Unix System Administrator Team Lead - Amsterdam

Booking.com Amsterdam, Netherlands (relocation offered)

Job Description

Booking.com is hiring for a Unix System Administrator Team Lead. In this position you will be responsible for managing a team of Unix System Administrators while also providing support for all aspects of the Booking.com website and infrastructure. You will ensure continual system operations and support the continuous business growth of Booking.com. You will work in the Production team to design, install, update, troubleshoot and repair new and existing systems and software. 

Booking.com is one of the largest e-commerce sites in the world. We book over 500,000 room nights every day and we are the market leader in online hotel reservations. We offer a dynamic, motivating and sophisticated work environment. A culture that is open, innovative and performance orientated. Our scale and scope, commitment to people and high standards of integrity make Booking.com a great place to work. 

Key responsibilities

  • Managing a team of Unix System Administrators
  • Automating systems management of new and existing systems.
  • Actively monitoring the performance and stability of all the production systems at Booking.com, using your analytical skills to anticipate future problems and resolve them effectively
  • Troubleshooting and resolving problems with other systems administrators, database administrators, software developers, and commercial business colleagues. Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills are essential, including with little initial knowledge of a problem
  • Supporting the rapid development and deployment of internal software and systems. You will need to think on your feet
  • Provide excellent service in response to commercial business requirements
  • Documenting systems and communicate technical knowledge to colleague
  • Ability to learn new things quickly is essential
  • You will have the ability to make a big impact and the responsibility to do the right thing
  • Participate in an on-call rotation for out of hours support

Skills & Requirements

Skills & Requirements

  • Good programming skills in Python or Perl
  • High proficiency in Bourne shell scripting
  • Strong experience of Linux systems administration
  • Experience and interest in systems automation and systems programming
  • Strong interest and ability to analyze systems for scalability and reliability problems which you can then resolve yourself
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills, under pressure
  • Good team communication skills, with technical and non-technical colleague
  • Curiosity and dedication

Work at Booking 
There are many benefits in joining the Booking.com team. We offer a competitive salary, attractive bonus plan, 26 days of annual leave, commuting reimbursement, a pension scheme, travel perks through Booking.com, and training opportunities.

You are you, We are Booking! 
Our culture is built around good ideas and a collaborative environment. We all share the responsibility to make our company even better. We believe that every employee can add their own unique value to the company, just by being you. We invite you to make your own mark on the company.

Apply now online with your English cv and motivation letter. 

About Booking.com

Booking.com (part of Priceline (NASDAQ: PCLN) is the world’s leading online hotel & accommodation reservation company. People can access our platform anytime, anywhere from their desktop, mobile phone or tablet device. The website is available in 40 languages, offers over 330.000 hotels in 184 countries and attracts visitors from both leisure and business markets around the globe. With over 16 years of experience and a team of over 7500 dedicated employees in more than 110 offices worldwide, Booking.com operates its own in-house customer service team available 24/7.

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We have great benefits

26 vacation days per calendar year plus a yearly holiday bonus.You have the freedom to customize your development environment.Take advantage of our health insurance discount.Stay in shape! Join the gym with our employee discount.Enjoy lunch everyday or order take out dinners at our onsite restaurant.We offer a competitive salary plus bonus and future career opportunities.Our normal working days are Monday to Friday from 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM.Travel away! We will pay for your commuting costs for all transport.Grab a Latte or Espresso at our coffeebar and enjoy the rooftop views.Connect with local and international colleagues during our seasonal parties

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Unix System Administrator Team Lead - Amsterdam at Booking.com - Sysadmin