Engineering Manager - Systems Team

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Rocket Travel, Inc., a subsidiary of Booking Holdings, is looking for an Engineering Manager with experience in cloud environments to join our engineering team. You will be the team lead for our systems/ops team (3 other engineers). You will help the team build, maintain, and support our cloud infrastructure through collaboration with our engineering and data science teams.

The Rocket Travel team is based in Chicago’s West Loop, which is currently fully remote. Remote employment is an option for this role, but once it’s safe to travel and our office re-opens, periodic trips to Chicago will be encouraged.

You will lead our systems team as it pursues challenges including:

  • Building, maintaining, and supporting our AWS resources
  • Jenkins deployment tooling
  • Increasing our infrastructure-as-code coverage and automation
  • Leading the transition to a platform for container orchestration
  • Triaging security issues and shaping our security policies
  • Assisting engineering with scaling, performance, and application monitoring
  • Monitoring AWS costs and suggesting optimizations
  • Providing service to our engineering group and sharing knowledge

The stack you’ll help manage:

  • AWS-hosted cloud architecture
  • Infrastructure increasingly implemented in Terraform
  • GitHub for code management
  • Jenkins for CI/CD
  • Container management
  • Third party services: DataDog, Cloudflare, and others
  • Various languages and frameworks in use in our applications, including Java/Spring Boot, Kotlin, Groovy/Grails, and JavaScript/React.

An ideal candidate will have:

  • Advanced experience with AWS, especially EC2, RDS, S3, IAM, and networking.
  • Experience leading a team and managing engineers, and interest in helping team members learn and grow.
  • Experience leading large team projects, from requirement gathering to implementation.
  • Experience administering and tuning application stacks and databases.
  • Familiarity with security best practices within application and AWS contexts.
  • Linux systems administration experience.
  • Proficiency in task automation via scripting.
  • Experience building and enhancing CI/CD pipelines.
  • Experience with container orchestration

Benefits:

  • Having ownership of our cloud infrastructure and strategic roadmap.
  • Leading an excellent team of systems engineers and helping them grow professionally.
  • Collaborating closely with teammates with a track record for delivering great products.
  • Developing software using AWS, GitHub, Slack, modern development practices, and the best tools available.
  • Receiving a competitive compensation package, including bonus, health/dental insurance, life insurance, and 401k matching.
  • Choosing your own computer and remote work setup.
  • Receiving a monthly cell phone stipend.
  • Enjoying flexible PTO policy and free travel credits.
  • Learning at periodic engineering lunch-and-learns.
  • Enjoying free snacks, drinks, and coffee at our Chicago office in the West Loop (when it reopens).

Rocket Travel creates B2C and B2B2C travel solutions, and is part of Booking Holdings (BKNG). We have many worldwide partners and a diversified business. Despite the world’s current situation, Booking Holdings has been rated the healthiest company in travel, and we’re using 2020 to prepare for the future. We’re solidifying our tech stack, our business capabilities, and our partnerships so that we’ll be ready to meet the world’s pent-up demand for travel when the time comes. We’d love for you to join us and help the world travel again!

Candidates should be authorized to accept employment in the US from any employer, should be willing to start within three weeks of accepting an offer, and should be able to work the same daily working hours as our Chicago office.

At Rocket Travel, we’re building a diverse team that values accountability, curiosity, and community. If you share these values and are interested in joining us, we’d love to talk with you even if you don’t meet 100% of the requirements listed here. We don’t expect anyone to have all the answers, as long as they’re willing to learn and grow with us.

Rocket Travel is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

To all recruitment agencies: Rocket Travel does not accept third party resumes. Please do not send resumes to our jobs alias, Rocket Travel employees or any other organization location. Rocket Travel is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Location

A former industrial zone, now a hip dining and nightlife hotspot. Rocketmiles is located right at the heart of Fulton Market easy access by the L.

An Insider's view of Rocket Travel, Inc

What are some social events your company does?

We actually had the opportunity to reunite in person, while socially distanced on the Chicago River. Rocketmiles' own kayak master Kyle arranged a nighttime trip down the river for us to paddle by the bright city lights. It was so good to finally see each other face-to-6-feet-away-face again.

Carolina

People Operations Coordinator

What does your typical day look like?

My favorite part of my job at Rocket is a blend of working with extremely confident, intelligent, and committed people and always having multiple things to work on. Each day is full of new challenges which gives me the opportunity to learn an incredible amount.

Eva Martinuzzi

QA Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

When you work with really, really talented people, sometimes you just want to show off their work. Our experienced designer Joe created a comic book take on the Design Team. Heroes of UX, saving our customers from the perils of bad design all day every day

Chelsea Hottovy

Social Media Stratesgist

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Everything from virtual hangouts to wellness check-ins have worked well, but don't necessarily replace the innovation and collaboration from "random office chats." Making it a habit to hop on a videocall or chat conversation with someone you haven't spoken to in a while can help alleviate some of that pain.

Simon Qin

CPO

How does your team reward individual success?

Each month, the company nominates Unsung Heroes—those who are always there to jump in with an extra set of hands, who patiently explain any question, who help us excel, even if they don't always work on the flashiest projects, and might not always get the recognition they deserve.

Chris Stone

Head of People Operations

What are Rocket Travel, Inc Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Rocketmiles works hard to improve our D&I initiatives by unpacking the cultural foundations of bias, learning to recognize where it exists in our own culture and ourselves.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Rocketmiles employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Team workouts
Rocketmiles' team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Rocketmiles. provides 12 weeks of leave for any parent no matter how you had the child. (birth or adoption)
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Rocketmiles offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees, as well as a free bike sharing membership after one year of service.
Company Outings
Rocketmiles hosts company outings Monthly.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Fridays.
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Rocketmiles' pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Vacation credits • Flexible work schedules • 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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