TL;DR Summary — We accidentally submitted an incorrect change to the templating of our infrastructure provisioning system. This deleted all of the microservices responsible for serving skyscanner.net and data to our mobile app from the underlying infrastructure across the entire globe, causing a four-hour outage. …

Hi there 👋, my name is Jean Rauwers.

I am from Brazil and recently have joined Skyscanner as a Software Engineer 2.

I wanted to share a bit about my experience over the past few months, including the hiring and onboarding processes here at Skyscanner.

HIRING PROCESS

My hiring process was very…

Introduction

At Skyscanner, we take the career aspirations of our teams seriously, which is why we have spent a ton of time building our two distinct engineering paths; individual contributor (IC) or manager. Advancing your career as an IC is seen as a linear progression; going from Senior Software Engineer to…

Skyscanner’s systems are anything but small-scale. With millions of travellers using our site and app every month, we handle dizzying volumes of requests across a microservice architecture that, itself, is pretty huge. All-in, there are several hundred microservices and microsites (webapps that support a specific portion of the site), supported…

Introduction

Skyscanner’s Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline is built to support tens of thousands of deployments per day. The frequency of production deployments cannot come at the expense of security. In fact, security processes need to be integrated within the CI/CD pipeline. …

Introduction

Skyscanner’s products are powered by hundreds of services hosted on AWS. In order to deploy changes and new services to production with zero clicks, we have an automated pipeline that´s responsible for building, testing and deploying new code, and provisioning and configuring new infrastructure. …

Skyscanner Engineering

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