Senior Operations Engineer & Team Lead

Permanent employee, Full-time · Kaunas/Vilnius

Explore a new world of possibilities
At HomeToGo, we’re on a mission to make incredible accommodation easily accessible for everyone. Our team is united by a passion for travel, driven by innovation and impact, and guided by open-minded leaders at every level. Our commitment to recognizing and empowering exceptional talent is the foundation of our growth. An amazing journey of opportunity with an international team lies ahead - join us!
Your future contribution
As a Senior Operations Engineer & Team Lead, you’ll be a part of a passionate and innovative team. As a team, we’re building infrastructure to serve class-leading products for millions of customers per day. You will join a dynamic and ambitious tech organization combining Extreme programming, DevOps, test-driven and trunk-based development principles to maximize business value. Our engineering teams are capable of doing many releases to production per day and the operations engineering team is one of the key prerequisites to enable such high work velocity in a stable and secure way.  You will lead our operations engineering team, contribute to setting team goals, plan the team’s work, coach and mentor your colleagues.
How you’ll add value
  • Working hand-in-hand with stakeholders to refine requirements, dividing work into clear milestones, identifying blockers
  • Researching, implementing and developing new technologies in our infrastructure
  • Ensuring our security is on the top level
  • Analyzing monitoring data to find inefficiencies and bottlenecks
  • Continuously improving the speed, efficiency and scalability of our infrastructure
  • Solving problems at their root, stepping back to understand the broader context
  • Communicating and aligning within and across teams
  • Leading a team of engineers and mentoring other team members
You’ll be successful in this role if you
  • Have proven experience as a team leader
  • Have proven experience in Systems Administration and Network Infrastructure
  • Have excellent knowledge of Linux/Unix and key services which make the web work (Nginx, Elasticsearch, MariaDB, Redis, etc.)
  • Have excellent understanding of networking concepts (HTTP, TLS, load balancing/failover and other TCP/IP concepts)
  • Have excellent knowledge of monitoring and alerting systems
  • Have experience working with automation tools (Puppet, Ansible, etc..)
  • Are experienced with large-scale infrastructure
  • Have strong understanding of IT security concepts
  • Have scripting skills (Ruby, Python, etc.)
  • Have exceptional communication and leadership skills
  • Have proficiency in English at the business level
What HomeToGo offers
  • Career growth opportunities and promotions, 360° feedback and open feedback culture, mentoring opportunities from an international team of passionate, industry experts.
  • Culture driven by our Leadership Principles: entrepreneurial, results-driven, encouraging ownership and enabling each other to succeed. Transparency about company goals, collaboration and support from an international team. 
  • Caring for the environment (proud to be a certified ClimatePartner and a climate neutral company!) as well as our employees (work-life balance, weekly yoga classes, personal training discounts, mentoring program and psychological support). 
  • Attractive benefits package, including competitive compensation, flexible remote work policy, visa sponsorship and relocation support. Additional benefits include language courses, full IT support and equipment, internal workshops and trainings, company and team events, modern and centrally-located office, additional holidays, Travel Industry Card.
Check out what your future colleagues have said about us on Glassdoor and Kununu!
About us
HomeToGo is the marketplace with the world's largest selection of vacation rentals, listing millions of offers from thousands of trusted partners, including Booking.com, Vrbo and TripAdvisor. From vacation homes, cabins, beach houses, apartments, condos, house boats, castles, farm stays and everything in between, HomeToGo combines price, destination, dates and amenities to find the perfect accommodation for any trip worldwide.

Founded in 2014, HomeToGo operates localized apps & websites in 25 countries across Europe, North America, South America, Australia and Asia-Pacific. HomeToGo also operates brands such as Agriturismo.it, AMIVAC, Casamundo, CaseVacanza.it, e-domizil, EscapadaRural, Tripping.com and Wimdu.

HomeToGo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring and nurturing exceptional talent, representing various backgrounds, perspectives and skills. We are authentically candid and open-minded, fostering a safe environment for diverse opinions. Our hiring decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We do not discriminate against race, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political, ideological or religious views, disability or age.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a workforce of equality and diversity at HomeToGo and to provide opportunities to everyone. We therefore welcome your application even if you aren't completely confident that your experiences fit the job description criteria. We would really love to get to know you!
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