Sr Software Dev Engineer

at Expedia Group (view profile)
Location Bellevue, WA
Date Posted May 28, 2019
Category United States - H1B Visa Jobs
Job Type java


The Expedia Lodging Platform team is the business powerhouse for the Expedia Group and contributes the largest share of our company’s revenue. The Lodging Platform teams power two main lines of business, Lodging Shopping and Lodging Supply, and covers ten+ major Product areas. Our Lodging Platform operations are global, with representation in 8 countries and 17 offices. Our platforms are unique, supporting multiple Expedia group. brands - Brand Expedia Group; including Brand Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Wotif and ebookers; and our sister brands, Expedia Affiliate Network, trivago and most recently HomeAway.

What makes Lodging unique?
ML platform and self-service model deployment took for data scientists delivering over 5000 tps under 10ms; enabling our teams to provide the best rates
Driving pricing computations supporting approximately 60 thousand requests per second; arguably one of the top 10 search systems in the world
Building a best in class geography system returning 7.5 thousand requests per second; enabling travelers to find the best locations to stay
Continuously growing a vast inventory system supporting 50 million updates/day; with rooms, rates, dates and types
Service over half a million hotels across 240 countries in 26 languages; Real time news feed, photo upload, reviews
Deep and broad content system enabling 10 million updates/day; which includes 38TB of images, alone

What about Lodging Technology?
Our teams have flexibility to make the technology choices that best provide customer value to partners. As a member of the team, you’ll be involved in these choices. As an example, most teams build RESTful services, typically with simple APIs using JSON. These are usually built on the JVM with Java but some pick Scala, Clojure and Kotlin. Some teams use node.js. Many teams are decomposing their services into microsystems to make things easier to maintain and continually deploy. When appropriate, teams build event-driven, streaming architectures and we also have teams working on front-end solutions, generally using React.js. Your team will be cloud-native or moving enthusiastically to AWS. We organize for feature velocity, so wherever appropriate, your teams will leverage AWS services like Lambda, Kinesis, ElastiCache, Aurora, DynamoDB and of course EC2, ECS and S3. To further help speed things up, you’ll look to build on top of open source systems and libraries like Redis, GRPC, Akka, Cassandra, and MongoDB.

The question is; Do you believe in being Different, can you Lead Humbly, act as One Team, leverage the Scientific Method, Organize for Speed while remaining Transparent? If you answered yes, you might just have what it takes to help us continue our mission to revolutionize travel through the power of technology - apply here!


  • Leads the end-to-end product life cycle for mid to large size projects: Design, development, testing, deployment, and providing operational excellence and support
  • You find and advocate for Industry standards and best practices in development methodologies, techniques, and technologies
  • You contribute to advancing the team's design methodology and quality programming practices and mentor junior team members to adapt best practices and write clean code
  • Innovate and implement new ideas to solve complex software problems and prototype creative solutions to enable product MVP's
  • IndependenResponsibilities:tly understand scheduling, cost constraints, and impact to other teams; and make resource and architectural trade-offs based on those factors
  • Anticipate and prevent problems and roadblocks, before they occur, and present technical issues and their impact to leadership
  • Lead, coordinate, and collaborate on multiple concurrent and complex cross-organizational initiatives
  • Effectively build and maintain a network of key contacts across company, and leverage these contacts to achieve results
  • Communicate and work effectively with geographically distributed cross functional teams
  • Drive for continuous improvement in software and development process within an agile development team


  • Expertise in Java (or C# / Object Oriented), XML, JUnit
  • Expertise in AWS: EC2, S3, Lambda, DynamoDB
  • Expertise in RESTful Micro Services
  • Experience working with Apache Tomcat, Spring MVC, Spring Boot, Docker, Gradle, Grunt
  • Experience building web services with these platforms desired.
  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in most areas of the professional function, and in-depth specialization in some
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information clearly and concisely
  • Experience in Agile/Scrum software development practices
  • 7 -10 + years of experience in the field of Software Engineering

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 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.

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, 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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