Engineering Manager

Expedia   •  

Chicago, IL

Industry: Consumer Technology


Not Specified years

Posted 46 days ago


Are you an experienced technical leader looking for their next opportunity?

Are you passionate about giving people the information they need to make the right choice?

Are you ready to help people go places?

Our Chicago based Lodging Content Systems team is growing, come be a part of it. Lodging Content team members are driven to provide best and most engaging content to our customers, making them well-informed travelers. The team owns products and services that handle large volumes of structured and unstructured data, in the form of text and media, converting it to content that helps travelers pick the best property, be it a hotel or a vacation rental. These are exciting times for this team as we're preparing our product lines for global expansion and laying the foundation for Expedia's future. You will work on critical systems which help form the architecture of Expedia's content strategy to engage the traveler. You are going to be working on problems of massive scale, pioneering techniques to have the system assess and improve the quality of content.

Finally (but just as important), this is a team filled with people who love technology and thrive in challenging situations. We require a high level of initiative and understanding that close-knit teams do a much better job of bringing products to life. We highly value teamwork and place a premium on work-life balance.

What you'll do with us:

  • Manage a team of software engineers (in development & testing) in implementing high quality, high volume transactional services and customer experiences - including design, development, and deployment of new business functionality.
  • Run the development, testing and implementation of software that meets established specifications on time and budget.
  • Apply industry standards and utilize new technologies to continuously improve productivity, quality, and system performance.
  • Work very closely with the Expedia Group brand engineering teams in order to smoothly migrate from legacy systems to new modern services.
  • Work closely with development, program management, test, operations, and product management to define and articulate project technical requirements.
  • Ensure that features deployed have technical integrity and stability.
  • Make recommendations on specific aspects of the operating and plans of the function or unit at the next highest Organization level.
  • Allocate available resources to meet operating objectives.
  • Interacts with direct reports, customers, and peers to share information and improve cross-departmental processes.
  • Lead both technical leads and individual contributors, including ongoing training and development, performance reviews, coaching, recruiting, and disciplinary actions.
  • Improve platform by integrating existing technology, building new technology, and/or helping evaluate 3rd party solutions.
  • Help set appropriate project schedules and handle ongoing changes.
  • Maintain knowledge of global travel industry developments and trends.

Who you are:

  • Development experience
  • Management / mentor experience
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Deep understanding of JVM technologies preferred
  • Track-record of technical leadership
  • Demonstrate ability to run and improve technical development processes

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 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 hunger 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,, Expedia Partner Solutions, Egencia, trivago, HomeAway, Orbitz, Travelocity, Wotif,, ebookers, CheapTickets, Hotwire, Classic Vacations, Expedia Media Solutions,, Expedia Local Expert, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo.

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.