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Manager, Software Development Engineering

India - Bangalore


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Manager, Software Development Engineer

We, the Search API Tech Team,  we are on the lookout for curious, empathetic, and creative problem solvers and mentors with a growth mentality. We are vested in building our teams and to support growth of our teammates by providing exciting opportunities to use groundbreaking technologies and innovate how we tackle and deliver our goals. Our team is passionate about empowering multiple clients with the capability to provide travelers the most relevant, reliable, and rapid lodging search results, to drive higher conversion, trust, and revenue across the platform. If you are customer centric, open-minded engineer that enjoys working in a data-driven agile environment, this is the job for you! We are looking for a Manager, Software Development Engineering to come join us in our journey to redefine Travel! Our goal is to help our travelers find that ideal destination and phenomenal place to stay that'll make their trip a life experience. What we do has a direct impact on our customers and our business that spans across Millions of Hotels and Vacation Rentals across the globe! 

Your team size that you will be leading will consist of 4-5 Engineers. You'll frequently partner will other EM's and tech leads to help build and sustain a healthy and high performing Engineering community.

What You’ll Do:

  • Act as a spokesperson for software design standard methodologies - researching and recommending frameworks and architectural/code design patterns.

  • Identify areas of improvements within the code and suggest solutions.

  • Advocate for operational excellence (such as unit testing, establishing SLAs, programming for resiliency and scalability).

  • You will have broad knowledge of the entire product and in EG's languages, frameworks, cloud services, toolkits, methodologies enabling you can help with any component, or type of issues.

  • You will remain informed on latest in technology. Examine inefficiencies in the existing stack operation and encourage engineers to improve them.

  • Bridge the gap in discussions between technology and non-technology personnel. Report on team status faithfully and listen for suggestions to improve lagging project work.

  • Review the skill and expertise requirements to accomplish team objectives and identify staffing and talent resources to fill project roles.

  • Develop product phase-out planning in line with the product roadmap.

  • Determine different phase milestones and priorities in association with product management peers.

  • Anticipate and recognize bottlenecks in work processes between teams and makes suggestions for ongoing improvement.

  • Lead implementation teams and ensures the execution of new insights or approaches.

  • Coordinate with team to define the measures of success for process improvements.

  • Engage outside of direct organization and collaborate with peers across a senior level organization.

  • Convey the right information to the correct parties to ensure that proposals for improvements are given the proper consideration and technical issues are resolved in a timely manner.

  • Contribute to product development by identifying industry change, listen to customer needs, capture feedback, and communicate that feedback to the business.

  • Guide employees in the development of team and individual goals, providing regular and specific feedback, and assessing individual and team performance.

  • Mentor employees by providing advice and recommendations based on your own experience and takeaways. Share your domain and industry knowledge between multi-functional teams.

  • Evaluate the full complement of team talent, identify gaps, and implement action plans to fill gaps and drive achievement of goals.

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor's or Masters in Engineering or Equivalent related professional experience.

  • Leading (formally) least at 3 multi-quarter projects and having participated in peer’s performance evaluations by providing technical assessment and feedback

  • You have strong technical acumen which allows you to be responsible for the technical domain; identify strengths and weaknesses among languages and select among available technology to implement and solve for need

  • You understand when and how to reward and recognize team members

  • You have acted as a mentor for individual contributors on a team

  • You have defined team goals and how they fit a business need – working as an enabler for the team to then meet these goals

  • You have delivered solutions to business problems at the project level

  • Collaborating closely with the product team you have delivered a product roadmap

  • Knowledge of backend services, front-end applications (web technology) and have demonstrated using common API standards, patterns, front-end architecture and data flows.

  • Deep understanding of JVM-based technologies preferred (Kotlin or Java)

  • Solid experience in cloud platform services and architecture e.g., AWS

  • Full knowledge of continuous deployment and integration cycles

  • Experience with agile development methodologies including Scrum and Kanban, and you'll thrive working in an agile environment

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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Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function

India - Bangalore

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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