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Director of Technology

United States - Washington - Bellevue

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Expedia

Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about Travel, Technology, and solving tough problems for the Customer? Does building the foundations of a highly scalable customer care platform linking customers and travelers from different channels like chat, mobile web and voice interfaces to intelligent virtual agents excite you? Do you like to tackle a variety of Business and Technology problems? If so, here is an excellent opportunity for you. We are seeking a premier technology leader to lead a talented group of engineers in building game changing omni channel conversational experiences. These conversational experiences drive customer journeys across the customer care platform supporting multiple EG brands, lines of business and external EG partners across the globe.

Our team loves the mission of providing intelligent solutions to our customers. If you are a strong technology leader, with a growth mindset and one who loves challenges, we want to hear from you!

As a part of GCO Tech, you will be responsible for building and managing a capable world-class team which can deliver on the vision for the Customer Care Platform.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong technical management background
  • Bachelor degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required. MS or other related advanced degree preferred
  • 12+ years of experience in software development
  • 4+ years in leading engineering teams with growing responsibility
  • Experience developing and delivering highly engaging responsive front-end solutions using Agile methodologies
  • Extensive hands-on experience with front-end technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Typescript, node.js, React/Redux or Angular
  • Deep understanding of modern web architecture using Javascript based technologies, web components focusing on performance under varied device and network conditions.
  • Full stack experience using java, queuing, caching frameworks and no sql document store
  • Demonstrated experience manage effectively through organizational growth and change.
  • Solid understanding of software engineering principles and development practices with demonstrable projects driving code quality, innovation and adhering to security guidelines.
  • Capability to quickly grasp business context & execute with strategic and tactical approaches.
  • Strong communication skills as well as the ability to influence cross function teams and key decision makers
  • Strong leadership, negotiation and execution skills with the ability to drive results, deliver and excel.
  • Ability to navigate a rapidly changing landscape, while handling multiple responsibilities
  • Well versed in Agile development methodology, Clean Code practices and Design Patterns
  • Hands-on experience with Development in AWS or other Cloud environments is required
  • Curious about new technology and always looking to acquire new knowledge
  • Strong written and spoken communication
  • Strong Business sense is desired

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver business results to delight our customer
  • Work closely with key partners in executing the product vision for multiple work streams. This includes Product Management, internal/external engineering teams, and other internal functional teams.
  • Ensure the team’s success through translation of Business Requirements into Project Specification. Working with technical staff on Project Design/Development, with end-to-end oversight of on time delivery with high quality.
  • Lead ~25 Engineers/Technologists in engineering execution
  • Be responsible for the growth of the Engineering team – including individuals’ career growth, skillset development, and hiring the right resources
  • Nurture the team of developers by motivating and mentoring, influencing large cross functional teams
  • Foster a culture of innovation, creativity and growth
  • Provide architectural and design input, with ability to dive deep into technical details as required.
  • Drive Engineering excellence with a lens on Continuous Improvement, SRE (Site Reliability Engineering), Agile process excellence, and deployment of newest technology as appropriate.

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, 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
Technology Management

Location
United States - Washington - Bellevue

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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