Full Stack Developer

Our Company

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.

Our Team

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

We are on the lookout for a Senior Full Stack Developer to join our team. You have experience with at least one front-end Javascript framework, microservices architecture, and DevOps (CI/CD, Docker, Kubernetes). Ideal candidates for this role will have over 5 years commercial experience with PHP and Javascript.

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.

Key Responsibilities

Working alongside our lead developer and other team members, your main responsibilities may include:

  • Developing and maintaining microservices to build out our ever-growing API platform.
  • Building out integrations with 3rd party systems.
  • Maintaining and expanding on existing infrastructure for our websites, booking platform and other APIs.
  • Writing automated tests.
  • Supporting the team and our digital products by investigating and resolving technical infrastructure issues.
  • Assisting our teams with tech support tasks.
  • Building upon our existing monitoring tools so that we can get structured notifications based on regular system health checks.
  • Participating in the problem solving process to help come up with future software and infrastructure solutions.

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.

  • HTML / CSS / (Vue)JS
  • Contentful / Netlify
  • NodeJS / ExpressJS
  • PHP7 / Symfony / Lumen / Laravel / Composer
  • PostgreSQL / MongoDB
  • GitHub / GitLab
  • Docker / Kubernetes / Helm / Kustomize
  • Google Cloud Platform (Cloud Functions, GKE, CloudSQL)

Other Skills

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English
  • The ability to think analytically and strategically to help meet core business goals
  • Any experience working in an Agile environment. We use Scrum and maintain our backlog and sprints in Jira.
  • Ability to write documentation and how-to guides. We use Postman and Confluence.

Start Date

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.

Other Perks

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!

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