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Software Engineer

Holiday Extras


Holiday Extras are looking for Software Engineers who specialise in front end to come and use cutting edge technology to help us revolutionise how our customers (7 million and growing) travel.

As a Software Engineer at Holiday Extras you’ll be using your expertise to solve business and customer problems, delivering pragmatic technical solutions in a way that aligns to our technology strategy and follows engineering best practices. You will have the opportunity to continue to develop your skills as part of a supportive culture - mentoring, collaboration and feedback are at the heart of what we do.

About us

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, innovative 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 continue to grow fast and expand our offering as a trips-based business. As well as being the UK market leader in travel ancillaries we are also proud to work with some of the UK’s leading theme-park and theatre brands as their official short break provider.

We have a custom-built campus in Hythe, Kent, less than an hour from London, with another office just a few miles up the road as well as people based at our Tech hubs in Birmingham and Sofia (Bulgaria), plus remote team members in all parts of the UK. In total we have more than 130 people working on our product development including engineers, product managers, testers, and designers.

We are proud to offer many opportunities for our team to grow and develop: Project Lounge (a day a fortnight to work on whatever you want), a generous L&D budget, quarterly workshops, internal conferences, development check-ins and a progression framework to help you work towards career goals. You can read more about our working environment on our engineering careers page or our blog.

What you’ll be doing

Acquisition Foundation
Working alongside a team, you will be involved in creating new functionality across our React and Redux architecture to produce a high standard customer experience. You’ll be working on our bespoke static site generator platform written in Node.js to extend and develop new split tests and personalise customer experiences. You'll also have the opportunity to work with and help drive forward our backend microservice architecture to shape our systems and services for other engineers to use.

Performance is always at the forefront of our decisions for both customer experience and search engines, using both real time business and customer metrics you will be able to make innovative changes.

What we’re looking for

  • Commercial programming experience in React and Redux
  • Demonstrated experience building highly scalable distributed web applications
  • Experience working as a software engineer in a technology business
  • A focus on solutions, an excellent problem solver who is not afraid to make decisions and act quickly
  • Examples of a pragmatic approach to software delivery, understanding the pros (and cons) of shipping early and often
  • Strong communication skills to work effectively across the business
  • Determination to acquire new skills
  • A desire to understand the business and where it’s heading

We are looking for people based in the UK to either work in our offices in Kent, our hub in Birmingham or fully remotely. Apply now, or if you'd like to find out more about our team then visit our engineering careers page or our blog.

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