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Principal/Lead Infrastructure Engineer

R1972

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New York

Norwalk

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Principal/Lead Infrastructure Engineer

R1972

Location

New York

Norwalk

Career Track

Technology

Increased engineering focus has surfaced gaps of coverage for critical Services like DNS, LDAP and Data Protection in the Infrastructure. Also and critical to our business, our Cloud initiatives will require additional focus to make us successful. The IaaS engineers are in needs of a team lead to help them better focus and modernize our core infrastructure and prepare for the additional demands that will be needed to drive the business.

Priceline.com is an internet and e-commerce pioneer with brand leadership in online travel.  Our infrastructure handles billions of dollars in transactions each year, and is one of the best known travel sites in the world.

We are looking for a smart, motivated, and experienced Principal/Lead Linux System Administrator with scripting and automation skills.  We have been experiencing exciting growth and need a candidate that will lead our team to the next level. This position will report into the Director of Infrastructure as a Service and you will help us architect, design, deploy and provide tier three escalation for our evolving compute infrastructure and teams.

The ideal candidate is passionate about elevating the capabilities of themselves, server infrastructure and the team through best practice approach and automation. We operate in an agile environment and we work off a prioritized backlog. We use Scrum to complete larger scale projects and initiatives. On a given day, you may find yourself working across teams to develop/design solutions, mentoring junior engineers, automating a process, or solving a critical issue.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and provide guidance to compute engineers in project and support efforts.
  • Engage with peer teams and stakeholders in project lifecycle, and support escalations.
  • Ability to learn and keep up with market trends and new technologies as they become available.
  • Engage with business and technical stakeholders to capture requirements and design solutions.
  • Maintain security and compliance of our infrastructure within the parameters set forth by our security team.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve escalated issues related to our technologies.
  • Automate tasks that will increase the efficiency and velocity of our daily workflow.
  • This is a 24×7 production environment.  While we are mindful to have a good work/life balance, you will share a on-call duty with other team members.

Requirements for the position include:

  • At least ten years of system administration.
  • A Bachelors Degree or higher is preferred, with fundamental computer science knowledge.
  • Proficient in communication to multiple audience types including documentation and diagrams
  • Experience in application of Agile Methodologies
  • Expert level proficiency with Linux RHEL/CentOS.
  • Have strong understanding in at least several of the following areas: VMWare, Storage, Data Protection, Monitoring and infrastructure services such as DNS, Proxy, LDAP/AD, NTP and others.
  • Shell/Python or other programming experience.
  • Ansible/Puppet/Chef – Configuration Management.
  • GitHub Flow Process and the Software Development Lifecycle.
  • Experience in public cloud technologies preferred.
  • Knowledge of web server technologies such as configuration of apache, tomcat or infrastructure services
  • Experience with Kubernetes a plus.
  • Demonstrated history of living the values important to priceline:  Customer, Innovation, Team, Accountability and Trust. Unquestionable integrity and ethic.  

Priceline is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

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