Unix Systems Administrator - Booking.com

Unix Systems Administrator - Booking.com

Booking.com - planet Earth’s #1 accommodation website - is looking for the world’s strongest UNIX System Administrators for our following offices: Singapore, Seattle-Bellevue, Cambridge and Amsterdam.

As a member of our IT Production Team you’ll be given the freedom to make meaningful and measurable improvements impacting millions of people. You’ll be working on 6000+ boxes placed in different live operating, global data centers around the world as well as working within one of the biggest e-commerce companies in the world! You’ll join us in one of our beautiful offices and work with some of our industry’s smartest people.

About the IT Production Team

Booking.com is all about teamwork and it's that constant cooperation that keeps us motivated. We push the limits of our open source technology stack by contributing upstream to a number of projects which include UNIX, Linux, CentOS, puppet, chef, Perl, Python and more. By proactively thinking about scalability we can ensure the growth of Booking.com. As an UNIX System Administrator you'll be a key part of our scalability process, working in small teams who take full ownership of their part of our systems. You'll work with other system administrators, database administrators, developers and product owners to investigate, analyze, deploy, monitor, automate, implement, troubleshoot and scale up in a dynamic environment where we require you to constantly challenge the systems & processes.

About You

‘System Administrator’ is just what it says on your CV - you’d be just as happy to be labeled an Engineer, a Builder, or Maker. Because what you really do is solving problems. You’re comfortable discussing automation solutions or troubleshooting issues, you can script away in Perl and/or Python and you’re excited about the endless potential of Open Source technologies, automation and deployments. You understand the impact you can make within your team as well as how your decisions impact our business.

Your skills

Your core responsibility will be in combining your knowledge and expertise with the goals of our business to support and maintain a world-class infrastructure and to enable our continued growth.

You’ll be comfortable taking ownership of your ideas and suggestions. You are interested in constantly challenge our current systems & processes, as well as that you are excited about working in an agile, collaborative environment.

Craftsmanship and hands-on involvement

• Strong technical skills, Linux and UNIX preferably with Centos experience
• Strong proven, hands-on experience with automation in Puppet/Chef/Blade logic
• Strong scripting knowledge, preferably Perl/Python/Bash/Shell
• Strong experience in monitoring, troubleshooting and problem solving

Commercial awareness

• You understand the impact of decisions on our business
• You will take ownership of his work and projects
• You are creative and innovative, open-minded
• Experience in an e-commerce environment is preferred

Communication skills

• You are an excellent English communicator with concise/direct way of communicating.
• You are able to discuss ideas and decisions in an international environment and through different business levels.
• You ensure excellent communication and service in response to commercial requirements.

Required Experience

• You have a minimum of 4 years Linux System Administration experience in CentOS
• You’ve mastered scripting languages, preferably Bourne Shell/Perl/Python/PHP
• You’ve got experience or are enthusiastic to work in a large e-commerce environment
• You’re experienced in automation (preferably via Puppet/Chef/Blade Logic)
• You're excited to know more about our massive systems

Work at Booking

Booking.com is one of the largest e-commerce sites in the world. We book over 500,000 room nights every day and we are the market leader in online hotel reservations. We offer a dynamic, motivating and sophisticated work environment. A culture that is open, innovative and performance orientated. Our scale and scope, commitment to people and high standards of integrity make Booking.com a great place to work.

Our Offer

• Competitive salary and bonus scheme
• You can choose an Apple MacBook Pro or a Dell laptop as your toolbox and the freedom to customize your development environment to your liking (including root).
• Personal & Professional development; we have a library on various subjects as well as that we offer internal tech training, soft skill training, visiting conferences and events
• Global relocation package for you and your family
• Booking.com Benefit program; a 25% reimbursement on privately booked accommodations
• Opportunities to attend conferences, internal and external training, workshops, etc.
• Possibility to travel to our beautiful headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2-4 times per year)
• Vibrant company culture with many events and activities
• and more..

You are you, We are Booking!

Our culture is built around good ideas and a collaborative environment. We all share the responsibility to make our company even better. We believe that every employee can add their own unique value to the company, just by being you. We invite you to make your own mark on the company.

Please apply now online with your English cv and motivation letter!


Date Posted:
Nov 6, 2014 6:42 AM PST
Company:
Booking.com
Website:
https://workingatbooking.com/vacancies/unix-system-administrator-seattle/?utm_source=Techvibes&utm_medium=Jobboard&utm_campaign=LA_Jobs
Contact:
it.recruitment@booking.com

Company:
Booking.com
Website:
http://www.booking.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Booking.com B.V., part of Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN), owns and operates Booking.com, the world leader in booking accommodations online. Each day, over 550,000 room nights are reserved on Booking.com. The Booking.com website and apps attract visitors from both the leisure and business sectors worldwide. Established in 1996, Booking.com B.V. guarantees the best prices for any type of property, from small,... more