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Technical Product Manager II

United States - Washington - Bellevue

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Expedia

Brand Specific Description:

Type-Ahead services for Expedia Group

Position Overview:

The Search and Suggest team powers the search experience on Expedia by providing highly responsive auto-complete suggestions and search results to guide travelers towards the most relevant travel content and products.

We utilize enormous amounts of data and machine learning algorithms to personalize the experience for each user. Small improvements in our algorithms can have a huge impact on customer experience and Expedia's bottom line, and this leads us to run numerous test-and-learn experiments each month.

Our focus is on building high performance, scalable and resilient systems that provide search results with high accuracy. Our team is a group of independently driven people working in an agile and collaborative environment.

As a Technical Product Manager II, you will humbly lead complex projects and deliver simple solutions. You will drive and contribute to medium to large-scale development schedules and roadmaps from design to release, making appropriate trade-offs to optimize time-to-market and clearly communicating goals. We are looking for smart, high-energy, creative problem solvers to join our technology team. In this role, you will be at the forefront of bringing technology and business together to revolutionize the world of travel - inventing ideas and technologies. Our team is full of travel loving engineers building the world-class Type-Ahead experience for Expedia & its customers

Responsibilities:

  • You will own technical product delivery for multi-functional projects for multiple delivery teams while driving team velocity.
  • You will craft and maintain user stories that clearly define functionality or feature targets and acceptance criteria
  • You will collaborate across UX teams, product teams, technical partners, development teams, and other partners to understand and document business requirements and design innovative technical solutions that create customer value.
  • You will communicate regularly with internal/external partners impacted by the program or feature being implemented.
  • Excellent project management skills, including active mitigation of risks to scope and schedule, status updates to various audiences, management of trade-offs to drive satisfactory completion of product/project, and facilitation of planning and governance activities with team.
  • You will seek and implement continuous improvements into all project processes, including defining the appropriate methodology to motivate teams and track progress.
  • You will cultivate a collaborative team environment, setting an example for other TPMs and delivery teams.
  • You will participate in the definition of engineering standard methodologies within the project team

Competencies:

  • You bring relevant experience building project plans, requirements specifications and performing data analysis
  • Experience delivering production features with partner teams
  • Ability to collect and turn business requirements into user stories, epics and technical requirements and drive discussions among multiple business and technical teams to scope and schedule effort
  • Experience with CI/CD framework and related tools, cloud computing, traffic management and analysis, project management tools, web technologies and SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) highly desired
  • Experience collaborating with Developers, Technical Product Managers, UX Designers, Product Managers along with other partners from broad cross sections of organizations.

Experience and Qualification:

  • At least 3+ years as a TPM and 5+ years in a technical domain
  • Delivery of a minimum of 1-2 large, multi-functional products/projects
  • Excellent communication skills
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline, or equivalent professional 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 extraordinary people want to do their best work, and to provide them to 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, 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
Program Development

Location
United States - Washington - Bellevue

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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