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Director, Software Development Engineering

United States - Washington - Seattle


Director, Software Development Engineering

Ready to transform the experience of millions of travelers the world over? Do you love working with a creative engineering team in building an intelligent, scalable, and personalized communications platform? Do you want to work with state-of-the-art technologies such as real-time streaming, Artificial Intelligence & ML? Our goal is to deliver the best intelligent communications platform that can meet customers on any channel (Email, SMS, push etc.), use AI/ML to understand/anticipate their needs and deliver unparalleled service

As a Director, Technology, you lead a team of hardworking individuals to design and execute v1 of the platform that ushers in a highly scalable, multi-channel, intelligent communications channel with customers of all brands in Expedia Group. As a senior member of the team, you will provide the thought leadership and technical expertise needed to overcome hard problems. By now, you would have built and supported critical components of products/platforms at scale

What you’ll do:

  • Lead managers & their teams by inspiring dedication and cheering and celebrating their successes

  • Review architecture & design and propose new platform services to build the technology platform.

  • Own and deliver processes that ensure optimized high-performance code for a distributed messaging environment

  • Participate in resolution of production issues and lead efforts toward solutions

  • Work with QA, product management and operations in an agile environment

  • Technologies we use: Java, AWS, Kafka, GraphQL, Node.js, Kotlin, React, DynamoDB, S3, Lambda, Docker, Kubernetes, Data Dog

Who are you:

  • Proven experience in the industry, with 5+ leading technical designs, mentoring developers and helping to drive engineering excellence

  • Problem solver and an excellent coder with deep understanding of algorithms, data structures, distributed applications, and data modeling

  • Passionate about quality of work, you are persistent

  • Builder of AI/ML models for recommendation engines, you have shown interest in creating applications that use AI/ML

  • Experienced in solving distributed computing problems, you have worked with on real time streaming, distributed messaging platforms and have helped operationalize it

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®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, Egencia®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, 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

United States - Washington - Seattle
United States - California - San Francisco

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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