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Site Reliability Engineer - Big Data



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Düsseldorf, Germany
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

At trivago, we believe that finding the perfect hotel can be simpler and more convenient. Our leading metasearch engine is super fast and constantly optimized - enabling millions of travelers to easily search for hotels across several booking sites and find the best deals. Complemented by cutting-edge technology, real-time auction, and machine learning techniques, we use petabytes of data to create an exceptional user experience, delivering attractive hotel deals in one search. This experience is only made possible, thanks to our skilled talents united in our campus in Düsseldorf, Germany and working to shape the future of travel.

Join us in making a difference

At the core of our mission to simplify hotel search and booking lies an experienced engineering team that drives innovation to take our metasearch engine to the next level. Our SRE team is responsible for the kafka, kubernetes, and database resources that tech teams throughout the company depend on to shape our product and provide valuable insights into our data. As a Site Reliability Engineer for big data in our team, you will help our company to move fast without breaking things! You'll provide business-critical infrastructure for big-data streaming and processing for both our product and data teams, as well as expert guidance on how to get the most out of our platform. If you’re a passionate, ambitious, and intrinsically motivated engineer, read on, and apply today!

Get an inside look at our engineering culture:

How you’ll make an impact:

  • Provide guidance and expertise to teams that build stream processors and use kafka to process and propagate data throughout the company
  • Collaborate with our data engineering teams on our Cloud big data footprint e.g. BigQuery in Google Cloud
  • Help our software engineering and data teams to deploy and manage their data pipelines on Google Cloud
  • Be part of our fully paid “on-call” rotation
  • Collaborate with our product teams by providing reliable RDBMS and streaming solutions
  • Provide architectural guidance e.g. schemas, sharding, replication, CDC etc., which influence design for reliability, scalability and performance
  • Improve the reliability, stability, and efficiency of our our streaming system
  • Debug issues in production across multiple levels of the stack
  • Contribute to runbooks, documentation, and our company’s technical blog

Our tech stack:

  • Kubernetes / Istio / ArgoCD / Docker
  • Prometheus / Grafana / Honeycomb
  • GitHub / GitHub Actions
  • Google Cloud
  • Kafka / Redis / MySQL / Cassandra

What you'll need to thrive:

  • At least 4 years' experience in a Site Reliability Engineering/Platform Engineering/DevOps role or similar
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and a deep understanding of network protocols and database operations
  • Experience with Kubernetes and GCP cloud both as an admin and user
  • Previous software development experience in one of: Python, Golang, Rust, Java or any other modern programming language
  • Extensive knowledge of Kafka, relational databases, file systems and Linux
  • Familiarity with monitoring tools such as Grafana, Prometheus, Thano, and experience using Github Actions
  • Proficiency in building CI and CD pipelines
  • Experience working with container orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes

What makes you stand out:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, large-scale software environment and eagerness to learn new things
  • Solid expertise in: Istio, Hadoop, Spark, Dataflow, Apache Flink, Apache Airflow, Big Query, MySQL

Worried about missing a few requirements?Still apply, and express your motivation as you may just be the right candidate for this or other roles!

What you can look forward to:

  • Enjoy flexible working hours and the generous time-off option offered through our self-determined vacation policy
  • Savor your meals with a daily budget of 6.90€ for our canteen, complemented by free snacks and drinks on campus
  • Have access to health insurance coverage for you and your family's well-being
  • Prepare for the future with our company pension plan
  • Stay fit and active using our free on-campus gym, complete with sports classes
  • Support your development through free access to personal and professional coaches, and psychologists on Likeminded
  • Achieve work-life harmony through our hybrid model with 2 days per week mobile work
  • Work with cutting-edge technology and tools to enhance productivity
  • Satisfy your wanderlust with the opportunity to work from abroad for up to 20 days annually
  • Settle in Düsseldorf with a relocation package suited to you and your family’s needs
  • Save on commuting costs with a subsidized company ticket for public transportation and campus parking
  • Join educational campus meetups with colleagues and externals, fostering valuable learning and networking experiences

Thank you for considering a career at trivago! Our commitment to fostering an inclusive and enriching environment for all talents is at the heart of what we do. We understand that embarking on a new job opportunity is a blend of excitement and curiosity. Should any questions arise before you apply, feel free to reach out to us at . Join us in our mission to make a positive impact on global travel, we look forward to your application!