Django Developer at Pitchup.com

London,United KingdomApr 14, 2015

Speciality Stack

  • Database Development
  • Integration
  • Test Driven Development
  • Full Stack Development
  • GIS and Mapping

Technology Stack

  • System Administration
    • Ansible
  • Front End Programming
    • Javascript
      • JQuery
  • Content Management System (CMS)
    • Django CMS
  • Virtual Development Environment
    • Vagrant

We’re a multi award-winning team expanding the online bookable campsite and holiday park market where only 30% are bookable online. And we want another expert to join us.

We're looking for an ambitious and talented Python developer to join our team of three developers managing triple-digit annual growth and tackling tough online booking, search and geo challenges. We’re all about collaboration – you’ll take part in regular brainstorms as the company grows rapidly, and gain direct experience of the rapid evolution of a high-profile growth company, working alongside experts in an apolitical, friendly environment.

Pitchup.com is the market leading online booking site for campsites and caravan parks, with over 1,200 sites available in 14 European countries and plans for global expansion.

More Brits go camping and caravanning than holiday in Spain and Greece combined, and the market is booming as Brits switch to domestic holidays. Now, we're expanding into Europe and further afield.

Judged Best UK Travel Site at the 2011 British Travel Press Awards, Pitchup.com receives up to 70,000 visits and over 1,000 bookings per day. The company is profitable and was founded in 2009 by former lastminute.com staff with a background in the holiday park sector.

Cool stuff we’ve done recently include launching our new mobile site and app and being cited at the recent W3C/ODI/OKF Open Data on the Web event for our use of public transport and attraction data. Behind the scenes we’ve built some pretty nice features to help campsite owners manage their vacancies and encourage them to sign up.

We’re based in the award-winning Barley Mow Centre off the Chiswick High Road (nearest tubes Turnham Green, Gunnersbury) and are a lively friendly team with bags of experience. We want someone similar to join us – is that you?

What you might be working on:

  • adding geo features such as new points of interest and time-based search
  • group bookings functionality to determine the optimal combination of pitches offered
  • implementing new payment systems to streamline the customer experience
  • growing our euro-denominated business to capitalise on the European market
  • enabling local-market versions of our site
  • testing and personalising our site
  • optimising our marketing channels
  • taking further steps to maximise speed and stability
  • launching our mobile apps

About you:

  • a Python expert first and foremost, with knowledge of at least one Python web framework (ideally Django)
  • good PostgreSQL experience
  • strong JavaScript skills (highly regarded, likely to be 5-10% of time)
  • familiar with Linux server environments
  • willing to undertake sysadmin work
  • keen to get involved in a hands-on way, suggesting new ways forward for the site and enjoying coming up with new feature ideas
  • a fan of agile working practices – you get things done
  • a quick-on-the-uptake problem solver

Backend stack: Python / Django / Postgres / Celery / nginx / S3 Salary: £35,000 - £65,000, dependent on experience

Some remote working is possible, and some on-call evenings and weekends will be required.

Questions about the role before applying? Let's talk - contact us.

Position
Employee

Work Schedule
Full-time

Telecommute
No

Relocation
No

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