Experienced Web Application Developer


Bristol, UK

£ 38,000 - £ 45,000 PA

About TravelLocal

We’re a high growth, VC-backed travel company located in the heart of Bristol. We sell tailor-made holidays with a difference – we connect travellers to hand-picked local agencies based in over 45 destinations worldwide, all through a slick and easy-to-use web platform. This means our global customer base gets a better, more immersive experience and more of their money reaches the destination itself – a fairer deal for everyone. 

We empower travel entrepreneurs from around the world to grow their businesses, increase local employment and showcase their amazing destination knowledge. Our global network is expanding all the time – together we are changing a whole industry. And we have fun whilst we do it too. 

You’re on the hunt for the right company, somewhere your passion, dedication and commitment can find a home. You believe that a company is not only about making a profit, but also a way of making the world a better, more interesting place.

Opportunity description

Our cutting edge web platform connects locally-owned travel companies in more than 45 destinations worldwide with our global client base of travellers, to create and deliver amazing tailor-made holidays. We’re seeking an experienced developer to help us grow our product team, working on our web platform to improve it for customers and operators alike. Some of our current challenges include streamlining the online workflow of our local experts, as well as evolving and personalising the enquiry, communication and booking experience for our customers.

What you will do: 

Work across the stack on a web application built with the latest technology (TypeScript, React, Node) 

Craft a consistent and compelling experience for TravelLocal’s customers and travel partners across all aspects of the product 

Mentor and coach less experienced team members to help them grow as developers 

Lead by helping to deconstruct and simplify technical challenges and new feature implementations, creating a clear path forward for the team  

Maintain, evolve and improve the TravelLocal platform by delivering high quality, well-tested code 

Communicate effectively with other members of the team to come up with creative solutions to our business needs 

Focus on learning and self-development to ensure that TravelLocal is always benefitting from your expertise 

The candidate

Who you are: 

You have extensive experience of client-server web applications, with a single page app on the front-end, and business logic on the server 

You are very comfortable working with JavaScript 

You’ve deployed applications to a cloud environment, ideally AWS 

You are passionate about building a product, and a team culture, that you can be proud of 

Your communication skills are excellent, and you have a proven track record of mentoring developers in a team with varying degrees of experience 

You enjoy variety in your work and are willing to get stuck into the many things that need doing in a growing business 

You try to find a balance between making things perfect and shipping the product 

You understand that sharing your technical expertise is the best way to prove your value 

You’ll have an edge if: 

You’ve worked with TypeScript 

You know your way around a Docker container 

Your creativity extends beyond the product, to overcoming business challenges and contributing ideas to other teams 

You share your technical expertise through speaking at meetups and conferences, or writing about technology 

You have an interest in travel and the wider world. 


  • flexible hours

  • pension scheme

  • social events

  • 33 days holiday

  • annual travel allowance

  • share options

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