Principal Network Engineer (Remote - US)

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What Opentable is looking for in applicants

OpenTable, part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), powers reservations for the hospitality industry. OpenTable’s software seats more than 1 billion people per year and helps more than 50,000+ restaurants, bars, wineries and other venues attract guests, manage capacity, improve operations and maximize revenue.

As an employee of OpenTable, 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.

You will be part of a hardworking Network Operations team that provides the backbone to ensure that diners and restaurants stay connected all over the world. In this role, you'll be ensuring that multiple datacenters, cloud, and office networks are available and running 24x7. Responsibilities include crafting network architectures, developing automated configurations, fixing connectivity issues and implementing security across our current and next generation platforms. If you are excited by a culture of automation, monitoring, and improvement for all engineering systems and can deliver outstanding quality in a multifaceted, agile environment, we'd like to meet you.


  • Extensive experience with JunOS EX, QFX, and SRX Platforms
  • Ability to tackle sophisticated problems with simple and elegant solutions
  • Ability to handle several projects at a time
  • Ability to learn and gain new technical skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and experience working with other engineering teams
  • In depth knowledge of TCP/IP and network protocols such as Ether-Channel (LACP, MC-LAG), Virtual chassis, STP, and SNMP
  • In depth knowledge of dynamic routing protocols such as OSPF and BGP
  • In depth knowledge of VPN protocols such as SSL VPN and IPSec
  • In depth knowledge of Layer 3, 4, and 7 load balancing methodologies and protocols as well as experience with highly available network and system architectures
  • In depth knowledge of Multi-Datacenter HA methodologies such as eVPN and VXLan
  • Familiarity with configuration automation such as Ansible or Puppet
  • Familiarity with at least one scripting language such as Python
  • Familiarity with PanOS, ArubaOS, or IOS/NX-OS/ASA-OS
  • Experience solving network issues in virtualized environments
  • Experience supporting F5 LTM platforms. This includes designing, installing, upgrading, and troubleshooting
  • Be an expert in the use of various network monitoring and packet capture tools
  • Able to participate in a 24/7 on-call rotation and be an escalation point for critical issues
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience as a Network Engineer
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a technical leader mentoring other Network Engineers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with containers such as Docker and container orchestration such as Kubernetes
  • Experience with CI/CD applications such as Jenkins and CircleCI
  • Linux administration and other SRE skills
  • Experience with using bug tracking and version control tools such as Jira and Git
  • Bachelor's degree in related field


  • Generous paid vacation
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Company matched retirement plans
  • Health, dental and vision insurance plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Headspace Subscription
  • Drinks, coffee, snacks, games
  • Flexible hours
  • Universal Paid Parental leave


Diversity and Inclusion

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 creative ideas, products, and better outcomes for our team members. 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 job responsibilities, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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