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Principal Program Manager

United States - Washington - Seattle


Principal Program Manager

We believe travel enriches our lives and connects us to each other. In the Consumer Product organization, our focus is to create the trusted travel marketplace of choice, connecting all marketplace participants – travelers, partners, and suppliers. We are responsible for building capabilities which inspire travel by providing high quality, selection, value, and safety for the travel marketplace. We are the matchmaker in the marketplace.

Our Principal Program Managers are independent, creative, and ambitious. They love solving problems which involve a diverse set of teams. Our Principal Program Managers know how to motivate team members to drive cross-organizational initiatives forward, delving into details as necessary and delegating responsibly.

We are looking for the right person to lead programs which focus on providing the best end to end and most inclusive experience for our travelers and partners. If you have a hunger to make a difference and bring the world within reach of everyone globally, we want you to join our team.

What you’ll do:

  • Drive planning and execution of the various Consumer Product programs, working with teams across Expedia Group (Brands, Services, E4B & Marketplace).

  • Act as a connector to build strong working relationships and foster an environment of trust and partnership across teams toward a common goal

  • Independently propose and inspire changes in technology, infrastructure or direction based on a strong understanding of technologies, benefits and trade-offs and data

  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with all levels within Expedia Group to ensure visibility of progress, risks and risk mitigation, and garner support for changes in scope, schedule, and/or budget

  • Identify and anticipate risks and mitigate appropriately, taking calculated risks as appropriate which are measured and monitored to grow and benefit the organization

  • Partner with multiple teams to move program forward and remove barriers, understanding when to empower and when to become deeply involved

  • Define and maintain processes for the team to effectively execute and deliver work on time, continually iterating, finding new ways to improve our processes to achieve optimized results.

Who you are:

  • Consistently able to drive and own multiple tasks and programs simultaneously and prioritize engineering decisions

  • Curious, open to new challenges, innovative, creative, self-directed and a collaborative teammate who thrives on continuous process improvement

  • Able to understand both the fine details and the bigger picture of a program to keep progress on track

  • High degree of proficiency with project management (SDLC, Waterfall & Agile), including driving discussions to scope effort and schedule, identifying and mitigating risks, supervising dependencies and milestones, and appropriately communicating overall project status

  • Passion for working across teams to drive high level solutions and resolve issues

  • Proven ability to turn business requirements into user stories, epics, and technical requirements

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present complex concepts clearly and concisely

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain working relationships with a wide variety of roles and levels

  • 8-10 years of Program Management experience in a professional technology organization

  • PMP (Project Management Professional) certification preferred


At Expedia Group, we believe in bringing people together and creating an inclusive workplace where everyone belongs and can do their best work. We care about our employees’ safety and wellbeing, so we’re requiring new hires in the U.S. to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present acceptable proof of vaccination before their start date as a condition of employment. Expedia Group will consider requests for a reasonable accommodation as required under applicable law.

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.


Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function
Product Management

United States - Washington - Seattle

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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