2023 Intern – Software Development Engineer – London

November 29, 2022
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Job Description

Batch : 2024

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Are you an enthusiastic problem solver who is excited to know how tech products scale well for numbers not in hundreds or thousands, but in millions? Do you want to power the future of travel? Are you ready to fuel industry change and jumpstart your career in Software Development Engineering at a leading travel technology company? As an Intern at Expedia Group, you’ll work on meaningful projects that innovate travel, and be a part of a supportive culture of inclusivity and impact.  

We pave the route for our early careers talent to go far and fast with accelerated career development. By joining the Expedia Group 2023 Global Summer Internship Program as a Software Development Engineer, you’ll fully integrate into our inclusive community and gain a well-rounded experience of life at Expedia Group. At the conclusion of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to reflect on your experience with your manager and potentially receive a conversion offer for a full-time role as part of our Expedia Group Graduate Program after you graduate!  

Our Engineering Roles:   

We offer multiple Engineering career tracks which you will have the opportunity to express interest in during the application process, which include:  

  • Core Development Design, develop and launch Front End, Back End, and Full Stack solutions which impact critical business or e-commerce systems 
  • Data Engineering – Design and develop scalable cloud-native solutions that are responsive and resilient. Enjoy the responsibility of owning products, with a focus on DevOps and robust automation 
  • Machine Learning Engineering – Build ML systems focusing on software engineering principles like CD/CI and code stability and put these ML models into production 
  • UX Engineering – Focus on dynamic user experience (UX) while also keeping performance at the forefront 

About The Internship Program:    

  • Onboarding: first week support with our Early Careers team, introductions to Expedia Group, laptop set up, meeting your intern cohort  
  • Intern Bootcamp: role-specific technical and professional skills learning to help you get set up for success  
  • Social events: regular fun events for all interns to get to know each other during the program   
  • Leadership Series: opportunities to directly ask questions and learn about the career journeys of our leaders during exclusive intern-only Q&A events 
  • Learning Series: interactive workshops to build professional & soft skills, and to support development, including topics such as personal branding and mental wellness    
  • Support: coaching and advice, provided by managers, navigators (buddies) and Early Careers  
  • Project work: interns enjoy a great level of responsibility and complete incredible projects specific to their role profile based on our business needs    

What You’ll Do: 

Travel is so much more than simply reaching your destination. Along the journey, you’ll utilize your technical skills in our agile environment to develop next-generation technologies through our web applications and e-commerce sites. You will be empowered to make an immediate impact by creating high-volume, scalable solutions and work with teams to iterate on features quickly and efficiently. From the back-end supply and database functions to new user interfaces for more than 140 branded travel sites, there is no shortage of opportunity for technical innovation at Expedia Group.  

  • Work closely with your immediate team for questions and concerns; connect with your manager and dedicated mentor to answer questions 
  • You will be comfortable with common developer tools and can use them with assistance (e.g., GitHub or an IDE) 
  • Demonstrate an aptitude to learn and apply basic software engineering concepts like design principles, algorithms, and code composition 
  • Understand the basic business reasons for a given feature or project 
  • Understand the major components of a team’s design by asking questions of teammates 
  • Respond to queries via work approved tools (email, Slack, Excel, etc.) 

Who You Are: 

We know that many potential candidates can be hesitant to apply for a job if they aren’t sure that they meet all the criteria shared. If you meet all the criteria labelled ‘Must’ and are interested in this role, we encourage you to apply!  

  • Must be available to commit to the full program dates: June 26th, 2023 – September 1st, 2023 
  • Must be graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in a technical subject (e.g. Computer Science, Software Engineering, Math’s, Physics) in 2024 
  • Must be willing to relocate to city of job location if outside commuting distance 
  • Must have no more than 2 years’ professional experience  
  • Helpful to be familiar with basic concepts of at least one programming or scripting language (e.g. Java, C/C++, Python, C#)   
  • Helpful to have knowledge of data structures, algorithms and OOP concepts 
  • Helpful to have effective communication skills and the ability to engage with a variety of partners (e.g., internal, external, technical, non-technical people)  

What We Offer: 

Successful candidates will receive a competitive compensation package including the benefits below and others:   

  • 36,000 GBP (pro-rota)
  • Travel discounts 
  • Opportunity to receive a full-time offer after graduation through our career accelerating rotational program, Expedia Group Graduate Program
  • Relocation support (if eligible) 

Next Steps: 

Apply now! Our dedicated early careers team will review your application and suitable applicants will be encouraged to complete an immersive strength based online assessment as the first step. Depending on the role profile you are applying to, selected candidates may also be asked to take a skills-based screening assessment.  

Candidates who are invited to a final round interview will have the opportunity to meet with members of our team through two virtual interviews covering both technical and behavioral skills related to the position. These interviews will also be a chance for you to learn more about us, too!