Systems Engineer Graduate Programme – Glasgow



Skyscanner is a leading global travel search site and app, a place where people are inspired to plan and book direct from millions of travel options at the best prices. We employ over 1000 staff across eleven offices globally, and, having reached market leader status, we were recently acquired by Chinese online travel company Ctrip in a deal valued at £1.4bn. While we remain operationally independent, our acquisition by Ctrip allows us to take the business to the next level of accelerated global growth. It’s a hugely exciting time for Skyscanner and the over 80m people who use us every month. We are unbiased and free, and our secret is in our unique proprietary technology that connects people directly to everything the travel industry has to offer.

The opportunity:

Are you looking to build your career in a place where you can really make an impact? Where you can work with and learn from some of the best innovators in the internet economy space? Are you keen to make an impact by shaping the future of travel?

We are looking for systems engineers who have a passion for innovation and eagerness to learn new technologies. We operate small empowered squads who have the power to choose their own technologies and typically work to sprint periods of two weeks. Our engineers are constantly innovating and thrive on new challenges and there are opportunities to gain experience across different squads through rotations.

Whether you want to build and improve the engine that powers Skyscanner across all platforms or enable our foundational services to support the vision of a Digital Workplace, we want to hear from you.

We work with a diverse technology stack and you will likely be working with (but not limited to) any of the following: AWS, Azure, Linux, Powershell, Python, JavaScript and a number of industry-standard technologies including Active Directory, ADFS, Exchange, JIRA and networking/security principles.

What you can expect as a Systems Engineer:

  • A supportive, trusting and transparent working environment
  • A place to look at things differently and challenge and offer solutions
  • An opportunity to learn, master and develop your craft in a community of experienced engineering mentors
  • We have an environment of experimentation, where each squad has autonomy and can utilise open source technologies
  • Your role combines learning on the job with a bespoke programme of technical and personal skills development

What are we looking for:

  • A good strong technical foundation with the potential to achieve technical excellence
  • Passion and curiosity for the technology industry which extends beyond your academic studies
  • Commitment to developing your technical and personal skills
  • Ability to collaborate and trust your squad in addition to folks across the business
  • A fresh perspective and willingness to share ideas and do things differently
  • An understanding of, and enthusiasm for industry concepts such as DevOps, Infrastructure as Code, Agile Development and Twelve-Factor Apps

Recruitment Process:

Want to join us? Please submit your CV and cover letter below.

Your application will be acknowledged as soon as you submit and the next steps are:

  • If you meet the description above, we will send you an online coding test created by our engineers.  This will give you an idea of some real life Skyscanner problems. You will have 7 days to complete this test
  • If you pass the coding test, you will be progressed to the second stage which is a video interview.
  • If the interview is successful, we will invite you to an assessment session in one of our offices.

What you will get in Glasgow -

Situated in the vibrant city of Glasgow. Our office is in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre near the city’s shopping, eating and socialising hotspots. Home to many of our product engineering and growth squads and has a dedicated area for mob programming. With space to hire many more staff we are excited to welcome our new recruits.

Skyscanner can offer you large scale, complex problems where you can reach 80 million users whilst enjoying a high level of autonomy and influence and a flexible working environment where you can thrive.