Technical Lead - Software Engineering

Newingreen, England, United Kingdom · Web


Package: Competitive Salary + profit share + benefits

Hours: We're flexible for the right person; full-time, part-time, job share etc

At Holiday Extras we believe time is precious, and holidays are some of the most precious times we have. So it’s fitting our purpose and promise to our customers is less hassle, more holiday.

We’re a fast-moving travel technology business, obsessed with making it easy for customers to make the most of their trip. With over 4 million bookings a year we are one of the UK’s most innovative travel companies and continue to grow fast and expand our offering as a trips-based business.

We are looking for an experienced Technical lead to come and use cutting edge technology to help us revolutionise how customers (7 million and growing) travel better. This is a senior Software Engineering role with a focus on leading a team(s) mission to create scalable tech solutions, while working closely with our Product Managers to deliver on our business strategy. You will have technical ownership of a key product area such as Integrating with our hotel partners, ensuring our core booking engine can scale 10x or growing our Insurance product.

Every day we continue to ship features that delight our customers and partners, and to enable us to do this better we’re in the process of evolving to an API first, microservices architecture and your skills and experience will be key in helping us achieve that. You can expect to be working daily building APIs with Javascript and Node.js®, using continuous delivery tooling deploying to AWS and Google Cloud platforms and if you’re feeling ambitious jumping into our front end and working with React.js. 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.


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We pride ourselves on being able to offer exciting challenges, whilst also providing a flexible, fulfilling environment in which to work. Our supportive environment focuses on personal development, helping our team members grow and become experts in their field! We have fortnightly “Project Lounge” days where you have the chance to work on anything, from extending your knowledge in different tech areas or collaborating on a project to make a difference to the business.

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