Big Data Cloud Operations Engineer

HomeAway   •  

Austin, TX

5 - 7 years

Posted 238 days ago

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Are you passionate about supporting large scale data products, processes, frameworks, and tools that enable enterprise-wide delivery of data and analytics? If so, HomeAway’s Data & Analytics Team is searching for a Lead Big Data Operations Engineer with a background in implementing enterprise-class data platforms, tools, and frameworks to enable batch & streaming job processing, programmatic data access, analytics, and process automation. We are looking for a highly skilled, passionate individual who is a quick learner, excited about new technologies, and willing to help lead all aspects of our operations.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design and implement high availability architecture, including disaster recovery
  • Implement tools and processes to automate and lead our data and analytics infrastructure
  • Implement and optimize infrastructure configuration for cost, security, and performance
  • Implement monitoring and alerting solutions to provide insight into overall platform health
  • Create and maintain documentation of infrastructure and processes
  • Participate in on-callsupport and other daily tasks
  • Assist in evaluating new platforms and tools to support use cases
  • Provide guidance to improve our data and analytics architecture
  • Lead and mentor team members across the team


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field
  • 5+ years data warehousing operations experience working for companies with massive amounts of data
  • 2+ years experience leading projects and other engineers
  • In depth knowledge of infrastructure with experience setting up, managing, and solving problems large-scale data platforms
  • Administrative expertise with S3, EC2, Hadoop, Kafka, Spark, Presto, AWS
  • Strong scriptingexperience with either Python, Ruby, or Bash
  • Experience with at least one configuration management tool such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Terraform
  • Basic system and networktroubleshooting
  • Self-motivated with the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment
  • Attention to detail and a passion to make a difference
  • Ability to lead with little direction
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Nice to Haves:

  • Familiar with common virtualization or container platforms (Docker)
  • Experience with Druid, Looker, Kyvos, Tableau, Qubole operations
  • Familiarity with scheduling tools (UAC, Airflow)
  • Familiarity with data warehousing principles
  • Experience with Jenkins or other continuous integration and delivery tools

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Annual target bonus or commission
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Vacation rental on a yearly basis (taxable benefit)
  • Parental Leave (up to 20 weeks based on eligibility)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Free snacks and beverages, including breakfast on Fridays
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team
  • Free listing on
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk
  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass
  • Casual dress

We are an equal opportunity employer and 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.