Software Engineer - Full Stack
Travel. It’s one of life’s simple pleasures. But, ooof, planning it can feel like hard work. For the last 18 years we’ve been on a mission to empower every traveller with innovative tools, insights and experiences that help people get to where they’re going, so they can spend more time out exploring the world, and less time anxiously bouncing around 25 browser tabs and endless spreadsheets. Our traveller-first approach drives everything we do and it’s never been more important than it is today.
When we launched as a flight comparison site back in 2003, we changed the game by helping travellers feel smart, like they were in on a secret, that promise hasn’t changed. And today, while we’re a world leader in travel, with millions of people using our products every single day we know there’s so much more we can be doing.
Being part of Skyscanner means joining a team hell bent on building the world’s most innovative, and helpful travel experiences possible. We’re hugely ambitious and believe we have the chance to genuinely challenge and disrupt the industry.
Collaborative. Ambitious. Empowering.
As a skilled Software Engineer, you’ve worked on modern front end technologies and have some server side experience. You’re excited by React, Typescript, ES6, Sass/Less, Webpack and npm to name but a few; and have some experience in Node.js, Python, Java, or other server scripting technologies. But what we really need is someone who can build a new front end codebase, so we can scale through development. This isn’t just about having great technical talents, though. We’re also looking for a sense of team spirit, dedication to customers and accountability for your own projects.
Most roles at Skyscanner can be either Full Time or Part Time. We need your expertise to help us do something great for over 100 million travellers: make booking stays and journeys more sustainable and straightforward. It involves technical challenges and the latest technology – but that’s ok by you. First and foremost, it’s about helping with automation and tackling the technical issues. An interest in security, data engineering/ETL, cloud services, real time accuracy and building APIs will definitely help.
As a Full Stack Software Engineer, you’ll be responsible for key service components. Through your work, you’ll define and implement services that make up a vital sub-system in your area. There’ll be the chance to deal with internal customers directly and be the main contact for your team, solving ad hoc queries, providing first line support and handling admin for core ‘off-the-shelf’ systems. You’ll be accountable for your own projects and trusted to deliver, and also form part of a broader team that takes collective responsibility for making success happen.
Already a global leader in travel, we want to elevate the way we work to a whole other level. In return, you’ll get meaningful things like medical insurance, headspace subscriptions, a home office allowance and the option to buy more holiday. You’ll have the opportunity to work from any country for 4 weeks a year, and 30 days in our other global offices. Everything, in other words, to help you relax and give your best.
You’ll join a brilliantly diverse group from all corners of the world. After all, travel is about finding new perspectives and experiencing new people and cultures – and Skyscanner is strongest when our teams are both inclusive and diverse. We recognise and challenge everyday biases, remove obstacles to inclusion and ensure all our people can thrive and be themselves.