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Senior UX Design Engineer iOS – Experience Lab

United States - Washington - Seattle

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Sr. UX Design Engineer iOS – Experience Lab 

 

At Expedia Group, our mission is to power global travel for everyone, everywhere. As a Sr. UX Design Engineer, you'll help us achieve that mission by contributing to product experiences and strategic visions that paint a clear, compelling picture of our future.  

The Expedia Group Experience Lab team explores and accelerates next-generation product and service experiences that advance our brand, evolve our technology, and bring customer-centered innovation to the travel industry! Here's just some of what you’ll contribute to as a member of our team:  

  • Co-creating new products and services with Expedia customers  

  • Applying human-centered design methods to deliver measurable customer and business value  

  • Rapidly uncovering emerging trends in products, services, technology, and customer behavior, and sharing what we learn across the organization  

  • Accelerate the creation and delivery of new and emerging customer experiences   

  • Build differentiated work that advances our brand and charts the course for our industry  
     

The Sr. UX Design Engineer, similar to creative technologists or design technologists, will work on a multidisciplinary team to design and prototype groundbreaking experiences for our customers across the travel ecosystem.  They thrive at constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible at the intersection of data, design, technology, and human behavior, resulting in new interfaces enabled by our travel platform. 

This individual will blend UX design and engineering expertise into a single progressive subject area and define the standards and solutions for multiple types of technologies and platforms with an emphasis on building for iOS and/or responsive web prototyping. You’ll be empowered and challenged to tap the full range of your skills and encouraged to experiment with new technology.   

Together with interaction and visual designers, they will build prototypes or simulated experiences that can be put into the hands of our customers enabling the Lab team to iterate on the design. Throughout the process, the Sr. UX Design Engineer continually communicates findings outward for both internal and external customers through a variety of channels.  

They are leaders in uncovering and publishing new advancements in emerging technology, AI, and customer behavior. 
 

What you’ll do  

  • Develop empathy about customers based on data and insights from research and other customer data sources. 

  • Conceptual problem-solver that effectively applies human-centered design practices and systemic thinking to solve highly sophisticated design challenges at a platform scale. 

  • Influences direction for Experience Lab projects by articulating a coherent, technical design point of view. 

  • Explores and experiments with emerging technologies through building simulations or prototypes for innovative experiences for all our customers across the travel ecosystem. 

  • Collaborate with UX designers, engineers, and product managers across Expedia Group to identify and develop solutions for new ways customers interact with devices. 

  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of Apple Human Interface Guidelines, common interaction design patterns, and principles and can create appropriate sketches, wireframes, flows, simulations, and prototypes with minimal guidance. 

  • Continually keeps an eye on what’s next - experiments with new tools and design approaches to help advance the work and organization. 

  • Advises on the best technical approach as well as technical limitations of software design for products and provides alternative solutions. 

  • Acts as a spokesperson and develops prototypes to impact strategy, not just execution. 
     

Who you are 

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

  • A hard-working and influential individual contributor who leads by example while mentoring junior colleagues. 

  • Experienced in communicating with technical leadership, leading vaguely defined projects, and stretching into team leadership. 

  • 5+ years of experience in a role where the individual has been leading prototyping, building proofs of concept, or simulations in iOS. 

  • Strong UX Software Engineering experience in at least 2 multi-quarter projects. 

  • Experience working in decentralized teams and projects. 

  • Highly skilled at implementing both macro-and micro-interactions. 

  • Expertise with Swift, SwiftUI, and UIKit. 

  • Expertise with interactions, transitions, animations, and motion behaviors. 

  • Strong proficiency with layout and screen flow. 

  • Proficiency in designing apps for accessibility. 

  • Android or responsive web experience a plus. 

  • Experience guiding integrations and knowledge-sharing across teams. 

  • Understands highly sophisticated systems and builds moderately complex systems. 

  • Possesses a strong understanding of how team goals fit a business need. 

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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
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Job Function
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Locations
United States - Washington - Seattle
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Job Type
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