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Principal Software Development Engineer

United States - Washington - Seattle


Principal Software Development Engineer

Are you a stellar developer looking for an outstanding opportunity at the largest travel company? Do you enjoy a fast-paced Agile environment where your hard work is destined to go to Production as often as every 2 weeks? Do you take pride in having a clear, direct impact on the revenue generation capabilities of your company? If you answered, “Yes,” then we are eager to hear from you.

Expedia Global Payments (EGP) is looking for top engineering talent to help drive the development of our payments platform, seamlessly roll out new payments methods, and to continuously implement excellent engineering practices. Our services are the nexus of a globally distributed, cloud-based system that spans many organizations. Our road-map is deep and contains several innovative programs crafted to make our services fault tolerant, reduce the overhead of payment processing, and improve customer experience. This includes compensating for downstream services that are not in Expedia Group's control. This opportunity presents you with great technical challenges along with causing a tremendous business impact. We do this accurately and at scale, processing over $100 billion payments in 55+ currencies in over 155 countries every year across diverse payment options.

This position focuses not only on implementing software solutions for state-of-the-art e-commerce processing systems but also on being a role model and mentor to your fellow engineers across Expedia Group. You will get to expand your knowledge in building highly scalable solutions while influencing others and raising the bar within the team. You will also get the opportunity to hone your skills in influencing decisions across the technology ecosystem within Expedia Group, Inc. by being a key authority in multi-functional feature delivery. Your input also will be essential to the selection of new hires on the team.

What you’ll do:

  • Work through ambiguous problems through validated design skills, sharp analytical abilities, and an ability to influence/utilize technical teams to execute on those ideas

  • Demonstrate leadership abilities in an engineering environment, driving operational excellence and standard methodologies across the team

  • Hands-on in developing fault tolerant distributed cloud-based systems software design and development

  • Demonstrate Agile software development mechanics

  • Service Oriented Architecture implementation, service versioning, and backward compatibility

Who you are:

  • 7+ years Software Development work experience along with developing and supporting Web Services in a high transactional environment (Java experience strongly preferred)

  • Experienced in developing software using Dependency Injection Frameworks and effectively delivering high-performance, highly available and scalable distributed solutions of sizable scope and complexity with large transaction volume on a 24x7 operational cycle

  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to produce across your team and beyond

  • Excellent coding skills and strong Object-Oriented Programming concepts, data structure, algorithms, and system level programming (including multi-threaded programming)

  • Architectural knowledge of software development and design in distributed architecture for multi-tier applications

  • Ability to articulate technical design decisions and software implementation in technical forums along with mentoring software engineers, leading code reviews/technical design meetings

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


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 - Washington - Seattle

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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