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Software Development Engineer III

United States - Texas - Austin


Software Development Engineer III

At Expedia, we are revolutionizing travel through technology. Every second of every day, we send travelers on a trip. We sell enough tickets to fill nearly six hundred 737 airplanes every day, and our mobile apps have been downloaded more than 10 million times across 180 countries. We work in a fast-paced environment to keep up with the travel evolution landscape. The opportunities to inspire travel for global customers are endless.

The Lodging Booking team, part of Marketplaces and Yield, is responsible for making Hotel and Vacation Rental reservations originating from all points of sale in EG. The platform is developed on microservices architecture and runs in cloud leveraging on Amazon Web services. This role will be contributing to our key initiative to make the booking platform easily extensible for other Line of businesses. A highly scalable, and resilient system that is front and center to All of Expedia Groups Lodging Business's P&L. Lodging Business makes 60% of Expedia’s revenue, and being part of lodging booking team means you have direct contribution to the bottom line. Every booking across all Expedia point of sales and subsidiaries are orchestrated our systems and we cater to supplier needs for fulfillment of these bookings.

What's in it for you? Beyond travel perks and other competitive benefits, you can walk away from work each day knowing you truly made an impact. You can create a new feature that goes on the live site. You can build programs that simplify our backend search and supply processes. You can help localize content and systems globally. And you can do this all while working alongside smart, hardworking technical people who love travel to their core.

Are you not only skilled on the technical front but also an excellent communicator with a strong bias for action? Are you dedicated to the DevOps attitude as you will drive the life cycle of platform features from high-level concept to design to operational delivery and beyond? Are you strong at understanding resiliency patterns, designing and building enterprise solutions at scale? Operationalizing applications and cloud infrastructure with measurable critical metrics? We are looking for someone who will deliver automated solutions to create a highly available ecosystem to power the Lodging Booking Flatform.

What you'll do:

  • You will investigate the platform architecture and work with the team to understand current engineering gaps and opportunities to evolve our technology stack

  • You will adopt cloud and serverless technologies and good design practices while finding opportunities to simplify and scale

  • You will partner with the product engineering teams to evaluate and design resilient, scalable, and highly available solutions

  • You will develop cloud-native solutions to continuously harden our platform and cloud infrastructures at scale

  • Drive platform engineering features and be an enthusiast for a DevOps environment across the organization in the pursuit to be operationally better every day

Who you are:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or other tech programs and/or equivalent related professional experience

  • 5+ years of backend software engineering experience

  • An equally strong ability to learn new technologies and share =with others

  • Skilled coder (familiarity with Java stack a plus) to deliver highly resilient and scalable solutions with a drive towards quality

  • Experience with development in AWS or similar cloud platforms. Preferred: AWS Lambda, ECS, EC2, S3, EMR, DynamoDB, Aurora, Redshift, or similar

  • Experience with software delivery platforms and application monitoring tools (Kubernetes, Spinnaker, Datadog, AppDynamics, or similar)

  • Familiarity with volume transactional systems, microservice design, or data processing pipelines (Docker, Kafka, Kinesis, Spark, or similar)

  • Experience with continuous delivery, automated deployments, and related engineering practices

  • Agile practitioner, able to deliver products iteratively

  • Embrace change, always open to replacing what you built yesterday with something better today

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 


About Expedia Group 

Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, Egencia®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, and Expedia Cruises™.  

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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

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United States - Texas - Austin

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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