Secret Escapes work at a furious rate to deliver new features, working in the platform team will involve ensuring the best tooling is available to deliver features that are reliable, scalable, secure and the process is repeatable.
Secret Escapes is the UK’s biggest members‐only website that runs best‐in‐market flash sales of four and five star hotels and holidays worldwide. We offer our members exclusive rates of up to 70% off.
Launched in February 2011 and founded by Alex Saint, Troy Collins and Tom Valentine, the company works with its leading hotel, tour operator and travel agent partners to negotiate outstanding rates for over ten million members globally. Outside of the UK, Secret Escapes operates in several European countries and the USA. In 2016 the company will be expanding into Asia.
We're looking for self-starters to join the gang, who can keep up with the pace and want to make a difference. We still work in relatively small teams, so there's no room for coasting along. We're friendly, happy, and most importantly, we work hard. We're not afraid to get our hands dirty and we're all madly passionate about our brand. We also have fun parties and don't have to wear uncomfortable suits to work.
Our company vision is to inspire the World to escape…. hopefully this Job description will help you to escape so you can help the World to.
Secret Escapes work at a furious rate to deliver new features, working in the platform team will involve ensuring the best tooling is available to deliver features that are reliable, scalable, secure and the process is repeatable. To achieve these goals you will be both working closely with other teams as well as working independently, so collaboration skills are just as important as being able to deliver independently. The team is agile and uses the Kanban methodology which allows us to be responsive to the changing requirements of the business.
We have a great range of technologies (if we do say so ourselves) experience with these is beneficial but not a requirement: Groovy, Python, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, Jenkins, Linux, SmartOS, AWS, Ansible, Fabric and others.
Our teams are named after some music greats and this role would sit in the Nirvana team... get practicing your best rendition of ‘Smells Like Team Spirit’.
We are a multicultural team with developers based in a few different locations, including Berlin (Germany), Pozanan (Poland) and Skopje (Macedonia). We communicate and collaborate with a variety of tool including Slack, Google Hangouts and TeamViewer which gives us flexibility to work from almost any location.