Plum Guide is building a marketplace of the world’s best holiday homes. Every property has been independently tested and reviewed by our hospitality critics. Like the Michelin Guide - but for homes.
We launched 5 years ago in London. Since then, we have grown; expanded to 17 cities and various vacation rental locations; tested over 100,000 homes and developed a customer experience that’s returning the highest NPS scores in the hospitality sector.
We are backed by some of the world’s top VCs and angel investors who have built many of the world’s most exciting companies of today. These include TransferWise, Citymapper, BuzzFeed, Appear Here, Graze, Depop, Marvel, GymBox, Zoopla, LoveFilm, Secret Escapes and many more.
Our focus for the next 12 months is on scaling our supply footprint across the USA and Europe, acquiring new customers and delivering an exceptional customer experience.
ABOUT THE TEAM
We are a product focused organisation split across three core teams: guest experience, growth and marketplace. We empower teams to focus on core business metrics using OKRs and for them to own and drive change to deliver impact.
Our teams are highly collaborative working with product managers, designers and stakeholders across the business. We believe cross functional problem solving so communication is key.
We are all about moving fast and we can do this by putting engineers in the driving seat when it comes to designing solutions, architecture and the tools and technologies we use. We make sure we can do this by hiring serial do-ers, pragmatic engineers and investing in continuous delivery and learning.
We are building a business that brings technical excellence together with incredible visual creatives and brand builders.
You will be joining our cross-functional teams working across our platforms using modern technologies. We are fast paced, pragmatic and execute like entrepreneurs.
Over the next 3 months you will:
- Joining our cross functional Product Growth squad working on key initiatives devised by our OKRs
- Key projects include, rebuilding our search to latest technology, integrations to meta partners, test and learn experiments on the platform to drive key growth metrics
- Build, maintain microservices and monitor our cloud infrastructure
- Be responsible for shaping the stack, integration, deployment, testing and agile processes
- Have the opportunity to take on more responsibility and ownership with paths to leadership and beyond
- 5+ years development experience at startups, agencies or software companies.
- Experience with high-scale web applications, distributed systems and APIs.
- Advocate for modern tech, tooling and infrastructure.
- You get a kick out of tracking down site anomalies in the cloud.
- Dedicated team player; we’ve got your back so make sure you have ours.
- You strive for responsibility and ownership.
- Clear written and verbal communication with non-technical people.
YOUR TECH SKILLS & OUR STACK
As we grow, so does our stack and processes - we are always learning.
Having a healthy mix of experience in our stack would be highly desirable.
- C#, .Net, MVC, Core, API, EF
- Cloud infrastructure, Azure, GCP
- Docker, Kubernetes, Pulumi
- OO, distributed and architectural design patterns
- SQL, NoSql, Redis, Elastic
- Typescript, React, Redux, Storybook
- Code optimisation and performance
- CI / CD, TeamCity, Octopus, Pipelines, Azure Devops
- Unit testing frameworks, Selenium, Cypress.io
- Competitive salary
- Options scheme: our ambitions are huge and we hope it pays out for all
- Company pension scheme
- Choose your own hardware
- Learning and growth:
- Be surrounded by smart people who care about delivering
- Access to new books and learning platforms
- A close and friendly team that is growing fast and becoming known in the industry
- Regular engineering ‘sharing’ sessions
- Be part of a transparent and open culture
- Friendly and fun atmosphere with a drive to learn
- Autonomy and ownership from the start
- Physical and remote outings, including our monthly ‘Plum Jam’
- Friday@5 company updates with snacks and drinks
- For days in the office, we have brunch and social hours