Beds & Bars is a leading operator of backpacker hostels and sports bar venues, operating over 22 businesses across the UK and Europe. We are an Investors in People Platinum company. People and their career development are at the core of what we do.
We are a small West London based team responsible for the company's digital assets including a booking platform (going live mid-march), online check-in platform, a customer feedback platform, and various websites. We also have a number of automation projects coming up.
We have an Agile Scrum workflow regularly deploying new code. All our Node/PHP microservices are hosted with Kubernetes in Google Cloud Platform and run alongside a range of cloud functions.
Who You Are
The most important qualities we look for are that you are a self-starter, a problem solver, have the drive to push projects to completion both independently and as part of a team, a strong ambition to improve your skill set, and most importantly the desire to work with the team to build awesome user experiences for our customers.
With a desire to develop yourself and the team, you will have plenty of opportunities to grow. We offer training and conference budgets and in our team you will be working closely together with people of various specialisations from design through to DevOps. Cross-training is in our culture.
Working alongside our lead developer and other team members, your main responsibilities may include:
Our Tech Stack
These are the current technologies we are using on the server and would like to further build upon. As a candidate you would possess a subset of these skills and have a desire to learn some of the others on the list. We are always open to try out new technologies.
As soon as possible
Our central office in Hammersmith London
MacBook Pro with an external 27" monitor and any accessories and software tools you require.
We are well known for training our staff. This extends through to our digital team where every year we have a budget for sending people on courses, conferences, and to meetups. We also have subscriptions to various online training platforms and a monthly book budget. 50% staff discount on accommodation, food and beverages at our sites across Europe and the UK. Additional large discounts through our Europe's Famous Hostels partners across Europe and our Mad Monkey partners across South East Asia. At the office we have a fully stocked fridge with soft drinks and alcoholic beverages (beer o'clock every Friday at 4:00), a daily fresh fruit basket and a selection of teas and coffees. We also have regular team lunches, staff parties and opportunities to attend other company events like sailing trips and work-related gatherings abroad.
NOTE: No Recruiters or Agencies Please!