At Expedia, we believe in being thinker-doers - we are Makers.
Every day we seek autonomy, mastery and purpose in our work. Our "why" is to help millions of travelers find that ideal destination, phenomenal place to stay and a cool activity to make their trip a life experience. At the heart of this is Expedia’s Lodging Shopping team dedicated to solving problems for travellers on this journey.
Our team is looking for curious, empathetic, and creative problem solvers with the growth mindset. We are a team of travel-loving makers, building a cutting-edge shopping platform using open-source technologies. Our platform serves customers on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices on Expedia sites and through a variety of partners.
We innovate in the user interface and strive to improve overall user experience, including software, services and machine learning around the shopping experience. We know that we can't innovate a product without innovating the approach and the organization we use to build it – solving team problems is also part of our skillset. Our team is committed to pushing the boundaries of continuous delivery to get the best features into our customers hands in real time. We also care deeply about getting better every day by learning from our mistakes.
How you operate
As a leader, influencer, and contributor across our team. We are spread across the world with over 100 engineers, designers and product managers with diverse backgrounds working in unison to make a cohesive experience.
Enjoy working closely with engineering, user experience, analytics and product teams to understand customer problems, research and collaborate on technical solutions, and thrive in a time-boxed creative endeavor to deliver a solution.
Have a deep care of serving customers on various platforms and libraries including Progressive Web Applications, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), Cloud Networks, ReactJS and other cutting-edge technologies.
Excel at working alongside a global, distributed, hardworking and nimble team of cross-discipline makers, in groups of 4-8 people, to create innovative ways to deliver fast and performant experiences.
Love being involved in cross-discipline teams to translate problems into solutions that will be tested qualitatively (through user research) and quantitatively (through business metrics).
Strive to connect the thinking with doing in a feedback loop and embrace ambiguity.
Thrive as a multiplier in a team environment with varied ideas and diversity of approaches to problems and their solutions.
Your job will be your team's success. You will actively seek the advice of and direction from your colleagues and work with them to detail a common goal.
What you will do
Design and ship great user experiences.
Write easy to maintain products and systems with reliable unit/functional tests and tracking (analytics, logging and qualitative feedback).
Optimize for speed taking into account the rendering engines in each browser and native device.
Respect the craft – review the code of your peers and help ensure the product and systems remains at a high standard and support global scale.
Contribute to documentation (instructional and technical design, architecture etc).
Share your knowledge with other makers and bring about technical goodwill across Expedia.
Work within cross functional teams with shared competencies to contribute to the greater developer community.
Maintain a high awareness of industry issues and trends, particularly in regard to accessibility, usability, and front-end technologies.
Who you are:
You’ll fit this role if you have
What it takes to be a Maker and you can relate to the following principles:
A bias towards action- You believe that speed and quality aren’t mutually exclusive. You’ve shown good judgment about getting features to customers while still making sure that products are built in a sustainable, adaptive and responsible way. You welcome the opportunity to learn and improve, by embracing a growth mindset.
The grit to try and try again- You are willing to iteratively work at solving a problem, because you deeply care about customers, and you are open to a continuous feedback loop.
Love the journey- You will be dissatisfied with the end result at some point. It might be a week after you’ve written the code or two weeks after you’ve designed a feature. Our work is never done and to thrive you have to learn to love the process of thinking, doing, learning, and improving.
Done is better than perfect- Nothing is ever perfect. All of our customers are different with unique needs. We ship. We learn. We improve. We change.
Respect the craft- To make anything is to try to add something meaningful to the world whether it is just for you or for many other people. Why do anything unless you will try to do it really well. We are the gatekeepers of quality.
A passion for the journey to mastery. You have 3+ years of industry experience in a variety of contexts, during which you’ve built scalable, robust, and fault-tolerant solutions. You have a wealth of knowledge of internet technologies: front-end, middle and back-end as well as networking (TCP/IP, HTTP and infrastructure).
A love for solving tough problems and understand that making a great solution also needs to scale to help as many customers as possible.
Experience with semantic HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), building mobile-first experiences and a deep care for layout, cross-browser compatibility and multi-device support.
Awareness of Web Accessibility, the WCAG guidelines and assistive technology such as screen readers would be beneficial.
Experience using the Git version control system or similar.
Experience developing highly interactive, web applications and passionate for UI/UX and responsive design.
Our mission is to revolutionize travel through the power of technology.
Collectively, Expedia Group, Inc. cover virtually every aspect of researching, planning, and booking travel, from choosing the best airplane seat, to reading personal travel reviews of hotels, to planning what to do in a destination once you arrive. The Expedia, Inc. portfolio serves both leisure and business travelers with tastes and budgets ranging from modest to luxury. Expedia delivers consumer travel demand from nearly every continent to nearly 149,000 hotels and hundreds of airlines, tour operators, car rental companies and destination services supply partners. Please visit the company website to learn more about our travel brands.
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.
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.