[python-uk] Award-winning camping site seeking Python developers

Dan Yates dan at pitchup.com
Thu Jun 27 17:02:18 CEST 2013

Hi everyone,

We're looking for Python developers (one senior, one more junior) at
our start-up in Chiswick, http://www.pitchup.com - we sell pitches at
around 600 campsites.

The site has been going for almost four years and, assuming the sun
comes out, we're expecting about 1m users/month over the summer,
before pushing into new markets during the autumn/winter.

Our small team of developers work mainly in Python and Django,
achieving multiple awards and great reviews for ease of use and speed
. Behind the scenes we've built some pretty nice features to help
campsite owners manage their vacancies and encourage them to sign up.

Pitchup.com was cited at the recent W3C/ODI/OKF Open Data on the Web
event http://www.w3.org/2013/04/odw/ : we're aiming to go beyond the
typical travel site by integrating POIs like public transport, tourist
attractions and pubs. We were also among the early users of Twitter's
recently-launched product cards and autocomplete.

We're looking for a couple of people to work on things like payments,
international expansion, testing and personalisation, mobile and geo
(backend stack is Python / Django / Postgres / Celery / nginx / S3).

The business is profitable and was founded in 2009 by former
lastminute.com staff with a background in the holiday park sector.
We're regularly featured in the national press, and our lively,
friendly team is based at the Barley Mow Centre off Chiswick High Road
in west London.

Please drop me a line if you're interested in more information, or
apply at http://www.pitchup.com/jobs .


* Expert in Python, with knowledge of at least one Python web
framework (ideally Django)
* Good PostgreSQL experience
* Very strong JavaScript skills
* Familiarity with Linux server environments
* Willingness to undertake sysadmin work
* Some remote working is possible, and some on-call evenings and
weekends will be required

See our Stack Overflow page for office and team pics:
http://careers.stackoverflow.com/company/pitchup-com/ .

*Contact info*

* Apply: http://www.pitchup.com/jobs
* Telephone: 0208 123 4450
* No full-time telecommuting
* No headhunters!

Daniel Yates
Managing Director, Pitchup.com

0208 123 4450

Winner, Best UK Travel Website of the Year, British Travel Press Awards 2011

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