Principal Software Development Engineer - Mobile

| Austin
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

 

The Vrbo traveler app help travelers plan, book and enjoy their dream vacation. With a mobile team in Austin, Texas, we’re looking for an empathetic, self-aware, and Principal Software Engineer on the #1 Travel app in the world, in addition to broader EG wide initiatives.

 

As a Principal Native Engineer in the Tech Enabler team, you will help lead the acceleration of the Android platform and feature delivery, as well as coordinating that development with our larger vision for Android/iOS. The leadership role will include both technical expertise and team mentorship. You will work to establish our Traveler app as a premier offering in the Google Play Store, while ensuring application performance and reliability and maintainable codebase contributions. You will work to gain a solid understanding of our Travelers’ needs, help define and prioritize new features, and offer constructive critiques of planned features. You will also ensure that the visual and UX design is up to spec, that the app size is efficient, and that platform specific offerings are utilized for a truly native experience.

 

You will be involved in product feature development, but also a valuable contributor to our growing Mobile platform. This underlying platform powers our Traveler app -- shared UI components, a networking layer, and more allows us to achieve maximum velocity, democratize the development of our Mobile apps, and move quickly into exciting new technology opportunities.

As a Lead Software Engineer, you will exhibit a respectful and empathetic tone, and exhibit a genuine concern for helping the team grow and develop as Mobile engineers. You’ll be willing to learn from everyone, communicate well, and strive to be an effective team member.

What you’ll do:

  • Partner with technologists across all EG to collaboratively solve problems.

  • Support and advise EG technologists via a community of practice.

  • Collaborate to design a technology stack that is tied to business outcomes and our bottom line.

  • Participate in active mentorship and rising talent identification.

  • Develop north star vision for domain in which you are focused.

  • Identify areas for improvement and develop innovative enhancements using available software development tools following design requirements of the customer.

  • Advocate for designing software that is scalable, resilient and stable.

  • Lead collaboration with key partners and contribute domain expertise to develop unique solutions to complex issues.

  • Provide guidance when evaluating the impacts of a solution to ensure linkages between structure, people, process and technology.

  • Stay on top of broad industry trends and develop methods for implementing them in our environment.

  • Champion prioritized initiatives across the local organization and work with others across EG to investigate those initiatives. Ensure documentation is not overwhelming or obsolete.

  • Present new technology choice to technical and non-technical observers, able to guide others to make well defined technology choices.

  • Technologies we use: Firebase, Android Studio, Kotlin, GraphQL, Git/Github, Swift, SwiftUI, XCTest and XCUI, Carthage, Combine, Fabric, Zeplin, Bitrise

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's degree or Masters in a related Technical field; or Equivalent related professional experience.

  •  Equivalent experience includes having participated in peer’s performance evaluations by providing technical assessment and feedback

  • You’ve defined software engineering/architecture standards at a Department/Organizational level.

  • Understands how to work across teams to apply a number of technologies or languages.

  • Ability to understand and design highly complex systems.

  • You've mentored engineers across different levels.

  • Understands systems being created across EG and how your own business unit would integrate with them.

  • Ability to establish standards for operational excellence and code quality at a multi-project level.

  • Drives principles and practices to guide design of software that is easily testable and observable.

Why 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.

If you have a desire to make a difference with one of the most loved consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, VRBO®, 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®.

 

Read Full Job Description
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • DB2Databases
    • HiveDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • TeradataDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Expedia Group has three offices in the Austin area with a 16-story building now open in the Domain.

An Insider's view of Expedia Group

How does your team reward individual success?

We love to reward our team members in multiple ways. We use a team slack “brag board” to post all of our positive partner feedback and wins on a regular basis. We also have ad-hoc competitions throughout each quarter where team members can earn time off, gift cards, lunch on the house, and many other fun prizes.

Kim

Sr. Manager, NA Partner Success

What projects are you most excited about?

As a Software Engineer, I’m excited to rebuild an old JavaScript and jQuery STAB component into a new React based component. The goal is to update this component to our new tech stack so when consuming applications move to using Catalyst based applications we can ease the integration process.

Juliana

Software Engineer

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.

Sharon

Sr. Director Global Finance Operations

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.

Marisela

Director, Global Talent Acquisition

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I was hired as a Software Engineer II and have grown my leadership and technical skills while learning how my work directly impacts our marketplace and creates network effects. My growth has included improving search performance, helping teams build distributed systems, and mentoring and coaching new engineers from our Career Exploration Program.

Trey

Staff Software Engineer

What are Expedia Group Perks + Benefits

Expedia Group Benefits Overview

Our purpose is to bring the world within reach and we can’t do that without the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. We recognize our success is dependent on their success and that inspires us to provide our people with the very best to make that happen.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We participate in an annual Day of Caring where Expedia Group offices from around the world all take a day in September to spend time volunteering for a favorite charity. This day is a paid day off!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Check out our employee resource groups here: https://www.expediagroup.com/about/diversity-inclusion/
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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
Team workouts
Expedia Group's team fitness initiatives include In-office fitness classes at our Austin Domain 11 office.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vrbo offers up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave (yes, dads, too!) for eligible new parents with at least 1 year of service.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
From our annual holiday party (without kids) to our Halloween, Spring Picnic and Bring your kid to work day parties, employees have several opportunities to celebrate together throughout the year.
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
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Vrbo hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion in addition to Fireside chats with notable leaders, Product Academy and Career Exploration Program.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We believe everyone deserves - NEEDS - time away from the office and we encourage employees to take advantage of their paid time off. We offer travel discounts to make it even easier to get out and see the world.

More Jobs at Expedia Group65 open jobs
All Jobs
Data + Analytics
Design + UX
Dev + Engineer
HR + Recruiting
Marketing
Operations
Product
Project Mgmt
Sales
Developer
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Data + Analytics
new
Austin
Data + Analytics
new
Austin
Product
new
Austin
Data + Analytics
new
Austin
Product
new
Austin
Operations
new
Austin
Marketing
new
Austin
Data + Analytics
new
Austin
Data + Analytics
new
Austin
Data + Analytics
new
Austin
Data + Analytics
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Data + Analytics
new
Austin
Project Mgmt
new
Austin
HR + Recruiting
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
HR + Recruiting
new
Austin
HR + Recruiting
new
Austin
Data + Analytics
new
Austin
Data + Analytics
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Data + Analytics
new
Austin
Marketing
new
Austin
Data + Analytics
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Data + Analytics
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Save jobView Expedia Group's full profileSee more Expedia Group jobs