Software Dev Engineer II

at Expedia Group (view profile)
Location Chicago, IL
Date Posted June 13, 2019
Category United States - H1B Visa Jobs
Job Type javascript


Expedia Group Media Solutions is dedicated to building creative media partnerships for travel advertisers enabling them to use Expedia's network of leading travel brands and global sites. We have revolutionized the way brands reach and connect with online travel consumers, emerging as a leader in online advertising among travel and e-commerce brands. With a growing product portfolio offering a multitude of advertising and sponsorship opportunities, our Media Solutions team at Expedia has created a viable marketing platform for advertising partners to reach the 144+ million worldwide monthly unique visitors that visit Expedia Group sites.

The advertising team at Expedia is looking for engineers to build new platforms that flawlessly serve our content to millions of users. We value rigor and creativity in our development process and believe in the power of a motivated & empowered development team. There is so much we want to do and we need strong engineers who can navigate distributed systems, solve challenging problems, and jump into new projects. Your work will touch systems at scale that reach people all around the world, while having a significant impact on our business. We connect travelers with meaningful destinations. Expedia Group has revolutionized the travel industry by applying technology and we are committed to enabling travelers through continued innovation. We are focused on building relevant experiences and our products aren't just about monetization, they align with our passion for travel. We help customize the shopping experience for each user and bring them closer to their next big adventure.

In this role you will contribute to a high volume auction-based advertising platform that is rapidly growing and evolving. As a Software Engineer II you are involved in all aspects of software development, including participating in technical designs, implementation, functional analysis, and release for mid-to-large sized projects.

You will develop, design, debug, modify, and scale high-performance, fault-tolerant distributed software systems
Write automated unit, integration and acceptance tests as appropriate to support our continuous integration pipelines
Support and troubleshoot data and/or system issues as needed
Prototype creative solutions quickly by developing minimum viable products and work with seniors and peers in crafting and implementing the technical vision of the team
Communicate and work effectively with geographically distributed cross functional teams
Participate in code reviews to assess overall code quality and flexibility
Resolve problems and roadblocks as they occur with peers and help unblock junior members of the team. Follow through on details and drive issues to closure
Define, develop and maintain artifacts like technical design or partner documentation
Drive for continuous improvement in software and development process within an agile development team
Participate in user story creation in collaboration with the team

Strong experience with Java (or C# / Object Oriented), XML, JUnit
Experience in JVM technologies, with experience with Scala or functional programming in an equivalent language a strong plus
Strong experience in writing transactional web services using REST or distributed RPC technologies
Apache Tomcat, Spring MVC, Spring Boot, Docker, Gradle, Grunt
Hadoop, Spark, Hive, HDFS, or other big data technologies
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON
jQuery, React, NodeJS, QUnit (or JavaScript Unit testing)
RESTful Micro Services
Solid experience with AWS: EC2, S3, Lambda, DynamoDB
Significant experience in HTML / CSS and JavaScript Frameworks (JQuery, Angular, and Backbone)
Solid experience with SQL databases and NoSQL solutions

Experience implementing accessibility best practices

Bachelors or Masters degree in computer science or a related major and/or equivalent work experience
Experience using code versioning tools for e.g Git or others
Experience in Agile/Scrum software development practices
Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information clearly and concisely
3-7+ years experience in 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.

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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