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Careers at The Thinking Traveller

BECOME A PART OF OUR MEDITERRANEAN FAMILY!

Background and Company History

The Thinking Traveller was founded in 2002 and is run by a team of 30 headed by Founding Directors Huw and Rossella Beaugié. It is an award-winning company which offers the finest, most desirable villas for private rental in Sicily, Puglia, the Ionian Islands, the Sporades Islands and Corsica.

The company has grown organically since its inception, and enjoys extremely high-levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty. We are proud to have been recognized as one of the best villa rental companies by readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine since 2011.

For more information about The Thinking Traveller take a look at our who we are page.


We are currently recruiting for the following roles: 

- Experience Specialist | based in London 

- Front-End Javascript Developer | based in London 



 

Role: Experience Specialist

Location: Brick Lane, London E1
Start date: ASAP

We are looking for a talented Italian speaking candidate to join our team based in Brick Lane.  As an Experience Specialist you will help our clients organise the details of their holiday once they have confirmed their booking, and enrich it by selling our “Think Experiences” to them.  

You should be self-assured, socially confident, open-minded, assertive, creative, curious, flexible and proactive. You should also be simpatico, warm, happy, open, humorous, helpful, charming and engaging. If these adjectives describe you, read on!

  • You will have an excellent level of Italian and English. 
  • It is likely that you will be a graduate and extensively travelled.
  • You will have a friendly and professional manner in person and over the phone.
  • You will be very organised, diplomatic and have great attention to detail
  • Experience with customer care of up-scale clients would be a plus.
  • We are extremely proud of our rock-solid reputation for service and customer care so you will need to be able to demonstrate a genuine, collaborative working style.
  • You may have some other unique qualities that will enrich The Thinking Traveller team... tell us what they are!

If you are excited by the opportunity of becoming part of The Thinking Traveller team, and can tick all of the above boxes, you should apply for this role by sending your CV and covering letter to haleh@thethinkingtraveller.com




 

Role: Full-time Front-End Javascript Developer

Location: Brick Lane, London E1
Start date: ASAP

This is an exciting new role within our growing IT and Development team which entails the crafting of programming front end features and components on our continually evolving website with JavaScript and jQuery to deliver progressively enhanced, responsive web applications for mobile, tablet and desktop browsers.

You will harness your knowledge of all things JavaScript including frameworks, to design, develop, and test our client facing site as well as our internal bespoke web based business application. Our aim as a collaborative team is always to improve the quality of our front-end code while creating a more efficient and sustainable workflow.

You will be confident working on existing projects and generating new ideas from concept and pitching them to colleagues before producing the finished article, bug-free and suitable for a responsive platform. You are expected to provide high-quality, well-structured, well-documented code and communicate effectively with stakeholder counterparts, creative leads, and other members of the development team.

Utilising your experience of interfacing with various back-end technologies, frameworks, and services, you will demonstrate the ability to master new / emerging technologies and take initiative to offer technical direction and creative solutions. To be active in determining preferred frameworks and tools across the development stack, as well as improve existing front-end standards and implementing new ones as technology changes.

Reporting to the Head of IT and Development, who is an experienced solutions architect/project co-ordinator with a development background, the team includes two very experienced back-end developers and an established, competent front-end architect.

In addition to the above we are looking for candidates who have the following skills and experience:

1. Proficient with:

  • JavaScript, to the point of complete fluency with writing new and updating existing code
  • JS build tools (Gulp)
  • Frameworks / libraries like JQuery and Bootstrap
  • AJAX and asynchronous request handling, RESTful services, partial page updates
  • Essential web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Server-side CSS pre-processing, such as SASS, Node.js etc
  • Cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to solve for them
  • Code versioning tools, such as Git / Bitbucket / TFS
  • Responsive web design and progressive enhancement

2. Familiar with automated testing and experience of working with ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Core MVC, ASP.NET WebForms will be a nice to have

3. Hold a degree in Computer Science or demonstrable relevant experience in this field

4. Able to demonstrate circa 3 years’ experience of web development with a demonstrable focus on front-end skills

5. Demonstrate a thirst for up-to-the-moment knowledge of front-end web development, as well as an “always learning” ethic

6. Have proven experience of working on a project from concept to execution

7. Be competent in Visual Studio or other web development software

8. Show a passion for JavaScript, UI interactivity and ideally travel

9. Able to work independently, with strong team collaboration experience

10. Able to provide on-call support of assigned applications

11. Be competent in working within a team and within an office environment

12. Experience with Scrum or another Agile methodology

If you are excited by the opportunity of becoming part of The Thinking Traveller team, and can tick all of the above boxes, you should apply for this role by sending your CV and covering letter to haleh@thethinkingtraveller.com.


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