Front End Software Engineer

TripAdvisor is the largest travel site in the world, visited by over 455 million travellers each month.

The Oxford office of the Experience and Rentals group is looking for a Front End Software Engineer to join our fast-growing team. Our work supports hundreds of thousands of travelers each day booking experiences and holiday homes across the globe.

We're responsible for the entirety of the marketplace: suppliers, owners, travelers, finance and customer support. We build and maintain the underlying systems that power the common supply platform as well as all of the points of sale and customer service tools.

We have a fun and friendly environment where the key objective is getting things done. Our engineers are part of the full process from design, to code, to test, to deployment and back again for further iteration.

Across TripAdvisor, we've worked hard to create an atmosphere of Speed Wins - minimising process, shipping products quickly and doing everything to avoid big company paralysis. This is a very bottom-up organisation; there are no software architects thinking deep thoughts and directing the action from above. We trust our engineers to come up with, implement and take responsibility for their own designs.

As an organisation, we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We understand the importance of a good work-life-balance and so our engineers can take a flexible approach to their daily work. As part of the community, everyone in our Oxford office is given time to help with local charities.

Do you like building features end to end? Do you like working with a large number of technologies? Do you like moving quickly, releasing features daily, working with other smart and talented engineers? If this sounds like you, we'd love to talk to you.

What you'll do

  • Code! Most of our engineers release code to production every few days and we have a daily release cycle.
  • Operate across our evolving technology stack - we're developing in Java, PHP, React, MySQL and more.
  • Take responsibility for all aspects of software engineering, from design to implementation, QA and maintenance.
  • Touch code at every level - from the UI, through backend microservices and down to the database.
  • Collaborate closely with Product and design teams to define feature specifications and develop high quality deliverables for our customers.
  • Work alongside other engineering groups located around the world. We have teams in the US and Australia and regularly work with third parties.

What we're looking for
  • Experience of working with React.
  • Solid understanding of front-end technologies and frameworks - Redux, Webpack.
  • Experience of Javascript unit testing with Jest.
  • Background of building applications with a mobile-first focus.
  • Familiarity with the latest ES6 and HTML5 standards.
  • Knowledge of CSS preprocessors such as SASS and LESS.
  • Computer Science degree or equivalent experience.
  • Deep understanding Java.
  • Willingness and ability to take on new technologies.
  • Ability to break down complex problems into simple solutions.
  • Strong analytical skills and desire to write clean, correct and efficient code.
  • High quality verbal and written communication skills.
  • Sense of ownership, urgency and pride in your work.

Open Date: 4th May 2018

Closing date for applications:3rd June 2018

Location: Hinshelwood Building, Edmund Halley Road, The Oxford Science Park, Oxford, OX4 4GB

Salary: Competitive total compensation package is offered for this position


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