Careers at TravelGround

At TravelGround and our sister site, 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.


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 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

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