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Senior Software Development Engineer

United Kingdom - London


Senior Software Development Engineer

The Expedia Lodging team is the business powerhouse for the Expedia group and contributes the largest share of our company’s revenue. The Lodging Platform teams power two main lines of business, Lodging Shopping and Lodging Supply, and covers ten+ major Product areas. Our Lodging Platform operations are global, with representation in 8 countries and 17 offices. Our platforms are unique, supporting multiple Expedia group. brands - Brand Expedia Group; including Brand Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Wotif and ebookers; and our sister brands, Expedia Affiliate Network, trivago and most recently HomeAway.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be involved in all aspects of software development, including technical designs, implementation, functional analysis, and release for mid-to-large sized projects.

What you’ll do:

  • You'll lead the end-to-end product life cycle for mid to large size projects: Design, development, testing, deployment, and providing operational excellence and support

  • You'll find and advocate for Industry standards and best practices in development methodologies, techniques, and technologies

  • You'll contribute to advancing the team's design methodology and quality programming practices and mentor junior team members to adapt best practices

  • Innovate and implement new ideas to solve complex software problems and prototype creative solutions to enable product MVP's

  • Independently understand scheduling, cost constraints, and impact to other teams; and make resource and architectural trade-offs

  • Anticipate and prevent problems and roadblocks, before they occur, and present technical issues and their impact to leadership

  • Lead, coordinate, and collaborate on multiple concurrent and complex cross-organizational initiatives

  • Effectively build and maintain a network of key contacts across company, and leverage these contacts to achieve results

  • Communicate and work effectively with geographically distributed cross functional teams

  • Drive for continuous improvement in software and development process within an agile development team

Who you are:

  • RESTful API development experience with Java, ideally with Java 8

  • Strong knowledge of Object Oriented Programming, Data Structures, and Algorithms

  • Strong experience of using testing frameworks and tools like JUnit, TestNG, Cucumber, etc

  • Thorough understanding operational and non-functional requirements

  • Competence in SQL and NoSQL data stores

  • Expert level in JVM technologies, with experience with Scala or functional programming in an equivalent language a strong plus

  • Apache Tomcat, Spring MVC, Spring Boot, Docker, Gradle, Grunt

  • AWS: EC2, S3, Elastic cache, Lambda, DynamoDB, MongDB, Cassandra, SQL

  • Demonstrated proficiency in most areas of the professional function, and in-depth specialization in some

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information clearly and concisely

  • Experience in Agile/Scrum software development practices

  • Mentor Junior team members

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 to 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, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

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Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function

United Kingdom - London

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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