Principal Technical Program Manager at Expedia Group in Austin, Texas

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:

We believe travel enriches our lives and connects us to each other. The Data Product Engineering Technical Program Management team is dedicated to driving Strategic Cross Company initiatives powering some of the strongest brands in the industry like Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity, Wotif, Hotwire, Ebookers Partner Solutions, etc. The programs we work on ensuring that we "are the place travelers choose to explore and take trips". We are looking for talent to join us and build technology and experiences that power these products. Do you have the skills we need for this role?

What you'll do

  • Responsible for crafting the basic structure of a program from scratch including (when needed): Business case, prioritization alignment, team engagement, identifying a sponsor, identifying partners, 'sales' pitch to leadership, budget, etc.
  • Drive implementation of large, high transparency programs that span multiple cross-functional teams within Expedia!
  • Build positive relationships with business partners and users to define program scope and required functionality
  • Lead, develop, and coordinate requirements across multiple systems, processes, and teams
  • Establish timelines and drive alignment to schedules using agile methodology
  • Build plans that consider potential obstacles and immediate and long-term consequences. Identify risks and creatively resolve blocking issues with the team
  • Drive resolution on cross-team issues, scope changes, prioritization decisions, resource constraints, and other impediments
  • Removes team barriers to implementing new ideas or approaches by securing the necessary resources or support from senior management.
  • Advises key partners by continuously helping them to optimally navigate through critical business changes
  • Clearly communicate program vision and status using appropriate media to maintain alignment

Who you are

  • Bachelor's in management, computer science, or engineering or an alternate degree.
  • 10 - 16 years experience running technology-related programs eCommerce environment. Strong program planning skills with the ability to structure large initiatives.
  • Strong strategic and critical thinking skills; ability to see the "big picture" while also diving into details.
  • Adept at using data to make appropriate decisions on trade-offs and prioritization.
  • Resilient and constructive when faced with change, able to shift approaches when needed in response to unexpected events and circumstances.
  • Able to comprehend and discuss technical concepts, influence decision-makers and evaluate opportunistic new insights with internal and external partners!
  • Communicates effectively, concisely, and tailored to your partner's needs, honed listening skills. Establishes credibility and rapport with technical and non-technical partners at all levels of the organization up to Senior Executives

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®,®, 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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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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