where is who is hiring?
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We're one of the biggest travel search products in the world by traffic... and we want to 10x that, again :)
Hiring at an experienced level in lots of key disciplines: backend with microservices & distributed systems, big data & data science, full stack (modern frontend + api skills - particularly Node or Python), designers, product, iOS & Android. We are growing in all of our European offices - London and Barcelona being the two newest. In short, if you've got good industry experience, know what best practices look like, and have the drive to make things better, we're interested.
We want to hire people interested in large-scale challenges and building new products. We have an incredible amount of historical data and a unique position in the market. What should the future look like? How do we best use our data, our scale and new technologies to our advantage as we grow? We're particularly interested in data-driven personalization and recommendation, exploring new travel products and experiences, as well as developer enablement and tooling.
We're one of the very few unicorn companies HQ'd in Europe who are profitable, and have been so for the past 7 years. Our CTO Bryan Dove joined us from Amazon S3 - in London you would be working closely with him alongside some very experienced industry figures in a cool and central location.
Please ping me an email at alex (.) treppass [at] skyscanner.net for a referral. Happy to answer questions or pass you to someone who can. CV in Word / .doc format would be ideal.
On a personal note, I see a lot of freedom, responsibility, accountability. Engineers have a lot of room to make decisions and move fast, and the encouragement to make things better and make us faster as a tech company. It's exciting.
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Let's say you're a freelance photographer/yoga teacher/designer/etc. How do you keep your business running in an organized way? That's what we do.
* Automated Testing: Write code to automate our test suite. - Capybara would be nice (we're a Ruby shop). Selenium/Cucumber is also fine.
* Manual Testing: Find bugs, sometimes help kill them with fire, and then drink beers with your team about how bug-free 17hats is.
* Lead by example
- Solid written and spoken English, mostly the curse words
- You want to work in a startup (a.k.a. a place that works hard and plays hard)
- Experience with automated test tools (Selenium/Capybara)
- You can query things and update them if necessary (MySQL/Postgres)
- Knowledge of cross-browser compatibility issues
- Ability to create clear and concise bug reports with actionable steps to reproduce
- We'll pay you more than what you're making now. Sometimes a lot more.
- Work from home occasionally
- Unlimited holiday
- Lunch stipend/ Free beer fridays
- Equity in 17hats
- Occasional travel to America