Sr. Systems Administrator

Job Description:
The right person for this job will be joining the growing Technology team within HomeAway’s ever expanding corporate environment. You’ll be responsible for the overall administration and upkeep of our Atlassian tools (Confluence and Jira) as well as building monitored, maintainable and documented systems throughout our environment, and providing technical support and training for colleagues.

The Opportunity:

You’ll have the chance to drive IT excellence with no chance of boredom in a challenging environment. Our ever growing footprint will give you the opportunity to work at scale while being creative in an agile team. You’ll be joining a credible team where people go out of their way to help each other succeed.  You’ll also get to work with stakeholders across the globe gaining international experience in a fast pace eCommerce industry all while working in an incredible office space!


- Assist with minor and major Atlassian upgrades and schedule/coordinate with teams to minimize disruption to end users.

- Primary point of contact for any requests and issues related to JIRA and Confluence

- Conduct ongoing monitoring of application activity / logs to identify potential performance / stability issues using third party monitoring tools such as Splunk and New Relic

- Work with our internal business partners to gather requirements and implement innovative solutions to challenging problems/requests

- Provide training to technical and non-technical teams to use Atlassian tools

- Prototyping, architecting and implementing/updating the platform

- Be available 24x7 when on call

- Hands-on administration, configuration management, monitoring, and performance tuning of Atlassian tools

- Process creation and management of complex workflows, projects, custom fields, security schemes, reports and dashboard configurations

- Application clustering / load balancing concepts and technologies

- Experience in scripting using languages such as groovy, perl, ruby, python, powershell

- Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills

- Able to design high quality reliable services and applications which have highly complex requirements.

- Expert knowledge of industry best practice on system design

- Must have the ability to be a self-starter and work independently on technical projects but also work collaboratively with project team members through an agile development process that promotes constant team communication

- Must have excellent communication skills to assist in conducting user interview sessions, requirements gathering, and design reviews

- Willingness to take on new challenges and a passion for learning

Highly Desirable:
- Linux (CentOS / RHEL) and Windows competent (2008R2+)

- Familiar with Application / Web servers such as Apache, TomCat

- Familiar with SQL Databases (Microsoft SQL Server preferred)

- Familiar with configuration management best practices

- Basic understanding of J2EE architectures and concepts

- Basic understanding of Git and familiarity with GitHub

- Familiarity with Amazon Web Services

- Great Medical & Dental Plans
- Highly Competitive salary
- Target annual bonus
- Company stock (RSUs)
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- 4 weeks paid vacation
- Free vacation rental on a yearly basis (taxable benefit)
- Ability to work up to two weeks in any of our offices around the world on a yearly basis
- Free drinks & snacks
- Weekly company update talks with our leadership team
- Free listing on HomeAway.com
- Electric adjustable stand up desk
- Casual dress code  

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