Senior Developer, Engineering

Hostelworld Group Ver Empresa

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Our customers aren’t your average tourists: they are an open-minded, spontaneous and energetic bunch who want to immerse themselves in unknown cultures, not just observe them. They want to take home unforgettable stories, the kind you can’t make up. And it’s the other global travellers they meet along the way that make all of this possible.

That’s where hostels come in. They put you at the heart of the action and make it easy to meet other travellers from all over the world, providing a unique environment to immediately get talking to other people. Hostelworld is proud to be waving the flag for the hostel industry, and we’ve got a great story to tell.

We’re looking for a passionate and energetic Software Developer that is ready to develop their existing skills by working alongside a creative and dynamic Engineering team on a range of ambitious and innovative projects.

The Team

Engineering’s remit within the Hostelworld Group is to write and maintain libraries and services for use by other teams within the company. Because it is responsible for a great deal of code, both new and legacy, the team focuses strongly on excellence in security practice, code quality and software design. All our code is rigorously peer-reviewed, and for new development we use php7.1 and TDD, and refer constantly to Bob Martin’s book Clean Code.

In addition to our own products we work closely with Infrastructure to introduce software improvements associated with infrastructure changes, with Architecture to improve our large-scale software design and with Development to improve our small-scale software design.

Our Technical Stack

In Engineering we currently use the following technologies and techniques. The more experience you have with our stack the more valuable you will be to us:

  • CentOS
  • nginx/php-fpm
  • apache
  • php
  • Silex (and some symfony components)
  • TDD with phpunit
  • RESTful web services
  • Design patterns including Dependency Injection
  • mysql / mariadb
  • redis
  • memcache
  • Varnish
  • Java

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop robust and scalable APIs and Services to support high traffic applications
  • Work across different areas of the software stack
  • Contribute clean, secure and maintainable code to the product
  • Contribute to the evolution of the overall product/system architecture
  • Optimising code for performance and scalability
  • Prototyping and building highly performed and flexible components
  • Estimating projects and features, working closely with technical and business teams at each stage of the development lifecycle
  • Mentor members of the team to enhance and share knowledge
  • Provide guidance, feedback and input on the product roadmap and technical strategy
  • Liaise with internal teams – Development, Systems, Product and QA to ensure strong
  • execution and implementation

Experience and Skills:

  • First-rate development skills
  • Minimum 5 years professional object-oriented PHP
  • Previous experience working with remote teams
  • Good experience with git and understanding of RESTful web services
  • Excellent analytical / problem solving ability
  • Understanding of software development in terms of business value
  • You must be willing to engage deeply with our customers and your peers, and to freely give and accept feedback
  • Strong understanding of most popular design patterns (MVC, SOLID, Dependency injection)
  • Strong experience in MySQL
  • Understanding of code documentation practices and tools
  • Ability to quickly learn, understand, test, and debug existing codebases
  • Experience with testing tools (phpunit, behat, phpspec) and methodologies TDD, BDD
  • Proficient in both spoken and written English

Personal Qualities:

  • A friendly, positive and enthusiastic person who can work as part of a diverse team
  • Adaptable and hard working
  • Self-starter
  • Positive and always approachable
  • Willing to take on a new intellectual challenge with a positive attitude
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Team player
  • Thrives in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment

Nice to Have’s:

  • Experience working in a high traffic environment is a plus, as well as knowledge on caching tools (Memcache, Redis, Varnish, Nginx)
  • Experience with phpStorm
  • Experience with any other language (Python, C++)
  • Applicable certifications (PHP, MySQL, etc.)

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