Skyscanner's Eileen Rogers knows a thing or two about sales; from her job as a human pop-up banner to guiding a top tennis coach through a modern art purchase, she’s bringing everything she’s learnt to her role as the Design Lead for our Modern Advertising Tribe. Read about her journey — and her vision for genuinely traveller-centric ads - on our dedicated marketing blog #mustreads #advertising #design #UX #creative #modern #journey #sales
Say hello to our brand new look!
We're still the same Skyscanner, but we've got a new mission - to lead the global transformation to modern and sustainable travel.
What does that actually mean? We want to look after our planet so future generations get to explore it, too.
Read more: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM0Ii
Our global design director Steve 'Buzz' Pearce will be giving a live interview at 14:30 GMT on Thursday (19th September) as part of Tech Circus' 'Let's Talk UX' series - and you can watch it online, for free! Buzz has worked with brands including the BBC, Lonely Planet, Lego, Alexander McQueen, Jamie Oliver and, of course, Skyscanner in the course of his storied career, and is also on the board of the Government's Design Council. In other words: if you're interested in #design and/or #UX this is a must-attend event. Register below - and enjoy!
Skyscanner is frequently hailed for helping its team members have a great work-life balance - and a great work-life balance means…real time for life-enriching hobbies! Today we’re highlighting the fantastic photography of Ilya Ilford, who has been busy creating a series of portraits of the people of Leith Walk in Edinburgh. Ilya forces himself to be selective and incisive with his subjects by taking his photos with a Rolleiflex camera (which means he's restricted to 12 shots per roll of film). You can view some of his (really rather moving) images, and read about his project in more detail by checking out this recent BBC feature on Ilya and his work
PhocusWire has just launched ‘How I Got Here’ - a fantastic new podcast dedicated to getting the inside stories on the most innovative travel and transportation companies – and the man in the hot-seat for the very first episode is Skyscanner co-founder, former CEO and current chairperson, Gareth Williams!
If you like open, honest, and insightful business chat, then you will definitely want to add Gareth’s interview - and How I Got Here - to your must-listen-list
"Focus on what you enjoy and have a passion for it. I remember reading Good to Great by Jim Collins, and this is the advice he gives. It is advice that I continue to follow and live by. Also, do not try to plan out your entire career. Learn from experiences, improve your skill set and opportunities will come your way."
Wise words from Hugh Aitken, Skyscanner's Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, in this revealing Econsultancy interview...
Sprint goals, yoga, guilds, tribes and family: there’s no such thing as an ordinary week for a full stack engineer at Skyscanner, but Stephen Hailey can tell you a little bit about a typical week - his story is live on our engineering blog now
Five data centres around the world. Over 7,000 VMs. 300 different services. More than 40 engineering teams - it’s fair to say our recent all-in move from on-premise data centres to #AWS ☁️ was a colossal piece of work. In his new piece for our engineering blog, Skyscanner’s Ashley Sole discusses our approach to cloud migration – and reveals the hard-won lessons we learnt along the way
Fed up with the disappointing summer weather in the UK? Fed up with your job? Why not code yourself an escape route! We’ve teamed up with Hired, Inc. to create a unique 30-45 minute challenge hosted on the Hired Assessments platform – successful challengers will be in with a chance of winning one of the three £500 Skyscanner vouchers we're giving away - and get fast-tracked to the interview stage of our hiring process. The competition is only running until July 14 - start your bid for freedom at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMEF5
Over on our engineering blog Nikolaos Tsipas has just published a great piece about how we built a self-served ETL pipeline for ingesting third-party data - and how you can too. Also worth a read to see how we're using cool technologies like Cookiecutter, AWS Batch and Glue for cutting-edge projects!