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Senior Manager, User Experience Engineering

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Senior Manager, User Experience Engineering

If you are interested in being central to growing some of the biggest brands in Travel and work with a team filled with passion and action to make things happen, then this position will challenge your leadership skills while working with technology teams across Expedia’s Lodging and Experience Engineers teams, build hard-working pods and help engineers to accelerate the future of online travel.

The Performance Engineering team supporting the Lodging Tech at Expedia is a group of specialist engineers obsessed with delivering the fastest experience for our travellers. The team engages with product and platform teams to ensure we get the most of the EG Travel platform and create experiences for Desktop and mobile devices. Our team works across the tech stack from UI to backend services. Being relevant in the industry standards for web performance is part of job.

Innovate in the user interface; but lead the engineering team which is committed to innovating and pushing the bounds of continuous delivery. We ship code multiple times a day and constantly strive to improve our delivery. Improving means constantly learning and making mistakes, something our team embraces. We rigorously use data and experiments to validate our hypothesis about customer behaviour — this is how we settle on features to build, areas to improve and learn how effective our contributions are.

What you’ll do:

  • Identify areas of improvements within the code and suggests solutions

  • Identify and mentor critical talent within subdivision

  • Combine and share knowledge and skills in more than one functional area to promote efficiency in the department or business unit/function

  • Identify team educational and training needs and develop programs or recruit specialists to meet those training needs

  • Acquire resources needed to reach individual and team goals

  • Prioritise team morale and productivity, celebrating team accomplishments

  • Promote working together among team members and encourage others to cooperate and coordinate efforts

  • Craft the nature of their team by building team rituals, processes and practices that build strong team bonds and an open, trusting environment where diverse viewpoints, opinions, approaches, candid conversations, and critiques can happen

  • Anticipate and recognise bottlenecks in work processes between teams and make suggestions for ongoing improvement

  • Develop technology phase-out planning in line with the product roadmaps

  • Partner with the business to have a clear understanding of how the technology stack is tied to business outcomes and our bottom line

  • Act as a spokesperson for software design standard methodologies

  • Gain insight into how customers use technology for their advantage and apply this knowledge to suggest areas for improvement

  • 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

Who you are:

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

  • An established people leader who leads a larger team of engineers (~6-10 people) or smaller teams of the approximately similar size

  • Collaborate with management and product to balance the needs of team wellbeing, features, and system maintenance and operation

  • Experience in people management in various locations

  • Strong technical acuity with solid understanding of multiple technologies or languages and responsibility for multiple technical domains

  • Mentor individual contributors as well as managers on team

  • Deliver and influence product roadmap, working in with product team

  • Define a team’s goals and how they fit a business need across multiple teams working together

  • Experience with AWS technologies highly desired including but not limited to AWS: EC2, S3

  • Strong experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON

  • Experience with jQuery, React, NodeJS, Apache Tomcat, Spring MVC, Spring Boot, Docker, Gradle

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.

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Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function
Development

Location
United Kingdom - London

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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