Principal Software Engineer
The Experience Engineering organization at Expedia Group is the team responsible for providing outstanding experiences for both, our traveling customers and business partners alike! Experience Engineering builds the UI and APIs that power traveler experiences across our core brands of Expedia, Hotels.com, Vrbo and Hotwire, Expedia Group Partner Central, and our portfolio of hosted B2B white label partners.
As a Principal User Experience Engineer within the Core Experience organization you will be pivotal to our ambition of a best-in-class mobile app experience, crafting solutions and providing technical leadership to engineering teams focused on UIs and APIs targeting traffic acquisition, search, discovery, navigation and shopping for our consumer products, while ensuring contextual, personalized and cohesive experience for all platforms, and brands.\
What you'll do:
Lead technology execution of critical initiatives to deliver a single experience platform that powers EG's business on the consumer and partner sides of the marketplace
Establish relationships with leaders across the organization to understand and address business problems through the lens of technology
Advocate crafting scalable, resilient, and stable software solutions
Guide and mentor individuals when evaluating the impact of a solution to ensure linkages between structure, people, process and technology
Support EG technologists in communities of practice, and provide stewardship to the teams
Keep up with industry practices and develop methods to implement them for our ecosystem
Go beyond organization structures to deliver on technology and architectural initiatives that span the whole traveler and partner experience
Work directly with web experience architects to ensure deliver a cohesive developer and customer experience across all touchpoints
Who you are:
Bachelor's degree in a related technical field, or equivalent related professional experience
Have a strong UX Software Engineering experience
Experienced in standard software engineering practices & methodologies enabling the full software development process, including establishing coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes and testing
Possess a strong understanding of business need, help us translate vague business requirements to solutions, and lead their execution
Understand systems being crafted across Expedia Group and how our business units can integrate with them
Work iteratively at solving a problem because like us, you care deeply about customers, and are open to a continuous feedback loop: We ship. We learn. We improve. We change!
Proficient in interactions, transitions, animations, and motion behaviors
Proficient with layout and screen flow, and crafting apps for accessibility
Hard-working and influential individual contributor, who sets an example, mentors colleagues, and is hands-on where needed
Communicates and collaborates with technical and non-technical leadership within EG, across many subject areas
Experience with end-to-end developing and publishing multiple native apps, preferably across platforms
Well versed in API technologies, understanding of Server Driven UI approaches, API-first design methodologies, including GraphQL
Strong grasp of object-oriented concepts, client/server architecture, high-performant design
Conversant with Swift/ObjC and Kotlin/Java and the Xcode and Android Studio/Jetbrains IDE
Ability to evaluate trade-offs of memory, power, connectivity, performance, and other constraints in embedded systems
Hands on experience building native UX with modern declarative systems: SwiftUI/Combine and Jetpack Compose/Flow, can have a preference to a platform but navigates both
Practices Test Driven Development, and has experience with testing frameworks
Familiarity with Continuous Development/Integration tools like Github Actions, Spinnaker
Deep understanding of MVVM and other design patterns e.g., SOLID, and how to create testable and debuggable code
Experience working with multi-module projects, shared libraries
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®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®, CarRentals.com™, and Expedia Cruises™.
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