Senior Software Engineer - React
Holiday Extras

Holiday Extras are looking for experienced Senior Software Engineers who specialise in front end to come and use cutting edge technology to help us revolutionise how our 7 million customers travel.

As a Senior Engineer at Holiday Extras you will be working on solving business problems and have the opportunity to work closely with our Tech Leads to deliver our technology strategy. Our Senior Engineers play a key role in defining and promoting best practice, and you’d be leading and encouraging a supportive culture, including mentoring and giving feedback to those around you.

About us

At Holiday Extras we believe time is precious, and holidays are some of the most precious times we have. So it’s fitting our purpose and promise to our customers is less hassle, more holiday.

We’re a fast-moving, innovative travel technology business, obsessed with making it easy for customers to make the most of their trip. With over 4 million bookings a year we continue to grow fast and expand our offering as a trips-based business. As well as being the UK market leader in travel ancillaries, we are also proud to work with some of the UK’s leading theme-park and theatre brands as their official short break provider.

We have a custom-built campus in Hythe, Kent, less than an hour from London, with another office just a few miles up the road as well as people based at our Tech hubs in Birmingham and Sofia (Bulgaria), plus remote team members in all parts of the UK. In total we have more than 130 people working on our product development including engineers, product managers, testers, and designers.

We are proud to offer many opportunities for our team to grow and develop: Project Lounge (a day a fortnight to work on whatever you want), a generous L&D budget, quarterly workshops, internal conferences, development check-ins and a progression framework to help you work towards career goals. You can read more about our working environment on our engineering careers page or our blog.

What you’ll be doing

We have openings in multiple teams within technology and product, here's a taster of what working in some of them would be like:

Web UI

You’ll be working with a team of engineers on refactoring our existing single page application and driving us towards an offline first user experience. You’ll be involved in extending our existing React and Redux architecture in order to support the growing number of concurrent split tests we use to drive the business strategy. Performance is at the heart of our customer web experience so you’ll also get the opportunity to directly implement and monitor real time improvements to the speed of our website.

Delving into technical detail, you will be using your expertise to support and drive our move to a microservices and APIs based architecture.


We help our guests make their free-time count and ensure that their trip away is a truly memorable experience. We’ve got a lot of great work to do solving challenges and delivering innovative new experiences with our external partners. You can expect to be involved in projects from concept through to completion, working daily with javascript and using continuous delivery tooling, to ship value quickly. Your fantastic technical knowledge will be key to delivering quality solutions - with code review and automated testing forming a key part of our approach.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for people based in the UK to either work in our offices in Kent, our hub in Birmingham or fully remotely. Apply now, or if you'd like to find out more about our team then visit our engineering careers page or our blog.

Posted about 1 year ago