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Senior Director, Technology, Cruise

United States - Washington - Seattle

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Sr Director, Product & Technology, Cruise

As the Sr Director of Product and Technology for the Cruise Product Line of Business, you will be delivering the future of Cruise at Expedia, responsible for the design and execution of the product & technology strategy for Cruise and will lead the Cruise organization in a hub and spoke model, with a dotted-line responsible for Marketing, Supplier Relations/Negotiation, Analytics and Finance.

Your mission is to deliver new customer-centric features, content and services through our technology that enable the growth of the Cruise business. Working in partnership with the product leadership team to create an elite traveler experience and growing the business. This position requires a standout product and technology leader.

Working with key partners across EG to establish and drive the product roadmap for the Cruise platform. Being responsible for this critical marketplace expansion and build our next generation of commercial grade systems. This role is game changing for Expedia and career making for you. We are looking for the right combination of experience and innovation to achieve our vision. You are a technology leader with next generation sophisticated system experience; able to lead through a high level of complexity; and scale system that run at least 100B events a day.

The position requires working closely with peers across various lines of business and all brands within Expedia Group to build new and improve Cruise products and experience. As a result, you will need to be a practiced negotiator and a creative problem solver capable of building consensus across a global organization.

What you will do:

  • Key member of the Cruise Leadership and Transportation Leadership team for Expedia Group, working in closer partnership with Data Science, UX, Analytics, Product, Engineering, Strategy and Supply.

  • Passionate about the whole business across EG; has a business owner attitude and champions the Cruise business in all aspects.

  • Well-respected leader in Product & Technology and acting as a role model for all employees in areas of Architecture, Machine Learning & Data Science Search Algorithms.

  • Grow the business by creating and communicating the Product vision to all partners, and then drive execution to make that vision a reality.

  • Lead global, multi-functional teams to conceive and develop new product concepts, establish development achievements, and own the development, implementation and subsequent rollout.

  • Coordinate multiple projects and details without losing site of the ‘big picture’.

  • Champion diversity and inclusion across our global workforce, ensuring everyone has equal opportunity to learn and grow at Expedia.

Who you are:

  • 15+ years of software development leadership with experience in Search technologies as well as mobile & web-based products.

  • Experience leading diverse and globally dispersed teams in high-impact initiatives that deliver meaningful business results.

  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment with a strong bias for action.

  • Be self-directed and able to move forward in a somewhat ambiguous environment.

  • Curious and highly analytical, adept at using data to uncover hidden customer needs and deeply understand key business drivers.

  • Creative problem solver with technology, analytical, management and relationship skills.

  • Strong communication skills to both simplify and dive deep into situations. This includes both verbal and written communication.

  • Inspiring and approachable as a leader; Create an environment where people realize their full potential.

  • Be humble and lead with open, candid relationships; actively seek feedback from individuals across the team.

  • Someone who is a "one team" player, transparent and an advocate of sharing data and takeaways to create better customer outcomes.

  • Inspire peripheral relationships across Expedia Group.

  • Passionate about engaging and developing talent; attract, develop, engage and retain intellectually curious individuals with a compelling, unifying vision that steers and motivates

  • Natural bar-raiser: curious and passionate, with a desire to continuously learn more, which you used to understand basic business operations and the organizational levers that drive profitable growth

  • Bias to action, being familiar with methods and approaches needed to get things done in a collaborative, lean and fast-moving environment

  • Respond effectively to complex and ambiguous problems and situations

  • Motivated by goal achievement and continuous improvement, with the enthusiasm and passion to engage your team and the wider organization

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, 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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R-60086

Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function
Product Management

Location
United States - Washington - Seattle

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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