At HouseTrip we are always on the lookout for passionate developer with the usual-suspect skills:
Ruby and Rails
A Devops and Test-Driven Development state of mind
Optionally: Sinatra, Mongo, Puppet, Git , Rspec, Cucumber, Mac/Linux skills
Over the coming year we are scaling up housetrip.com, our Rails app that serves a growing 10 million pages per month. We need you to help make it a distributed, world-class web application.
You’ll have plenty of opportunity to sharpen your skills in adding new features and going beyond Rails. Building Sinatra/MongoDB services, contributing to open-source projects, and helping make our code-base more sustainable.
You’ll work closely with the business, take part in product decisions, and pair program regularly. So be prepared to put down those headphones and spend a lot of time talking and listening. We've got a talented team and we're keen to learn from you and hopefully teach you a few tricks too!
The business has a lot of ambition and a wide range of facets, so there will be lots of variety as well as hard work.
You don’t have to be a bleeding edge Ruby developer, but you do need to be hands-on and care about quality; there is plenty of backend, frontend, and infrastructure work to be done.
We are looking for people who love good code and would enjoy working with us!
Why should you join us?
Fast-growing, human-sized, funded startup
We’re Europe’s largest holiday rental booking website with over 1.5 million visits from unique visitors every month and thousands of transactions. We are well funded having recently secured $40 Million from investors.
By joining us you'll have an impact on a booming business, where you can make a real difference and be part of our success story.
Great work conditions
We are building an in-house team in Central London with a culture of quality code, participative product design, and systematic testing of new ideas.
On your first day you’ll receive a brand new MacBook Pro.Our very friendly office environment comes with free unlimited coffee and tea (for your caffeine addiction), bean bags (if you want a change from your usual desk) and a games area to think, chill, or blow off steam.
Plus get free breakfast daily, go to interesting conferences, access our growing ebook library, get 5 weeks of holidays, and bully Squid, our mascot office dog!
You'll put your brainpower to good use, helping us figure out technical solutions to growing pains: working on a high traffic and growing web application that serves the needs of guests, hosts, and internal teams. Our app is hosted in the cloud and managed by Puppet. so DevOps skills may also come in handy!
We like to organise ourselves in small, focused, autonomous teams (2 or 3 developers and a product manager). You will have a say in architecture, planning, and how new product features are designed. You'll also have the opportunity for variety and a new challenge by choosing the team or project that interests you at the end of each quarter.
Did a great job? We like to celebrate outstanding achievements by awarding “HouseTrip Heroes” on the spot.
None of our developers have to worry about customer-facing support as the company has a dedicated customer care team, so you won't be the next
Hard working / Dedicated
Passionate and open-minded craftsman/woman
Curious–we love people who ask millions of questions
Happy to pair and work in teams
Strong work ethic, committed through to completion
While it’s not a requirement, we’d also love to see a link to your Github account, links to your blogs, and details of any OpenSource contributions.
£competitive package depending on experience