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Senior Software Development Engineer - Lodging Data Tech

Switzerland - Geneva

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Expedia

Are you fascinated by data and building robust data pipelines which process massive amounts of data at scale and speed to provide crucial insights to the end customer?

This is exactly what we, the Lodging Data Tech (LDT) group in Expedia, do. Our mission is 'transforming Expedia’s lodging data assets into Data Products that deliver intelligence and real-time insights for our customers'. We work on creating data assets and products to support a variety of applications which are used by 1000+ market managers, analysts, and external hotel partners.

Our work spans across a variety of data-sets like lodging booking, clickstream, and web scrape data, across a diverse technology stack ranging from Hadoop to Spark, Qubole and AWS. We are looking for passionate, creative and innately curious data engineers to join a new team, to build out a next generation machine learning platform to drive revenue opportunities for our lodging business.

As a Senior Software Development Engineer, you will be involved in all aspects of software development, including participating in technical designs, implementation, functional analysis, and release for mid-to-large sized projects.

What you’ll do:

  • Design and implement large scale real-time & batch data pipelines on the AWS platform.
  • Prototype creative solutions quickly by developing minimum viable products and work with seniors and peers in crafting and implementing the technical vision of the team
  • Communicate and work effectively with geographically distributed cross functional teams
  • Participate in code reviews to assess overall code quality and flexibility
  • Resolve problems and roadblocks as they occur with peers and help unblock junior team members. Follow through on details and drive issues to closure
  • Define, develop and maintain artifacts like technical design or partner documentation
  • Drive for continuous improvement in software and development process within an agile development team
  • Participate in user story creation in collaboration with the team
  • Support and troubleshoot data and/or system issues as needed

Who you are:

  • Degree in software engineering, computer science, informatics or a similar field.
  • Meaningful work experience in Big Data or distributed computing projects.
  • Experience in designing and implementing Big Data/ML applications (data ingestion, real-time data processing and batch analytics) in Spark Streaming, Kafka, Hadoop.
  • Solid server-side programming skills (Scala, Nodejs, or Java), and hands-on experience in OOAD, design patterns, and SQL.
  • Strong experience with cloud computing platforms (AWS, EMR, Kubernetes, Docker).
  • Experience with microservice architecture, and design.
  • Experience on Hadoop-ecosystem technologies in particular MapReduce, Spark, Hive, YARN.
  • Experience working on any one distributed database system like Hadoop (Hive/HDFS), Qubole, Teradata, Redshift, or DB2.
  • Preferred - Experience on machine learning toolkits like spark mllib, H20, scikit-learn, R and ML techniques.
  • Experience working with Agile/Scrum methodologies.
  • Bonus points if you have familiarity with the e-commerce or travel industry.

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 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®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.

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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
Switzerland - Geneva

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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