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Software Development Engineer II



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Software Engineering
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024

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Software Development Engineer II

Expedia is the global leader in travel. From the practical matters of booking flights, cars, hotels, packages, local activities, or vacation rentals to the realization of dreams and bucket lists, we cover the entire breadth of this deep and varied relationship.

We team up with our partners to provide outstanding offers to our customers. Some of our partners are huge brands, and some are individuals with a studio apartment to rent. Our customers are diverse, and we seek to deliver value and a great experience. Our technical challenges are endlessly complex and yet meaningful and exciting.

The Meta Marketing Technology Team is looking for a passionate Software Development Engineer II to join our team. This individual will work closely with the Bidding Operations and Data Science Teams, comprised of 30+ engineers and data scientists who are focused on solving ambitious marketing problems through data science and machine learning techniques to enable EG to be aggressive in the Meta Marketing space through optimization of the auction parameters. This is a high visibility team and the work done by the team directly impacts the conversion metrics for EG.

What you’ll do:

  • You will work in a cross-functional team of Data and Machine Learning engineers to design and code large-scale batch and real-time data pipelines in AWS

  • You will make recommendations for leveraging emerging technologies and machine learning/software design patterns

  • You will work with cloud-based architecture and utilize best practices

  • You will be able to troubleshoot issues within a suite of Machine Learning platforms and tools

  • You will successfully conduct day-to-day work and solve complex issues in your own specific technical engineering area

  • You will possess knowledge of features and facilities for integration, and communication among applications, databases and technology platforms to bring together different components and form a fully functional solution to a business problem

  • You will research and recommend frameworks and architectural/code design patterns

  • You will take a whole systems approach to analyze issues and implement holistic solutions by ensuring that linkages between structure, people, process and technology are made

  • You can spot outmoded methods of operation with current systems and design plans for disrupting them in a non-disruptive manner

  • You will report on status of difficult or high-level projects to local tech leadership via written or oral means

  • You will ensure documentation is complete

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a related technical field; or equivalent related professional experience

  • Experience working in at least 2 multi-quarter projects as a part of a decentralized team and project

  • Efficient and skilled use of Python, as well as demonstrated strength with a variety of other programming and markup languages

  • Developed software in a team environment of at least 5 engineers (agile, version control, etc.)

  • Built and maintained a software project/product in production environments in cloud infrastructure

  • Experience with PySpark/Airflow

  • Previous experience working with scikit/Tensorflow/PyTorch would be advantageous

  • You have hands-on experience with OOAD, design patterns, SQL and NoSQL

  • You are familiar with more than one data stores or API access patterns and Big Data applications such as Hive, ElasticSearch, PostgreSQL, DataBricks, Kedro, Dremio, Tableau, etc

  • You can test and monitor your own code and understand testing and monitoring tools

  • An intuition for different approaches for model training, parameters to use, optimization approach, etc. would be advantageous

  • Ability to identify business problems at the project level and team level and design solutions that are easily testable and observable

  • Able to justify technology choices to technical and non-technical observers making well defined technology choices

  • Ability to identify and advocate for project quality via testing, monitoring and alerting at the project level


The total cash range for this position in Seattle is $112,000.00 to $156,500.00. Employees in this role have the potential to increase their pay up to $179,000.00, which is the top of the range, based on ongoing, demonstrated, and sustained performance in the role.

Starting pay for this role will vary based on multiple factors, including location, available budget, and an individual’s knowledge, skills, and experience. Pay ranges may be modified in the future.

Expedia Group is proud to offer a wide range of benefits to support employees and their families, including medical/dental/vision, paid time off, and an Employee Assistance Program. To fuel each employee’s passion for travel, we offer a wellness & travel reimbursement, travel discounts, and an International Airlines Travel Agent (IATAN) membership. View our full list of benefits.

About Expedia Group

Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, and Expedia Cruises™.

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