The Plum Guide is building a marketplace of the world’s best holiday homes. For real!

We are taking a systematic and obsessive approach to testing every single home on the planet, and accepting only the top 1%.

We do so by putting every home through The Plum Test: a gruelling hospitality exam, which uses a mix of algorithms and physical visits by hospitality experts.

We are funded by an all-star cast investor group including Local Globe, Octopus Ventures and BGF Ventures. We have just closed our Series A round of funding with the objective to take Plum global. The first city we are opening is Paris.

The Role

We are building a business that brings world leading technical excellence alongside incredible visual creatives and brand builders to be globally successful.

We have an ambitious, hard-working, impact-focused culture and we’re pretty unapologetic about it. That said, we care about each other, both personally and professionally.

You will be joining our cross-functional Guest Experience team.

Over the next 3 months you will:

  • Work on an array of projects to scale our platform to multiple cities. This includes working on i18n, booking platform, payments and our cloud architecture.
  • Work in sprints to improve conversion, performance and support growth.
  • Play a key role mentoring, leading best practices and code reviews.
  • Be responsible for shaping the stack, integration, deployment, testing and agile processes.

Taster of 3 months and beyond:

  • Rebranding the platform with new style guides and components.
  • Build on demand services allowing guests to arrange fridge fills, airport pick-ups and additional cleaning.
  • Building frontend architecture to scale to 25 cities with multiple languages.
  • Have opportunity to take on more responsibility and ownership with paths to team leading and beyond.

Who you’ll be working with

Our teams are cross functional and highly collaborative. We have a great culture of knowledge sharing.

The Guest Experience teams consists of these world class individuals:

  • Tiago Morais, Full stack specialising in SPAs using React/VueJS, linkedin.com/in/tmorais
  • Ergun Ozyurt, Lead developer, king of automation and modern tech advocate, linkedin.com/in/ergunozyurt
  • Adam Symons, Tech entrepreneur, product director and creator of the consumer journey, linkedin.com/in/adamsymons
  • Joshua Gimenez, Product designer extraordinaire and style hacker, linkedin.com/in/joshuapgimenez

Who we are looking for

Our platform is the most important thing we do as a business. As such, we are looking to meet outstandingly brilliant characters with unreasonably high standards.

If we could wave a magic wand and hire our dream person for this role, you would:

  • Have 3+ years in designing, building and refactoring large-scale customer-facing web applications.
  • Extensive experience with ES6, React, CSS, RESTful APIs, frontend testing and performance optimisation.
  • Desire to be fullstack.
  • Good sense of UX strategy with proven examples.
  • Meticulous eye for detail and keen to achieve pixel perfection on all devices
  • Keen practitioner of best practises
  • Possess a hacker’s wit and speed but be pragmatic to think about the long term.
  • Hungry for impact, growth and responsibility.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, self-managing and prepared for start-up life.
  • You will be a dedicated team player; we’ve got your back so make sure you have ours.

Your tech skills & our stack

As we grow so does our stack and processes. Our current obsessions are data, performance and scalability. A healthy mix of experience in our stack and beyond would be highly desirable.

  • CSS3/LESS/HTML5, modern responsive design techniques
  • JavaScript hacker with multi framework experience and tooling
  • ES6, React, Redux, TypeScript
  • Jest, unit testing, Selenium automation
  • Node, NPM, Gulp, Webpack
  • VWO, Optimizely
  • RESTful APIs
  • Bitbucket, Git, Jira, Slack
  • Sketch, Zeplin, Storybook


  • Be surrounded by smart people who care about delivering.
  • Be part of a close knit and growing tech team that is going places.
  • Work on a stack that you can call your own with latest software and tools.
  • Choose your own hardware.
  • Learning, learning and learning! Over the next months and years you will have worked on a variety of projects and technologies that pushed boundaries.
  • You inevitably will become one of the most sought-after developers in London.
  • Competitive salary and generous options scheme: our ambitions are huge and we hope it pays out for all.
  • Be part of a transparent and open culture.
  • Social outings and monthly ‘Plum Jam’ meet ups


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