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Tech Lead

about us

Culture Trip is a start-up inspiring millions of people to explore the world’s culture and creativity through a global network of local content creators and innovative technology. Our content reaches over 12 million visitors and 200 million social media users every month, and we recently featured in Forbes as one of five fast-growing businesses to watch in 2017.

Culture Trip was founded by London-based, former academic psychiatrist Dr Kris Naudts. After a few years of bootstrapping and experimenting, we received a seed round of $2 million by top media/tech investors in summer 2015. This was followed by a $20 million Series A investment in summer 2016. Since then, Culture Trip has ramped up its technological capabilities and editorial output, building initial sales teams in London and New York. From only 12 employees in summer 2016, we’ve grown to more than 140 in-house staff, hiring top talent from Google, Facebook, Buzzfeed, Condé Nast, The Guardian and ITV.

We see ourselves as a tech company at our core, with media and creative work as our output. We’re passionate about bringing compelling content to every corner of the world through our global community of writers, videographers, photographers, and illustrators. Within the last nine months, our growth across our social media accounts has been in the triple digits, with our Facebook account ranked as one of the top three travel brands on the platform worldwide. Over 11 million people visit Culture Trip’s website each month (up from 2.5 million MUVs only six months ago) and more than 500k people have installed our app.

We are set for yet more explosive growth and are going through a major recruitment drive for our editorial, commercial, technology and social teams around the world. Our vision is to bring the world to everyone.

about you

We are looking for a hands-on Tech Lead to work on our cross-functional editorial team. We are looking to solve the challenge of maintaining quality while scaling the content from our contributors all around the world and using data to drive stories.

There are still a number of decisions to be made to decide what the future tooling and stack will be, which you will play a key role in deciding. The position also provides an excellent opportunity to build an engineering team from the ground up and decide on culture, delivery and how it functions.

Experience working in the media industry is a bonus. You should be a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit, able to think outside the box and take initiative. Above all, you should be smart, passionate and dedicated to building a solid engineering culture.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Central London

Start Date: ASAP

Main Responsibilities:

  • Providing leadership to a cross-functional team to and creating products for our editorial teams
  • Contribute heavily to the language standards, tooling and frameworks used within the company
  • Ensure the technical direction of team is in line with the strategy of the company
  • Take charge of recruitment, line management (optional) and onboarding of new team members
  • Provide architectural guidance on moving to a microservices architecture
  • Present your technical or business ideas to a wider audience and gain buy-ins from stakeholders across the company
  • Running day-to-day team responsibilities: e.g standup , planning , etc

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Strong knowledge of one or more Object Orientated Programming or functional languages
  • Knowledge of back-end and front-end frameworks, including mobile development
  • Experience of working in a DevOps environment
  • Experience of designing modern microservices products
  • Working knowledge of AWS and/or GCP
  • Strong knowledge of Agile methodologies

How to Apply:

Email us on join@theculturetrip.com with your CV and a brief covering letter explaining why you’d be a great candidate for this role. Please state your current salary and notice period.

Make sure you include ‘ Tech Lead ’ in the subject line of your email.

The sooner you apply, the sooner your application will be considered. We would like the successful candidate to start ASAP.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications received for this role, we’re unable to personally respond to all candidates. If you don’t hear back from us within a few weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful at this time. We nevertheless encourage you to look out for and apply to other suitable positions in the future.