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Software Development Engineer II (Full Stack)

United States - Washington - Bellevue

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Expedia

The Expedia Lodging Platform team is the business powerhouse for the Expedia group and contributes the largest share of our company’s revenue. The Lodging Platform teams power two main lines of business, Lodging Shopping and Lodging Supply, and covers ten+ major Product areas. Our Lodging Platform operations are global, with representation in 8 countries and 17 offices. Our platforms support multiple Expedia groups, including Brand Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Wotif and ebookers; and our sister brands Hotels.com, Expedia Affiliate Network, trivago and most recently HomeAway.

What makes the Lodging team special?

  • ML platform and self-service model deployment took for data scientists delivering over 5000 tps under 10ms; enabling our teams to provide the best rates
  • Driving pricing computations supporting approximately 60 thousand requests per second; arguably one of the top 10 search systems in the world
  • Building a premier geography system returning 7.5 thousand requests per second; enabling travelers to find the best locations to stay
  • Continuously growing a vast inventory system supporting 50 million updates/day; with rooms, rates, dates and types
  • Service over half a million hotels across 240 countries in 26 languages; Real time news feed, photo upload, reviews
  • Deep and broad content system enabling 10 million updates/day; which includes 38TB of images, alone

What about Lodging Technology?

Our teams have flexibility to make the technology choices that best provide customer value to partners. As a member of the team, you’ll be involved in these choices. As an example, most teams build RESTful services, typically with simple APIs using JSON. These are usually built on the JVM with Java but some pick Scala, Clojure and Kotlin. Some teams use node.js. Many teams are decomposing their services into micro systems to make things easier to maintain and continually deploy. When appropriate, the team builds streaming architectures and we also have teams working on front-end solutions, generally using React.js. Your team will be cloud-native or moving enthusiastically to AWS. We organize for feature velocity, so wherever appropriate, your teams will leverage AWS services like Lambda, Kinesis, ElastiCache, Aurora, DynamoDB and of course EC2, ECS and S3. To further help speed things up, you’ll look to build on top of open source systems and libraries like Redis, GRPC, Akka, Cassandra, and MongoDB.

Responsibilities:

  • You will develop, design, debug, and modify components of software applications and tools
  • Write automated unit, integration and acceptance tests as appropriate to support our continuous integration pipelines.
  • Support and troubleshoot data and/or system issues as needed
  • Prototype creative solutions quickly by developing minimum viable products and work with seniors and peers in crafting and implementing the technical vision.
  • Communicate and work effectively with geographically distributed multi-functional teams
  • Participate in code reviews to assess overall code quality and flexibility
  • Resolve problems and roadblocks as they occur with peers and unblock junior members. Follow through on details and drive issues to closure
  • Define, develop and maintain artifacts like technical design or partner documentation
  • Work to continuous improvement in software and development process within an agile development team
  • Participate in user story creation in collaboration with the team

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in computer science or a related major and/or equivalent work experience
  • Experience using code versioning tools for e.g Git or others
  • Experience in Agile/Scrum software development practices
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information clearly and concisely
  • 3-7+ years experience in Software Engineering
  • Strong experience with Java (or C# / Object Oriented), JavaScript, jQuery, React, NodeJS, QUnit (or JavaScript Unit testing)
  • RESTful Micro Services
  • Apache Tomcat, Spring MVC, Spring Boot, Docker, Gradle, Grunt
  • Experience with AWS: EC2, S3, Lambda, DynamoDB
  • Experience with SQL databases and NoSQL solutions

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 extraordinary 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.

If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you.

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
Technology Group

Job Function
Development

Location
United States - Washington - Bellevue

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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