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We are looking for the world’s finest Site Reliability Engineers to join us on this adventure and to help shape the future of travel with Booking.com!

So is an SRE opportunity with Booking right for you?

The core premise for the Booking SRE lies in treating operational issues as a software problem. We code our way out of problems where operations are concerned addressing availability, scalability, latency, and efficiency challenges within the vast infrastructure here at Booking.
  • You will impact millions of people all over the globe with your creative solutions
  • You will be working in one of the biggest e-commerce companies in the world
  • You will solve interesting problems at scale by writing and deploying code across tens of thousands of servers
  • You will have the opportunity to collaborate with many of the world’s leading SREs
  • You will be free to launch your own ideas and solutions within our complex production environment
Here are some of the tools and technologies we use to achieve this: Python, Go, Puppet, Kubernetes, Elasticsearch, Prometheus, HAProxy, Cassandra, Kafka etc

What will you be doing technically?

  • Architect, write and implement software that improves the stability, scalability, availability and latency of the Booking.com products
  • Own multiple services and have the autonomy to do what suits the business and our customers
  • Solve problems occurring with our highly available production systems and create solutions and automation tools to prevent them from happening again
  • Construct effective systems to monitor the health of your system, and to handle outages
  • Build and run capacity tests to manage the growth of your systems
  • Plan for reliability by designing systems to work across our multinational data-centres
  • Produce tools to assist the product development teams with successfully deploying 1000s of change sets every day
  • Share the on-call rotation and be an escalation contact for incidents
  • Contribute to Booking.com's growth through interviewing and recruitment efforts
  • Working in close collaboration with multi-functional teams
What will you bring to the role?

  • Experience with building & maintaining complex, scalable, and distributed systems
  • Good understanding of Software Engineering and Computer Science principles
  • Ability to formulate software solutions from scratch is essential
  • Hands-on experience in Linux administration and troubleshooting
  • Creative approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to define SLIs and SLOs
  • Fluent spoken Chinese and fluency in the English language both spoken and written
  • Additional experience in networking, security or storage is an advantage
What will we provide you with?

  • Lucrative compensation including bonuses and the potential to own Booking stock
  • An excellent work/life balance
  • Collaboration with some of the brightest minds in their field
  • A generous relocation package (if based outside of Shanghai)
  • The Booking benefit (a suite of other perks and benefits for Booking employees)
  • An international, diverse, fun and dynamic environment to work from
This position is open to applicants worldwide. We are able to offer work permits to non-Chinese nationals.

We value Diversity of all types and in an open, dynamic workplace. This has been a pillar at Booking.com since day one, and something we continue to strongly believe in and build today.

Booking.com is declarative to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, neurodiversity, or veteran status. We strive to move well beyond traditional equal opportunity and work to create an environment that allows everyone to thrive.


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