FullStack Developer/ CTO - High Growth Digital Luxury Travel Startup

at Luxtripper in London

(₤65000 - ₤80000 per year)

Job description (Neg Salary + Equity for right candidate)

Luxtripper is a London-based travel technology start-up providing luxury curated trips and itineraries to the UK Market. Our mission is to change the way the world searches and books luxury travel. Clearly, this demands exceptional talent from the brightest minds – this is where the full stack developer comes in!

Our strategy is to dominate the luxury travel inspiration market and to give customer exactly what they’re looking for, even when they don’t know exactly what they’re looking for. We want to produce exciting tech to capture users at all ends of the funnel, whether they’re immediately looking to buy or whether they’re just planning their next big trip. Your goal will be to produce technology which delivers on this vision, and to lead the team working towards this end.
We have continued to attract much media attention, obtaining six industry award nominations in 2017. This includes Best Technology and Innovation, Best Travel Agency site, Best Travel Blog, Best Use of Data, Best Use of Social Media, Start-up of the year 2017.

This is an exciting opportunity for a star full stack developer to work on our award winning front end and back office applications, to create beautiful code that will fulfil our vision of creating the most innovative and addictive travel user facing web. We have an exciting road-map and the best industry minds in the team, we now need top developers in our growing tech start up to ensure our vision becomes a reality.

Our Expectations of you:

• The necessary technical stuff
• 4+ Years professional software development experience in a commercial environment
• Experience with React or AngularJS
• Experience with ASP.NET Web API 2
• Experience with Microsoft SQL Server
• Experience with unit tests, integration tests and end to end tests

Good technical stuff to have:
• Experience administering Azure web apps
• Data analytics, especially as regards big data with SQL sorted procedures and views
• Experience with document databases/NoSQL databases
• Agile experience with Scrum or Kanban
• Basic competency with JIRA

Other key attributes we are looking for
• Good communication skills in English
• Experience in managing software projects
• Leading/coaching small dev teams (of about 2-3)
• Capable and experienced in working with the business on strategic planning
• Able to communicate cross-functionally with people with different levels of technical expertise
• Able to translate product roadmaps into solution architectures, and deliver on those architectures
• Self-directed and excited to learn new technologies
• Able to lead remote and outsourced teams and make distributed teams feel cohesive
• Happy to be the first point of contact for the development team

How we work as a tech team

You will produce systems that go to live in rapid iterations and see how your development work can impact our business. We have a clear strategy, and we ensure this is underpinned by a clear tech roadmap and delivery plan. You will be instrumental in shaping the technology architecture and creating the 2 weekly sprint plans for delivery and implementation.

Our Luxtripper team operates pretty much a flat structure and encourages a healthy environment for ideas, solutions and we ensure we challenge one another as we seek out the best ways of doing things.

We work in a customized Kanban process to transform quarterly backlogs into deliverable 2-3 sprints of work items. As the lead developer, you will be instrumental in making sure the business goals are aligned with the developer work items.

Please no recruitment agencies, thank you.
We are exclusively looking for full-time, we do not work with contractors.
For non UK citizens and those without UK work permits, unfortunately, we are not able to sponsor visa applications.


• Flexible working hours, including working remotely
• High level of autonomy
• Awesome team to work with
• 25 days of paid vacation
• Competitive salary and equity option to the right candidate
• Storage for those who cycle to work


Please submit an application with your full name as the subject, your cover letter in the main body and CV attached. Links to any online resources that would flesh out your application are very welcome.

We’ll get back to you about your application ASAP and the process will usually look like this:

-A brief initial phone interview with Luxtripper Tech lead (15-20 mins)

-A technical assessment to be completed in your own time (1-2hrs)

-A follow-up interview (1-2 hrs) with Tech lead for pair programming session

-Senior interview with Co-Founders.

-The whole process should take no longer than 2 weeks depending on your availability.

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Published at 19 Jan 2018
Expires on 15 Feb 2018