KAYAK is hiring a

Network Engineer

Berlin, Germany

The Position

KAYAK's Network Operations team is looking for a motivated network engineer with a real passion for automation. Our team is responsible for the 24x7 operation of KAYAK's network, providing a stable foundation for users all around the world to search for, book, and manage their trips.

You are going to be an essential member of a close-knit team that keeps the business running smoothly, helping millions of people plan and book their trips each year. You and the team will work collaboratively to maintain, improve, and automate the KAYAK Network.



  • Collaborate with and support Infrastructure Operations teams to identify problems, evaluate potential solutions, and implementing improvements as the needs of the business scale

  • Create scripts, documentation and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for tasks and share knowledge with the larger Infrastructure group

  • Work proactively and independently to identify areas which need improvement, collaborating with the Network Engineering team to assess priorities and scope;

  • Act as an escalation point of contact for other teams to resolve complex issues;


Required Skills/Experience

  • 3+ years experience configuring and maintaining web-scale production networks;

  • Experience with network automation technologies such as, Ansible, terraform, netmiko, etc

  • Experience writing and integrating software applications with REST APIs;

  • Has a growth-mindset and is dedicated to improving themselves, the team, and the business;

  • Excellent collaborator and is able to document work and share knowledge with the rest of the team internally and externally;

  • Familiar with Internet architectures and peering;


Additional Desired Skills

  • Experience designing, troubleshooting, and operating data center networks including L2 switching and L3 routing with OSPF and BGP

  • Experience with Linux routing software such as FRR, BIRD, or equivalent

  • Experience with Cisco, Juniper, and Dell routers, switches, and security appliances

  • Experience with operating Arista/BigSwitch Converged Cloud Fabric

  • Experience working with Amazon AWS

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Comfortable working in Enterprise Linux-based environments



At KAYAK we help millions of travelers around the globe make confident travel decisions. KAYAK searches other sites to show travelers the information they need to find the right flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages and is the world's leading travel search engine.

As an employee of KAYAK, you will be part of a global network that includes OpenTable and KAYAK's portfolio of metasearch brands including Swoodoo, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined. Many employees are dedicated to one brand, but we all have the benefit of using each other's strengths and insights. Together, we're able to help people experience the world through dining and travel.

KAYAK is part of Booking Holdings Inc. and operates sites in more than 60 countries and territories.


Benefits and Perks

  • 6 weeks paid vacation

  • Day off on your birthday

  • Generous retirement plans

  • Annual education budget *

  • Free lunch catering three days per week *

  • Public transportation subsidies *

  • Free German classes *

  • Free Yoga classes *

  • Free massages from Wellnow *

  • No stupid meetings

  • Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc

  • Regular team events and volunteering opportunities

  • Sport teams (Football, Volleyball, Basketball)

  • Flexible hours

  • In-house gym facilities

  • Universal paid parental leave

* currently paused due to COVID


Diversity and Inclusion at OpenTable/ KAYAK

We aspire to have a workplace that reflects all of the diverse communities we serve. We know that when we have diverse teams we produce more innovative ideas, products, services, and better business outcomes for our stakeholders. OpenTable/KAYAK is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles on our team.  Whoever you are, just be you.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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