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Engineering Manager - Lodging Data Tech

Switzerland - Geneva


Are you an engineering manager who embraces servant leader principles?

Are passionate about technology and leadership in equal measures?

Do you relish the challenge of working in a large scale and fast-moving technology company leading teammates around the world?

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/Databricks and AWS. We are looking for a passionate, creative and innately curious engineering manager to join a new team to build out a next generation machine learning platform to drive revenue opportunities for our lodging business.

As an Engineering Manager, you will be involved in all aspects of software development for your team, including participating in technical designs, implementation, functional analysis, and release for mid-to-large sized projects.  You will also be responsible for on-time delivery of features, setting timelines, coaching and mentoring your team and hiring and recruiting. 

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
  • Resolve problems and roadblocks as they occur and help unblock team members. Follow through on details and drive issues to closure
  • Coach and mentor engineers of varying levels within your organization for career development and progression.
  • Build a team of high performing software engineers utilizing your experience screening, interviewing, and growing elite development teams.
  • Build and maintain a long-term vision and technical roadmap, as well as overseeing tight timelines to keep key deliverables on schedule.
  • Lead a team of software engineers in development and test to deliver high quality software using agile principles and methodologies
  • Serve as a technology leader with a strong focus on performance, scalability, maintainability and operational excellence
  • Collaborate in multi-functional discussions to plan project deliveries or set platform, product and technology strategies
  • Orchestrate operational support and act as an escalation point during outages and high impact live site issues

Who you are:

  • Degree in software engineering, computer science, informatics or a similar field.
  • Experience in designing and implementing Big Data/Machine Learning 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/Databricks/Amazon EMR, Teradata, Redshift, or DB2.
  • Preferred - Experience on machine learning toolkits like spark mllib, H20, scikit-learn, R and ML techniques.
  • Experience in leading high performing agile software engineering teams, combined with solid hands-on experience in software engineering on global development teams
  • Excellent communication skills across, up, and down a global organization enabling you to translate technical concepts for business groups, present to executive audiences or drive effective discussion with your team
  • Ability to lead multiple simultaneous projects, prioritize effectively and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • 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®,®, 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, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.


Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function

Switzerland - Geneva

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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