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Senior Manager, Software Development

United States - Washington - Seattle


Senior Engineering Manager of Flight Search Services

Marketplace Group, Air Technology

Expedia Group, one of the largest and most innovative travel companies in the world. Our line of business - Air, Transportation and Activities - work to deeply to understand the needs of our travelers and the business goals for our partners to find opportunities that build value for both.

Position Summary & Responsibilities

Our Air product is one of the first touch points we have with travelers in our efforts to help them with their trip across all Expedia Groups Platforms (including Expedia, Cheaptickets, Orbitz, Wotif, eBookers, Travelocity, Expedia Partner Solutions, etc.). Building the right shopping experience is foundational to driving a meaningful customer acquisition and engagement platform and is also a core driver of other businesses within the Expedia portfolio. Expedia's Air business is directly responsible for nearly 40% of visitors to our leisure sites. Product and tech Air teams influence setting and implementing the overall vision and strategy for growth for the Air business across retail, marketing, supply and customer service.

As Senior Manager of Flight Search Services, you will lead a highly accomplished team to drive the design and execution of the Flight Search service layer across all brands of Expedia Group. The mission is to deliver compelling industry leading services, including highly scalable and efficient search dispatching and integration platform, comprehensive and accurate machine learning based large scale caching system, and rich features. You will work closely with Product and engineering teams in Search Engine and Connectivity areas and apply knowledge and technical skills to design and implement scalable and high-performance systems, as we continue to deliver our best Air content to our customers instantly. This position requires strong technical foundations and capability to work with and drive the best flight search results.

What You’ll Do

  • Define and build Flight Search Services architecture.

  • Lead and continuously build strong engineering teams, to conceive and develop new product and technology concepts, establish development landmarks, and improve cross-departmental processes.

  • Work in closer partnership with other teams in Air Technology, as well as Data Science, Analytics, Product, Engineering, Strategy and Supply.

  • Hold managers, architects and engineers accountable for conducting process improvement initiatives.

  • Apply in-depth knowledge of customers’ business challenges to shape thinking around the development of technology and implementation of solutions, leading to the creation of customized, ground breaking solutions.

  • Demonstrate the risks and benefits associated with the team's work along with being an advocate but incorporate comments about changes without causing undue stress to the engineers on the team.

  • Lead multiple concurrent, sophisticated, and/or unique projects and initiatives.

  • Collaborate with architects across EG to create and promote a technology north star.

  • Make decisions on product technology direction based on deep subject matter knowledge.

  • Ensure optimal Full Time Employee to contingent worker ratios and optimal location strategy are maintained across several teams and overall organization.

Who You Are

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in computer science or a related field.

  • 8+ years software development and 3+ years of leadership with experience in consumer technology and/or eCommerce business.

  • Experiences of leading, growing and hiring best engineers

  • Experiences of driving a multi-dependency, multi-functional programs and multi-year technological roadmaps.

  • Strong technical acuity to run several technical domains and choices and then implementation involving several technologies.

  • Able to present new technology choice to senior technology and department leadership.

  • Experiences in multiple domains and familiar with large scale cloud based platform technologies.

  • Mentored architects and established mentorship programs for use in teams along with mentoring leaders.

  • Have delivered solutions to business problems spanning multiple technical teams.

  • Experiences working with product teams to define and deliver business critical products.

  • Strong Java or C++ 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®,®, 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

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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