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Senior User Experience Engineer

Italy - Rome

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Senior User Experience Engineer

Travel company in the world? Then our team is looking for you!

We're looking for guide and forward-thinking problem solvers to join our Core Experience Engineering Team. We focus on dynamic user experience while also keeping performance at the forefront. Our entire infrastructure handles millions of requests per minute which requires scalability, reliability and high-efficiency to ensure the best customer experience.

We search for a fast learner who has always an eye out for the latest industry standards, a very skilled programmer, but also a mentor who leading by examples is capable of raising the quality bar and overall level of self direction of a team.

Come and build something excellent with us!

What you will do:

  • Work closely with peers across the organization to identify customer problems, research and collaborate on technical solutions that make our customers' experiences better

  • Resolve problems and roadblocks with help from peers and/or managers. Follow through on details and drive issues to closure.

  • Design, build and ship software using groundbreaking technologies, acting as a spokesperson for software design standard methodologies and share new skills and knowledge with others to increase efficiency

  • Use past experience with Agile software development to improve team execution

  • Practice resilience engineering for every component you build and promote resilience within the team

  • Write code that is clean, maintainable, optimised, modular with good naming conventions and reliable unit/functional tests

  • Research and recommend software frameworks to write simpler code, spotting areas of inefficiency in code or systems operation and offering suggestions for improvements and inspiring change even beyond team scope

  • Advocate for operational excellence! (such as unit/automation testing, establishing SLAs, programming for speed, security, resiliency and scalability)

  • Write and generate reports on major operational or technical initiatives (like RFC or RCAs) to larger groups, whether via written or oral means to ensure we learn from them and prevent further occurrences

  • Take a whole systems approach to analyse issues and implement comprehensive solutions by ensuring that linkages between structure, people, process and technology are made

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related technical field; or Equivalent related professional experience leading technical designs and helping drive Engineering Excellence (8+ years)

  • A hard-working and influential individual contributor who leads by example while continuing to mentor junior engineers

  • Strong verbal and written interpersonal skills

  • Solid understanding of how team goals fit a business need and uses that to make technology choices, with ability to explain those to a wide-range of tech and non-tech people

  • Fluent with React JS (Typescript), Node.js and building server driver ui components backed by GraphQL

  • Deep knowledge of CSS preprocessing design systems (e.g. SASS) and design tokens frameworks and tools (e.g. Figma, Zeplin)

  • Experience building/consuming APIs using Rest or OpenAPI or gRPC and knowledge of common API authentication methods

  • Knowledge or experience with developing in AWS and other Cloud providers

  • Knowledge or experience with containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes

  • Solid understanding of Monitoring tools such as Datadog, Splunk, Grafana

  • Experience in working across multi-functional projects, mentoring other team members and driving technical decisions

  • Experience contributing to engineering community through blog post, open-source contribution, tech talks etc

  • Familiarity or any experience with object-oriented languages, especially Java and Kotlin and with various Spring frameworks is a plus for this role but would be beneficial given the breadth of our projects.

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®, 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, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

R-70138

Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function
Development

Location
Italy - Rome

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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