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Principal Software Development Engineer, AdTech

Expedia's Media Solutions AdTech group is looking for a seasoned Principal Software Development Engineer to envision, drive, and deliver our next-generation advertising marketplace. The successful candidate will bring deep advertising technical knowledge, leadership skills, and a passion for developing solutions that drive efficiency and effectiveness in the advertising ecosystem.

Expedia Media Solutions is the global leader in advertising for the travel industry. As part of Media Solutions AdTech you will envision, design and build the systems at the core of our marketplace. You will collaborate with business owners and technology leaders to develop innovative solutions that have a positive impact on advertisers and travelers. You will help mentor and set an example for a new and growing team of top-notch software engineers, with a focus on sustained operational excellence. If you love to think big, move fast, and tackle hard problems, this may be the opportunity for you.

What you'll do:

  • Lead the design and development of highly scalable and efficient auction systems, ensuring optimal performance and low-latency response times

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define technical requirements and specifications for auction-related features

  • Develop and optimize algorithms for bidding strategies, pricing models, and real-time decision-making in advertising auctions

  • Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies in auction dynamics, incorporating innovative approaches into our platform

  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to a team of software engineers, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence

  • Drive code reviews, architectural discussions, and ensure the adoption of best practices in software engineering

  • Collaborate with product managers, data scientists, and other stakeholders to understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions

  • Identify and address performance bottlenecks in the auction systems, optimizing code and infrastructure for maximum efficiency

  • Design and lead data-driven approaches to proactively identify issues and enhance system reliability

Who you are:

  • Minimum of 10 years of professional software engineering experience, with a focus on advertising technology and auction systems

  • Proven experience designing and implementing scalable, high-performance auction systems

  • Strong proficiency in programming languages such as Java or C ++, with a solid understanding of software design principles

  • In-depth knowledge of advertising technologies, including real-time bidding, Open RTB, ad exchanges, and programmatic advertising

  • Experience with data-driven decision-making, machine learning, and analytics in the context of advertising technology

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders

  • Master’s/Ph.D. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field; or Equivalent related professional experience

If you are a passionate and experienced Principal Software Engineer with a focus on advertising technology and auctions, we invite you to join our dynamic team and contribute to the evolution of our cutting-edge advertising solutions. Apply now and be a driving force in shaping the future of travel advertising!


The total cash range for this position in Chicago is $202,500 to $283,500. Employees in this role have the potential to increase their pay up to $324,000, 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 Seattle is $221,000.00 to $309,500.00. Employees in this role have the potential to increase their pay up to $353,500.00, 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®, 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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