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Principal Site Reliability Engineer



Collaborative. Inspiring. Bold.

Perhaps it’s the fact we encourage collaboration as much as innovation. Or maybe it’s our determination to change travel for the better. Whatever it is, it makes Skyscanner a different kind of business – as you’ll discover as a Principal Site Reliability Engineer in our newly created team.

Kubernetes, ECS, microservice architectures: you’re up to speed on all three. But that’s not surprising. After all, you’re an experienced Site Reliability Engineer, who’s steered large organisations through complex technical scenarios. You’re used to working with distributed and highly scalable systems (including those deployed to AWS). And you’re a whizz at automating operations processes using various tools and services.  You’ll also have the drive to own projects and get problems solved. With value and quality as your watchwords, you’ll push for world-class engineering and iterative software delivery.

We need your expertise to help us do something great for over 100 million travellers: make booking stays and journeys more sustainable and straightforward. It involves technical challenges and the latest technology, but that’s ok by you – in fact, it’s exactly what you want.

As part of a brand new Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team, you’ll help to develop a growing function. To begin with, you’ll be helping our product engineering squads to scale by building tools to make life easier and looking after mature services.  Here, it’s “you build it, you run it” – and you’ll thrive on the responsibility. As an authority in your field, you’ll relish the chance to clarify, elaborate and iterate on our technology roadmap and designs. You’ll also collaborate across product engineering development lifecycles, learning, mentoring and influencing right across the business. 

Though you’ll be accountable for your own projects and trusted to deliver, you’ll also form part of a broader team that takes collective responsibility for making success happen.

Already a global leader in travel, we want to elevate the way we work to a whole other level. In return, you’ll get important things like medical insurance, health screenings, headspace subscriptions, the option to buy more holiday and a support programme for you and your loved ones.  We’ll also help you donate to good causes and spend time volunteering. And you’ll have the opportunity to work from your home country for 3 weeks a year, and 30 days in our othe