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Software developers

Who we are

We are a great family run tech business based right in the city centre of Glasgow. As a "mature start-up" in our sixth year, we are seeking experienced PHP developers to continue growing our successful online booking system. Be part of an agile, friendly, fun, dynamic programming team creating solutions for 1000s of independent businesses around the world.

What we do

Customers choose us because we are open, honest, straightforward and actively support small independent businesses (above all others). Our strength lies in our innovative ability to create new and better ways for small accommodation businesses to thrive online. Many thousands of hotels, hostels and B&Bs all over the world rely on us for their online bookings. There is no better feeling than the positive feedback we receive as we continually roll out enhancements that directly and instantly help their businesses grow.

Some of our work involves connecting with the world's giant travel businesses such as TripAdvisor, Expedia and Booking.com, who dominate online bookings. Our technical ability is, and has been respected by all of them for years as we continue to develop the best solutions to connect with accommodation owners.

Who you are

The most important thing about you is that you are "YOU" and from what we have said above you'll think "yes, this seems like a cool place to be". You would enjoy working in a fun family business with 20 or so others, making a real difference everyday.

Things that will help you thrive here:
- good problem solving with strong analytical and logic skills
- ability to plan/build complex work on your own yet happy to ask for advice
- a thorough approach, with a real sense of pride in your work
- deliver well thought out code that's flexible enough to develop and improve on
- ability to visualise client usage and anticipate future developments or improvements

You will benefit from the help and support of a very experienced and friendly team, working in a relaxed fun development environment that encourages the best solutions and as much new thinking as you can throw out.

You will be comfortable contributing to discussions on what will work best, and why, in an open environment and have a technology background covering some of the below (in order):

  • Object Orientated PHP
  • Developing on Linux environments
  • Relational databases (MySQL)
  • Front-end HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Git / Continuous Integration
  • XML/JSON Web Services

However, more important than any of the above technologies is a friendly, open and positive attitude to work, learning and life.

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Where we are

We are bang in the middle of Glasgow city centre at

100 Berkeley Street, G3 7HU

2 minutes walk from Charing Cross, Sauchiehall Street, Kelvingrove Park and the West End.

Where to start

Send us your CV to iain@freetobook.com and feel free to add in any online stuff that we can look at and write a cover note. If you want to discuss this further please just drop us line via the email and we'll get back to you.

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