Principal Program Manager, Data Platform
Passionate about a rare and exciting opportunity to help build a new Data Platform across Expedia Group that will power all our divisions? Are you an experienced program manager passionate about helping those around you be more effective? Do you thrive in uncertainty and strive to bring order to it? Do you have a real passion for tackling complexity head-on, to build platforms that can scale through multiple orders of magnitude? If you answered ‘Yes’ then we have an opportunity for you.
We are looking for a Principal Technical Program Manager to help us craft and execute on our Data Platform strategy. You will utilize your deep understanding of technical aspects of implementation and business insight to drive significant strategic questions that help clarify and guide our teams through priorities and decision-making. You will strive for continuous improvement and find new innovative ways to increase execution efficiencies by being flexible and creating scalable frameworks. We believe in building world-class, high quality products our customers love to use. You will be key to achieving this through close collaboration with senior leaders across product and engineering. Your ability to act with autonomous initiative is essential as you navigate partnerships with teams across the company and around the world.
What you'll do:
- Develop, evaluate and continuously improve operating models and frameworks to manage execution across 20+program workstreams
- Work closely with program leaders to track program progress to commercial alignment, and provide transparency across programs
- Motivate teams to execute with a fast pace while maintaining quality and focusing on business value
- Actively lead cross workstream dependency, issue and blocker discussions with a natural ability to adjust your involvement based on the need
- Collaborate with the Executive Leadership and platform workstreams to align on language, framework and to understand dependencies and help surface and resolve blockers actively
- Work across programs to summarize status and solution delivery to keep stakeholders and customers informed
- Coordinate and plan for company-wide monthly reviews and demos
- Lead change and capitalize on mentorship opportunities to help the team focus on continuous improvement
- Responsible for all level of communication including communication across workstream, to leadership and platform council
Who you are:
- 10 years of Program/Project Management experience in a high-tech company, preferably in data analytics or related field
- Extensive experience managing large scale, complex corporate level initiatives in partnership with senior executives
- Optimistic personality that continuously motivates and inspires those around you
- Successful track record of developing and implementing a wide variety of frameworks and operating models
- Passion for excellence in execution and mastery in developing efficient frameworks
- Broad experience driving agile software development, including agile coaching or training
- High level of initiative and desire to help teams continuously improve
- Strong bias to action. You are able to find a path forward and get things done.
- Positive relationship builder able to navigate through situations to ensure the most robust and pragmatic solution.
- Strong analytical skills and the aptitude to quickly identify gaps and risks
- Innately curious and skilled at zeroing in on the detail and uncovering issues but able to step back and clearly see the big picture
- Inspiring leader, confident and successful at influencing c-suite leadership teams for positive, sustainable, long term financial growth.
- Understanding of N-Tier software development architectures, relational and NoSQL databases, cloud architecture, and data warehouse architectures
- Experience as a Business Analyst (BA) and/or Developer in engineering software environments useful
- BA/BS required preferably in Computer Information Systems, Business Administration or related fields (applicable experience may be substituted)
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 Vrbo.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®.
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