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Senior Software Development Engineer

United States - Illinois - Chicago


Senior Software Development Engineer

Expedia is the global leader in travel. From the practical matters of booking flights, cars, hotels, packages, local activities, or vacation rentals to the realization of dreams and bucket lists, we cover the entire breadth of this deep and varied relationship. Our customers are diverse, and we seek to deliver value and a great experience. Our technical challenges are endlessly complex and yet meaningful and exciting. 

At the center of our travel is the Marketplaces & Yield Search & Discovery organization. In this organization, we’re building search and discovery services to infer travelers’ intent and surface relevant travel products and services.  

Are you passionate about Travel, Technology, and solving tough problems for the Customer? Would you like to take part in building one of the most critical systems that power all our brand experiences? Are you an engineer looking to showcase your ability to build a highly scalable, performant, and resilient system with the latest technologies available? If so, the Search & Discovery Data Platform team might be the right team for you. We are modernizing the Expedia Group search stack by building our next-generation platform with industry-leading capabilities that power our brands. The Search system is central to how the travel market operates, and this team is responsible for the end-to-end outcomes as it relates to our partners and travelers. 

What you’ll do: 

  • You will be in a leadership role building capabilities in our new Search Platform, mentoring others, working directly with partners, and ensuring that we are continually improving. 

  • Design and implement new features that are fast, scalable, and reliable 

  • Drive the long-term technical direction and lead the team in solving business problems and improving the engineering quality of our systems

  • Break down complex problems and drive towards solutions owning end to end outcome 

  • Collaborate across teams, across organizations 

  • Mentor, coach, and guide the junior engineers on the team 

  • Help shape team culture and create a great working environment 

Who you are:

  • 5+ years previous experience building highly available and scalable systems 

  • Bachelor’s or Masters in Science in Computer Science or a related technical field; or equivalent related professional experience

  • Strong experience in Elasticsearch or equivalent search technologies 

  • Experience in Apache Kafka or equivalent streaming technologies 

  • Strong foundation and expertise in Kotlin and/or Java programming language    

  • Possess high learning agility and curious to learn new technologies  

  • Exposed to microservices, application containers, and distributed architecture 

  • Experience in leading and mentoring junior engineers  

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

  • Experience designing and building real-time low latency solutions with Elasticsearch or equivalent search technologies   

  • Experience building streaming solutions with Apache Kafka 

Technologies we use: 

Kotlin, Java, Sprint-Boot, Apache Kafka, Elasticsearch, gRPC, AWS, Kubernetes. 


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®, 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 - Illinois - Chicago

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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