Release Automation Engineer
Posted on: June 8, 2021
At KAYAK, the Release Engineering team is responsible for the
production continuous delivery pipeline, as well as automating site
operations processes. Release Engineering bridges the gap between
engineering and operations.
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 vm image builds with Packer
a "canary" production deploy process
- many one-off deployment pipelines for various development
The ideal candidate is someone who:
Executes well. Embraces the 20/80 rule and focuses on what's
- Is proficient in at least one programming language.
Has used version control, written unit tests, used a dependency
management system, and considered different strategies for
packaging or deploying code.
Likes to write code that is clear, concise, and
- Is proficient in Linux systems administration.
Has strong command-line skills.
Is comfortable digging in to performance and reliability
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 collaborating with teammates while designing new
- Is comfortable in a role that involves providing customer
service for other teams in the engineering organization.
At KAYAK we help millions of travelers around the globe make
confident travel decisions. KAYAK searches other sites to show
travelers the information they need to find the right flights,
hotels, rental cars and vacation packages and is the world's
leading travel search engine.
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 other's strengths and insights.
Together, we're able to help people experience the world through
dining and travel.
KAYAK is part of Booking Holdings Inc. and operates sites in
more than 60 countries and territories.
Benefits and Perks
4 weeks paid vacation
Day off on your birthday
Generous retirement plans
Awesome health, dental and vision insurance plans
Flexible Spending Accounts
No stupid meetings
Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc.*
Weekly catered lunches*
Free massages from a professional massage therapist*
Regular team events/excursions*
Universal Paid Parental leave
- Currently paused due to covid
Diversity and Inclusion at OpenTable/ KAYAK
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 innovative ideas, products, services, and better
business outcomes for our stakeholders. 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 essential job functions, and to
receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact
us to request accommodation.
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