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Software Development Engineer III, Growth Marketing

United States - Washington - Seattle


Software Development Engineer III

Are you interested to see your code making money in the real world? The Metasearch team is building out a new pod focused on growth hacking, automation, and scaling the impact of our marketing technology. If you are fluent in Python, passionate about your code having a business impact, and energized by a unique challenge, we're excited to have you join the team! Expedia Group fiercely competes for potential customers across multiple marketplaces. We optimize Metasearch campaigns, a marketing channel unique to the travel industry, by deploying millions of bids daily in these ad marketplaces to acquire traffic for our sites.

The Metasearch Bidding Operations team is embedded within the marketing channel and sits at the critical intersection of data scientists and campaign managers. This vantage point allows us to proactively leverage technology to maximize the return on our millions of dollars in marketing spend. We have a large, diversified portfolio of marketing partners and have historically invested heavily in the top few. Now we are looking to grow our business by adding focus to emerging partners. You will help us do this by extending our existing capabilities to our entire portfolio and building new capabilities to capture the momentum of these growing facets of the industry.

You will be a founding member of this pod and report to the Director of Bidding Operations. As an SDE III, you will play a leadership role in the team by mentoring junior team-members, reviewing their work, and directing their day-to-day tasks. You will also help shape our automation strategy. We have an extremely exciting slate of work lined up for the future. Join our team and help bring the travel industry roaring back!

What you'll do:

  • Develop expertise in the performance marketing domain, applications, and data structures allowing you to bring the Metasearch portfolio to technical parity and extend our capabilities

  • Build and extend applications, APIs, and pipelines that achieve business goals in a scalable, reusable way in order to contribute capabilities back to our in-house platform

  • Effectively apply knowledge of software design principles, data structures and computer science fundamentals to write code that is clean, maintainable, optimized, and modular

  • Use a whole systems approach to analyzing issues by ensuring all components (structure, people, process, and technology) are identified and accounted for

  • Recommend advancements, innovations, and changes in technologies

  • Proactively team up with peers across the organization (Data Science, Engineering, Campaign Management, and others) to build an understanding of cross dependencies and shared problem solving

  • Actively share knowledge mentor junior team members to increase team impact and effectiveness

  • Continually seek new technical skills and recognize areas of inefficiency in code or systems operation and offer suggestions for improvements

Who you are:

  • 5 to 7 years of experience in software development with 2+ years mentoring team members

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

  • Fluent in Python; familiarity with other languages a plus. Very strong in Spark/PySpark and SQL; demonstrated mastery of object oriented programming.

  • Built and maintained multiple applications or APIs in a production environment (unit & integration tests, bug fixing, troubleshooting, monitoring, etc.); experience developing APIs is a plus

  • You are able to balance a growth hacking, iterative approach with working in an agile environment with product and program management support

  • Can make independent decisions within the scope of your project and defend them with data and business context

  • You understand how to design moderately complex systems including tests and your software design is easily testable and observable

  • Experience working closely with Analysts, Data Scientists, and other end-users of your applications iterating to a better joint outcome

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.

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Job Category
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Job Function

United States - Washington - Seattle
United States - Texas - Austin

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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