TripAdvisor is the world’s largest online travel site, visited by 455 million travelers each month, and our business – TripAdvisor Rentals – is a fascinating and ever-evolving part of the organization.  Rentals are a significant revenue generator and key growth area not just for TripAdvisor, but also for the travel industry on the whole.  It’s a category that’s rapidly gaining popularity; around two-thirds of travelers say they plan to stay in a rental this year, up from 50% two years ago.  Our job is to ensure that we fulfill this demand and, ultimately, help travelers all over the world take amazing holidays, whether they’re staying in a studio in Sydney, a tree house in Costa Rica, or a cottage in the Cotswolds.

We’re looking for a Site Reliability Engineer to engage with the platform and drive its future scalability and performance for our customers. This is an excellent opportunity for an engineer with a diverse background in systems administration and software development to make a huge impact on a product that evolves very quickly and a team committed to developing high-quality, scalable services for our customers.

What You Will Do

  • You will be a part of a fast moving team in a growing and constantly evolving production environment
  • You will be dedicated to improving of our platform’s reliability end-to-end
  • You will dive deep into all aspects of our operations including software, systems, automation, and process
  • You will troubleshoot issues across the entire stack: hardware, software, application and network
  • You will help mentor and guide the wider engineering team through consulting, capacity planning, and launch reviews
  • You will help maintain services once they are live by measuring and monitoring availability, latency and overall system health
  • You will help support and scale our MySQL database installations

What You Will Bring to the Team

  • Extensive experience handling services in a large scale environment
  • Experience with administrating a RDBMS in a production environment, preferably MySQL
  • Experience leading technical discussions and architecting technical solutions
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills
  • B.S. or higher degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience


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