Linux System Administrator

IT Operations & Support - Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Level: Professionals
  • Start date: As soon as possible

System Administrator to Keep Us on the Cutting Edge – Linux


Can you spot safety issues at a glance? Can you think like a hacker to boost security? Do you think differently? Join our Data Center Operations team and help ensure the safety and stability of the world's largest hotel search as you maintain and protect our site's servers. We’re always considering what we can change in order to improve so we’re looking for an experienced, creative tech-head who can give us a fresh perspective. You will monitor and maintain our multi-data center infrastructure and monitor the workload of critical systems, deciding on what changes we will need to make to cope with future workload. You will identify and strengthen vulnerabilities and protect trivago from attack. Think logically to troubleshoot reasons for critical malfunctions and set up automated processes for monitoring, error detection and system setup. You’ll have to find the perfect balance of safety and accessibility so that our users have the best experience possible. We want someone who will question our current approaches to technical problems and who can make sure that we stay on the cutting edge of technology as we rapidly expand. If you feel you can help us move forward, step up and show us what you’ve got.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has at least 4 years’ networking experience in organisations with large networks – preferably in a web environment.
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree or has completed an apprenticeship in Computer Science or has equivalent experience.
  • Has hands-on experience working with and troubleshooting network-related issues using Linux or FreeBSD-based tools. For those unfamiliar with FreeBSD, although you will need to use it on a regular basis, we will provide training and only require that you are an avid learner.
  • Has advanced know-how of monitoring systems (Nagios/Icinga/Cacti) and Apache httpd web server.
  • Possesses an up-to-date knowledge of network-based attacks and their mitigation.
  • Has solid scripting skills.
  • Will speak up if they sense any problems and is fully able to communicate their thoughts, needs and intentions so that any potential misunderstandings are avoided.
  • Couples razor-sharp analytical abilities with a strong sense of responsibility, urgency, and drive.
  • Speaks English (our company language) fluently. German language skills would be a plus.
  • Can start as soon as possible.

Life at trivago:

trivago is an exciting hub of multicultural activity where nationalities from all around the world come to share their knowledge and work together on redefining the travelling experience for millions of people. We nurture all our talents and provide them with the support they need to develop professionally as well as personally. We encourage fanatic learning through regular code workshops, Hackathons and constant feedback as well as promoting quick decision making in keeping with our trial and error philosophy. Flexible working hours are in place to create a trusting environment where productivity is measured through goals rather than hours spent in the office. For our internationals, we help with relocation and provide language classes for those wanting to learn and practise their German.
Join us at trivago – a place where talented minds meet, crazy ideas are shared and innovation is born.

Important additional information:

  • Please note that non-EU citizens will require a university degree in order to receive a work permit.
  • Please note that your CV and motivation letter must be written in English.

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