Engineer - Industrial Placement

Location
Ashford, Kent
Salary
£17,000 (Living Wage Employer) + profit share + benefits
Posted
27 Dec 2018
Closes
24 Jan 2019
Specialism
IT
Sector
Technology
Start Date
July
Duration
6-12 months

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 travel technology business, obsessed with making it easy for customers to make the most of their trip. With over 6 million bookings a year we are one of the UK’s most innovative travel companies and continue to grow fast and expand our offering. Almost all of our business is conducted online, either direct through our own website and app or through our network of partners that include the major travel retailers, airlines and tour operators.

Our product engineering team are based in our custom-built Wave, Barn and Reef campuses. We also have engineers in Sofia (Bulgaria) and at our tech hub in Birmingham. In total we have more than 150 people working on our product development including engineers, product managers, testers, and designers.

We are looking for undergraduate students, who are passionate about technology and eager to learn, to join our team as Software Engineers and Data Engineers.

Our Web teams build the tools our customers need to make their trip better and at the same time get to play with the latest tech. We have an active GitHub community with over 150 users and 450 projects spanning a range of exciting technologies such as Python, SQL, Node, Express, React, and other JavaScript single page applications. If you want to find out more why not take a look at our team blog - tech.holidayextras.com.

On your placement with us you’ll be part of an Agile delivery team with the opportunity to learn and code on a number of different platforms and frameworks. There’s no typical day for an Engineer in our team. We have multiple codebases that you will work with during your time and each day provides a new challenge, implementing new features or fixing issues to improve the effectiveness of our website.

 

We have a variety of opportunities this year for placement students:

Software Engineers

We have over 20 small, multi-disciplined, web focussed teams across the Holiday Extras group where you might spend your placement. This could be a product focussed pod, where you’re focused on building the trip value of each customer on a product by product basis. Looking to improve conversion or margin improvement, for example. We have partner focussed pods, delivering the needs of our partners, directly to the customer.

Data Engineers

The Data Team work closely with the whole business to make sure everyone has access to the right data, at the right time. We have some exciting goals to achieve and we are constantly working towards having data that powers intelligent, personal and useful conversations with our customers.

We want someone who is curious about data, a tenacious and innovative problem solver and a quick and keen learner.

In return we will teach you the skills you need to work across the data stack including Google BigQuery and Airflow. You will also get a deeper understanding of how data is used across the business and how it powers many of the decisions being made.

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We are a growing team with 80+ engineers, many of whom are previous placement students, all willing to support you through your placement year. As a business, we really value personal development and dedicate every other Friday to it. You can choose to work with different people, teach yourself a new tool or tech and experiment to create solutions to various challenges!

Rest assured though that in any of the roles, help will always be on hand and the knowledge and experience of the rest of the team is readily available to help you achieve your goals and have a great year in industry.

If this sounds like a fantastic opportunity to kick start your web career, please send in your CV and cover letter, outlining what makes you a great fit for the role, what you want to gain from the year at Holiday Extras and any projects you've got going on the side.


Applications need to be submitted by Friday 25th January 2019 at 5pm via the link on our careers site - join.holidayextras.co.uk

With successful candidates being invited to assessment days in February 2019 at our campus in Kent.

If you are an International Student, we must have evidence of your Right to Work in the UK at the time of application. Please get in touch with recruitment@holidayextras.com you have any questions.

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