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User Experience Engineer II

United States - Texas - Austin

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User Experience Engineer II

Looking to join a team at the forefront of travel technology?  

At Expedia Group, we are always pushing the limits of what browsers and JavaScript frameworks can do to create amazing experiences for our customers. Travel is coming back strong in 2021 and we are leading the charge! 

This is a great opportunity to join our central web platform team who are responsible for shared UI features on the web site, for example our UI Toolkit, which is a collection of re-usable React components used across the site. Our customers are internal dev teams who build customer-facing features using the basic building blocks and best practices that we provide. Your work will have a direct impact on millions of customers and will be a part of building our brand identity.  

User Experience Engineers are responsible for building out the UI/Front-End parts of the web experience, including but not limited to performance, accessibility (a11y), usability and look-and-feel. We are looking for someone with strong React, JavaScript/TypeScript, CSS and HTML skills. You’ll be fun to work with, have a great can-do attitude and an eagerness to always learn more - and share your learnings with others in the community.  

What you’ll do:  

  • Apply software design principles and/or design to write code that is clean, maintainable, optimised, and modular with good naming conventions.  

  • Prototype basic flows to tackle customer needs and collaborate with multi-functional design and research peers to deliver optimally.  

  • Understand user-centred research practices and read through and implement UX Design documents.  

  • Collaborate with team members, particularly design counterparts, to co-develop and tackle problems.  

  • Understand the importance of system and technology integration and the basic features and facilities involved in the integration process.  

  • Participate in a community of practice to share and gain knowledge.  

  • Develop and test sophisticated software applications and related programs and procedures to ensure they meet design requirements.  

  • Use your understanding of software frameworks and how to write simpler code and can use this knowledge when leading code reviews.  

  • Identify design system components capable of being inner sourced out to the larger organization.  

  • Recognize areas of inefficiency in code or systems operation and offers suggestions for improvements.  

  • Seek out and work to understand customer needs, motivations and challenges.  

Who you are:  

  • 2+ years of experience in software development in a team of at least 5 engineers (agile, version control, etc.).  

  • Strong skills in React, JavaScript, CSS, HTML and accessibility techniques.  

  • Familiar with Node.js, GraphQL, state management patterns and practices, and with automated testing frameworks within a CI/CD environment.  

  • Design and craft software that is easily testable and observable, and you have experience in testing, debugging and monitoring your own code.  

  • Have a Bachelor's degree in a related technical field; or equivalent related professional experience.  

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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Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function
Development

Locations
United States - Texas - Austin
United States - Illinois - Chicago

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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