Careers at On the Beach

We’re always on the lookout for amazing people to join our team.

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About Us

We’re On the Beach, a technology-focused company that’s grown from a start-up into the UK’s leading online retailer of beach holidays. We may have grown in size but we haven’t lost our entrepreneurial spirit, working fast and creatively on exciting new ideas.

We proudly send over one million happy customers away on their perfect beach holiday every year – but our ambitions are much bigger than this and we need the right people to help us. We are split across two newly refurbished offices in Greater Manchester, our digital HQ in Manchester City Centre and our contact centre team based in Stockport – sadly nowhere near a beach! We’re looking for talented people to join our team. Have a look at our latest vacancies; we’d love to hear from you.

Our Vacancies

UX Researcher

A UX Researcher at On the Beach adds context and insight to the process of designing award winning user experiences. They gather information from users in a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods, including interviews, contextual inquiries, diary studies, personas, card sorting, and usability testing. They eliminate guesswork and act as an oracle for all things On the Beach. Here, UX Researchers have the opportunity to help dictate the product roadmap.

Ruby Software Engineer (Mid-Senior-Principal Level)

We are building the future of travel and we want you to be part of it. Whether you're working on our core platform as a Ruby or .NET engineer, pushing forward user experience as a Front-End engineer, making incredible native experiences for iOS and Android, or increasing our organisation's ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity as a DevOps engineer, we'll give you the tools and support you need to do your best work.

Agile Coach

On the Beach isn’t a normal travel company and neither are our people. We’re united in our mission to become Europe’s leading online retailer of beach holidays. We are taking over tech in the city, so join us now! Our award winning team has relocated to our multi-million Tech HQ in the heart of Manchester and we are looking for passionate and ambitious like-minded tech superstars to join our journey. If you would like to join this journey, you will take the ownership for agile elements in departmental and company strategy, and operate effectively to implement them. Also, you will act as servant leader, and provide agile leadership and purpose to multiple multi-disciplinary product teams.

Technical Product Owner

As Technical Product Owner, you’ll have a key influential role between business, development and user experience, providing commercial context and weight to your multifunctional teams’ roadmap. You’ll be evangelical about analysis, it will be second nature for you to analyse behaviour, whether it is our customers’ or our internal systems. Our Business Insight team will support your quest to quantify the impact of developments and, if necessary, run user testing to help further understand the qualitative results of previous changes to inform future developments

BI Developer

We are building the future of travel and we want you to be part of it. We are looking for someone to deliver information and analysis with excellent clarity and fidelity, to assist data driven decision making of the highest standard. You will work closely with our Head of Business Intelligence and be responsible for developing and delivering our BI & Analytics solution.

IT Support Engineer

On the Beach isn’t a normal travel company and neither are our people. We’re united in our mission to become Europe’s leading online retailer of beach holidays. We are taking over tech in the city, so join us now! Our award-winning team has relocated to our multi-million Tech HQ in the heart of Manchester

MSSQL Database Administrator

On the Beach are looking for an experienced Microsoft SQL DBA to join our growing team in our fantastic new Manchester office, which is expanding to meet demand as a result of successful business growth over the last few years.

.NET Software Engineer

We are building the future of travel and we want you to be part of it. Whether you're working on our core platform as a Ruby or .NET engineer, pushing forward user experience as a Front-End engineer, making incredible native experiences for iOS and Android, or increasing our organisation's ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity as a DevOps engineer, we'll give you the tools and support you need to do your best work.

Systems Administrator

On the Beach are looking for an experienced Systems Engineer or Systems Administrator to join our growing infrastructure team in our fantastic new Manchester office.

The team are responsible for the design, build and maintenance of our reliable and scalable private cloud infrastructure platforms as well as our in-house systems and tooling alongside our DevOps team.

Technical Architect

We are building the future of travel and we want you to be part of it. Architecture is central to our technology strategy and fundamental to our future success. Our technology platform has grown rapidly over the last decade, both through the efforts of our hundred-strong in-house engineering team and also by acquisition, leaving us with some interesting architectural challenges across a number of key areas. Our objective is to architect a platform that will support rapid change, significant growth and innovation across multiple brands and devices. Your main focus will be in working hands-on with engineering teams to ensure technical implementation remains aligned with architectural strategy, growing the team’s architectural skills along the way.

Benefits

Testimonials

Paul Ingham Head of Engineering

Seeing a team of developers flourish both professionally and personally, providing innovative ideas and delivering quality work on a daily basis makes me proud to work for On the Beach.

Paul Ingham, Head of Engineering

Stephen Wootten Ruby Developer

One of the great things at On the Beach is the people you get to work with. Everyone is friendly, intelligent, and motivated; and it's so easy to just get things done.

Stephen Wootten, Ruby Developer

Kirstie Davidson Junior Software Engineer

Having been here for only a short time, I already feel part of the team. There's always fantastic, friendly support available for juniors to build upon their existing skills. I used to hate Mondays but now I love them!

Kirstie Davidson, Junior Software Engineer

Vickie Tennant Product Owner

Nothing stands still for long at OTB and working as a product owner offers something new each day. Being able to provide business value and collaborate with the UX designers and developers gives me the best of both worlds.

Vickie Tennant, Product Owner

Abi Hart Resourcing Advisor

Working at On the Beach has been a real eye opener for me. Having come from a very corporate background it is so refreshing to work in such a creative and flexible environment.

Abi Hart, Resourcing Advisor

Dan Barnes Agile Coach

It's a privilege to work with such talented and passionate people who care so much about what they do, in an environment that provides the freedom to be creative and to try new things.

Dan Barnes, Agile Coach