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Site Reliability Engineer - Data & ML Platform

Software Engineering, Data Science
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Monday, February 5, 2024

Job Description

The Data & ML Platform (DMLP) department falls under the Central Tech division in our Amsterdam HQ. As the name implies, the DMLP Team offers a platform to other business units (and holding subsidiaries) with services to ingest, store and process (big)data. The DMLP department consists of several sub-departments – each with a focus on a set of products and services – such as data lake/storage (AWS S3, HDFS/Hive), workflow management (Argo, Oozie), data compute (Spark-on-Kubernetes, Yarn), data catalog, machine learning, etc.

The DMLP department is looking for Site Reliability Engineers that will bring the reliability and robustness of all of DMLP’s products and services to the next level, focusing on all aspects of reliability engineering. You will (co)own and operate critical, high scale services.

About being a SRE at

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.


  • Design, develop and implement systems software that improves the stability, scalability, availability and latency of the products;
  • Take ownership of one or more services and have the freedom to do what is best for our business and customers;
  • Solve problems occurring with our highly available production systems and build solutions and automation to prevent them from happening again;
  • Build effective monitoring to monitor the health of your system, and jump in 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 centers;
  • Develop tools to assist the product development teams with successfully deploying 1000s of change sets every day;
  • Be an advocate of engineering best practices;
  • Share the on-call rotation and be an escalation contact for incidents:
  • Contribute to's growth through interviewing, on-boarding, or other recruitment efforts.


  • Solid experience in at least one programming language. We use Java, Scala and Python
  • Experience with building, operating and maintaining scalable distributed systems, and with operations automation;
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code technologies;
  • Knowledge of cloud computing fundamentals;
  • Solid foundation in Linux administration and troubleshooting;
  • Understanding of Service level agreements and objectives;
  • Additional experience in OpenStack, Kubernetes, Networking, Security or Storage is desirable, as well as experience working with bare-metal servers.
  • Knowledge of Snowflake or Data Warehouse tools is a plus.
  • Monitoring / observability technologies like Prometheus, Graphite, Grafana, Kibana, Elasticsearch are a plus;
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Proficient command of the English language, both written and spoken


  • Contributing to a high scale, complex, world-renowned product and seeing real-time impact of your work
  • Working in a fast-paced and performance-driven culture
  • Career advancement via online and on-the-job training, Hackathons, conferences and active community participation
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package and some great added perks of working in the home city of

We value Diversity of all types and in an open, dynamic workplace. This has been a pillar at since day one, and something we continue to strongly believe in and build today. is proud 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, or veteran status. We strive to move well beyond traditional equal opportunity and work to create an environment that allows everyone to thrive.

Pre-Employment Screening:

If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable law, a pre-employment screening may include employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the position.