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Director, Technology

United States - Washington - Bellevue


Director, Technology – Expedia Web Services (EWS)

Do you have experience leading teams that craft internet-scale software systems? Collaborate with our partners in the travel industry to build technology that distributes our content across hundreds of partners which drives our high volume/high scale technology environment. 

Expedia Web Services Technology team owns a feature rich suite of APIs and API Management platform for hundreds of internal and external partners. Our services are designed to handle hundreds of millions of requests a day and run in a real-time 24×7 environment where robustness, scalability, reliability and high performance are critical. 

We are searching for an outstanding technology leader to lead a talented group of Engineers /technologists distributed globally in building solutions that power our partners in various marketing channels. The traffic Expedia sites get from these channels drive a big portion of our topline growth and critical for us to purse and improve on making is scale & be efficient both technologically and economically. We have to take this platform to the next level with building in some intelligence into our systems. This individual will also be a key leader in the overall Marketing Product and Technology team, with responsibility for building world class marketing platforms that engage our partners in meaningful ways in the two sided marketplace. 

If you are interested in making a difference, we want to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and foster a results-focused and highly engaged team that is flexible, data-driven and able to execute well in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving organization.
  • Actively oversee resource allocation to ensure delivery of services and projects, creatively use engineering team resources and budget to accelerate achievement of goals
  • Provide thought leadership and innovation regarding customer communications solutions and strategies
  • Lead the architecture of large data stores and complex system integrations.
  • Cultivate relationships with new and existing partners for delivery & vendors to augment delivery, including handling related vendor selection, contract negotiations, SOWs and budget
  • Work with the Product team & delivery partners to prioritize capabilities and product backlog in accordance with the vision, strategy, business values, dependencies and technical risk
  • Build relationships and influence decisions at all levels including executive management

Skills Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience leading technology organizations to deliver large scale software and data solutions with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Experience leading global distributed team of > 50
  • Broad knowledge of software engineering practices including design patterns, coding standards, code reviews, CI/CD build pipelines, testing, and service operations
  • Deep understanding of design, development, and operation of software at scale
  • Track record of using new technology in innovative ways to solve business problems
  • Leadership experience, mentorship and technical expertise to successfully direct a high performing and engaged engineering team of FTEs and contractors
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent industry experience


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 the 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.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®,®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions,™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.

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
Technology Management

United States - Washington - Bellevue

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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