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We believe that we are better together, & at Tripadvisor we welcome you for who you are. Our workplace is for everyone, as is our people powered platform. At Tripadvisor, we want you to bring your unique identities, abilities, & experiences, so we can collectively revolutionize travel & together find the good out there.

We are looking for a highly experienced Principal Site Reliability Engineer (AWS) with experience working with high-traffic, production deployments, to Amazon Web Services to join our world-class engineering team, responsible for powering the most critical features of our globally known web site & mobile applications, operating across 43 markets & 22 languages, servicing our 490 million monthly active users.

As a Principal Site Reliability Engineer (AWS) you will be expected to work with application & operations engineers across the B2C Supply Engineering team & internal platform teams in developing or integrating necessary tooling & monitoring to ensure that the teams can maintain target service level objectives. You will also play an active role in on-going efforts to migrate existing on-premise services into AWS, driving cloud-first best practices.

What Youll Do:

  • Facilitate Development: Reduce friction & improve reliability in development, testing, & deployment to production.
  • Empower Operational Excellence: Ensure adequate monitoring & observability to proactively identify & diagnose system degradations & potential problems.
  • Shape our Future:  Help design & then execute on our technical roadmap.  Work with other dedicated, experienced engineers, to migrate legacy monoliths & on-premises micro-services to cloud-first systems.
  • Write code: Ship code to production.  Write code that will power production services handling requests from millions of users each day, while serving as a foundation for future cloud-first migrations within the organization.
  • Practice Accountability: Participate in periodic on-call duties & ensure that incident root causes are identified, debugged & resolved to prevent recurrence.

Who You Are:

  • 12+ years of experience in commercial software development including leadership & operations experience
  • Strong Java background, including developing & debugging highly-concurrent, high-throughput systems
  • Strong understanding of AWS technologies (e.g. EKS, ECS, CDK, RDS, Dynamo)
  • Experience troubleshooting & resolving performance issues at every layer of the stack
  • Experience with production Cloud deployments & integrated CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience with Kubernetes & Microservices-based architecture
  • Solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, & Object Oriented Software Design.
  • Familiarity with Hive / Hadoop / Spark / Snowflake a plus
  • Past experience with datacenter-to-cloud migrations a plus
  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs & GraphQL are a plus
  • Experience with Terraform & Atlantis a plus
  • Experience with Apache Solr and/or ElasticSearch a plus
  • Experience with Kafka, ActiveMQ a plus
  • Experience with Nodejs, ES6, & front-end technologies like React are a plus
  • Experience with Istio a plus.

What youll get:

Tripadvisor provides a unique, global work environment that captures the speed, innovation & excitement of a startup, at a thriving, growing & well-established industry brand. At Tripadvisor, you will be part of a dynamic, fun, & energetic team where you can immediately make meaningful contributions.

  • Highly competitive base salary
  • Annual bonus program
  • Stock grant
  • Generous Paid Time Off Policy
  • 401k Matching Program
  • Excellent health & dental options
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Annual Wellness & Fitness Benefit
  • Annual personal travel reimbursement
  • Life & Accident Insurance coverage
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • + much more!

We strive to create an accessible & inclusive experience for all candidates. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please make sure to reach out to your individual recruiter or our team at



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