Careers at TravelGround

At TravelGround and our sister site LekkeSlaap.co.za, we're a bunch of fun-loving, hard-working people with a passion for what we do! If you think this sounds like your kind of place, we'd love to hear from you.

Positions

Full-stack e-Commerce Web Developer

We're looking for more excellent-quality engineers and developers to help us become the easiest way to find and book accommodation online.

We have a front-end system that supports millions of page views per month, and our hotel management and customer service back-end is used by over 20000 accommodation properties across South Africa to manage their bookings and profiles. With all our software (including call-center and CRM technology) developed in-house, we pride ourselves on delivering a quality eCommerce experience to all our customers.

You'll work in a close-knit dev team, and you'll also be an active and valued member of our wider 74-person strong company of writers, designers, marketers and generally interesting people.

Our Stack:

  • PHP, MariaDB & Nginx on a multi-server FreeBSD stack
  • Continuous integration build process with Ansible for DevOps
  • Virtualization used both in development and for our server setups
  • We also use Redis, Python, Node.js and C++
  • We also make use of latest front-end frameworks like Vue.js

Pros of being a developer at TravelGround:

  • Dynamic, startup culture where every person has real impact
  • Work in a fast-paced, high-traffic environment
  • Learn everything there is to know about cutting-edge e-Commerce, web-dev and mobile-dev
  • Full sponsorship of any local coding conferences/meetups/seminars you may wish to attend
  • Great perks, such as free gym membership (Virgin Active is 70m away!) and monthly half-days
  • Full access to company earnings, conversion rates and sales, allowing you to see the immediate affect of your own work on the company's success
  • Our developers are encouraged to participate actively in business strategy and tactics
  • You'll work alongside some of the brightest and the best Computer Science and Engineering graduates

Skills and Experience

  • PHP & MySQL
  • Strong HTML, CSS & JS/JQuery skills
  • Experience with Version Control
  • You know your way around the terminal
  • You have heard of terms such as Agile, TDD and MVC
  • Sysadmin or design skills would be an advantage

While prior knowledge of the above technologies would be a bonus, we are happy to train smart Computer Science (or related field) graduates who are proficient in at least one programming language.

Ready to Apply?

Send us your CV with a cover letter motivating your application to jonathan@travelground.com. Feel free to add any relevant links, like your Github and StackOverflow accounts or personal portfolio, that showcase your skills and experience.

Send us your application!

Don't see a position that fits exactly, but feel you can make a meaningful contribution in another area? We're excited to hear more. Please send a email detailing what you have in mind, together with your CV to careers@travelground.com

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