Cloud Big Data Operations

| Austin

HomeAway, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins, and condos with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. HomeAway is part of the Expedia Group family of brands.

The Opportunity:

Are you passionate about supporting large scale data products, processes, frameworks, and tools that enable enterprise-wide delivery of data and analytics? If so, HomeAway’s Data & Analytics Team is interesting in hiring a Big Data Cloud Operations Engineer with a background in implementing enterprise-class data platforms, tools, and frameworks to enable batch & streaming job processing, programmatic data access, analytics, and process automation. We are looking for a highly skilled, motivated individual who is a self starter, passionate about new technologies, and willing to help implement aspects of our analytics operations.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design and implement high availability architecture, including disaster recovery
  • Implement tools and processes to automate the management of our infrastructure
  • Implement and optimize infrastructure configuration for cost, security, and performance
  • Implement monitoring and alerting solutions to provide insight into overall platform health
  • Craft and maintain documentation of infrastructure and processes
  • Participate in on-call support and other daily tasks
  • Assist in evaluating new technology to support analytics use cases
  • Provide recommendations to improve our data and analytics architecture

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field
  • 2+ years big data and cloud operations experience
  • In depth knowledge of big data infrastructure with experience setting up, managing, and troubleshooting large-scale data platforms
  • Knowledge of Kafka, Spark, Presto, AWS
  • Experience with a scripting language like Python, Ruby, Bash
  • Experience writing SQL
  • Experience with at least one configuration management tool such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Terraform
  • Basic system and network troubleshooting
  • Self-motivated with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Highly agile and self starter
  • Passion to make a difference

Nice to Haves:

  • Familiar with common virtualization or container platforms (Docker)
  • Experience with Druid, Looker, Kyvos, Tableau, Qubole operations
  • Familiarity with scheduling tools (UAC, Airflow)
  • Familiarity with data warehousing principles
  • Experience with Jenkins or other continuous integration and delivery tools

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Annual target bonus or commission.
  • Paid vacation and sick time.
  • Vacation rental on a yearly basis (taxable benefit).
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program.
  • Free snacks and beverages.
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team.
  • Free listing on HomeAway.com.
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk.
  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass.
  • Casual dress.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

HomeAway has five offices in the Austin area with a 16-story global headquarters under construction at the Domain set to open in 2019.
11800 Domain Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

Insider's spotlight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Some of us have been working together for 5+ years and have been there for each other during engagements, births, divorces…you name it. They have truly been my second family and my coworkers are the best part of coming to the office every day.

Amanda

Director, B&B Sales and Supply

What projects are you most excited about?

As a Software Engineer, I’m excited to rebuild an old JavaScript and jQuery STAB component into a new React based component. The goal is to update this component to our new tech stack so when consuming applications move to using Catalyst based applications we can ease the integration process.

Juliana

Advertising Account Executive

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being a successful finance person means being a strong business partner and not only understanding what is happening throughout the business but also being insatiably curious about it. It’s not enough to just know math, or know the numbers; you need to know where those numbers come from, how they get there and what's driving that result.

Sharon

Sr. Director Global Finance Operations

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm on a team that's investigating the integration of react-native into our existing mobile app and my focus is primarily on bridging our existing native analytics packages into the react-native side of things. This allows us to adapt and improve based on what customers do while using our product,

Andrew

Software UI Engineer

What are HomeAway Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking

Additional Perks + Benefits

We were recognized by the Austin American-Statesman for having the most generous parental leave in Austin!

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