Senior Operations Engineer

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, you’ll be a part of a passionate and hard-working team and take ownership of IT operations and infrastructure enhancement. Day to day we manage mission-critical infrastructure, ensuring we stay stable, secure and efficient. It is our role to collaborate with other teams, understand their specifics and provide solutions to deploy and operate their code in different environments. Furthermore, we have the responsibility of not only delivering new features, but also planning and testing every possible scenario of disaster recovery, so if you think you are capable of quickly planning and putting broken things back together - let’s talk! The ideal candidate will be extremely reliable and have an excellent level of systems and technical knowledge backed up by hands-on experience.
How you’ll add value
  • Create and continuously improve a set of modules ensuring that key services (PHP, Nginx, ElasticSearch, Maria DB) are managed by an Automation First approach

  • Ensure that our automation process is based on the best IT security practices

  • Analyze monitoring data to find inefficiencies and bottlenecks

  • Continuously improve speed, efficiency and scalability of our infrastructure (500+ servers and growing)

  • Be able to identify the pain points and areas for improvement to contribute to the team’s technical roadmap

  • Mentor other team members, working closely with the Team Lead in contributing to our team goals

  • Communicate and align within and across IT Support, Cloud and Security teams

You’ll be successful in this role if you
  • Are experienced in Systems Administration and Network infrastructure

  • Have excellent knowledge of Linux/Unix and key services that make the web work (Nginx, Elasticsearch, MariaDB, Redis, etc.)

  • Understand the main networking protocols and concepts (HTTP, TLS, load balancing/failover and other TCP/IP concepts)

  • Know the key performance monitoring metrics of various services 

  • Are experienced in working with automation tools (Puppet, Ansible, Chef, Saltstack, CFEngine etc.)

  • Have experience running the large-scale infrastructure

  • Understand the IT security concepts

  • Possess scripting skills (Ruby, Python, Bash etc.)

  • Have solid communication and leadership skills

  • Are fluent in English

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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