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Software Development Engineer I (Hotwire - San Francisco)

United States - California - San Francisco


Who we are:

Launched in 2000, Hotwire is one of the earliest innovators in the online travel arena. Just a few years later in 2003, we joined the Expedia Group family of brands that includes, HomeAway, Travelocity and more.

Our roots are in California, but we also have offices in Seattle along with an important and fast-growing product and technology presence in Gurgaon, India. Hotwire has the energy and pace of a startup, plus the stability and backing of the incredible Expedia family of companies. Hotwire’s culture centers around delivering value to customers and supply partners by being passionate about building great products with the latest and greatest technologies available. We pride ourselves on our organizational transparency, a bias for action and a customer-centric approach to everything we do.

Hotwire differentiates itself as a brand within the travel marketplace by offering a unique a core value proposition for customers and suppliers with our opaque pricing model. This concept revolves around offering great bargains on hotel room nights without sharing the specific name or location of the hotel until the booking is complete. By giving this flexibility to our suppliers, we can offer great value to our customers. Hotwire also offers a full retail suite of other travel products that can fulfill virtually any customer travel need.

We’re currently making substantial investments in our technology platform and our brand marketing strategy to enable our next stage of high growth. To make these endeavors possible, we’re on the hunt for people who are passionate about solving tough problems and are excited about the opportunity take on highly visible roles that will have an immediate impact on our business.

If you thrive in environments that are dynamic, action-oriented, data-driven and relish in conquering diverse challenges every single day, joining Hotwire is likely to be the most rewarding opportunity of your career. So-- what are you waiting for? Come join a household name brand that lives at the exciting intersection of technology and travel.

Who you are:

We are looking for a technically savvy, results-oriented Software Development Engineer to work with a group of like-minded software professionals, designers, architects and product experts to help build new and innovative features for our travel platform. As a Software Development Engineer on the Platform team, you will be responsible for the design and delivery of initiatives that improve/expand the system architecture, drive efficiency, automation and build technically sound solutions to complex problems. This individual will play an active role in all aspects of Agile software development.

Core Responsibilities:

  • You drive and contribute to the technology road-map.
  • You provide expertise in the technical design efforts of various initiatives, ensuring the system design meets scalability and performance requirements.
  • You lead and participate in the design and implementation (e.g., coding, testing, debugging) efforts.
  • You develop tools to make the Engineers more effective.
  • You stay up to date on emerging technologies and champion their adoption where necessary.
  • You present technical issues and their business impact to management.
  • You work with cross-functional teams to research and resolve production issues.
  • You communicate complex technical solutions to a variety of stakeholders.

Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field is required. Master's degree is preferred.
  • At least 1 year work experience in the software engineering field.
  • Solid experience with objective-oriented design and development using Java.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills, with the ability to communicate complex ideas.
  • You take a results-oriented and proactive approach.
  • Experience with the following technologies: Java, Spring Framework, REST APIs, Kafka, Chef, Dropwizard, Spring Boot, NoSQL, AWS and Docker.
  • Experience with CI/CD frameworks.
  • Recent experience building & shipping highly scalable enterprise systems a big plus.
  • Experience at other fast-paced Internet companies, especially Travel companies, is a plus as well.

Why Join Us:

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work and to provide them to tools to do so.

Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.


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

United States - California - San Francisco

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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