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Senior Director Technology- Air Brands and Experiences

India - Haryana - Gurgaon

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Expedia Group, Retail Product & Technology, Air Technology

Expedia Group the largest and most innovative travel companies in the world. Our line of business - Air, Transportation and Activities - work to deeply to understand the needs of our travelers and the business goals for our partners to find opportunities that build value for both.

Position Summary & Responsibilities

Our Air product is one of the first touch points we have with travelers in our efforts to help them with their trip across all Expedia Groups Platforms. Building the right shopping experience is foundational to driving a meaningful customer acquisition and engagement platform and is also a core driver of growth of other businesses within the Expedia portfolio. Expedia's Air business is directly responsible for nearly 40% of visitors to our leisure sites. Product and tech Air teams influence setting and executing upon the overall vision and strategy for growth for the Air business across retail, marketing, supply and customer service.

As Senior Director Technology of Air Brands & Experiences, you will lead global teams to drive the design and execution of the Air experience across all brands of Expedia Group. The mission is to deliver compelling new customer-centric experiences and features through our technology that enable the growth of the business. You will work closely with Product, Strategy, UX teams and utilize knowledge and technical skills to design features which shape the future of air shopping and servicing user experience; work with other Air Technology teams and platform teams to set direction for our next generation user experiences, as we continue to deliver our best Air content to our customers instantly. This position requires working closely with peers across various lines of business and all brands within EG to build new and improve the air product and experience. As a result, will need to be a practiced negotiator and a creative problem solver capable of building consensus across a large global organization.

What You’ll Do

  • As a member of the leadership team, help build and drive Air technology team’s vision and missions.

  • Lead and continuously build strong geographic distributed engineering teams, to conceive and develop new product concepts, establish development landmarks, and improve cross-departmental processes.

  • Work in closer partnership with other teams in Air Technology, as well as Data Science, UX, Analytics, Product, Engineering, Strategy and Supply.

  • Hold managers and employees accountable for conducting process improvement initiatives.

  • Utilize in-depth knowledge of customers’ business challenges to shape thinking around the development of technology and implementation of solutions, leading to the creation of customized, cutting-edge solutions.

  • Demonstrate the risks and benefits associated with the teams work. Advocate for the group's work but incorporate comments about changes without causing undue stress to the engineers on the team.

  • Lead multiple concurrent, sophisticated, and/or unique projects and initiatives.

  • Collaborate with executive technologists across EG to create and promote a technology north star.

  • Make decisions on product technology direction based on deep subject matter knowledge.

  • Ensure optimal Full Time Employee to contingent worker ratios and optimal location strategy are maintained across several teams and overall organization.

Who You Are

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in computer science or a related field.

  • 10+ years software development leadership with experience in consumer technology and/or eCommerce business.

  • Experiences of leading multiple levels of people managers and executing planning/allocation for a team size of 60+.

  • Experiences of driving a multi-organization, multi-dependency, multi-functional programs and multi-year technological roadmaps.

  • Strong technical acuity to run several technical domains and choices and then implementation involving several technologies.

  • Able to present new technology choice to senior technology and company leadership.

  • Experiences in multiple domains and familiar with large scale cloud based global web and mobile applications and end-to-end full-stack technologies.

  • Mentored managers and established mentorship programs for use in teams along with mentoring leaders.

  • Have delivered solutions to business problems spanning multiple technical teams.

  • Experiences working with product teams to define and deliver business critical products.

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®, Egencia®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®, CarRentals.com™, and Expedia Cruises™. 

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®, Egencia®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®, CarRentals.com™, 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, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.
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Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function
Executives – Technology

Location
India - Haryana - Gurgaon

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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