Android Software Engineer III – Experience Platform @ Expedia.com - San Francisco, CA

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4 months ago

Android Software Engineer III – Experience Platform

Expedia.com - San Francisco, CA

Android Software Engineer III – Experience Platform

Are you the type of person who loves to bring outstanding user experiences to life? In the EG Design Engineering team we work together with experience designers to conceptualize the user experience, and partner with engineering teams to deliver great experiences and patterns for travelers and suppliers. We bridge the gap between design and engineering, helping craft the holistic end user experience while accelerating engineering velocity.

As a UX Design Engineer, you will blend UX design and engineering expertise into a single progressive subject area and define the standards and solutions for multiple types of technologies and platforms with an emphasis on prototyping with Jetpack Compose. You’ll be empowered and challenged to tap the full range of your skills in an environment of growth where developing new skills is encouraged.

We are currently growing our scope to work with a wider range of product teams across the different EG brands including Expedia, Vrbo, and Hotels.com as well as the partner-facing tools. We are looking for multiple UX Design Engineers at various different stages in their career to join the team to help make this expansion come to life!


What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with UX designers, engineers, and product managers across Expedia Group to identify and develop solutions for new user experiences and interactions

  • Partner with product and design to identity and collect data to drive user research

  • Start with the customer and work backward to drive solutions from UX to service and API layers

  • Strive for optimum interpersonal efficiency by applying systems thinking across boundaries and making recommendations about policies/ processes

  • Take a whole-systems approach to analyze issues and implement holistic solutions by making linkages between structure, people, process, and technology

  • Share knowledge across different teams and bring people together for shared growth and understanding. Mentor junior associates

  • Champion the value UX Design Engineers can add to the design lifecycle as we expand our scope across different EG products

  • Research and recommend frameworks and architectural/code design patterns

  • Identify areas of improvement within the code and suggest solutions

  • Advise on technical limitations of software design for products and provide alternative solutions

  • Act as a spokesperson and develop prototypes to impact strategy, not just execution

  • Recognize outmoded methods of operation with current systems and design plans for improving them in a non-disruptive manner

  • Report on status of difficult or high-level projects to local tech leadership

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related technical field or equivalent related professional experience

  • A hard-working and influential individual contributor who leads by example while mentoring junior colleagues

  • Experienced in communicating with technical leadership, leading vaguely defined projects, and stretching into team leadership

  • Strong UX Software Engineering experience in at least 2 multi-quarter projects

  • Experience working in decentralized teams and projects

  • Highly skilled at implementing both macro- and micro-interactions

  • Expertise with Jetpack, Jetpack Compose, Kotlin, MVVM , and Android Studio

  • Expertise with interactions, transitions, animations, and motion behaviors

  • Strong proficiency with layout and screen flow

  • Proficiency designing apps for accessibility

  • iOS or responsive web experience a plus

  • Experience guiding integrations and knowledge-sharing across teams

  • Understands highly sophisticated systems and builds moderately complex systems

  • Possesses a strong understanding of how team goals fit a business need

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At Expedia Group, we believe in bringing people together and creating an inclusive workplace where everyone belongs and can do their best work. We care about our employees’ safety and wellbeing, so we’re requiring new hires in the U.S. to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present acceptable proof of vaccination before their start date as a condition of employment. Expedia Group will consider requests for a reasonable accommodation as required under applicable law.

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®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®, CarRentals.com™, and Expedia Cruises™.

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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.

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