Software Development Engineer III
Launched in 2000 in San Francisco, Hotwire is one of the earliest innovators in the online travel arena. Just a few years later in 2003 we joined the Expedia Group family of brands that includes Hotels.com, HomeAway, Travelocity and more.
Our roots are here in San Francisco, but we also have offices in Seattle along with an important and fast-growing product and technology presence in Gurgaon, India. Hotwire has the energy and pace of a startup, plus the stability and backing of the incredible Expedia family of companies.
Hotwire’s culture centers around delivering value to customers and supply partners by being passionate about building great products with the latest and greatest technologies available. We pride ourselves on our organizational transparency, a bias for action and a customer centric approach to everything we do.
Hotwire differentiates itself as a brand within the travel marketplace by offering a unique a core value proposition for customers and suppliers with our opaque pricing model. This concept revolves around offering great bargains on hotel room nights without sharing the specific name or location of the hotel until the booking is complete.
By giving this flexibility to our suppliers, we can offer great value to our customers. Hotwire also offers a full retail suite of other travel products that can fulfill virtually any customer travel need.
We’re looking for someone who is passionate about technology, has experience building scalable and robust solutions and can set the direction of our back-end framework/platform. As an IC3 in Software Development on the Hotwire Platform Backend team you will work with a talented group of engineers, stakeholders and product managers and enable them to build new and innovative features for our travel platform.
What you’ll do:
Design and implementation of various initiatives, ensuring the system design meets scalability and performance requirements
Drive continuous improvement in our software and development process within an agile development team
Write automated unit and integrations test as appropriate to support our continuous integration pipelines
Present technical issues and their business impact to management
Communicate complex technical solutions to a variety of stakeholders
Work with cross-functional teams to research and resolve production issues
Mentor junior engineers
Who you are:
6+ years Software Development work experience
Experience with OO design and development using Java
Excellent verbal and written skills, with proven ability to communicate complex ideas
Experience with the following or similar technologies: Spring Framework, REST APIs, Kafka, Dropwizard/Spring Boot, NoSQL, AWS and Docker
Result-oriented and proactive
Knowledge of Agile/Scrum methodologies and continuous delivery
Recent experience building highly scalable enterprise systems a big plus
Experience at other fast-paced Internet companies, especially Travel companies, is a big plus
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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