The tech travel industry in the UK is booming. More than 75 percent of Brits book holidays online and investment into the sector has been growing steadily over the past few years. We’ve even seen dedicated travel tech incubators launch in London.
If you’re looking for a new opportunity in development, travel tech could be a lucrative industry to get into.
Here are 6 travel tech companies currently hiring developers and engineers.
Founded in 2010, this luxury travel company currently operates in 21 countries and has 42 million members worldwide. The team are on the hunt for a platform engineer to join their rapidly expanding family.
To fit the bill you’ll need strong scripting and automation skills in Unix/Linux environments, experience working with cloud platforms and strong knowledge of scaling web applications.
On a personal level candidates should be self-starters who are comfortable working outside the confines of corporate red tape.
Skyscanner is a travel fare aggregator website that provides free comparisons of flights, hotels and car hire. In 2016 it was acquired by Ctrip for $1.75 billion.
Another key responsibility of the job will be to continuously test and assess the software and communicate effectively with the development and wider teams.
Expedia topped Glassdoor’s UK ‘Best Places to Work’ list for the second year in a row in 2017 thanks to its innovative, ‘test and learn’ culture.
There are a number of companies that sit under the Expedia Group umbrella including hotels.com, trivago and travelocity.
The former has an opening for a senior technical product manager to work on the direction of the product roadmap, offer technical solutions to challenges in the marketing bidding space and write clear and concise user documentation.
This role requires previous experience as a technical product manager or business analyst and a proven track record working with Spark, Python, Airflow and cloud-based technologies, such as AWS.
The most funded Airbnb management service in Europe, Hostmaker deals with the logistics of being a good Airbnb host, from ordering linen to coordinating housekeepers.
The company culture is supportive, flexible and autonomous and the team pride themselves on their ability to collaborate and focus on the big picture goals.
You could join them as a devops engineer once you have 5 years on-the-job experience, a background in running and setting up docker containers in AWS and the ability to implement best practices around security.
The role comes with a number of perks and benefits including the option to work remotely and discounted Airbnb travel.
Triptease is a direct booking platform that helps hotels understand and communicate with their guests. The platform is used by more than 17,000 hotels worldwide and drives over £1 billion in revenue through direct bookings for its hotel partners.
The team at Triptease are hiring a senior software engineer who is comfortable with paired programming and passionate about test driven development. Based in the heart of London, this role involves working across small cross-functional teams or squads.
The company boasts excellent career learning and development opportunities, flexible working arrangements and even share options.
The ideal candidate will have a degree in computer science or similar numerical discipline and a passion for learning new technologies.
In return, the successful applicant will enjoy excellent learning opportunities and exposure to multiple elements of the business. Think you’re up for the challenge?