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Software Development Careers at Expedia Group – Meet Raisa

Raisa’s interest in software development piqued in college. She realized she enjoyed Software Development 101 so much that she started building her own software programs during her free time. Ultimately, majoring in computer science was the right thing for her.

Now Raisa continues to build programs at Expedia Group in Seattle which allows her to combine her love of travel and technology.

What does your day typically look like?

I am part of the Conversation Platform and Customer Engagement team. Our goal is to build innovative technologies that allow Expedia Group to create and maintain a relationship with our customer through conversations! Every day at work brings a new challenge for me and my team to solve. This allows me to constantly learn new technologies and use them to improve the conversational experience for our customers. I love solving problems and learning, which makes coming to work every day something I look forward to.

Raisa enjoys a meal on a recent trip back to her birth country, Colombia. She hadn’t visited in almost ten years!

What is your favorite part of your job?

My job consists of turning ideas into technologies that help our customers. My favorite part of my job is seeing the ideas that my team and I worked so hard on become an actual tool that is used worldwide!

Exploring more of Colombia’s wonders with a friend.

What has been your proudest moment so far at Expedia Group?

The cool thing about working in tech is that you can be proud every day! Every time I solve a new problem, every time I come up with a new idea, I feel proud and excited about my job!

Raisa got to see Mumford and Sons perform this past summer in Missoula, Montana.

What makes Expedia Group a great place to work?

The endless opportunities to learn and grow! Expedia invests in people, in their career growth and in understanding your professional goals. Not only do I have the support to go far in my career, but also the guidance and tools that I need in this process. Added bonus: my coworkers are fun to be around!

Why would you recommend a career within your team?

If you like working with the latest technologies and creating new software that is used around the world while working with fun and nice people, my team is for you!

What are you most passionate about?

Professionally speaking I’m passionate about using technology to enhance the Expedia Group experience for our customers.

In my personal life, I love immersing myself in different cultures! I enjoy trying food from other countries and of course, traveling!

Raisa and her husband soaking up the sun and sights in Colombia.

Finally, what piece of career advice would you give candidates looking to join Expedia Group?

Be yourself! Your experiences make you unique and at Expedia Group, we appreciate and embrace all the different outlooks and contributions people bring to the company.

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