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Culture Trip is a startup that inspires people to explore culture & creativity.

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Culture Trip is a global hyper-growth startup operating in travel, media and entertainment. We create stories that reveal what is unique and special about a place, its people and its culture. In-house creative teams work with a global network of more than 300 freelance creators to produce articles, videos, photography, illustration and animation.  

From just a dozen people in late 2016, the team has expanded to more than 250. This diverse group of software engineers, product designers, data scientists, editorial experts and content creators are spread across offices in London, New York City and Tel Aviv. Alumni of companies including Google, Facebook, Expedia, Lonely Planet, Spotify, Bloomberg, Viacom, TripAdvisor and the BBC have joined recently. A recent Series B funding injection from PPF Group of $80 million has further propelled rapid growth. Monthly unique visitors to the site have gone from 4 million to nearly 20 million, cross-platform social followers have increased from 1 million to 7 million, and app downloads have leapt from 50,000 to 2 million. Culture Trip videos have been viewed more than 2 billion times. Culture Trip, founded by Dr Kris Naudts, has been named by Forbes as one of the fastest-growing companies to watch.

Everyone working at Culture Trip is driven by a shared vision: to inspire people to go beyond their cultural boundaries and connect with the world around them. We want to bring the world to everyone and in doing so bring everyone closer together.

We are looking for a WordPress Developer to work on our cross-functional engineering team. We are looking to solve the different challenges involved in  scaling our products and content. 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 passionate and dedicated to building a solid engineering culture.

Main Responsibilities:
* Coding front-end and back-end services to support the product and editorial teams
* Ensuring that your coding is of the highest quality by engineering best practices (code reviews, pairing, etc)
* Actively participating in Agile meetings and ensuring work is delivered in a timely manner

Desired Skills & Experience:
* Experienced in PHP, HTML, CSS and JS development, ideally with considerable experience working with complex WordPress projects
* Experience with PHP frameworks, e.g. Symfony / Laravel
* Experience with developing around Rich Text editors, specifically tinyMCE. Acquaintance with Guttenberg an advantage
* Experience with JavaScript frameworks i.e. React
* Experience with JSON and document-based databases an advantage
* Experience of planning and monitoring software delivery and testing
* Experience developing accessible web solutions
* Experience integrating third-party APIs
* Excellent communication skills in the English language
* Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical people
* Understanding of internal and external business requirements

Culture Trip is committed to equality of opportunity for all. We strongly believe that diversity of backgrounds, ethnicities, experience, circumstances, abilities and perspectives leads to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our users.