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Senior Front End Developer

Culture Trip

Culture Trip is the trusted shortcut to booking travel that’s good, and makes you feel good. In one single platform, our customers can discover and book spot-on stays and experiences, hand-picked by a global community of travel experts and local insiders.  In 2011, Culture Trip was created to inspire people to go beyond their cultural boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special, unique and meaningful. Fast-forward to 2021, and Culture Trip has become the essential travel companion, having evolved into a global travel e-commerce brand with content at its heart. This is a unique proposition in a market dominated by the more utilitarian online travel agencies (OTAs), user-generated content (UGC) and price-comparison sites. 

Culture Trip is different, because, for a decade now, its global community of travel experts and local insiders have hand-picked the world’s best bits to share travel stories and unbiased recommendations, together with curated collections of places to stay, hotels, things to do and experiences that can be booked online. Culture Trip inspires people and enables them to turn this inspiration into reality, all in one place. 

We are a diverse team comprising travel experts, engineers, creators, data scientists, marketeers, media specialists and more, across offices in London, NYC, and Tel Aviv. In addition, we work with a global network of hundreds of freelance content creators who share their insider knowledge and insights on the places they know well. 

Every month, Culture Trip attracts millions of visitors to its site; app downloads have leapt to almost 3 million; social followers have increased to more than 8 million, and our videos have been viewed more than 2 billion times. Since 2019, we have won more than 30 awards for our inspirational content, and our work for brand partners and commercial clients. 

Founded in 2011 and after four years evolving the concept, Culture Trip secured seed funding of $2 million in 2015, Series A funding of $20 million in 2016, a funding injection of $80 million in 2018 and, in August 2020, we secured additional funding to drive further growth.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Front-end developer to join our multidisciplinary team which enables customers to book experiences and places to stay through our platform.In building the platform, we use a myriad of technologies namely react, typescript, styled-components, apollo, server-side-rendering, mongoDb to mention a few. If you like to use Jest and Cypress to take your system’s coverage to 100% then this is for you. We use CircleCI and terraform for our CI pipelines and use AWS for several background tasks.

Main Responsibilities:

    • Being part of our web team and taking part in the development of our platform, as well as other web products the company ships, in terms of the front end and user experience aspects.
    • Comfortable working in agile cross functional teams
    • Comfortable working with BFF (Backend for Front end experience) tech such as node.js
    • Integrate with the back-end systems and APIs.
    • Work along with our product managers and graphic designers.
    • Work along with the native mobile engineers.

Desired Skills and Experience:

    • 4+ years of experience in web front-end development and UX.
    • High proficiency in the basic web technologies - HTML / CSS / Javascript/ Typescript.
    • High proficiency in React and its ecosystem.
    • Great team player possessing good interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Unit (Jest, React testing library) and end-to-end (Cypress) testing experience 
    • Graphql - an advantage
    • MongoDB  - an advantage
    • AWS, circleCI, Kubernetes - an advantage
    • Experience in working with unix systems - an advantage
What's in it for you? 

We believe what we do is unique in the industry and working alongside passionate colleagues on exciting projects will help us deliver against our important mission. We are a startup on a journey and when joining us, you really can make a difference.

The health and safety of our employees is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, we are following local government guidelines which means that we encourage our employees to work from home - there is no expectation that they should come to the office at this time.

However, we know that everyone’s personal circumstances are different, meaning that some of our colleagues do need to use the office space from time to time. Where possible, our offices are still open and we have put processes in place and taken every precaution to make it a safe environment for those who might occasionally need to be there.

Work-life balance, work hours & time off
25 days holiday in addition to all public holidays
You get a bonus day off on your birthday so you can spend all day eating cake
Flexible hours - if you’re an early riser or a night owl worry not, you can choose your start and finish time as long as you work around the core hours

Pension, healthcare & wellbeing
Pension scheme - we will contribute 4% and you will contribute a minimum of 4%
Optional Private Health Insurance (after 3 months employment)
Family friendly policies
Employee assistance programme - a free employee wellbeing service
Cycle to work scheme - an amazing scheme that saves you income tax and NI contributions from the bike’s retail price
50% off Pure Gym annual membership

Professional & personal development (and team fun!)
Unlimited access to Udemy for Business - an online learning platform
Volunteering Days - each Culture Trip employee gets 2 charity days a year to dedicate their time to a good cause of their choice
Virtual social events such as beer tasting and bingo 

The health and safety of our employees is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, we are following local government guidelines which means that we encourage our employees to work from home - there is no expectation that they should come to the office at this time. 

However, we know that everyone’s personal circumstances are different, meaning that some of our colleagues do need to use the office space from time to time. Our office is still open and we have put processes in place and taken every precaution to make it a safe environment for those who might occasionally need to be there. 

And when we’re back in the office, there’s also these lovely perks

Working from home - need to do some thinking or get away from distractions? You can get out of the office to work almost from anywhere. You are encouraged to do this once a week
Dogs in the workplace
Department Socials - Get to know your wider department with Culture Trip funded socials every quarter.
Teams also organise their own team-building lunches, dinners, breakfasts or other socials
Company Wide Parties & Events
Snacks - Get in your five a day, we provide fresh fruit, biscuits and tea and coffee in the office
Friday treats - Every Friday we take turns to host themed Friday treats. From Italian food to national cake day get ready for your tastebuds to be tickled
Dress down everyday (or up if that’s your thing!)  


Culture Trip is committed to equality of opportunity for all. We strongly believe that diversity of backgrounds, ethnicities, experience, circumstances, abilities and perspectives leads to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our users.

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