About TravelGround.com & LekkeSlaap.co.za

Address

TravelGround, Minter House 2, Otto Close, Westlake, Cape Town, 7945

Company Size

51-200
Summary

We're an exciting, fast-growing, online accommodation booking company, trading as two well-known brands, LekkeSlaap.co.za and TravelGround.com. We're a team of about 100 fun-loving, hard-working individuals with a passion for what we do.

We have a front-end system that supports millions of page views per month. Our hotel management and customer service back-end is used by over 20,000 accommodation properties across South Africa to manage their bookings and profiles.

Our Mission

We're looking for more excellent-quality engineers and developers to help us on our mission to become the easiest way to find and book accommodation online. With all our software developed in-house, we pride ourselves on delivering a world-class eCommerce experience to our customers.

Our Websites

Our front-end websites total over 750,000 unique visitors per month, and our hotel management and customer service back-ends are used by properties across South Africa to manage their bookings and online profiles.

Our Culture

You'll work in a close-knit dev team, and you'll also be an active and valued member of our wider company of 100+ people. We are hard-working, curious and ambitious, but we don't add unnecessary structure to our environment. Developers are usually given high-level instructions, with the detailed decision-making left up to the individual (with support from the team as required).

Our Stack

  • PHP, MariaDB & Nginx on a multi-server FreeBSD stack
  • Continuous integration build process with Ansible for DevOps
  • Virtualization used both in development and for our server setups
  • We make use of the latest front-end frameworks like Vue.js for newer projects
  • We also use Redis, Python, Node.js and C++

Pros of being a developer at TravelGround

  • Dynamic, hard-working company culture.
  • Work alongside the some of the brightest and the best Computer Science and Engineering graduates.
  • Learn everything there is to know about cutting-edge e-Commerce, web- dev and mobile-dev.
  • Full access to company earnings, conversion rates and sales, allowing you to see the immediate affect of your own work on the company's success.
  • Our developers are encouraged to participate actively in business strategy and tactics.
  • Full sponsorship of any local coding conferences/meetups/seminars you may wish to attend.
  • Interact with 90 other non-developers, such as writers, designers, marketers, etc
  • Great perks, such as free gym membership (Virgin Active is 70m away!) and monthly half-days.
  • The dev team has a chill room with a table-tennis table and a private balcony with a Weber for impromptu lunch-braais. We also have an amazing Jura coffee machine supplied with fresh beans.

Your Skills and Experience

While prior knowledge of our technologies would be a bonus, we are happy to train smart Computer Science (or related field) graduates who are proficient in at least one programming language.

Advantageous skills would be:

  • PHP & MySQL
  • Strong HTML, CSS & JS/JQuery skills
  • Experience with Version Control
  • You know your way around the terminal
  • Sysadmin or design skills

Interview Process

There are 3 aspects to our interviews:

  • Meet the founders.
  • Demonstrate your technical abilities.
  • Meet the dev team.
Perks
Choose your own computer and setup
Participate actively in business strategy and tactics
Access to company earnings & conversion rates
Get a half-day off every month (in addition to your annual leave)
Sponsorship of any local coding meetups you wish to attend
Monthly company-wide fun perk
Full Virgin Gym membership (70 meters away!)
Table tennis in chill room
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon s3
Amazon S3
Bootstrap
Bootstrap
Cplusplus
C++
Html5
HTML5
Java script
Javascript
Mysql
MySQL
Node js
Node.js
Php
PHP
Python
Python
Rabbitmq
RabbitMQ
Redis
Redis
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Vue.js
Jquery
jQuery
Memcached
memcached
Nginx
nginx

DevOps

Ansible
Ansible
Git
Git
Github
GitHub
New relic
New Relic
Pingdom
Pingdom

Utilities

Amazon route 53
Amazon Route 53
Google analytics
Google Analytics

Business Tools

Google apps
Google Apps
Slack
Slack
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