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Director of Big Data/Streaming Infrastructure

| Austin


We are seeking an individual to lead our Digital Infrastructure Team within our Cloud Engineering organization. At HomeAway, our Digital, Cloud and Analytics organization’s vision is to enable employees with the data, platform, technology and science capabilities at a global scale for faster and better business decisions. We are taking the company through a data democratization phase and driving digital transformation with the right tools and data products using Cloud Platform.

What you’ll do:

If you love building local strategy and teams to solve global business problems at scale and enable every employee with data, technology, and science, this may be a superb opportunity for you.

You will have responsibility to develop local data, stream and analytics engineering teams and will lead the Digital Infrastructure team at HomeAway. This leader will have a demonstrated ability to create a vision, drive and lead the execution of that vision, and deliver extraordinary results while balancing and prioritizing efforts across strategy, leadership and operations. You will partner closely with various senior leaders in NA, India and EU regions under our CIO organization to execute on technology decisions to influence business and product decisions.

  • Strategy & Planning:
    • Act as an inspiring leader for technology-enabled business opportunities, in addition to partnering in the strategic planning, leading enterprise transformation through technology and evolving enterprise architectures.
    • Develop and maintain an appropriate Digital Pipeline, Data Science, and Analytics capabilities that supports the business.
    • Establish functional goals, objectives, and agile operating procedures.
    • Demonstrate “Organizational Agility” by balancing the role of strategist with the ability to get outcomes in a timely manner.
  • Technology & Operations:
    • Effectively communicate plans and provide consultative advice, counsel, education and guidance up, down and across all levels on the development of data pipelines and analytics initiatives.
    • Appropriately organize and present ideas, options, plans, initiatives, roadmaps, business cases and other pertinent information required by management to make effective decisions.
    • Plan, develop, deploy and integrate innovative solutions that meet existing and future market/business needs with respect to functionality, performance, scalability, reliability, availability, sustainability, and implementation schedules.
    • Knowledge of Stream Platforms – Kafka, Flink, K-Streams, etc. BigData technologies – Hadoop, Hive, HBase, Spark, etc.
  • People Leadership, Relationship Building and Partnership:
    • Recruit and build high performing team of experienced managers, data/stream Engineers, data scientists, and analysts.
    • Establish proactive, trusted, advisor culture within the organization that serves all areas of the business globally which includes product, retail, marketing, Customer Experience, Sales etc.
    • Builds employee knowledge and skills in specific areas of expertise.
    • Partnering with various levels of local business and product teams to leverage technology as a strategic enabler and driver of business performance and outcomes.
    • Transformational Leadership – remaining focused, facilitating and evolving change in support of continual business performance improvement. You will direct data engineering, data science, analytics teams based in NA and India.

Who you are:

  • Culture fit:
    • A mature and focused character, able to work alongside the Tier-1 tech team.
    • A strong awareness of both external and internal best practice perspectives, maintaining a balanced and fresh viewpoint.
    • An entrepreneurial spirit to drive change and build a large business
    • Significant energy and ability to function in an intense environment demonstrating initiative.
    • A results driven manner, determined to achieve agreed goals, demonstrating significant decision-making capacity.
    • An engaging, open, genuine personality that naturally encourages interaction with individuals at all levels.
    • Absolute dedication to highest quality of work standards and ethics.
  • Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline. Masters or MBA preferred.
    • 10+ years of senior level leadership and management experience at fast-paced global technology firms.
    • Strong experience (10+ years) in building large-scale enterprise-wide systems, tools, and technology solutions at scale.
    • Proven ability to recruit, motivate and develop a Tier-1 diverse tech team and establish clear definition of functional excellence.
    • Superior organizational skills and an affinity for detail. Able to simultaneously manage multiple, mission-critical projects and the flexibility to adapt to changing priorities.
    • Strong team builder and leader. Coaching skills: ability to develop one’s direct reports.
    • Strong business judgment, analytical acumen, communication and presentation skills necessary for relationship building with business leaders and teams across different levels of the organization to quickly create productive collaborations.
    • Exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills – servant leadership mindset with the ability to collaborate, leading through influence across a complex, global organization to drive direction. Strong facilitation and negotiation skills.
    • Ability to explain complex technical issues in a way that non-technical people may understand

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Annual target bonus or commission.
  • Parental leave for up to 20 weeks (dependent on eligibility).
  • Paid vacation and sick time.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program.
  • Free snacks and beverages.
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team.
  • Free listing on HomeAway.com.
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk.
  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass.
  • Casual dress.

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 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®, 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®.

About HomeAway:

HomeAway, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins, and condos with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. HomeAway is part of the Expedia Group family of brands. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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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HomeAway has six offices in the Austin area with a 16-story global headquarters under construction at the Domain set to open in 2019.

An Insider's view of HomeAway

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Some of us have been working together for 5+ years and have been there for each other during engagements, births, divorces…you name it. They have truly been my second family and my coworkers are the best part of coming to the office every day.


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What projects are you most excited about?

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What makes someone successful on your team?

Being a successful finance person means being a strong business partner and not only understanding what is happening throughout the business but also being insatiably curious about it. It’s not enough to just know math, or know the numbers; you need to know where those numbers come from, how they get there and what's driving that result.


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How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The Talent Acquisition team is always pitching innovative ideas at our 120-day planning sessions that directly impact the company and recruitment experience. It’s amazing to see how quickly we’re able to implement new ideas every 120 days and measure the results. We’ve seen everything from employee referral reform to self-defense classes in Austin.


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What projects are you most excited about?

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What are HomeAway Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
HomeAway offers up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave (yes, dads, too!) for eligible new parents with at least 1 year of service.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
9 paid holidays + 2 floating holidays you can take any time during the year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We were recognized by the Austin American-Statesman for having the most generous parental leave in Austin!

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