Front End Software Engineer

Us

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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.


You

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You are passionate about technology, you thrive on solving problems, you love to learn and get a kick from working as part of a team.  You care about your craft, you want to build exceptional products and be proud of what you deliver. You are flexible, open to new ideas and always looking for ways to improve.  


The opportunity

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We are building the future of travel and we want you to be part of it. Our user experience teams work collaboratively with all members of the team including our award winning design team, business analysts, experienced web developers, product owners and stakeholders from across the Business to constantly push boundaries, innovate and deliver excellence.

  • We mix specialisation with collaboration and are constantly looking for ways to improve.
  • We know the world is constantly changing, so we employ coding best practices, OOP and SOLID standards to help us become more flexible every day.
  • We believe in reusability, interoperability, multiple client support and efficiency, so we really like SASS + BEM for responsive CSS, bundling mechanisms and ES.next Javascript.
  • We use several technologies like Ruby on Rails, React, Redux, Babel and Webpack but we constantly adapt our technology stack based on the task at hand.
  • We believe in giving everyone the opportunity to have a great experience, so we focus heavily on accessibility/ WCAG 2.0 and UI/ UX best practices.
  • Everything we do is data-driven and embraces experimentation - we use A&B/ split testing and work closely with design, marketing and analytics teams to continuously improve the user experience.
  • Everyone is involved in all stages of the software development lifecycle and we are constantly changing, so continuous integration is a big thing for us.
  • Finally, we believe in building great quality products. Testing lives inside our development effort and we work very closely with our QA teams to ensure the best possible quality. Our QA teams have built an extensive automation pipeline and we actively support them.The first gate of quality starts with our unit and integration testing, multi-browser testing and tools like BrowserStack.



The rewards

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We believe in maintaining a positive work/life balance, so to help out, we offer flexible working, discounts on local amenities (including gym membership and restaurants) and a free bar - stocked with an enviable selection provided by some of Manchester’s finest breweries - to close out R&D time on a Friday afternoon.  To help you find the time to really relax (as well as helping you become a genuine beach expert) we offer generous staff discounts on our fantastic beach holidays. On top of this we offer a Share Incentive Plan, workplace pension, training and development, conferences, social events, enhanced maternity/paternity pay...the list goes on.


So whether it’s a tour of our swanky offices, an informal chat about one of our roles, or you just want to find out more about the team, apply today!