Rocketmiles encourages travelers to vacation faster, by incentivizing hotel bookings with magnificent rewards.

Founded in 2012, and acquired by Priceline Group in 2015, our small team continues to grow in Chicago’s West Loop and Brooklyn's Dumbo neighborhood, and we encourage applicants with wanderlust to apply.

Senior Systems Engineer at Rocketmiles
Rocket Travel, Inc., a subsidiary of The Priceline Group, is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer with experience in DevOps and cloud management to join our newly established systems team in our West Loop, Chicago office. Your role will be working directly with the development and analytics teams to help continuously improve and built new tooling for consumption by the broader engineering team.

At Rocket, we encourage experimentation, so we're not a one language, one framework shop. We encourage polyglots, who know how to pickup the right tool for the job. We value communication and collaboration, and are looking for people who reflect the Rocket values

What we use:

  • AWS RDS Mysql and Aurora, Redshift, EC2, ELB, VPC, Cloudfront, S3
  • Github, Jenkins
  • Java, Groovy, Grails, Kotlin
  • Tomcat, Apache, Nginx
  • We use commercial services too, like Cloudflare
  • We're open-minded and pragmatic about technologies.

What you will be doing:

  • Systems engineer position, equal parts design, collaboration, coordination and hands-on engineering work.
  • Help the product manager prioritize requests in our systems backlog
  • Work with other systems engineers to execute infrastructure projects across the business
  • Provide guidance, establish best practices, and build tools to increase team productivity
  • Solve problems and lead projects from scoping to implementation
  • Manage and monitor applications and infrastructure, ensuring the highest levels of availability

What you bring to the table:

  • Significant AWS experience in an architect or related role
  • Linux systems administration experience with a DevOps mindset
  • Familiarity with build systems, continuous integration and continuous deployment
  • A strong programming or scripting background in a common language
  • Bonus points for database administration experience

Major initiatives:

  • Visibility/Monitoring
  • Build Pipeline improvements
  • Data Analytics
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • PCI/Compliance
Major Requirements
  • Experience with AWS (or similar cloud infrastructure)
  • Excellent communication
  • Solid scripting skills (bash, python, groovy)
  • Knowledge of security best practices
  • Experience administrating and tuning application stacks and databases
  • You are passionate about how your work translates into a better user or customer experience
  • You are qualified to accept employment in the US

Rocket Travel is a place where you:

  • Own decisions and take action that can be implemented in a matter of days
  • Work with intrinsically motivated folks with a track record for building new businesses from scratch
  • Receive a competitive compensation package, including 401k, bonus, health and dental insurance, and travel benefits
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Why work with us
Our team is inquisitive. Data drives our decisions, informing everything from creative to business development. Our team is energized. We work with a sense of urgency, hustling to launch and test projects. Our team is worldly. We value unique cultures, languages, and wanderlust. And our team is growing. As often as we're looking to hire, we're also encouraging employees to develop professionally.
We maintain a startup atmosphere, even after our acquisition. Employees enjoy flexible work schedules, an open work environment with driven and curious professionals, and the opportunity to help people travel faster. Our team travels together, relaxes at happy hours, and works while their favorite records play in the Rocket Lounge.
Perks & Benefits
Vacation credits
Flexible work schedules
Health and dental insurance
Competitive salary and bonus structure
Monthly cell-phone stipend
Stocked kitchen, keg and fridge
Work with intrinsically motivated folks with a track record for building new businesses from scratch
Frequent professional development opportunities, happy hours, live-band karaoke, Smash Brothers competitions, and ping-pong tournaments.

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