With millions of transactions per day, Booking.com requires a solid infrastructure that’s constantly monitored.
Our Site Reliability Engineers improve upon the performance and dependability of our varied technology systems, continuously working towards bringing big ideas to reality.
They build and embrace change, coding their way to ensure the scalability and efficiency of our vast infrastructure – and then make sure it all works together, so that this e-commerce engine runs smoothly.
Meet Alibek, our Engineering Manager and discover what he most enjoys about his work at Booking.com
Interviewing for an SRE position at Booking.com is a three-part process: a coding interview; a systems design interview; and finally, a behavioural interview, designed to help you express the success attributes you bring to the role, understand how you think and collaborate, and to assess your commercial acumen and motivation for the role.
Our recruitment process can take anywhere from 3-6 weeks, but of course this depends on the complexity of interviews that are required for each role.
Your Recruiter will be with you every step of the way with resources, feedback and tips to help you to prep for success.
The first stage after application is a phone call with our Sourcers or Recruiters – this will cover an overview of your career history, your knowledge, skills and experience as well as your interest in the role you’ve applied to. While there is not anything specific you can prepare, it is a great idea to have your CV to hand as well as a copy of the job posting you applied to. You can even have some examples of the knowledge, skills and experience you have gained in your career so far.
During this round (60 mins), we will present you with one problem statement for which you will have to solve by finding the correct Data Structure and Algorithm. You will be able to choose your preferred programming language to complete this.
During this interview (75 mins), we will ask you to solve a problem by showing your ability to design, explain and justify a robust and scalable system, as well as troubleshooting any issues around it.
This is the final step in the interview process, where you will be meeting your next potential Manager at Booking.com or another Manager from the same team. This is a great opportunity for you to ask questions about your next potential team.
Our assessment process is we want to get to know you better in the following fields:
Coding skills & Problem-solving with code.
We tend to work in smaller, agile teams. Most of our teams have 6-12 members, but may vary based on a department. For example, in our development teams, you will also collaborate with other functional teams including Product Owners, Designers and Testers.
The majority of our interviews are conducted via video conferencing.
As we move into a more hybrid way of working, with our employees dividing their time between home and the workplace, we believe that our offices will continue to serve as an important place for colleagues to come together, innovate and collaborate face-to-face on a regular basis. We know from research with our employees that they still value and need time together in the office to connect and collaborate. As such, our aim is to create a flexible concept that we can continue to adapt to meet the evolving needs of our workforce.
“Our engineering culture at Booking.com is embodied by our core values: Own It and Learn Forever. Teams and engineers are empowered with ownership of their product and solution – and we are continuously improving our skills, tech estate, and products. We learn from each other, from our customers, from our successes, and from our mistakes.” – Austin Sheppard, VP Engineering, Trips
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