About Travelstart

Address

Longkloof Studios, Block B, Darters Road, Gardens Cape Town, 8001 South Africa

Company Size

201-500
Summary

What We Do

Travelstart is the leading Online Travel Agency in Africa and the Middle East. Operating in 18 markets across the region each with their own localisation requirements. Online travel is a fast moving and complex domain rarely without a dull moment.

Travelstart sees its technology as a core asset and is investing heavily in giving customers as well as its employees a great experience. The Travelstart development team prides themselves for being agile, continuously improving and delivering high quality features.

Travelstart development provides an environment where core values are learning & growing, taking ownership, working as a team and delivering technically superior solutions.

We are looking for passionate Software Engineers and/or Systems Engineers (DevOps) with 5 years or more experience to join our team.

Our technology stack includes:

Angular, Rest, Message Queues, Spring, mySql, Postgres, Apache, Camel,
Java (a lot of it), Redis/Elasticache, Hazelcast and Ruby.

We keep exploring new technologies so for all you know, this has already evolved… :-)

Software engineers are responsible for the following:

Collaborate with internal stakeholders to propose solutions based on business requirements
Write clean, testable code
Follow security principles
Perform tests and debugging to maximize program efficiency
Releases the software to live
Analyse issues
Stay up-to-date with industry developments

System Engineers focus on the operational aspects of our applications. They generally perform the following activities:

Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure to ensure highest levels of availability
Monitor and test infrastructure & application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks
Participate in the design of information and operational support systems
Provide 2nd and 3rd level support - Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution

Perks
Flexible Hardware Choice
Friday Breakfast
20+ Annual Leave Days
Friday Coffee Treats
Flexible Working Hours
Global Company
Access to Global leaders in Travel Technology
Sports that you can play with your peers Table tennis, Foosball
Showers
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon S3
Amazon EC2
Amazon VPC
Rails
AngularJS
Sass
PostgreSQL
Javascript
Python
MySQL
Java
Spring Framework
Ruby
Redis
jQuery
HTML5
Bootstrap
nginx
Kotlin

DevOps

GitHub
Jenkins
PagerDuty
Git
Chef
Docker
Gradle
Selenium
Vagrant
New Relic
npm
Terraform

Utilities

Amazon Route 53
Elasticsearch
Google Analytics
Tableau

Business Tools

Google Apps
Slack
MailChimp
Zendesk
JIRA
Confluence