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Technology Manager

United Kingdom - London

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Expedia

Expedia needs YOU!

We are looking for a Technology Manager to work on a fast-paced, agile environment reporting to a Technology Director in the Online Delivery Group. This position will have management, delivery and technical responsibility for several teams across multiple locations focused on designing, implementing, and maintaining solutions for the Shopping stack of Hotel.com technology.

You’ll be working on some cool key projects in the Shopping teams...

The Shopping teams are responsible for the Search Results and Property Details applications in Hotels.com and a bunch of services that provide their data. These two pages are the front and centre of Hotels.com customer journey clocking millions of page views every day and, being at the open end of the Shopping funnel, the focus is on providing a clean shopping experience for the user, whilst optimising conversion. Our general tech stack is Javascript, Java, Spring, Cassandra, Redis, Scala, Kotlin, Kubernetes & AWS and we are constantly looking out for any new technologies that will push us forward. The components owned by these teams are fully integrated with our CI/CD, allowing us to release every day. With these solid technical foundations, the teams find new challenges in how to deliver brilliant capabilities to better engage our customers, with a test & learn culture resulting in as many as 40-50 A/B tests running on each of our pages at any time.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate with the product team to ensure tight alignment of objectives and key results
  • Engage in concept discussions, and proposed technology solutions, to meet business objectives
  • Ensure your team's efforts meet functional and quality requirements
  • Ensure your teams adhere to high technical standards to deliver secure, resilient, performant, and scalable solutions
  • Strive to continuously improve the operations, processes, methodologies, technology choices and practices within your team
  • Focus on continually evolving towards faster cycles, pushing business impacting functionality to market quicker
  • Responsible for technical vision and strategy for your teams to ensure integrity and stability of our applications landscape
  • Support team members by enabling their personal development, learning skills, and progressing their careers
  • Cultivate and promote creative thinking, innovation and freedom of your teams
  • Manage complex and/or unique technology projects and initiatives across Hotels.com
  • Work with other teams within the Expedia Group to deliver cross-group projects
  • Building and maintain a network of key contacts across the company and use those contacts to achieve results

Who you are

  • Strong leadership capabilities ensuring a highly performing and engaged team
  • Passion, creativity, deep expertise, openness, flexibility and drive. Practicality and common sense are essential
  • We want you to have a keen interest in the business, not just a given technical problem; understanding the big picture and how your work fits into it
  • Passion in leading people and teams, encouraging, motivating and guiding individuals
  • Experience working with distributed teams and open to manage people in different locations
  • Strong ability to coach developers, helping them build their skillsets and progress their careers
  • Significant technical experience building and shipping large scale back-end systems
  • A good understanding of web technologies and front-end coding languages
  • Large-scale cloud computing experience with an emphasis on AWS or similar
  • Clear communicator to a diverse range of audiences in person as well as in writing
  • Ability to work independently, exercise good judgment while handling multiple priorities
  • Consistent history of committing to standards and results in software design, development, incident management and maintenance
  • Strong leadership skills including relationship building, organising, planning, conflict resolution, negotiation, and performance management
  • Comfortable with a fast pace fluid environment

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.

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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
United Kingdom - London

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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