Senior Systems Engineer -Employee Enablement Tribe

Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Ansible AWS Slack Linux

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Our Employee Enablement Tribe is looking for Senior Systems Engineers to join us in either our  Edinburgh or London  offices as part of our Business Applications Squad.

Skyscanner is a leading global travel search site and app, a place where people are inspired to plan and book direct from millions of travel options at the best prices. We employ over 1000 staff across eleven offices globally, and, having reached market leader status, we were recently acquired by Chinese online travel company Ctrip in a deal valued at £1.4bn. While we remain operationally independent, our acquisition by Ctrip allows us to take the business to the next level of accelerated global growth. It’s a hugely exciting time for Skyscanner and the over 80m + people who use us every month. We are unbiased and free, and our secret is in our unique proprietary technology that connects people directly to everything the travel industry has to offer.

Skyscanner can offer you large scale, complex problems where you can reach 80+ million monthly unique users whilst enjoying a high level of autonomy and influence.

What you’ll do:

  • Empower Skyscanner employees and partners to collaborate, share knowledge and explore Skyscanner’s organisational structure. 
  • Administer and enhance essential business applications.
  • Deploy and update infrastructure hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Implement new tools, systems and services.
  • Support Skyscanner’s internal userbase in the use and mastery of our toolset.
  • Automate previously manual tasks
  • Collaborate with other squads in Employee Enablement, to move towards a truly digital workplace. 

What we are looking for:

  • Experience designing, implementing and operating cloud-native systems and services at scale, including open-source, internally-built and commercial third-party solutions.
  • Extensive System Administration / Application Support experience, across a number of business functions or applications
  • Experience and knowledge of administrating Linux in AWS
  • Infrastructure as Code expertise
  • Strong customer service experience as we strive to provide an outstanding service across the business.
  • Experience in automation and scripting
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills - methodical, logical, patient, careful, and accurate
  • Monitoring and Alert configuration management
  • System design and decision-making based on data
  • Excellent troubleshooting and diagnosis skills across technologies
  • Talent for communicating complex technical changes effectively to a wide and technically diverse audience. 
  • Good communications and teamworking skills
  • Passion for learning new technologies and adapting to a changing technological ecosystem

We use the following applications/tools so experience with most of them will put you in good stead (although if you’ve not used one or two before, we’ll give you training as part of the role): JIRA, Confluence, Slack, Trello, Sharepoint, Amazon Web Services, Linux, Ansible, Cloudformation 

Why Us?

We are proud to have a working environment that sets our employees up for success, as well as all the usual perks you would expect from barista machines to massage chairs, to free food, holiday buying scheme as well as frequent townhalls with our CEO. What we really aim for is a place where people can thrive, be trusted to make impact and ultimately help us put our users first.

We are proud to have a flexible working environment that sets our employees up for success. We provide for your health with medical insurance, health screening options, subsidised gym membership and headspace subscription, and an employee assistance programme to support you and your loved ones.

For more details on Engineering at Skyscanner you can check our Engineering Blog and follow Skyscanner Engineering on Twitter 


At Skyscanner, we put travellers at the heart of everything we do and we’re obsessed with turning their travel dreams into reality. And we’re only 1% done! Highly curious. Highly motivated. Highly skilled. We bring great minds together to make the hard stuff easy for travellers. Are you one them?

~40m monthly active users