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Systems Engineer II

United States - Washington - Seattle


Systems Engineer II

Expedia Group revolutionizes travel through the power of technology. Across the globe, our brands make travel easier for millions of people who want to step out of their homes and into the world. We’re a talented and driven team from all over the world – with 16,000 + employees, in over 30 countries. Together we seek new ideas, innovative ways of thinking, diverse backgrounds and approaches, because averages can lie, and sameness is dangerous. Expedia Group People Technology team looking for a Cloud Systems Engineer II to own our production and development cloud network and infrastructure and lead our migration out of the data center and into the future. Our team supports the People Team for Expedia Group improving the employee experience and delighting our business partners.

As a Cloud Systems Engineer, your main responsibility will be technical design, planning, implementation, security, and support of all our AWS cloud environments. You will also serve as a technical authority in cloud infrastructure design and use for the entire People Team Department. Your responsibilities will also extend into being the point of contact with the Expedia Group network and security teams to guarantee connectivity and security between our environments and the larger network. You will also cross-train on supporting all other production SaaS and database systems to provide coverage when other team members are unavailable.

Your position combines proficiency in AWS and other cloud and PaaS vendor offerings with the ability to communicate clearly and collaborate with Technical Program Managers and Engineers to turn broad requirements into build items. This position combines expert-level proficiency in Operating Systems, Datalake, Relational Database and SaaS systems with the good communication skills. In addition, this role will be a technical lead position with day-to-day thought leadership and mentoring of a small team as well as training and voicing support for DevOps throughout Expedia's People Teams and leaders. The individual will also work with multi-functional teams to address system, interface, data, and vendor issues.

What you’ll do:

  • Maintain, configure, and document cloud-based infrastructures using AWS Virtual Private Cloud, build and support EC2 instances in AWS

  • Perform systems analysis, tuning and troubleshooting cloud service events and issues, build reporting, monitoring & alerting tools for cloud usage and costs

  • Define, document, and maintain network configuration within AWS VPCs and between VPCs and data center networks, including firewall, DNS, and ACL configurations

  • Collaborate with team members on the design of and review developer work on DevOps tools and practices

  • Task automation using Python/PowerShell and BASH scripts as well as enterprise scheduling systems such as Stone branch or Control-m

  • Support Airflow DAGs in the Data Lake which were using Spark framework and Big Data Technologies

  • Will take advantage of opportunities to build new technical expertise, support strategy-definition and participate on continuous process improvement activities

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in information science, computer science, business; or equivalent professional experience

  • 5-7 Years AWS or other cloud platform experience

  • Networking - General networking knowledge, VLANs, routing, switching, TCP/IP, and firewall concepts

  • Good experience with AWS CloudFormation, Kubernetes and/or other automation tools

  • Experience with Splunk/Cloud Watch setting up, monitoring, and analyzing systems logging and monitoring

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Understanding of Agile project methodologies, including Scrum and Kanban, required


About Expedia Group 

Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, Egencia®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, and Expedia Cruises™.  

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Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Job Category
Information Technology Group

Job Function

United States - Washington - Seattle

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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