android partner team exhibit more than just outstanding technical prowess; they will possess uncanny product intuition, the ability to communicate effectively, and they strive to be respectful and empathetic to everyone

Technologies we use:

  • Espresso

  • RxJava

  • AutoValue

  • Retrofit

  • Dagger

  • Kotlin

  • Firebase

  • Sqlbrite

  • OkHttp

  • GraphQL

Who you are:

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

  • You’ll have the opportunity to influence the tools we utilize

  • Where UX design isn’t an afterthought

  • Where informed risk-taking is encouraged

  • Where processes exist only to help the team progress

  • Where you have a tangible opportunity to impact people’s lives and businesses in a positive way

  • Where diversity is valued, where empathy is offered, and where an individual’s needs are treated with the utmost respect


  • At least five years of experience developing Android apps

  • Experience shipping Android apps to hundreds of thousands of customers

  • Ability to collaborate and drive for results in a complex working environment

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 a global 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 bring the world within reach – 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 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 Cruises™ and SilverRail Technologies, Inc. For more information, visit 

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

United States - Texas - Austin

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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