Senior Developer – Shortbreaks

Up to £55,000 DOE + profit share + benefits

We are Holiday Extras Shortbreaks (part of the Holiday Extras Group, established for over 30 years); we work with the UK’s biggest theme parks, attractions and West-End shows helping over half a million customers a year to make their free time count. An innovative and entrepreneurial travel-tech business, we are proud to run like a startup (even after 10 years of success) and are rated as a Sunday Times Top 100 Company to work for.

The Role

You’ll work in our growing web team and will be responsible for delivering robust and performant web solutions across our platform. You will have the freedom to deliver the best solution for the challenges the business puts in front of you and will be given the resources and time you need to get the job done.

Built on a micro services architecture, our API oriented NodeJS platform will be your primary focus helping deliver data and content to our many e-commerce websites.  We build many of our tools in-house but also love open source so as well as taking much from the community you’ll find a lot of our codebase openly available on GitHub.

On our stack we’re currently using, PHP, Javascript, NodeJS (Express/Hapijs), Python, Backbone and React and will continue to always use the best technologies for the purposes of our work (that is, we don’t restrict ourselves). We also rely heavily on AWS for our infrastructure needs and expect you to get involved in extending and enhancing our cloud setup.

We have such a beautiful office in the heart of the Kentish countryside just outside of Ashford it’ll almost seem a shame to take advantage of our home-working policy and flexible hours, which will let you work anywhere you like, any hours you like, on a company Mac laptop. There’s too many benefits to list here but “Project Lounge” – our fortnightly ‘freedom to learn’ day is my personal favourite and is absolutely essential in ensuring the team is always improving and moving forwards.

Who we're looking for...

  • Can you come up with a solution to any problem, however complex?
  • Do you demand the best from yourself and those around you?
  • Do you always have an eye of what’s “up next” in the industry?
  • Are you able to fix tiny bugs as well as see the bigger picture?
  • Do you lead from the front ensuring the business is always supported and you have your teammates backs?
  • Do you want to test your development skills in a constantly evolving business?

If your answer to these questions is yes, you love tech and are passionate about building the best systems with the best team then we’re looking for you.

Come help us build the services that give our customers the best experience on the web.

If this sounds like a fantastic opportunity for you, please send in your CV & Cover Letter by hitting the 'Apply Now' button!