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The newly redesigned Nestoria homepage
We are seeking an intelligent, motivated and forward thinking Web Developer to work on the Nestoria property search engine, and to help us continue serving millions of house hunters in eight countries and six languages.
As a web developer at Nestoria you will be responsible for the maintenance and continued improvement of our property search engine. We have a reputation for providing a fast and clean search experience to our users, allowing them to quickly find the properties which are the most relevant to them. We use modern web technologies and take things like responsive design and typography seriously.
We consider web development to cover all aspects of the web experience, from the client side with jQuery, CSS and HTML back to the server side templating, localization, and of course the search engine itself. You will have the opportunity to branch out into any other parts of the code base which interest you, to pitch in with the rest of the developers and make Nestoria the best it can be.
Nestoria intern Vincent hacking some Perl
You will be a member of our small, highly collaborative, international team (15 total, 5 devs), which will mean working closely with both other developers and with non-technical team members from our product development and commercial teams. From day one you will be encouraged to engage with senior management and interns alike, and make suggestions and contribute ideas into our product planning process.
We don’t work in a formalised Agile / XP process but have organically developed methods that allow us to manage development effectively. The core values for us are true ownership for devs of their work and maximum transparency during the planning process. We are committed to continuous deployment, testing, refactoring, and code maintainability.
The wide salary band is an indication that we are happy to interview candidates from a wide range of experience levels. The skills, intelligence and enthusiasm we are looking for can be found in a new graduate who is a passionate about the web or in a professional web developer with a few great sites already under his or her belt.
Maybe you are looking to make the move to a tech team which embraces the principles of clean code, best practice development methodologies, and user-centred product planning. Perhaps you crave a role in a smaller, tightly-knit team which affords you a higher degree of responsibility and a more diverse range of juicy projects to work on. Or maybe you can't wait to get your hands on our frontend and make it work even more smoothly in your favourite browser on your Nexus 10.
The Nestoria bookshelf
It is also desirable but not essential that you have some of the following:
We like to give something back to the technology communities we're involved in, and are especially keen on contributing to the Perl (CPAN) and Geo-spatial open source development communities. We make our API available to developers, are frequent sponsors of relevant events and operate #geomob, a quarterly meet up for geo and mobile enthusiasts.
Nestoria developer Savio meets Larry Wall (creator of Perl) at YAPC::EU 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine
We also like to give back to our team members. We invest time into expanding our collective knowledge through attending conferences and training days, and through our own internal tech talks where each week one engineer presents to the team about any subject. Each developer in the team has an annual training budget allocated to them, and is expected to search out and suggest training opportunities. In August 2013, for example, the entire development team attended the 3-day YAPC::EU conference in Kiev, Ukraine.
Want to learn more about the tech details - here's an interview with Alex, our CTO, about our technology stack. And here are the slides of a talk Savio gave at the July 2013 #geomob about some of the work we do on geocoding.
Just e-mail your CV and salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: The role requires that you work in our office in London. People who wish to work remotely or who are unable to work in the UK need not apply.
Sorry - no agencies please.