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Sr. Software Development Engineer at Expedia, Inc. (Chicago, IL)

Are you fascinated by data and building robust data pipelines which process massive amounts of data at scale and speed to provide crucial insights to the end customer?

Are you passionate about making sure customers have the information they need to get the most out of every product they use?

Are you ready to help people go places?

This is exactly what we, the Lodging Data Tech (LDT) group in Expedia, do. Our mission is “transforming Expedia’s lodging data assets into Data Products that deliver intelligence and real-time insights for our customers”. We work on creating data assets and products to support a variety of applications which are used by 1000+ market managers, analysts, and external hotel partners.

Our work spans across a wide range of data-sets like lodging booking, clickstream, and web scrape data, across a diverse technology stack ranging from Teradata and MS SQL-server to Hadoop, Spark, Qubole and AWS. We are looking for passionate, creative and innately curious data engineers to join a new team in Chicago to build a unified data service which would power the data needs of all partner facing applications in the lodging line of business.

As a Senior Data Engineer you are involved in all aspects of software development, including technical designs, implementation, functional analysis, and release for mid-to-large sized projects.

What you’ll do with us:

  • Lead 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 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 standard methods.

  • Innovate and implement new ideas to solve complex software problems and prototype creative solutions to enable product MVP's

  • Independently 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 use these contacts to achieve results

  • Communicate and work effectively with geographically distributed multi-functional teams

  • Drive for continuous improvement in software and development process within an agile development team

Who you are:

  • 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

  • 3-7+ years’ experience in Software Engineering specifically in databases, Big Data or Data-warehouse projects.

  • Proficient knowledge in SQL, database development (T-SQL/PL-SQL) and some experience with data modelling.

  • Experience working on Big Data framework like Hadoop or Spark.

  • Experience with any one MPP database system like Teradata, Redshift, DB2, Azure Datawarehouse or Greenplum.

  • Proficient in at least one programming language like Python/Java/Scala/ on a Unix/Linux environment.

  • Knowledge or experience with AWS and AWS services like Redshift, EMR, AWS Lambda a plus.

  • Prior experience working with NoSQL stores (Hbase, ElasticSearch, Cassandra, Mongodb) a plus.

  • Familiarity with the e-commerce or travel industry.

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.

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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