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Front-End Developer

United Kingdom - London

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Expedia

At Expedia, we believe in being thinker-doers - we are Makers.

Every day we seek autonomy, mastery and purpose in our work. Our "why" is to help millions of travellers find that ideal destination, phenomenal place to stay and a cool activity to make their trip a life experience. At the heart of this is Expedia’s Lodging Shopping team dedicated to solving problems for travellers on this journey.

Our team is looking for curious, empathetic, and creative problem solvers with the growth mindset. We are a team of travel-loving makers, building a cutting-edge shopping platform using open-source technologies. Our platform serves customers on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices on Expedia sites and through a variety of partners.

We innovate in the user interface and strive to improve overall user experience, including software, services and machine learning around the shopping experience. We know that we can't innovate a product without innovating the approach and the organization we use to build it – solving team problems is also part of our skillset. Our team is committed to pushing the boundaries of continuous delivery to get the best features into our customers hands in real time. We also care deeply about getting better every day by learning from our mistakes.

How you operate:

  • As a leader, influencer, and contributor across our team. We are spread across the world with over 100 engineers, designers and product managers with diverse backgrounds working in unison to make a cohesive experience.
  • Care deeply about serving customers on various platforms including Progressive Web Applications and APIs.
  • Excel at working alongside a global, distributed, hardworking and nimble team of cross-discipline makers, in groups of 4-8 people, to create innovative ways to deliver fast and performant experiences.
  • Love being involved in cross-discipline teams to translate problems into solutions that will be tested qualitatively (through user research) and quantitatively (through business metrics).
  • Strive to connect the thinking with doing in a feedback loop and embrace ambiguity.
  • Thrive as a multiplier in a team environment with varied ideas and diversity of approaches to problems and their solutions.

What you'll do:

  • Design and ship great user experiences.

  • Write easy to maintain products and systems with reliable unit/functional tests and tracking (analytics, logging and qualitative feedback).
  • Optimize for speed taking into account the rendering engines in each browser and native device.
  • Respect the craft – review the code of your peers and help ensure the product and systems remain at a high standard and support global scale.
  • Contribute to documentation (instructional and technical design, architecture etc).
  • Share your knowledge with other makers and bring about technical goodwill across Expedia.
  • Work within cross-functional teams with shared competencies to contribute to the greater developer community.
  • Maintain a high awareness of industry issues and trends, particularly in regard to accessibility, usability, and front-end technologies.

Who you are:

You’ll fit this role if you have

What it takes to be a Maker and you can relate to the following principles:

  • A bias towards action - You believe that speed and quality aren’t mutually exclusive. You’ve shown good judgment about getting features to customers while still making sure that products are built in a sustainable, adaptive and responsible way.
  • Love the journey - You will be dissatisfied with the end result at some point. Our work is never done and to thrive you learn to love the process of thinking, doing, learning, and improving and you are open to a continuous feedback loop.
  • Done is better than perfect - Nothing is ever perfect. All of our customers are different with unique needs. We ship. We learn. We improve.
  • A passion for the journey to mastery. You have proven industry experience in Frontend development, during which you’ve built scalable, robust, and fault-tolerant solutions.

It will be a bonus if you have

  • Experience with semantic HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), building mobile-first experiences and empathy for layout, cross-browser compatibility and multi-device support.
  • Experience with modern JavaScript and emerging W3C standards.
  • Awareness of Web Accessibility, the WCAG guidelines and assistive technology such as screen readers would be beneficial.
  • Experience developing highly interactive web applications and passionate for UI/UX and responsive design.

What we use:

  • ES6 and frameworks such as ReactJS.
  • MacBook Pro, vscode, Github.
  • Automated build and continuous integration tools (Gradle, Jenkins, etc.).
  • Data storage including NoSQL (Mongo, HBase, etc.).
  • Distributed caches (Redis etc.).
  • Cloud (AWS) and parallel computing.
  • Issue tracking systems (Jira, Trello etc.).

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 with 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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R-42336

Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function
Development

Location
United Kingdom - London

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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