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Enterprise Principal Software Architect

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Enterprise Principal Software Architect

Enterprise Architecture plays an integral role in defining and assessing the company’s architecture strategy, standards and practices. The team works to effectively translate our own organizations business objectives and technology strategies into specific architecture strategies and technology direction enabled by technologies and services. We establish standards and patterns for EG architecture which are incorporated across all our domains and enterprise technology to ensure all systems at Expedia Group adhere to the non functional requirements. With those standards and patterns in hand, we assist our business partners with understanding architecture and why it is so important for everyone to be a part of. As a team - We look to each other for guidance and push one another to simplify. We trust one another and we choose fearlessly. We are inclusive and through that we go get what’s next. Above all else - we have fun.

What you'll do:

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

  • Support and inform EG technologists via a community of practice

  • Build relationships with leaders across the organization to understand business problems and apply a technology lens to solve them

  • Design a technology stack that is tied to business outcomes and our bottom line

  • Combine and share knowledge and skills in more than one functional area to promote effectiveness in the department or business unit/function

  • Provide active mentorship and rising talent identification

  • Fill in for peer engineering director as need arises in setting technical next steps in co-ordination with engineering management

  • Develop north star vision for domain in which they are focused

  • Interpret internal/external business challenges and recommends integration of the appropriate systems, applications and technology to provide a fully functional solution to a business problem

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

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

  • Have deep knowledge of entire system and ability to jump into code in any component to fire fight and contribute

  • Make decisions on product technology direction based on deep subject matter knowledge

  • Expertise of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations

  • Lead collaboration with key stakeholders and contributes subject matter expertise to develop unique solutions to complex issues

  • Enable optimum organizational efficiency by taking a whole systems approach and thinking across boundaries to identify which polices/processes should be standardized and which should differ

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

  • Keep abreast of broad industry trends and develops methods for implementing them in our environment

  • Identify when new trends may be too disruptive for a reasonable implementation or spot the ephemerality of new trends

  • Understand that technology or automation doesn't solve every problem

  • Champion prioritized initiatives across the local organization and work with others across EG to investigate those initiatives

  • Ensure documentation is not overwhelming or obsolete

Who you are:

  • Participated in peer’s performance reviews by providing technical assessment and feedback

  • Defined software engineering/architecture best practices at a department/organizational level

  • Makes choices across teams to apply a number of technologies or languages

  • Presents new technology choices to technical and non-technical observers

  • Serves as an expert for multiple domains

  • Guides others to make well defined technology choices

  • Establishes approaches to solving technical opportunities that interact across a business unit

  • Understanding of systems being created across EG and how own business unit would integrate with them

  • Ability to understand and design highly complex systems

  • Has mastered software design best practices, shapes coding methodologies and best practices and evangelizes adoption of new platform technologies

  • Makes choices across teams to apply a number of technologies or languages

  • Presents new technology choice to technical and non-technical observers

  • Expert for multiple domains

  • Guide others to make well-defined technology choices

  • Creates systems that interact across a business unit

  • Understands systems being created across Expedia Group (EG) and how own business unit would integrate with them

  • Understands and designs highly complex systems

  • Establishes standards for operational excellence and code quality at a multi-project level

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

  • Understands cross domain capabilities and how they integrate together.

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and 12+ years of experience; or Master's degree in a related field and 10+ years of experience

The total cash range for this position in Seattle is $207,500 to $290,500. Employees in this role have the potential to increase their pay up to $332,000, which is the top of the range, based on ongoing, demonstrated, and sustained performance in the role.

The total cash range for this position in Austin is $207,500 to $290,500. Employees in this role have the potential to increase their pay up to $332,000, which is the top of the range, based on ongoing, demonstrated, and sustained performance in the role.

The total cash range for this position in Chicago is $191,000.00 to $267,500.00. Employees in this role have the potential to increase their pay up to $305,500.00, which is the top of the range, based on ongoing, demonstrated, and sustained performance in the role.

Starting pay for this role will vary based on multiple factors, including location, available budget, and an individual’s knowledge, skills, and experience. Pay ranges may be modified in the future.

Expedia Group is proud to offer a wide range of benefits to support employees and their families, including medical/dental/vision, paid time off, and an Employee Assistance Program. To fuel each employee’s passion for travel, we offer a wellness & travel reimbursement, travel discounts, and an International Airlines Travel Agent (IATAN) membership.View our full list of benefits.

About Expedia Group

Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, and Expedia Cruises™.

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  • United States - Illinois - Chicago

  • Technology

  • Full-Time Regular

  • 11/19/2023

  • ID # R-84426

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