At KAYAK, the Release Engineering team is responsible for the production continuous delivery pipeline, as well as automating site operations processes. Our Release Engineering Team bridges the gap between engineering and operations - if you're an engineer who enjoys travel and wants to be a part of a team of diverse, collaborative, and driven individuals, we'd love to hear from you!

Recent projects include:

  • a Slack bot to notify developers when a build is broken
  • a web app that Operations and QA use to monitor staging and production environments, as well as schedule service outages
  • a custom artifact storage system
  • a highly concurrent command-line deploy tool
  • a tool for adjusting service capacity in production
  • automated Docker image builds and deployments
  • a “canary” production deploy process
  • many one-off deployment pipelines for various development teams

The ideal candidate is someone who:

  • Is proficient in at least one programming language such as Ruby or Python
  • Has used version control, written unit tests, used a dependency management system, and considered different strategies for packaging or deploying code
  • Loves to write code that is clear, concise, and well-designed
  • Is proficient in Linux systems administration
  • Has strong command-line skills
  • Is comfortable digging in to performance and reliability problems
  • Doesn’t mind performing upgrades or backups
  • Is passionate about infrastructure automation, configuration management, monitoring, and site reliability
  • Is not deterred by technical debt, or the prospect of making changes in production
  • Enjoys working with teammates while collaborating new projects
  • Thrives in a role that involves providing customer service for other teams in the engineering organization


  • Has been responsible for systems that other people depend on, either internal (eg. continuous integration cluster) or user-facing (eg. production website).
  • Has experience with any of the following: Puppet, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Git, Atlassian Bamboo, Jira, Bitbucket, Vault, AWS Docker


KAYAK, part of Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG), is the world’s leading travel search engine. With billions of queries across our platforms, we help people find their perfect flight, stay, rental car, cruise, or vacation package. We’re also transforming the in-travel experience with our app and new accommodation software. For more information, visit

As an employee of KAYAK, you will be part of a global network that includes OpenTable and KAYAK's portfolio of metasearch brands including Swoodoo, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined. Many employees are dedicated to one brand, but we all have the benefit of using each others strengths and insights. Together, we're able to help people experience the world through dining and travel.

Benefits and Perks

  • 6 weeks paid vacation
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Generous retirement plans
  • Annual education budget *
  • Free lunch catering three days per week 
  • Public transportation subsidies *
  • Free German classes *
  • Free Yoga classes *
  • Free massages from Wellnow *
  • No stupid meetings
  • Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc
  • Regular team events and volunteering opportunities
  • Sport teams (Football, Volleyball, Basketball)
  • Flexible hours
  • In-house gym facilities
  • Universal paid parental leave

Diversity and Inclusion at KAYAK/OpenTable

We aspire to have a workplace that reflects all of the diverse communities we serve. We know that when we have diverse teams we produce more creative ideas, products, and better outcomes for our team members. OpenTable/KAYAK is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles on our team. Whoever you are, just be you.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform job responsibilities, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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KAYAK is open to remote candidates for this position.

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