Skyscanner

Leading the global transformation to modern and sustainable travel

Founded 2003
1001-1500 employees
  • Hotels, Restaurants, Leisure, Travel, & Hospitality
  • Headquarters address
    London
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    If you want to embrace software at scale in an environment that still feels small enough for everyone to make an impact, read on. Here’s everything you need to know about life at Skyscanner and how to prepare for your interview.
    Skyscanner - We will be together again

    The story so far

    We're proud to be the world's most trusted travel site.

    And we're not just saying that - our customers did. Since we burst onto the scene in 2003 to change the way everyone travelled, we've moved on to offering car hire and hotels too. All forming part of our move toward providing a complete travel experience. With 100 million monthly users, we know that we have the power to change travel - for good.

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    Technology at Skyscanner

    We iterate, we improve, we measure and, where necessary, we change course. It's all part of being Agile. When it comes to Engineering at Skyscanner, our teams strive to deliver an unmatched traveller experience. To help them do this, they're guided each day by our Engineering Principles.

    Our Engineering blog
    Our Engineering Principles

    Hear from Paul Gillespie, Senior Principal Engineer - Skyscanner on AWS - Scaling Kubernetes Workloads with Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

    Technology Culture at Skyscanner

    We draw a lot of parallels between our team members and our customers. Probably because they're often the same people. It helps to be united by a love of travel, keeping us committed to doing the right thing for people and the planet. Listening, supporting and questioning to make sure we do. When it comes to relationships with our people and employees, we play the long game. Looking to build strong ones. Not easy ones. We believe that great people make great products. So, we spend time and money on developing the individuals that make what we do possible.

    Principal Engineer Nicky Wrightson is a prime example of how exciting careers can be here - Nicky Wrightson, Being a Principal Engineer at Skyscanner.

    Click on the Video below to find out more about our engineers

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    Tech stack

    Python, Java, JavaScript (React.js, Node.js) CoffeeScript, Couchbase, RabbitMQ, SQL, SQL Server, Kafka, Elastic Search, Graphite, AWS, Dropwizard, Kubernetes, Docker, iOS, Android, Databricks, Kotlin, Kafka, Swift

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    Performance bonus
    Stock Options
    Pension plan

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    EAP (Employee Assistance Program)

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Volunteer time off
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits
    Sabbatical

    Personal development

    Management training
    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement
    Internship program
    Hackathons

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Bike parking
    Snacks and beverages
    Matching charitable donations
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Employee discount programs
    Showers
    Skyscanner - We have offices in 11 global locations
    Skyscanner - A collaborative working environment
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