Junior Linux System Administrator to Keep Our Ship Sailing Smoothly

IT Operations & Support - Düsseldorf, Germany
Level: Early Career
Start date: As soon as possible

Junior Linux System Administrator

As the world’s largest hotel search, it takes a lot of work to keep things running smoothly. When waves of technical problems come crashing down, we need a tech-head who can make sure that our ship stays on course. We’re looking for a deckhand to join our pirate ship. Once you’ve learned how to monitor and maintain our multi-data centre network infrastructure, you will become our navigator guiding us to brighter shores. If this sounds like it’s for you, come join our crew.

What you’ll do:

  • Get the chance to tackle some of the leading software and system issues in a big data environment.
  • Troubleshoot reasons for critical malfunctions in complex technical environments.
  • Help us to stay one step ahead: you will be encouraged to challenge our current processes and consider what we can do differently.
  • Research trends, share ideas and work on projects to help us improve. If your suggestions work on a small scale you will get to see them implemented in 5 data centres on 3 continents.

What you’ll need:

  • To be an unashamed tech-junkie.
  • A good understanding of shell scripting and Linux or UNIX/FreeBSD-based tools.
  • The desire to learn about networking, monitoring systems (Nagios/Cacti/Icinga), Apache httpd and Nginx webserver, MySQL and PHP.
  • The ability to handle the pressure of big data responsibility and tight deadlines.
  • A good enough level of English (our company language) to be comfortable speaking it on a daily basis.
  • To be looking to break into the IT industry and seeking the chance to make a difference to the experience of 120 million monthly users.
  • To be a born problem solver who is always considering how to do things differently and is able to attempt to solve problems without close supervision.
  • A proactive personality: we want someone who will speak their mind, think along with the teams and ask questions.

Life at trivago is…

  • The ability to push your ideas through to execution without being held back by bureaucracy.
  • The freedom to embrace small-scale failures as a path to large-scale success.
  • The belief that factual proof, not seniority, determines which path to take.
  • Self-determined working hours based on measuring productivity through goals rather than number of hours spent in the office.
  • Being supported in all your needs, including relocation assistance and language classes for international arrivals.
  • The opportunity to develop personally and professionally with regular free code workshops and Hackathons, as well as the chance to contribute to our tech blog.
  • Living in Düsseldorf, a city boasting the 6th highest quality of life in the world for expats.

Additional information:

  • Additional information:
    Please note that your CV and motivation letter must be written in English.
  • This is a fixed-term position of 1 year with a long-term perspective.
  • trivago GmbH is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from individuals with disabilities are welcome.
  • Please note that all applications must be made online. We do not accept physical applications and any documents sent to us will not be returned.